Robert Henry Froggatt (1887-1920)

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Robert Henry Froggatt was born on 18 October 1887, the son of farmer William Froggatt and his wife Emma, and was baptised on 27 November 1887.

By 1891, the family was residing at Underbank in Wooldale.

He married Beatrice Stones in 1911.

By the time of the 1911 Census, he was working as a domestic coachman and resided at Malkin House, Holmfirth.

He died on 11 September 1920[1] at Hill, Holmfirth and is commemorated on the Holme, Holmfirth and Newmill War Memorial.

Beatrice Froggatt died in 1968, aged 79.

Lives of the First World War

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Robert Henry Froggatt was born on 18 Oct 1887, the third son of William and Emma Froggatt, then living on Stake Lane, Holmfirth. At the time of the 1911 census, Robert was 23 and had been married for less than a year to his wife Beatrice who was born in Langsett. Robert’s occupation then was shown as a domestic coachman, like his father before him.

Robert enlisted in 13 Bn Yorkshire Regiment on 19 September 1916. He subsequently transferred to the Royal Fusiliers. We have no further knowledge of his life or military service.

Robert died at Hill, Holmfirth on 11 September 1920 aged 33 years.



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