FEAKES, Frederick Richard

No.1993, Corporal, Frederick Richard FEAKES
Aged 23

54th East Anglian Div. Signals Coy, Royal Engineers
formerly 1719 Suffolk Yeomanry
Died of his Wounds on Monday, 7th August 1916

Born in 1893 in Great Barton ( 1st qtr Thingoe 4a:787) son of Charles and Kate FEAKES (née CLUTTERHAM)

1901 census...Aged 8, he was at 38 Out Raingate Street, Bury St.Edmunds with his father Charles FEAKES [33] flour miller; his mother Kate [30] and brother Frank [4]. All were born in Great Barton

1911 census...Aged 18, a cycle mechanic, he was still at 38 Out Raingate with his parents; brother Frank (telegraph messenger), sister Elsie K. [6] and brother Cecil G [2]. The two youngest born in Bury St.Edmunds

The pension card puts his parents in Drury Lane, Ridgewell, Essex.

His brother Frank was killed in Palestine in 1917 see here

He enlisted in Bury St Edmunds on 12th February 1915, having served in the Bedford Territorials, posted 1991 Royal Engineers. He gave his age as 22 years 3 months, single, a cycle mechanic for Curry's Cycle Co..living at 38 Raingate, Bury St.Edmunds. He was 5 feet 9 inches tall, chest 34 to 35.5 inches., next of kin, father Charles. Posted to British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on 28th July 1915. He was wounded and died later that day, as a result of bombing by enemy aeroplanes.

photo - CWGC
Frederick Feakes is buried in Suez War Memorial cemetery D:66

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