Frederick Christopher Scarborough

Name

Frederick Christopher Scarborough

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

09/04/1917
25

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
28702
Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry
6th Bn.

Awards

British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

TIGRIS LANE CEMETERY, WANCOURT
I.C.15.
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Stevenage Old Town Memorial
St Nicholas' Church Memorial, Stevenage Old Town
Holy Trinity Church Memorial Roll of Honour, Stevenage Old Town

Pre War

Frederick was the son of Christopher & Ann Scarborough of Fishers Green Road, Stevenage. He enlisted into the Hertfordshire Regiment but was later transferred to the DCLI.

Wartime Service

On the 9th April 1917 the Battalion were in positions on the outskirts of Beaurains. They were ordered to support an attack being made by the 6th Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry and had moved into trenches and shell holes in readiness for the assault. As the leading companies they came under heavy machine gun fire from a sunken road and from high ground to the right of Wancourt. The Battalion suffered heavily with four Officers and 96 Other Ranks becoming casualties. One of these was Frederick Scarborough. He is buried in the Tigris Lane British Cemetery, Wancourt, France.

Additional Information

www.stevenageatwar.com

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson