In the 1901 census return Frederick was 9 years old and living with his parents, his 3 brothers and one sister at 94 Rathbone street. His father's occupation was Blacksmith's striker.
Frederick's mother died in 1902
In the 1911 census Frederick was 19, single and living with his father, who hadn't remarried. Due to a mistake made filling in the form we know that Frederick's parents were married for 13 years and had a total of 8 children, 2 of whom died.
Frederick was 19 and his occupation was listed as Boot Salesman in Lewis's (a large department store)
His siblings were:
William Alfred Owen Hamilton aged 21 occupation boiler maker
John Hamilton 17 occupation Warehouse Porter
Matthew Thomas Hamilton 15 Chemists porter
Marguerite Adriana Hamilton 13 school
Arthur Neil Hamilton 9 school
They were living at 10 Sand Street which was close to St James and was in fact cleared for the Anglican Cathedral.
Military InformationA single page survives from Frederick's service papers but it gives us a lot of information. It is the widow's pension application form, it gives his date of birth as 1892 but other details show that it is the correct man.
This record shows that they had one son born in 1917, birth records show that this was Frederick Hamilton, registered July-Sept 1917 in Liverpool. We know this is the correct child as the mother's maiden name was recorded.