Frederick George Keith Nunn

Name

Frederick George Keith Nunn

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

30/03/1917
24

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
265833
Hertfordshire Regiment
1st/1st Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY
II. F. 12.
France

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
Christchurch Plaque, now in Holy Trinity Church. Bengeo

Pre War

Born in 1893 in Hertford son of his mother is Elizabeth Nunn, he was one of 12 children. His mother is listed as a widow in 1891 and lodging with Thomas Ebbs, with four of her children, at 5 Bircherly Street, Hertford. By 1901 she was living at 19 Hartham Lane, Hertford and shown as being the housekeeper to Thomas and Frederick is listed as his son, along with two of his siblings. In 1911 Frederick is at 5 Hartham Lane, along with his mother, who is employed as a laundress and Thomas (listed as a boarder) who is employed as a brewery labourer, whilst Frederick is employed as an oil cane trimmer. He retains his mother’s name.

Wartime Service

Enlisted in Hertford in the Bedfordshire Regiment (3104), but was transferred to the 1st Battalion Hertfordshire Regt. On 24th March 1917 the battalion was moved to the Observatory Ridge area near Hill 60 approx. 5 miles south of Ypres, and the evening of the 25th a they came under heavy artillery bombardment and an attempt was made to raid their trenches, but it was repulsed. During this engagement Frederick must have been wounded as he died 3 days later and is buried near Wimereux, Boulogne, site of a large military hospital.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Terry & Glenis Collins