Frederick Bentley

Name

Frederick Bentley

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

09/09/1915
23

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
3399
Hertfordshire Regiment
No. 4 Company, 1st Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY
I.D.90
France

UK Memorials

4 Co' Hertfordshire Reg' Territorials’ Memorial, Hitchin
St Mary's Church Roll of Honour, Hitchin
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 eldest son of local Bricklayer James Bentley and his wife, Amine of 35 Alleyns Road, Stevenage. After leaving school he followed in his father’s footsteps and took up the trade of bricklaying.

He was living in Stevenage when he enlisted in Hertford.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in the Hertfordshire Regiment on the 15th October 1914 his service number was 3399 and, following his initial training, arrived in France on the 23rd January 1915.

By the 8th February Frederick found himself in trouble and received four days field punishment for gross negligence when cleaning his rifle. Later, on the 25th May, he was deducted four days’ pay for not complying with an order. Two weeks later, on the 6th June 1915, he was wounded in the abdomen, probably as a result of shellfire.

Official records show that he died at No.1 Casualty Clearing Station at Chocques on the 9th September 1915 and was buried the same day by the Reverend H.D. Allen. Frederick is buried in the Chocques Military Cemetery, France.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Adrian Dunne, David C Baines, Paul Johnson