Y/1503, 7th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 21/08/1916, aged
19. Born Bermondsey, Enlisted Shoreditch Resident Tooting. Commonwealth
War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: III. F. 45. Cemetery: HEILLY
STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE.
was born in Southwark on 22nd June 1897. Son of Arthur and Hannah
HOWE of 18, Seely Road Tooting.
joined the 7th Kings Royal Rifles and on the 9th April 1915 took
part in a Military Boxing Tournament (see poster)
disembarked to France on 3rd August 1915 and Died of Wounds 21st
August 1916. The War Diary for the 19th August reads.
was quiet till 8pm except for very accurate sniping from DELVILLE
WOOD. At 8pm the enemy opened a heavy bombardment on our trenches
and a barrage behind, after which the enemy made a feeble counter
attack which was easily driven off.
everything had quietened down, the bn was relieved by the 2nd Worcesters
and proceeded to POMMIERS TRENCH. Casualties O.R Killed 9, Wounded
25, Missing 1.
was awarded the Victory, 15 Star and British Medals. Frederick’s
older brother Edward served with the Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry
(Special Reserve); he was discharged in November 1917 due to wounds.
He also received the Victory, 15 Star and British Medals.