Frederick Charles Rich

Memorial: Mangotsfield - St James Place

Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Able Seaman Bristol Z/47

Parents: Joseph and Clara Rich

Marital status: Single

Home address: 2 Northcote Road, Mangotsfield, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Car Mechanic

Date of birth: 15/02/1894

Place of birth: 2 Northcote Road, Mangotsfield, Bristol

Date of death: 24/04/1917

Buried/Commemorated at: Arras Memorial (Bay 1), Faubourg-D´Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France

Age: 23

Further information:

189th Machine Gun Company, Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division

Frederick died at Gavrelle, France and has no known grave but is commemorated on Bay 1 of the Arras Memorial, at Faubourg-D´Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France

The Mangotsfield War Memorial shows his rank as Leading Gunner whereas the Imperial War Graves Commission and his Navy Service Record has him as an Able Seaman

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

Imperial War Graves Commission, National Archives, Attestation papers, Medals Rolls Index, David Blackmore