Frederick Herbert Blunt

Name

Frederick Herbert Blunt

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

30/07/1918
25

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
4/6914
Bedfordshire Regiment
2nd Bn.
'B' Company

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY
XIV. D. 4.
Germany

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Royston Town War Memorial

Pre War

Frederick was born on the 3rd September 1893, the son of James and Mary Elizabeth Blunt, of Silver Hill, Royston, Hertfordshire.

Wartime Service

He enlisted in the Special Reserve in January 1914 and was posted to France on the 11th November 1914. He was shot in the Shoulder near Ypres and spent 19 days in hospital. In October 1916, as the Battle of the Somme drew to a close, he was again wounded, this time in the right knee. Frederick returned to his unit and served with them until March 1918 when he was taken prisoner at Savy on the 22nd March, during the German Spring Offensive. He was held at Giessen and died there as a consequence of inflammation of the lungs.

Additional Information

His brothers, Albert and George Blunt also gave their lives in the Great War. Albert was killed by shellfire on the 13th July 1917, and George was killed in action on the 31st July 1917, during the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson