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Frederick Richard Swynnerton: Reward for his Image!

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear All,

I have posted the F. R. Swynnerton medals on the GWF four or five years ago. I need an Image of him, but at least found a self-portrait by and of his father (attached)!

Frederick Richard Swynnerton, British, was born in India – at Delhi [also noted as having been born at Simla], circa 1893. He died at the young age of 65 when living at Golders Green.

He was the eldest son of the professional artist Frederick Swynnerton, and his wife Louisa Oldfield Swynnerton, née Angelo (a daughter of Colonel Richard Fisher Angelo, of Naini Tal, late Bengal Staff Corps, who had distinguished himself in the Mutiny.)

Young Frederick was educated in India. He was a Volunteer, spoke Urdu - and was employed with the Customs Preventive Service Department at Custom House Road, Bombay, as a Preventive Officer ‘Class 8th’. (He was noted in the 1916 Thackers Directory as a ‘Cus. Offr.’ living at Custom House Road, Bombay.)

He apparently served in some military capacity as a ‘W/O’ (Warrant Officer?), Customs Department, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force – perhaps in Alexandria, or even Salonika – in 1915…

On 29 March 1918, Frederick Richard Swynnerton was commissioned into the Indian Army Reserve of Officers (IARO), and trained at the School of Instruction for Officers, at Sabathu, in the Simla Hills (8 April 1918).  

He was attached to 2/56th Punjabi Rifles (Frontier Force) – which had been formed on 5 June 1917 at Multan, Punjab. [2Lt Swynnerton is mentioned in the ‘Indian Army Reserve of Officers’ book for June 1918.]

A Reward (an out-of-print book by an "Assam Planter") is offered for the GWF stalwart who finds a picture/scan359566950_Fred.Swynnertonthefather1910.jpg.5d3b327d1dbecc7598e602d83f5f38ab.jpg582168641_MICLieutF.R.SwynnertonIARO.jpg.96dec2de18581e579b90d9fea42436fb.jpg of F. R. Swynnerton...!

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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Mark1959

No photo yet but he gives his DoB as 20/5/1893 in 1939 list. He is a Negotiator for Estate Agents, Surveyors and Valuers. Notes say late 2/56 Punjabis

His presumed wife Jane is shown as late Queen Alexandra’s Military Nursing Sister.

Living in Finchley.

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear Mark,

Good work! 

Thanks for the 25 May 1893 date of birth for Fred; Jane Swynnerton having been a QAIMNS2143394142_2LtSwynnertonattd2-56PunjabRifles(FF).jpg.f240bf57888329f1e226afed90a721f3.jpg Nurse was new for me, also. Super!

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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The Inspector

Hi Kim

Here is one of his father Frederick Richard Swynnerton, 1858 - 18.12.1918 Bombay, India.......working on his son

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See this link...https://ancientworldsmanchester.wordpress.com/tag/frederick-swinnerton/..Perhaps Manchester Museum can put you in touch with Iain Swinnerton...looking   Married Jane Charles  2nd qtr 1925, Hendon, Middlesex, 3a, 841.....plenty of photos of his uncles   but not him...yet!..

Regards Barry

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear Barry,

A super, new to me, photo of the medal recipient's father. Plus another aspect of the self-portrait by the latter!

Many thanks - and I will try the Manchester Museum regarding Iain Swynnerton. Thanks!

My back is hurting, therefore I have to cut this short.

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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ilkley remembers

Kim, is this his younger brother? http://www.swinnerton.org/people/services.html

 

Might be worth contacting the authors of this page to see if they have any information about your man he may be mentioned in their Journal which is accessible on line http://www.swinnerton.org/

 

IR

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The Inspector

Hi Kim and IR

Yes Charles Roger Alan Swynnerton is a younger brother, born 12.2.1901 died March 1973 Marylebone,London. The other brother was Joseph Cecil Louis Swynnerton born 7.3.1909- died 23.2.1984. Nueces, Texas, USA. Naturalized see:-https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/2509/40382_520305891_0323-00666?pid=219896&backurl=https://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D2509%26h%3D219896%26ssrc%3Dpt%26tid%3D116740044%26pid%3D340158335303%26usePUB%3Dtrue&ssrc=pt&treeid=116740044&personid=340158335303&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true 

The editor of the Swinnerton Family Society is Colonel Iain Swinnerton, mentioned in my previous post. Note the spelling.

Regards Barry

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear Barry and IR,

Very many thanks for all this!

I was unaware of the brothers Swynnerton, and am extremely pleased to have a picture of Maj-Gen C. R. A. Swynnerton, CBE, DSO. 

Yes, I will now contact Colonel Iain Spencer Swinnerton (spelling!), Military Historian, Geneologist and Writer...

The (unusually impressed) 1439876056_Swynnerton15StarCustoms.jpg.b549cde8aaa4b1c72b6529de68d4a066.jpg554272785_BWMVMIGS.jpg.17abb5a46c61799dcc3ea5d7cc4d6c49.jpg15 Star rev for "my" F. R. Swynnerton - who was a Flight Lieutenant RAFVR during the Second War - have appeared elsewhere in the GWF, I will attach them here, for the same of completeness, as it were.

Kindest regards,

Kim.

Swynnerton obv.jpg

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Kimberley John Lindsay
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Dear All,

Thanks to the kindness of Iain Swinnerton (note spelling) and especially his relation Elizabeth Swynnerton (the daughter-in-law of F. R. Swynnerton), I have received Images of Pilot Officer, later Flight Lt  Frederick Richard Swynerton, RAFVR, and am thrilled to bits! (Just in time for my 75th birthday, for example.)

He was retained in RAF service until 1947. GWF aficionados will note that in addition to his 15 Star Trio and IGS ribbons, he also wore what looks like a France & Germany Star and a Defence Medal. No doubt the War Medal was a belated offering...288089500_ViaElizabethP-OffrF.R.SwynnertonOct1940.jpg.b1eaecd9ceb3137eee1412c9ed374785.jpg957815148_ViaElizabethFltLtF.R.SwynnertonRAFVR.jpg.0b9841d405047129f30dcf4d2bca34cc.jpg1906407214_ViaElizabeth.FltLtF.R.Swynnertonca_1945.jpg.a9f83553e2d75ac087d9baec1a9f9da1.jpg

In 1954 Swynnerton was allowed to use the rank of Sqn. Ldr.

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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The Inspector

Hi Kim,

That's another one sorted. 

Regards Barry

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Kimberley John Lindsay

Dear Barry,

Yes, indeed.

Now only to find Images of D. V. McCollum and G. W. P. Fulcher..!

Kindest regards,

Kim.

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The Inspector
On 17/06/2019 at 15:19, Kimberley John Lindsay said:

Dear Barry,

Yes, indeed.

Now only to find Images of D. V. McCollum and G. W. P. Fulcher..!

Kindest regards,

Kim.

Hi Kim

PM'd you re details for Fulcher...please, should it be E  W P

Barry

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