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Private F C Bliss


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Private Frederick Charles BLISS, G/20786, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 2nd June 1918.

18th June? 1899, born Enfield, Surrey. Son of Ada Bliss, 107 Bedford Road, Ade Lane, Brixton, SW / 155 Clapham Park Road, Clapham, SW4.

3rd July 1899, St Matthew, Enfield, baptism of Frederick Charles Bliss, son of John James, (labourer), & Ada Bliss, 2 Napier Road also Emily Selina Bliss, born 17th June 1895, daughter of John James, (labourer), & Ada Bliss, 2 Napier Road.

Called up and joined at Camberwell, SE, age 18, height 5ft 5 inches, weight 112lbs.  Resided 107 Bedford Road, Ade Lane, Brixton, SW.  Formerly tailors machinist.

Home 18th July 1917 to 30th March 1918; BEF 31st March 1918 to 2nd June 1918.

18th July 1917, called up for Service & posted 97th Training Reserve Battalion, Aldershot; 7th December 1917, Training Reserve Brigade, TR No. 19450/92/2 transferred to 4th Royal Sussex Regiment,  G/25016, Tunbridge Wells; 31st March 1918, embarked for Base Depot France; 1st April 1918, posted to 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment; 3rd April 1918, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment / 1st/20th Battalion, London Regiment, G/20786; 9th April 1918, joined Royal West Kent Regiment / 1st/20th Battalion, London Regiment, In the Field.

16th September? 1918, date to which Separation Allowance of 10/8 a week will be paid to mother.

29th October 1919, Statement of Relatives - Mother, Mrs Ada Bliss, 155 Clapham Park Road, Clapham, SW4.; Brother, Francis T? Bliss, age 17, 155 Clapham Park Road, Clapham, SW4; Sisters - Annie Bliss, age 26, 155 Clapham Park Road, Clapham, SW4.; Jessie Bliss, age 16, 155 Clapham Park Road, Clapham, SW4.

Buried at  Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Special Memorial 7, France.


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