40361, Private, Frederic CALLOW
Aged 44

1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers
(enlisted as No.19938, Suffolk Regiment)
Killed in Action on Tuesday 24th April 1917

It seems that Frederick CALLOW was born in Fulham in 1876 ( Fulham Q1-1876 1A:260), son of William Major and Eliza CALLOW (née WHITE ).

1881 census...Aged 5, he was at 10 Stamford Street, Fulham with his father William Major CALLOW [36] a fitter; his mother Eliza [32]; brothers William [9] and Charles [7]: sister Lizzie [2]; Charles WHITE [56] widower, blacksmith (? grandfather). Frederick and Lizzie were born in Fulham, the rest in Chelsea.

1891 census...Aged 14, in a coal office, he was at 36 Avalon Road, Fulham with his parents; widowed grandmother Ellen LATHAN [70]; brother Charles [17] in coal office; sisters Rose[12], Annie [6] and Alice [4].All the children recorded as born in Fulham.

1901 census...They have not been identified in this census.
His father appears to have died on 1901.

1911 census...Aged 38, a groom, Frederick CALLOW, was living with his wife Betsy CALLOW [29-10-1868] (née JARVIS) at 4 Jubilee Cottages, Park Lane, Newmarket. They married in Newmarket in Q2-1902. Betsy was cook for John Huggins, a trainer in Albert Street. Their son Harold Frederick was born on 8-5-1903 , daughters Hilda Gladys (27-3-1905] and Freda Lucy [14-8-1909]. Son Harold, in 1937, married Mabel FORDHAM, in Newmarket.
From the pension card is appears they had 5 children, Harold (8-5-1903), Hilda Gladys (27-3-1905), Freda Lucy(14-8-1909), Phyllis Irene (15-4-1912) and Albert Thomas (23-6-1913. The pension for ll these was a total of 32 shillings 6 pence per week (£1.62).

He enlisted in Newmarket.
Frederic was killed during the Battle of Arras. The 24th April was a debacle. The war diary has:-
Firing line- MONCHY - 24th. Orders for general attack cancelled at 1 pm. Batn to assault hill O.2.d.8.5.at 4pm. However owing to Brigade runner losing his way orders regarding change in time of barrage did not arrive until after the action. Coys detailed made the attack (unsupported by our artillery) with great gallantry and were faced by very heavy shell, machine gun and rifle fire. After stubborn resistance they were compelled to fall back to our original front line leaving 1 officer(2 Lt BYRNE) and 19 O.R. killed, 5 officers and 55 O.R.s wounded and 37 O.R.missing in no man's land.Thus, owing to there being no artillery support the task allotted to the Batn was un-accomplished.
36 of his battalion died and 29 have no known graves, subsequently being commemorated on the Arras Memorial

circled, the objective for the attack

No known grave - Frederick is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. Ref bay 9
and on the plaque in the New Astley Club, Fred Archer Way, Newmarket

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