Commemorated:

1. Memorial:Gonnehem British Cemetery
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.117
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour9A GQS
    

Awards & Titles:

British War Medal
Victory Medal
Silver War Badge
 

Early Life :

Born late 1885 to father Frederick James and mother Charlotte Ellen at Bolton, Lancashire. Later of Inglewood, Bushey. Like his father, he became a solictor.

Service Life:

Campaigns:

Unit / Ship / Est.: Honourable Artillery Company 

Action : France & Flanders 

France & Flanders covers all the dates and corresponding locations which are outside the official battle nomenclature dates on the Western Front. Therefore the actions in which these men died could be considered 'normal' trench duty - the daily attrition losses which were an everyday fact of duty on the Western Front.

Frederick signed up almost immediately upon break out of war and became Service No. 1882, Private, Honorable Artillery Company. He served at home, probably in training 5.9.14-28.12.14, before embarkation the next day to France. He returned home 17th February, but remained in military service.

His service record shows the full detail of his injuries, having received a gunshot wound to the face below the right eye on 9th February, 1915 near Hammel.

Frederick Was discharged on the 19th June 1915 at the London Depot, "being no longer physically fit for war service". KRs Para 392 XVI. The discharge note that his military character was "V.Good", going on further to say: "This man's character during his service with the Colours has been exemplary." He was awarded the Silver War Badge (No. 5138).

His will is accessible through the WW1 Army Pension Records and shows it dated 6th August 1915. It would seem that Frederick was less certain of his future, and leads to the belief that 3 years following his injuries in France, he died at Inglewood, Bushey. He left £6203 3s. 6d.

For his service, Frederick was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal, which were sent to his father.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Watford No. 404 E.C.Hertfordshire

Initiated
Passed
Raised
8th November 1911
2nd February 1912
8th March 1912
 

Recorded as Frederick "Hollifield" in the 1921 Book, whereas the contribution records show "Holifield". He is also noted to be a Captain, which is incorrect. Junior Warden. Lodge records at United Grand Lodge show his war service, continued contribution until the date of his death, recorded as "Died 26th November 1918."


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Last Updated: 2019-08-28 06:28:21