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Private F W Southall


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Private Frederick William SOUTHALL, G/2204, 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of tubercular peritonitis, 5.30pm, 5th February 1917, The Duchess of Connaught Canadia Red Cross Hospital, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, age 22.

Born Croydon, Surrey, son of William John and Edith Southall, Ashdown, Burwash, Sussex / 6 Cambrian Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent / 6, Dagnall Park, South Norwood, London.


1911 Census - 5 Drayton Road, Croydon, Surrey - George Wood, head, age 51, married, chimney cleaner, own account, born Godstone, Surrey; Louisa Wood, wife, age 54, married 31 years, 7 children, 5 still alive, born Lingfield, Surrey; Frederick William Southall, boarder, age 15, single, Electrical Engineer Apprentice, worker, born Croydon, Surrey; Albert William Feakins, boarder, age 25, single, window cleaner, own account, born Peckham, London; Ernest Arnold, boarder, age 20, single, Railway labourer, worker, born Horne, Surrey.

1911 Census - Oakdown Cottages, Burwash Weald, Oakdown, Sussex - W J Southall, head, age 40, married, Estate carpenter, worker, born Teddington, Middlesex; E Southall, wife, age 42, married 16 years, 3 children, all still alive, born Down, Kent; F C Southall, daughter, age 10, school, born Down, Kent; G E Southall, daughter, age 7, school, born Burwash, Sussex; E Southall, mother, age 75, widow, born St Ives, Huntingdonshire.


Enlisted Tunbridge Wells, Kent, age 19 years & 117 days, height 5ft 5½ inches.  Resided Burwash, Sussex. Formerly electrician.

Home 4th September 1914 to 25th July 1915; BEF 26th July 1915 to 26th December 1916; Home 27th December 1916 to 5th February 1917.

4th September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 11th September 1914, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 26th July 1915, embarked; 21st August 1915, 54 Field Ambulance, diarrhoea; 21st August 1915, 18 DRS, diarrhoea; 1st September 1915, to Duty; 6th April 1916, 55 Field Ambulance, NYD pyrexia; 8th April 1916, 18 DRS; 8th April 1916, 22 Field Ambulance, myalgia; 14th April 1916, to Duty; 7th December 1916, Abbeville, 1 S.A. General Hospital, diarrhoea; 26th December 1916, Abbeyville, 1 S.A. General Hospital, diarrhoea, to Hospital Ship, Dundee Castle; 28th December 1916 to 5th February 1917, The Duchess of Connaught  Canadia Red Cross Hospital, Taplow, Buckinghamshire.

6th February 1917, memo from The Duchess of Connaught  Canadia Red Cross Hospital to Infantry Records - "In confirmation of our wire C.H.281. of yesterdays date, I regret to report that the marginally noted man died at this hospital at 5.30pm 5th February 1917, from Intestinal Tuberculosis. His next of kin were present at the time of his death, and arrangements have been made regarding the disposal of body."

2nd August 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, single; Children, none; Father, William John Southall, 6 Cambrian Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Mother, Edith, Southall, 6 Cambrian Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Brothers - none; Sisters - Florence C Southall, 6 Cambrian Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Gladys Southall, 6 Cambrian Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent;

Buried at Burwash Weald, St Philip, Churchyard, North of Church, United Kingdom.


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