Names beginning with F

Lance Sergeant George Clifford Fletcher was born in 1914, the son of Joseph R and Alice Fletcher (nee Kirk), who lived at Todwick.  George had married in Joyce Fairbrother in 1934 and they had made their home on Red Hill and had 2 children, a further child being born after his death.  He had been in the Royal Engineers for 18 months when he was involved in an accident in training and died on 26th June 1942 in Kent and Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells.

He was buried at Todwick and is remembered on the Wales Square Memorial.

 

Flight Sergeant Edward Froggatt was born 1st December 1920, the first of four children to Edward and Zilphah Froggatt (nee Nichols) who both served in WW1 - see our pages in WW1 section.  Edward was married in 1941 to Myrtle Eldridge at Dartford in Kent.  He served with the RAF, 295 Squadron.  He was an air gunner on a leaflet drop mission to Chateauroux, France on 9th February 1943 when the plane was lost.  His death was confirmed several months later and reported in the Worksop Guardian on 8th October 1943:

It is with deep regret we announce the death of Fl-Sgt. Edward Froggatt, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Froggatt, Peveril Close, Kiveton Park, who at the age of 22 years was reported missing on operations.  This news arrived some months ago but on the 23rd August notifications reached his parents presuming his death.  Edward attended Harthill and Woodhouse Schools. He married two years ago and there is a child of six months. Edward who was a rear gunner joined up at the outbreak of war. He escaped safely from Dunkirk, but later, whilst over Calais, his plane was severely hit. The gun was shot from his hands and the plane was in bad shape. However, they limped back home with one wing practically shot away. Edward was wounded on this operation.

He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial Part V, and the Wales Square memorial.