Bromley War Memorial

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William Albert Fry

1885 - 15/09/1916
CWGC Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Other Memorials: St Andrew's Church, Bromley

Last known address in Bromley: 21 Hilldrop Road

Military information

Regiment/Service: Grenadier Guards
Battalion/Ship: 3rd Bn
Rank: Private
Number: 11624

Family information

Parents: William & Jane Fry (nee Cater)
Parents' occupation: Railway signalman
Siblings: Beatrice Annie, Edith Ada, Florence Jane, Alice Gladys, Maud Emma (d), Lilian May, Bertram Cater
Relatives on War Memorial: TOLHURST, G.
Wife: Emily Kate Wells
Marriage date: 1908
Children: (1) William Arthur Robert, Dorothy May, Albert Edward (d), Kathleen Maud, Lilian Grace Ethel, (2)Beatrice Muriel

Census information

Address: 36 Brayards Road, Peckham
Address: 17 Fenwick Road, Camberwell
Occupation: Mantle shop assistant
Address: 81 Bellenden Road
Occupation: Carman

Extra details

William was the 5th of William and Jane Fryís eight children. He was baptised at St Mary Magdalene church Peckham on 27th April 1890.

William married Emily Kate Wells in 1908 in Camberwell, they had five children. Emily had another daughter in 1919, born in Bromley 2Ĺ years after Williamís death. Street directories have a Mrs Fry living at 21 Hilldrop Road, this is confirmed as being Emily as her daughter Kathleen is at the same address in 1939. Kathleen had married, in 1932, Alfred Tolhurst whose uncle George Frank Tolhurst had also died during the war.

William died at the Somme on 15th September 1916.

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