Private Frederick Charles Warren

Date of Birth 1896
Age at Death 22
Date of Death 4 September 1918
Service Number 31473
Military Service 10th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment
Merton Address 1, Monmouth Villas, Morden
Local Memorial St. Lawrence Church, Morden

Additional Information

Frederick Charles Warren was born on 25 July 1896 to William and Elizabeth Warren who were shopkeepers at 19, High Street, Merton. He had an older brother and sister. His mother died in 1906 and by 1911 he was living with his father William and step-mother Johanna at 1 Monmouth Villas, London Road, Morden. He now had six step brothers and sisters, and three half siblings from his father’s marriage to Johanna. Frederick, who was 14 years old in 1911, worked as an assistant in the family’s greengrocer and fishmonger shop.

Frederick initially enlisted in Kingston-on-Thames as a private in the Suffolk Regiment. His regimental number was 26670. He was then transferred to the East Yorkshire Regiment 10th Battalion, where he served as a corporal. His regimental number 31473. This Battalion was one of four ‘pals’ battalions raised in Hull as part of Kitchener’s Army in 1914. The battalion went to Egypt in December 1915 and was moved to France three months later. It served on the Western Front for the rest of the war and lost 600 members in active service.

Details of Corporal Warren’s service have not been found but records show that he was killed in action in France and Flanders on 4 September 1918. He is commemorated on Panel 4 at the Ploegsteert Memorial in Belgium.

He is also commemorated at St. Lawrence’s Church, Morden, where his name appears on one of the panels in the Lychgate which serves as the parish war memorial.


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