Frederick Albert Victor Stephens

Date of Birth             1887.
Place of Birth           Southampton.
Date of Marriage     1914.
Place of Marriage    Southampton.
Service No                 353906.
Rank                             Gunner.
Regiment                    Royal Garrison Artillery.
Battalion                     219th Siege Battery.
Died                              29th November 1917.
Death Location        France / Flanders.

Life Before The War.

Frederick was born in 1887 to Frederick R Stephens and Alice J Stephens in Southampton Hampshire.

He had 2 sisters Alice (1891), Dora (1895) and 1 brother Vernon born in 1898. In 1891 the family are recorded as living at 185 Derby Road.St.Marys Southampton. Fredericks’ father was working as a clerk.

In 1901 they were living at 99 Derby Road. St.Marys.By 1911 the family had moved to 99 Clovelly Road.Southampton, Frederick senior was working as a dock clerk and Frederick Albert was a shipping clerk, his sister Alice was a shorthand typist and Dora was a student shorthand typist.

In 1914 Frederick married Helen E Barfoot in Southampton.

Military Service
Frederick enlisted at St.Pauls Churchyard London into the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner and from 2nd December 1916 he saw action in France.

He was killed in action at Ypres on 29th November 1917, and is buried at Moeuvres Communal Cemetary Exension, grave reference V.A.17.

Awards.
Frederick was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

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