Frederick George Waldock

Name

Frederick George Waldock

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

21/10/1916
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
G/15649
Royal Sussex Regiment
13th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

GRANDCOURT ROAD CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT
A.50
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial
St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town
Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town

Pre War

Fred was the son of Edward & Lucy Waldock who lived at 71 Albert Street. Before joining the army, Fred had worked for Maythorn & Sons, coachbuilders, of Biggleswade.

Wartime Service

He initially joined the Hertfordshire Regiment as Private 3282 and was later transferred to the Royal Sussex Regiment. On the 21st October 1916, as the Battle of the Somme drew to a close, the Battalion took part in an assault on a position known as Stuff Trench. Very heavy fighting had taken place in the area since the commencement of the battle and Frederick was killed near Post Wood. He is buried in a shared grave in the Grandcourt Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, France.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson