Regiment or Ship: Army Service Corps
Date of Birth: 1888
Place of Birth: Hailsham, Sussex
Date of Death: 1956
Place of Death: Brighton registration districtAddress: 43 Windsor Road, Bexhill
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Parents: Frederick Harmer, b. 1862 in Hailsham, Sussex, d. 1932 in Hailsham, and Charlotte Annie Harmer (nee Spray), b. 1865 in Hawkhurst, Kent. Frederick and Charlotte married in 1886.
Hubert Henry Harmer, b. 1891 in Hailsham. W0249 HARMER Hubert Henry
Ethel Rose Harmer, b. 1892 in Bexhill.
Percy Thomas Harmer, b. 1895 in Bexhill. W0247 HARMER Percy Thomas
Lester James Harmer, b. 1897 in Bexhill. W0246 HARMER Lester James
Annie May Harmer, b. 1899 in Bexhill, d. 1902.
Frank Henry Harmer, b. 1901 in Bexhill, d. 1901.
Elsie Alexandra Harmer, b. 1903 in Bexhill.
Albert Edward Harmer, b. 1903 in Bexhill.
Cecil Amays Harmer, b. 1909 in Bexhill.
Sometime before 1891 the Harmer family moved from “Mangle House”, Alexandra Terrace, Hailsham, to Windsor Terrace, then 69 Windsor Road (in 1901) and then to 43 Windsor Road by 1911. Frederick went from being an employed fly driver to a self-employed bathchairman.
Frederick Sen.’s parents were Thomas Harmer (1830-1920) and Louisa Harmer – nee Harris – (1833-1898).
Frederick – junior – married Florence Maybel Molyneaux (1889-1978) in 1913.
First World War Experience
Apart from Frederick’s being a Private in the A.S.C. and serving at Aldershot nothing can be found of his war service.
The following article appeared in the Bexhill Observer dated 7th December 1918:-
“Mr. and Mrs. Harmer of 43, Windsor-road, are in the happy position of having four sons home on leave at the same time. They are: Private F. G. Harmer, A.S.C., from Aldershot; Corporal H. H. Harmer, R.A.F. * Yorkshire; Private P. T. Harmer, The Buffs, home from France, where he had trench fever and underwent an operation; and Private L. J. Harmer, M. G. C. home from France where he was badly wounded and subsequently gassed. They are all well now.”
* Extensive research suggests that R.A.F. was a miss-print and should have been R.F.A. (Royal Field Artillery).