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2112   Private John Fry
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Manchester Regiment (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 04/08/1896
Died: 19/11/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 20
John Fry was the son of Robert and Sarah Fry. John Fry was born on 4th August 1896 in Belfast. Sarah was a seamstress. Robert was a linen lapper. The family moved to Upperlands, where they worked in Clark’s Linen Mill. John was an apprentice Linen Lapper. The family then emigrated to Canada. They were living in Kenaston, Saskatchewan. John travelled to England to enlist early in the war. Private John Fry was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment, when he was wounded. Private John Fry died at Toxteth Military Hospital, Liverpool on 18th November 1916 of wounds received in action. He was 20 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Liverpool Toxteth Park Cemetery
  Toxteth, Liverpool
Grave Ref: Grave VIII-C.E-452
CWGC Casualty 370993
This cemetery, belonging to the Corporation, is in the centre of the city. It was opened in 1856. There are 227 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war and 45 of the 1939-1945 war commemorated here. There is a War plot, with 69 burials, in which the names of the dead are recorded on a Screen Wall curb, and the remainder are scattered throughout the cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 William Clark & Sons - WW1 Upperlands
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 WJ Clark and Sons, Upperlands - WW1
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Fry family 1901 census lists John as age 4 living with his mother at house 17 in May Street, Windsor Ward, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Fry family 1911 census lists John as age 14 living with the family at house 47 in Upperland, Swatragh, Londonderry
3 Belfast Telegraph - 18 Nov 1918 In Memorial notice from his brother Robert Fry
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private John Fry
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Saskatchewan War Memorial Project Details of Private John Fry
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John Fry's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023