Frederick Deamer

Name

Frederick Deamer
1885

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

24/03/1917
31 years

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
40018
Leicestershire Regiment
6th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY
VI.C.28.
France

Headstone

>None

UK Memorials

Breachwood Green Baptist Chapel Memorial, Breachwood Green
St Mary's Church Memorial, Kings Walden

Pre War

Frederick Deamer was born in Kings Walden, Hertfordshire in 1885 the son of George J. Deamer (B 1855 in Kings Walden) and Emily Deamer (nee Marlow) (B 1854 in Offley, Herts).


Baptised on the 1st August 1886 in the Parish Church Kings Walden, Herts.


1891 Census records Frederick aged 5. At school living with his parents, brother Charles 11, sisters Emily 10, and Ruth 1, at Manor Farm, Breachwood Green, Herts.


He attended Breachwood Green National School.


1901 Census records Frederick aged 15, working as a Farm labourer, still living at home with his parents, brother Charles 21, sisters Emily 20, Ruth 11 and May 9, in Breachwood Green, Herts.


1911 Census has Frederick aged 25, working as a Farm Labourer, single and living at home with his parents and sister Emily in Breachwood Green, Welwyn, Herts.

Wartime Service

Frederick enlisted in Luton, Beds and posted to the 1st/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment with the service No 4987 later transferred to the 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment with a new service No 40018. He spent some time in the Machine Gun Corps with the service No 25137. Then posted back to the 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment with his old service No 40018.


Frederick died of wounds on Saturday 24th March 1917 at No 33 Casualty Clearing Station Bethune, France. Probably from action in the Holenzollen sector where the Battalion were from the 17th March 1917.


He is buried in the CWGC Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Additional Information

Part of 110th Brigade, 21st Division.

His effects of £4-13s-4d, pay owing and £3-10s-0d, his War Gratuity went to his father George.

Acknowledgments

Stuart Osborne
Paul Johnson, June Colegrove, Mark Morgan