Freeman Thomas Shelton

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold

Name / Enw: Freeman Thomas Shelton

Regiment/Catrawd: Plymouth Btn R.N, Div Royal Marine Light Infantry

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: PLY/5864(RMR/B/1045

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Helles Memorial

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Panel 2-7

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: Turkey

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: 1914 Star

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Died 4 March 1915 in Kum Kale, Dardanelles

He was born in Wellington, Shropshire on the 17th June 1871.  He was a saddler prior to enlistment. He enlisted in Birmingham in 1891. He was promoted to Sgt in 1903.  He was discharged in 1912 having served 21 years.

He  was recalled in 1913 at Plymouth. He served in the defence of Antwerp 1914. His mother  was his next of kin and she lived at Victoria House, Denbigh, N Wales.

He married Catherine Phillips at Hawarden in 1914. The 1914 Star was issued to her in 1920. His stepson Robert N Phillips was also killed in the war and he has his own page on this website.

The news cuttings below provide us with details of his life and explain his connection with Mold

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County Herald 30th October 1914

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County Herald 19th March 1915

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County Herald 19th March 1915

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Name Thomas Shelton Freeman

Regiment Plymouth Btn R.N, Div Royal Marine Light Infantry

Service Rank and Number  
Sgt PLY/5864(RMR/B/1045

Military Cemetery/Memorial 
Helles Memorial

Ref No. of Grave or Memorial Panel 2-7

Country of Cemetery/Memorial Turkey

Medals Awarded 1914 Star

Date and Circumstances of Death Died 4 March 1915 in Kum Kale, Dardanelles

Biographical Details Known He was born in Wellington, Shropshire on the 17th June 1871.  He was a saddler prior to enlistment. He enlisted in Birmingham in 1891. He was promoted to Sgt in 1903.  He was discharged in 1912 having served 21 years.

He  was recalled in 1913 at Plymouth. He served in the defence of Antwerp 1914. His mother  was his next of kin and she lived at Victoria House, Denbigh, N Wales.

He married Catherine Phillips at Hawarden in 1914. The 1914 Star was issued to her in 1920. His stepson Robert N Phillips was also killed in the war and he has his own page on this website.

The news cuttings below provide us with details of his life and explain his connection with Mold

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County Herald 30th October 1914

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County Herald 19th March 1915

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County Herald 19th March 1915

 

 Click here to view his Commonwealth War Grave Certificate.