Regiment or Ship: Highland Light Infantry
Occupation: House Painter
Date of Birth: 1880
Place of Birth: Bexhill on Sea, Sussex
Address: 10 Windsor Road, Bexhill
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Parents:- Henry J. Cruttenden, born 1830 in Bexhill, died 1890, and Elizabeth Cruttenden, born 1842 in Brightling, died 1911. In 1881 Henry was a Master Plumber employing three men.
William Cruttenden, born 1860 in Bexhill.
Henry J. Cruttenden, born 1862 in Bexhill.
Albert Cruttenden, born 1866 in Bexhill. Painter in 1891.
Newton Cruttenden, born 1872 in Bexhill. He was a gardener in 1891.
Kate Cruttenden, born in 1873 in Bexhill.
Caroline Cruttenden, born 1875 in Bexhill.
Ellen Eliza. Cruttenden, born in 1877 in Bexhill.
John V. Cruttenden, born in 1879 in Bexhill.
Margaret Cruttenden, born in 1883 in Bexhill.
Spouse- Frank married a widow, Eliza, born in 1870 in Nunhead, London S.E. Eliza had a son, Herbert Jack Nash. There is no note of Frank and Eliza having children. W0210 NASH Herbert Jack.
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Unfortunately, Frank’s service records have not survived so apart from his regiment – Highland Light Infantry – and his rank – Private – we do not know what service he saw.
In the 1881 Census Frank’s father, Frank J. Cruttenden, and Elizabeth, his mother, together with seven of their children, lived at 51 Sea View, in the parish of St. Peter’s. His grandfather, Henry Cruttenden, together with two more of Frank and Elizabeth’s children, lived at 62 Sea View. Grandfather Henry was a Gamekeeper and had been born in 1804 in Pevensey.
By the time of the 1891 Census Frank J. Cruttenden was dead and the family were living in Church Street, in St. Peter’s parish, and Elizabeth was down as a Painter and Glazier.
In the 1911 Census Frank was living at 10 Windsor Road, with Eliza and Herbert Jack Nash, and was a house painter.