Frederick William Douglas

Name

Frederick William Douglas

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

08/08/1918
26

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
678809
Canadian Regiment
116th Bn.

Awards

Cemetery/Memorial

HOURGES ORCHARD CEMETERY, DOMART-SUR-LA-LUCE
A.61
France

Headstone

>Not Researched

UK Memorials

Brent Pelham War Memorial
Not on the Buntingford memorials

Pre War

Frederick William Douglas was born in Walthamstow on 6th May 1892, the son of Frederick Ward Douglas and Jane. The family moved to Brent Pelham in about 1898, where Frederick Ward Douglas worked as a carpenter on the Brent Pelham Hall estate. Frederick William was baptised, aged 7, on 29th October 1899, at St Michael, Bishops Stortford. He is not uniquely identifiable in the 1911 census.

Wartime Service

Frederick William enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 27th January 1916 in Toronto, where he was working as an orderly at a general hospital. Canadian records show that he was killed in action with the 116th battalion, Canadian Regiment on 8th August 1918. It reads “During an attack in the vicinity of Amiens, he was wounded and “carried on”. Shortly afterwards he was killed by enemy machine gun fire”.

Additional Information

Records of his enlistment, and physical condition, survive in the Canadian archives.

Acknowledgments

Dr Stephen Bratt, Carol Emery