Frederick Cyril Westwood

Name

Frederick Cyril Westwood

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

30/12/1917
20

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
31896
Bedfordshire Regiment
5th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

CHATBY MEMORIAL
Egypt

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 Ernest & Annie Westwood of 26 High Street, Stevenage. He was educated at Alleynes School and his father was a local butcher who later employed his son as a slaughterman.

Wartime Service

On 30th December 1917 the German submarine UC-34 torpedoed the troopship “Aragon” off of Alexandria. HMS Attack and the Armed Trawler “Points Castle” rescued soldiers from the sinking troopship, but HMS Attack either struck a mine or received another torpedo as she pulled men from the water. Ten sailors from HMS Attack died and 600 lives were lost on the “Aragon”. Frederick has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Chatby Memorial, Egypt.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson