Frederick Biffen

Name

Frederick Biffen

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

29/08/1918
20

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Rifleman
322643
London Regiment (City of London Rifles)
1st/6th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL
10
France

UK Memorials

Royston Town War Memorial

Pre War

Frederick was born in 1898, the son of Thomas Thackery & Mary Elizabeth Biffen. His father ran a Grocery business in Royston. By the time of the 1911 census the family were living at 108 Whinbush Road, Hitchin. Sadly, is mother died on the 30th August 1911, aged 64.

Wartime Service

Frederick served with the 1st/6th London Regiment, a Territorial Army unit which was part of the 174th Brigade in the 58th (2/1st London) Division. Fred was killed in operations near the village of Sailly-Laurette on the 29th August 1918. His body was not recovered from the battlefield and he his name is recorded on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson