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Frederick was born on the 22nd September 1895, the second son of Frederick Arthur & Mary Oliver of Albert Street, Stevenage. He was employed as a painter for Mrs Hall of Orchard Road, Stevenage, before joining the Army.
He enlisted in March 1915 and was posted to France on the 11th October that year. It is known that he was wounded in action during the Battle of the Somme. On the 11th February 1917 his Battalion made an assault along the Puisieux Road. They faced stiff resistance and were met by heavy German machine gun and rifle fire. The battalion slowly pushed on through the night and did not achieve their objective until 3am the following morning. It was during this assault that Fredrick went missing, and was never heard of again. At the time of his death his elder brother was a POW in Germany. Frederick has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.