He was called up for service in the Army on the 6th July 1916 and was posted to the Royal Garrison Artillery, being attached to “B” Depot of the Siege Artillery on the completion of his training.
Frederick was posted to France on the 9th February 1917 and was held at a Base Depot before being attached to the 196th Siege Battery on the 10th March.
He was to serve for just 100 days before being wounded. He was taken to No.32 Casualty Clearing Station where he died from the effects of his injuries on the same day. Frederick is buried in the Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, France.