Frederick was born on 21st December 1893 to John and Sarah Ann (née Wood) and baptised on 18th March 1894 at New Town Langton. He was their second son and sixth child.
He was baptised at All Saints church, Langton Green, on 18th March 1894, with the family’s address being given as New Town.
John was a police constable and the family moved frequently because of his job, settling in Shepherdswell somewhere between the 1911 Census and November 1913. His sister, Sarah Ann, died in March 1915, and the Dover Express in its report, states that the family were living at 6 The Terrace. Details of the family attending the funeral were given, together with the information that Sarah Ann, aged 25, was the fourth daughter. It is not known why she died.
Frederick joined the Navy on 23rd August 1915. He had been working as a tool merchant’s assistant and was described as 5’11” tall, with brown eyes and hair. He had scars on his left wrist and right knee.
His War service included the ships President II, City of Oxford and Roehampton. His service ended on 31st March 1918 but the record is difficult to decipher to understand the reason for this.
At the age of 29, Frederick was working as a flight sergeant, Royal Air Corps. His father, John, was stated to be a police pensioner when Frederick married Annie Cook, a 22 year-old nurse, on 28th April 1923 at St Dionis Church, Fulham. To date, no further information has been confirmed.