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Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment.

Died 23rd August 1918.

Remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

Former member of the University Officer Training Corps.


 

Frederick was born in 1888 at Manchester. He was the youngest son of Ludwig Aron, an esteemed member of the Congregation of British Jews. Frederick attended Shrewsbury School and read science at Caius College, Cambridge. After his studies, in 1910, he entered his fathers firm as a merchants clerk and this involved some travel to the Far East. From October to December 1914 he was a member of the University Officer Training Corps. He was gazetted to the South Lancashire Regiment on 23rd December 1914 and was stationed at Prees Heath, Salop for a long time where he was appointed brigade bombing officer and assisted the camp reverand with services. In June 1917 Frederick was sent to France where he was the adjutant to his battalion. He was killed by a shell explosion on 23rd August 1918 near Mount Kemmel, Belgium. He left effects worth £235 14s to his father.

The University 1922 Roll of Service notes that he was a Captain, but we have not yet confirmed this.