Blackmore Area Local History

First World War Commemoration:
Frederick Root

Died in the First World War.
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Frederick Root

War Memorial: Place and inscription
War Memorials at Highwood, Ingatestone and on the War Memorial Tablet at Fryerning.


Essex Regiment.  2nd/ 6th Battalion.  Service No: 5068

Service Details:
He died at “Home” [SDGW].

Personal and family information:
Additional information: Son of Samuel & Jane Root , of Great Baddow, Chelmsford; husband of Louisa Root, of Mill Green, Ingatestone, Essex. [CWGC]

1911 census.
Old Barn Blackmore Ingatestone

Roots. Head. Married. [Age] 50.  Farm Labourer.  [Born] Essex Great Baddow.
Louisa Roots. Wife. Married 18 years.  [Age] 50. [Born] Essex Roxwell
Charles Roots.  Son.  Single.  [Age] 16. Farm Labourer. [Born] Essex Roxwell
Ivy Roots.  Dau.  [Age] 10.  [Born] Essex Writtle
Harry Simons.  Stepson.  Single.  [Age] 21.   Farm Labourer.  [Born] Essex Roxwell

Electoral Roll 1914: Mid Essex / Chelmsford Division records Frederick Root as living in the ‘Writtle – Highwood Ward’. Abode, “Horsfrith Park – via Blackmore”; Description of Qualifying Property, “Old Barn” [ERO C/E

Date of Death:
17th May 1915


Where died:
At home

Place of Burial or Commemoration:
Cemetery: Chelmsford (Writtle Road) Cemetery.  Grave: C184

List of Sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Solider who Died in the Great War, Essex Record Office.

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Last Updated: 4 June 2010