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    Default GRONWALL, Frederick b c1880 - brother?

    This man's BROTHER enlisted with the Middlesex Regiment in 1915 as FREDERICK ARTHUR MARSHALL, and so the papers are filed in the MAR section of the WW1 Service Records (WO 363). His papers are littered with the note ALIAS GRONWALL, F - but sadly there are no pages to show the exact name/reasoning.
    GRONWALL has a German ring to it - perhaps that is the reason for MARSHALL?
    But it is unlikely that 2 brothers would both be FREDERICK.

    The real Frederick GRONWALL was age 40y in 1920 when he completed the "Death Details" form.
    Address: Pimlico, London
    Children: Minnie (1905), William (1907), Frederick (1912) & Eva (1919).
    (Wife: HINKLEY - Source: GRO)

    The brother who served with the Middlesex (Regt Nos 4849 & 241354) was killed in 1917.
    On enlistment in June 1915 he declared age 26y (c1889?), next of kin Aunt Nellie MARSHALL (Battersea).

    The form shows both parents deceased - father died in 1909 or 1919.
    I cannot find Frederick's birth - perhaps the brothers were born overseas?

    Anc****y, MAR, pages 15048-15069

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    his record of effects has his alias as Ferdinand Gronwall. To whom Authorised column is Frederick Gronwall and Bernard Chapman Collector to the Guardians.
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    1891 RG12 Piece 121 Folio 73 Page 64
    38 Windmill St St Pancras.
    Nils Gronwall 49 Tailor Sweden
    Louise Gronwall 48 West End london
    Edith Gronwall 22 Tailoress West End london
    Eva Gronwall 19 West End london
    Oscar Gronwall 11 West End london
    Eric Gronwall 8 West End london
    Ferdinand Gronwall 5 West End london

    Edited to add: Edith and Eva are actually his stepdaughters. They were born illegitimate to their mother Louisa Hall. I can't find a marriage for Nils and Louisa as yet.

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    The surname Gronwall is sometimes Gronvall


    Nils Gronwall born 1844 is in the London workhouse records admitted by son Fred?? from 38 Windmill St. Admission Date: 1916-1919
    He died 11 .April 1919

    The son is listed as being in the Middlesex regiment and the initials BEf or BEP after it. Could it be BEF for british Expeditionary force?


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    I think neither of the brothers were named Frederick on their birth registrations. I think Oscar assumed the name of Frederick but his birth reg has him as Oscar Axal but his death reg is in the names of Oscar Frederick Gronwall Sept 1966 age 87 Registration district: Westminster. He married a Louisa Jane Hinkley.
    He is in the 1911 census as frederick with wife and children, occupation farm labourer.

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