Frederick William Preddy

Memorial: Mangotsfield - St James Place

Regiment: Kings Liverpool Regiment

Medals: British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 57615

Parents: Absalom and Mary Jayne Preddy

Marital status: Single

Home address: 91 Henley Grove Road, Masbrough, Rotherham

Pre-war occupation: Postman

Date of birth: 28/08/1894

Place of birth: Masbrough, Rotherham, Yorkshire

Date of death: 16/06/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: La Capelle–En-Thierache-Communal Cemetery in the Aisne Department of France.

Age: 24

Further information:

18th Battalion, The Kings (Liverpool Regiment) 2nd City Battalion

Frederick was baptised on 2nd October 1898 at St. James Church, Mangotsfield following the family's return to the village where his father was born. In 1901 they were living in Northcote Road, Mangotsfield

The Mangotsfield War Memorial shows him as a Lance Corporal whereas the Imperial War Graves Commission and 'Register of Soldiers' Effects' lists him as a Private, as does the National Army Museum

Frederick died at German War Hospital III at Capelle (Aisne) and was buried at German Extension of the Communal Cemetery (Soldatenfriedhof No. 2) before being exhumed and re-buried at La Capelle–En-Thierache-Communal Cemetery in the Aisne Department of France

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

Battalion War Diary, German Army Medical Records, Medals Index Card, Imperial War Graves Commission, David Blackmore