Fred Tinkler

Census Address: 32 Broad Street
Place of Birth: Stamford
Date of Birth: 1894
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Frederick Rupert Tinkler – 32 Broad Street

In 1906 Frederick Rupert’s father, a building contractor and accountant, died leaving only a few hundred pounds and his wife a widow with 3 young children. Catherine was 12 years , Frederick 11 years and Eileen 7 years old. Frederick was attending the Endowed School on St Peter’s Hill.
They were living at 32 Broad St, a fine old house with 13 rooms, and continued to do so. By 1911 Mrs Tinkler was well established as a Music Teacher and Malcolm Sargent, who was to become her most famous pupil, was about to leave her to start his professional career.
Frederick took up an apprenticeship as a motor engineer subsequently joining the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves in 1916. He served in the London Motor Boat section from 1917 to 1919 reaching the rank of Chief Motor Mechanic. He was awarded 3 naval medals.
Mrs Tinkler was still living at 32 Broad Street when she died. Her estate was over £15,000 and in the Grant of Probate, Frederick Rupert was described as a Company Director.