|Story||Fredrick Kirton born at East House Farm Usworth in October 1879 to parents Thomas Price Kirton and Mary Annie Kirton (Nee Gibbon). On the 1911 census he is down as a barman, unmarried and lodging at 9 Follingsbry Terrace. His military Service Started in the Boer War with him enlisting in the 101st Company of the Imperial Yemonary 1899-1902 service number 29612 then later he served in the World War 1 Northamptonshire Yeomanry Service number 1472 then Corps of Hussars service number 270629. His name can be found listed on the Boer War Memorial at St Nicholas Church West Boldon whose unveiling was recorded in the Sunderland Echo in 1904.
Source: J Kirton