Frederick William Macey

Date of birth:                   1894PoppiesPlace of birth:                 Shirley, Southampton
Service No.:                     14487
Rank:                                  Lance Corporal
Regiment / Division:   Hampshire Regiment
Battalion:                          2nd Battalion
Died:                                   23rd April 1917 aged 23 years
Death Location:             France

Life Before the War

Frederick’s father William was born in 1876 in Gibraltar into a military family he died in 1952.

His mother Fanny Elizabeth nee Masters was born in 1875 Shirley, Southampton and died in 1951.

William married Fanny Elizabeth in 1894. Frederick was the eldest child and had nine siblings:
Charles Edward/Edwin b.1896 d.18th September 1915 (war casualty)
Gladys Winifred b.3rd February 1898 d.March1985 (didn’t marry)
Violet Georgina b.1900 d.1903
Ivy Isabella b.6th July 1902 d.December 1996 (didn’t marry)
Maggie b.1904, married Stewart Park in 1928
Ruth Elizabeth b.8th March 1906, married Charles W Bruton in 1929, d.2000
Blanche b.1908 d.1940 (didn’t marry)

In the 1901 census, the Macey family were living at 28, Regent Street, Shirley, Southampton. William was a General Labourer.

In the 1911 census the family were now at 1, Didcot Road in 1911.

William was still employed as a General Labourer and sons Frederick and Charles were both Butchers.

Brother Charles’ War Service

Charles served with the 2nd Battalion, Hampshire regiment as a Private, service number 9469. He was killed in action on the 18th September 1915 at Gallipoli.

 Frederick’s War Service

Prior to serving in France, Frederick served his first Theatre of War in the Balkans where he was posted on 25th April 1915.

Name: Frederick William Macey
Birth Place: Shirley, Hants
Residence: Shirley, Hants
Death Date: 23 Apr 1917
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Southampton
Rank: L/Corporal
Regiment: Hampshire Regiment
Battalion: 2nd Battalion
Number: 14487
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Frederick is Remembered with Honour on the Arras Memorial, France.fw macey

“Macey, Lce. Cpl. Frederick William, 14487. 2nd Bn. Hampshire Regt. 23rd April, 1917. Age 23.
Son of William and Fanny Elizabeth Macey, of 1, Didcot Rd., Shirley, Southampton”

Frederick was entitled to the 1915 Star, the General Service and Victory Medals.




Researched by B/L  1/2014

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