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Captain, 19th Battalion Manchester Regiment.

Killed in action 8th July 1916, age approx. 24.

Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

Former student of technology.


 

Frederick was the only son of William Royle of Rushome. His father was a shippers merchant, the chairman of the Executive Committee of the Manchester Liberal Federation and he wrote a history of Rusholme which was published in 1905. Frederick was employed by Allen Harrison and Co (Engineers), Cambridge Works, Knott Mill, Manchester. He lived at 44 Exeter Street, Ardwick, Manchester, and as a 16 year-old Coppersmith in 1908-09 enrolled on Technological Courses (City & Guilds). At the outbreak of war he was with the firm N.P. Nathan and Sons. He took a great interest in Sunday school work and was secretary to the Rusholme Wesleyan School.

On the outbreak of war Frederick enrolled as a private with the 6th Battalion Manchester Regiment. He received a commission in November 1914 and by May 1915 had reached the rank of captain. In June 1916 his mother died. He was killed during the Battle of the Somme in July 1916. Shortly before his death he wrote to his father “The Manchesters have done splendidly, and all the city should be proud of them”. Effects worth £507 18s 15d were left to his father.