Fredrick George Waldock

G/15649, Private, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment.

Killed In Action on the 21st October 1916 aged 21.

Fred was the son of Edward & Lucy Waldock who lived at 71 Albert Street. Before joining the army Fred had worked for Maythorn & Sons, coach-builders, of Biggleswade. He initially joined the Hertfordshire Regiment as Private with the Service Number 3282 but was later transferred to the Royal Sussex Regiment.

On the 21st October 1916, as the Battle of the Somme drew to a close, the Battalion took part in an assault on a position known as Stuff Trench. Very heavy fighting had taken place in the area since the commencement of the battle and Frederick was killed near Wood Post

He is buried in a shared grave at the Grandcourt Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, France. (Grave.A.50.)

Headstone Inscription: "Gone To Join His Loved Ones"

Medal Entitlement: British War Medal & Victory Medal.

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