Looking for information on Fredrick Trenfield

Discussion in 'Special Forces' started by Jeanette Lamley, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. Im trying to find information about my grandad Fredrick Trenfield he was in the SAS in WW2
    My thx
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  3. Hi Clive
    I know he lived in Warwickshire UK
    Died in 1992 In Nuneaton Warwickshire UK
    He was married to my grandma May
    They had 4 children, 2 girls 2 boys which 1 passed away, 1 was adopted and moved to wales UK, I believe my uncle is still alive and my mum is still alive
    Many thx
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    You can apply for his full records. he has been deceased over 25 years
    How do you know he was in the SAS
  5. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

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    gmyles Senior Member

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  7. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    According to file WO392/21, POW's held by the Italian's as of August 1943, Frederick was being held at Campo 65, Gravina.

    Several years ago, I photographed the file WO224/127 at the National Archives and put it up on the forum here. It might give some idea of the conditions experienced at the camp:

    Campo 65 Gravina Report

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  8. I remember him telling me when I was small, but he was a violent & drunken man that we all moved and lost touch
  9. How and where do I apply for his records plz
  10. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    Welcome to the forum.

    The details are in the link in Post #2.

    You could also apply to the Red Cross for his POW papers from their records on 20th May via this link -

    Requests for information about people held during Spanish Civil War or the Second World War: Quarterly limit reached

    It’s a free service but you’ll have to be quick off the mark filling in the online application form that will appear on the link about 8am 20th May as it will likely be removed by mid morning when the quarterly limit will likely be reached - going by previous experience. You get documents through the post after about 4 months.

  11. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Request records of deceased service personnel - see also post No 2 - you will need a copy of his death certificate

    I assume this is him although it is a different death date to the one you mentioned earlier

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Frederick Charles Trenfield
    Death Age: 80
    Birth Date: 10 Jan 1918
    Registration Date: Oct 1998
    Registration district: Nuneaton and Bedworth
    Inferred County: Warwickshire
    Register Number: A32C
    District and Subdistrict: 7681A

  12. I think this is him but like you said the date of death is different
    I’m going to try to see if my uncle will talk to me about him as he’s the only one that had contact with him until he died
  13. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

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  14. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    His parent regiment was the Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry - See Steve’s attachment at post #7...


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