Stretford WW1 

Frederick John Tournay

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:06th Bn [2]
Name of Rgt or Ship:Manchester Rgt
How Died:Died - Influenza
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Ashton on Mersey (St. Martin) Church Yard
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born on the 19th August 1891, the birth being registered during the
September quarter 1891 in the Barton upon Irwell R.D. - ref: 8c/725, the
son of John & Margaret Elizabeth Tournay (nee Williams).

1901 Census - 29 Lacy Street, Stretford.   Son - aged: 9 - born: Stretford.
   Head of household - John Tournay - Married - aged: 37 - occ: Journeyman
Baker - born:Manchester.   Also - Margaret Tournay - Wife - aged: 36 -
born: Chester.   Plus 1 younger sister, 1 maternal uncle and 1 boarder.

1911 Census - 3 Green Bank, Green Lane, Ashton upon Mersey.    Son - aged:
19 - occ: Picture Framer - born: Manchester.   Head of household - John
Tournay - Married - aged: 47 - occ: Baker & Provision Dealer -
born:Manchester.   Also - Margaret Elizabeth Tournay - Wife - aged: 46 -
born: Chester.   Plus 2 younger siblings and a cousin.

Employed by Herbert Rogers, Rose Lea, Church Lane, Ashton upon Mersey.

In 1911 he sailed to New York aboard the S.S. Carmania.   In 1913 he and
his father travelled to San Francisco on the S.S. Cymric.   On both
sailings they gave their trade as Bakers.  Perhaps they were looking at
emigrating to America?

By 1914, Frederick was working as an engineer at British Westinghouse,
Trafford Park.

Enlisted in August 1914.

Initially, he was trained near Southport and was able to get home on leave.
  During one such furlow, he married - Florence Rogers at St. Martin's P.C.
Ashton upon Mersey on the 13th March 1915, the marriage being registered
during the March quarter 1915 in the Bucklow R.D. - ref: 8a/270.

Posted to France in early March 1917.   Wounded at Hohenzollern Redoubt on
the 3rd June 1917.

He was returned to England where he was based at Heaton Park, Manchester -
the Manchester Regiment's training camp.   Developed Influenza and taken to
the Red Cross Hospital on Princess Street, Manchester.   After a short
illness, he died on Sunday night of Pneumonia.

Death reported in the 05/07/1918 edition of the Altrincham Guardian which
stated that at the time of his death, his wife was living at The Cottage,
Ashton Grove, Ashton on Mersey.

Military funeral included a gun carriage plus firing a party from Heaton
Park Depot.

Buried in the family grave in St. Martin's Church Yard on the 4th July 1918
- Ref: 3.104.

CWGC - Son of John & Margaret Elizabeth Tournay; husband of Florence Andrew
(formerly Tournay of 1118 Chester Road, Stretford.

His widow married William Andrew in 1925.

Memorials found on:
Metro-Vickers (Trafford Park)
St. Martin's (Ashton on Mersey)St. Martin's Window (Ashton on Mersey)St. Mary's (Ashton on Mersey)
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