Frederick Howard's Story.
Frederick Howard Morrell was born in 1889 at Wilmslow, Cheshire, the son of Mary Ann and James Morrell, housekeeper and farm labourer for Charles Bullock of Strawberry Lane, Wilmslow.
Frederick married Adeline Allen at St John's Church, Macclesfield in early 1915.
Private Morrell's death was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 10 September 1915:
YOUNG MARRIED SOLDIER KILLED - Mrs Morrell, daughter of Mr and Mrs Allen, 31 Grange Road, Macclesfield, on Wednesday received an official intimation that her husband, Private F R Morrell, had died of wounds. About a fortnight ago Mrs Morrell had a postcard to the effect that he was wounded on August 11th.
Private Morrell, who was 27 years of age, was attached to the Loyal Lancashire Regiment. He was a native of Macclesfield and was married to Miss Allen at St John's Church, Macclesfield about eight months ago, shortly after he enlisted. He went out to the Dardanelles on June 8th. deceased was well-known in Macclesfield, and much sympathy is felt with his widow. Before the war, Private Morrell was employed at the London Road Goods Station, Manchester.
Private Frederick Morrell is believed to be buried in Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey, and is commemorated on Special Memorial ref. C. 64. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Frederick Morrell, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.
Locally, Private Frederick Morrell is commemorated on the Macclesfield Park Green, Town Hall and St Michael's Church war memorials, and on the Wilmslow (Mill Street) and Wilmslow St Bartholomew's Church war memorials.
Elsewhere, he is commemorated on the Manchester London Road Goods Station war memorial at Manchester Piccadilly Station, where he was employed prior to enlistment.
Research by Rosie Rowley, Macclesfield.