Frederick Stanger


About Frederick

  • Name
  • Initials
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth
    2 October 1888
  • Birth town
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  • Commemorated
  • Nationality
  • Place of death
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  • Married
  • Occupation
    Midland Railway Bank Clerk

Service Information

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  • Regiment
    Machine Gun Corps
  • Battalion


Frederick Stanger was born on 2 October 1888. His father Henry was born in Oakham in 1863 and was employed as a shoemaker and an innkeeper. His mother Ada was born in Aslackby, Leicestershire in 1892.  Fredrick had two sisters, Lottie born in 1887 and Edith in 1892.  In 1911 Frederick was living at 55 South Street, Oakham with his parents and sister Edith.

Frederick attested on 18 March 1915 but at the time was in a reserved occupation as a railway clerk with Midland Railways. His address at attestation was 90 Edinburgh Road, Walthamstow.  He was mobilised on the 17 August 1916, initially to the Kings Royal Rifle Corps but transferred on 19 October 1916 to the 204th Machine Gun Corps.  At some point Fredrick suffered gunshot wounds to his right thigh.

Frederick passed through Peterborough East Station on 28 January 1917 at 6.30 am and wrote in the visitors’ book “spent an enjoyable evening here while waiting for a connection and was made very comfortable indeed”.

A report was received on 13 August 1918 through the German Red Cross Official List that Pte Strange had been captured at Villeret, France on 21 March 1918 and was interred at Meschede as a Prisoner of War, in Germany.

He was repatriated on 12 December 1918 to Bagthorpe War Hospital, Nottingham and assessed to have a 30% disability.  He was subsequently awarded a medical pension of 8/3d per week.  He was discharged on the 28 May 1919 and was awarded the British War and Allied Victory medals and Silver War Badge.

In 1928 Frederick was living at 90 Edinburgh Street, Walthamstow, London E17.

We have traced Frederick on the 1939 Register and he was living at 19 Council House, Barnack R.D. Northamptonshire and working as a general labourer.  He was living with William and Phyllis Baker and their family.

We have not yet traced a marriage or death for Frederick.

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