|1. Grave:||La Ville-Aux-Bois British Cemetery||II. H. 20.|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.133|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||35D GQS|
Awards & Titles:
|British War Medal |
Early Life :According to the 1881 census, Frederick is 1 and was born in Scotland, whilst his father, George, was stationed in the "Infantry Camp", St Botolph Ward, Colchester. His wife, Anne Elizabeth, a native of Ipswich, was with him. The 1891 census gives more telling us that Frederick was born in Edinburgh, shows him as an 11 year old scholar, living with his Aunty Amelia at 30 Wellington Street, Ipswich.
He married Margaret Ransome, later of 4, Clive Avenue, Clive Vale, Hastings, Sussex c. April 1908.
His son was born at Quebec Barracks whilst stationed at Bordon Camp, Hampshire. The cited regiment is Royal West Kent Regiment.
Family :Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Ransome, of Ipswich;
Married Margaret Ransome, later of 4, Clive Avenue, Clive Vale, Hastings, Sussex c. April 1908.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: Royal Dublin Fusiliers|
|Action : The Battle of the Aisne 1918|
27 May - 6 June 1918. In another attempt to exploit perceived allied weakness after the initial Kaiserschlacht campaign of March-April 1918 had lost momentum, the German command directed an attack on the area around Soissons-Rheims against the French army. It was the misfortune of five British Divisions to have been sent to that ?quiet? sector to recover after the exertions on the British front and find themselves in the way of, and bearing the brunt of, yet another German assault. They suffered significant losses before the French army could restore the situation.
Frederick is clearly a Band Sergeant, Royal West Kent Regiment in 1907, when stationed at Dover, per the Masonic record. He died, however, a 2nd-Lieutenant of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. His medal card shows him first as 11478, Acting Warrant Officer Class 1, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. It is surmised that he transferred from RWKR to RDF to progress through the ranks, although it seems unusual. He was attached to the West Yorkshire Regiment.
He landed in France on 5th April, 1917 and reported missing 27th May, 1918.
Probate RANSOME Frederick Ronald of 25 Bath-avenue Sandymount Dublin Ireland died 27 May 1918 in France Administration with Will) London 18 September to Margaret Emmeline Ransome widow. Effects £416.
For his service in the Great War, he was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, and Frederick is commemorated on Ireland's Memorial Records 1914-1918. His medals were sent to his widow under his name, firstly to 10 Lincoln House, [Aeteys] Road, Canonbury, N.1., and then to 4 Clive Avenue, Clive Vale, Hastings.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Military Jubilee No. 2195 E.C.||East Kent|
27th November 1907
30th December 1907
29th January 1908
The record of the Lodge shows that Frederick is listed as a 28 year old Band Sergeant of the R.W.K.Rt. (Royal West Kent Regiment). The contribution record records "Reported Missing 29.5.??, commencing from the 1918 column.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley