Private PS/5859, 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

Killed in action 20th July 1916, age 19.

Buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, France.

Student of textiles.


Frederic was born in 1897 at Newton Heath to James and Kate Wood of Birch Villa, Droylsden Road, Newton Heath. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School (1908-1913) and entered Manchester University in 1913 as a student in Textile Industries.

Frederic enlisted on 7th September 1914 into 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers as a Private, and was killed on 20th July 1916 at High Wood on the Somme.