Rank: lance corporal
Number: 49016
Unit: 1st Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 14/15 April 1917
Cemetery: Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-St Vaast, Pas de Calais

Nothing is known for certain about Fred's early life, although the 1901 Census does show a boy, aged 4, who had been born in Marple and was then living in Stockport who is probably our soldier.

Military records show that he enlisted in Stockport. His service number suggests he may not have been with the army for long. He was killed in the fighting described here. Fred was originally  buried in one of a number of small battlefield cemetaries near to where he fell. After the Armistice, these cemeteries were closed. The bodies were exhumed and moved to this cemetery within the Canadian National Vimy Memorial Park.

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