Lance Corporal
Frederick Arthur Salter


About Frederick Arthur

  • Name
    Frederick Arthur
  • Initials
    F A
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
  • Birth town
  • Resided town
  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
  • Date of death
  • Married
  • Occupation
    Engineering, Hammer Boy

Service Information

  • Army

  • Service Number
  • Rank
    Lance Corporal
  • Regiment
    Machine Gun Corps


Lance Corporal Frederick A Salter was serving with the Machine Gun Corps when he passed through Peterborough East Station on 14 September 1917.  He wrote in the visitors’ book “Many thanks for the good rest & refreshments. These Soldiers & Sailors Clubs are fine places & may this one have the best wishes from myself.  I have travelled the world over but no place like good old England”               

Regretably, Lance Corporal Salter’s service record could not be located but his medal card reveals he joined the 4th Norfolk Battalion and served in Gallipoli from 9 August 1915.  At some point, he transferred to the Machine Gun Corps.  He was awarded the British War and Allied Victory medals and the 14/15 Star.

Research has indicated that he could be Frederick Arthur Salter from Thetford, one of eight children born to Frederick Pike and Rose Emma Salter.  Born in Thetford in 1893, the family were living at 32 Nether Row in Thetford in the 1911 Census where Frederick junior was a hammer boy at an engineering works.  His father was a roadman with the District Council. Records suggest that Frederick Arthur Salter died in Nottingham, aged 74, in 1967.

We have been unable to find out any further information about Frederick.  Is your surname Salter?  Could you be related to Frederick?  Do get in touch if you can tell us if we have the right man.

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