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Cpl. Frederick Reed MM, G52537 4th Royal Fusiliers (MM in LG 16 July 1918)


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Cpl. Frederick Reed MM, G52537 4th Royal Fusiliers (MM in LG 16 July 1918)

Frederick Reed was from the Kensal Rise/Green area of London.

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He was living at 102 Kilburn Lane. Paddington in 1901 aged 13. Parents John Henry & Sophia. Father an egg merchant.

Living 35 Rainham Road, Kensal Rise, Willesden aged 13 in 1911. With parents & siblings Sophia, William, Harold & Elsie.

In 1911 he was assisting his father in the family wholesale egg business. Also at 102 Kilburn Lane, aged 3 in 1891. Born c.1887/88

 

He arrived in France post 1915 (no star) and later also served with the Royal West Kent Regiment as G21873 as a sergeant.

His MM is on a list of awards to the 3rd Division (DRO 119) dated 21 April 1918, for the German Spring Offensive. MM schedule no. 171256.

He was admitted to the 31st Ambulance train on 9th April 1917 with a buttock wound and discharged next day.

4th RF WW1 service summary: https://wartimememoriesproject.com/greatwar/allied/battalion.php?pid=6891

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Frederick Reed's MM index card from TNA:

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His MM has a dent below his surname:

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Frederick Reed's treatment admission and discharge from the 31st Ambulance Train 9/10th April 1917 (FMP image) - bottom line:

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A large number of 4th Bn. RF MMs awarded by 3rd Division (DRO 119 on 21 April 1918) Ref. 68/121/548, for the German Spring Offensive:

Schedule no.  

171239           Pte. C. G. Bishop 12569

171240           Cpl. G. E. Jaggs  652

171241           Cpl. A. F. Furneaux 24242

171242           Pte. Charles John Wellings 8040 (MM Bar 1919)

171243           Pte. A. J. Rowe 69132 (attd. TMB)

171244           Pte. A. T. Long 104

171245          Sgt. W. E. Mortimer 761

171246           Pte. G. Rogers 9534

171247          Sgt. B. Fardell 63445

171248          Cpl. A. Parker 12087

171249          Cpl. A. Dingle 11076

171250          Pte. T. Malyon 69223

171251          Pte. J. Walters 10185

171252          Pte. F. Roper 65380

171253          Pte. H. C. Knight 15250

171254          L/Cpl. W. Hillman 27808

171255          L/Cpl. A. Brown 10387

171256           Cpl. Frederick Reed 52539

171257           Pte. W. Greenwood 49144

171258           Pte. J. Kelly 24146

171259           Cpl. G. Mulliner 12152

171260           Cpl. Bernard G. North 65325

171261           Pte. H. Iveson 22051

 

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The 4th RF were under constant shell fire and direct enemy attack from 21st to 29th March 1918.

These 3 officer deaths were recorded in the WD with many other officers wounded:

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The 1911 Census - 35 Rainham Road, Kensal Rise, Willesden - Parents & siblings. A Frederick Reed was registered in Marylebone in Q1 1888, possibly b. Dec 1887.

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Frederick enlisted 11 December 1915 aged 28 (b.1887?) and was attested 28 June 1916 - Service Record shows RW Kents:

His SR shows he was in France 14 Dec 1916 to 1 May 1917 and from 8 Sept 1917 onwards. He must have been transferred to the 4th RF in 1917?

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His medal roll (Ancestry) shows that he finished as a CQMS with the Royal West Kent Regiment G21873. His BWM was issued to the RF:

His 1919 discharge address was Ivy Cottage, Harris Lane, Shenley, Berkshire.

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His service record shows him as 28 years, no months/days on enlistment on 11th Dec 1915. I think he was born in December 1887 and the birth was registered in January:

Marylebone ties in with his 1901/1911 census birth place.

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