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Corporal 106125, Royal Engineers, 2nd Special Company. attached 4th Canadian Division.

Died of wounds 11th April 1917, age 19.

Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.

Student of chemical technology and textiles.


 

Frederick was born on 13th August 1897 at Bolton, the son of John Richard and Louisa M.A. Bond. He was educated at Private and Higher Grade Council School, Bolton entering Manchester University in 1914 to study Chemical Technology and Textiles. There is no record of him completing the year.

Frederick joined the University Officer Training Corps in October 1914 leaving in June 1915 when he enlisted into Royal Engineers (Chemical Corps). At he Battle of Vimy Ridge on 9th April 1917 “while assisting a wounded man a cloud of enemy gas was encountered and he at once took off his own gas helmet and put it on the wounded man, who had lost his helmet. For this gallant act he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Later, although nearly blinded, he steadied his men, and fired all available rounds.” Frederick later died of his own injuries. His headstone reads “His life’s a treasured memory. Died fighting for liberty and right”.