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Born: 1893, Bradford
Died: 9 July 1917
Buried: Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery
Address: 4 Ashfield Avenue, Frizinghall
Parents: John Thomas & Emily
Siblings: Ethel
Occupation: Warehouseman
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: Frizinghall URC; Bradford GS; Baildon Golf Club
Regiment: Lincolnshire
Fred Paley
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Pte Fred Paley, Lincolnshire Regt, only son of Mr J T Paley of 4 Ashfield Avenue, Frizinghall, has been killed in action at the age of 23 years. He was an old boy of the Bradford Grammar School and before joining the army last October, he was in his father’s business, that of Slater, Paley and Nixon, wholesale millinery and fancy drapery warehousemen, Sunbridge Road. He was rejected under the Derby scheme but eventually enlisted in the Motor Transport section of the A.S.C. He was later transferred to the infantry and had only been in the Lincolnshire Regt three weeks before he was killed. An officer, writing to his father says that Pte Paley was killed by an enemy shell when in the front line trench and was carried some miles behind the line and buried in a beautiful village cemetery. “Your son,” he added, “had not been with the battalion a long time but during that time his splendid worth had become known to officers and men. “He was a remarkably clear, smart, courteous soldier and had he been spared he would have received promotion. His company commander had already spoken of recommending him for a commission.” Shipley Times & Express 10 August 1917
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