CORNWELL, Frederick

No. 17526, Lance Corporal, Frederick CORNWELL
Aged 25

11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Killed in Action on Thursday, 13th September 1917

Frederick Cornwell was born in Barnardiston (Risbridge Q2-1891 4A:724), baptised in St Peter & St Paul, Kedington in June 1891, son of John and Rose Ellen CORNWELL (née CRACKNELL).

1901 census...Aged 9, he was at Parsonage Farm, Kirtling, with his father John CORNWELL [32] a horseman on farm, born Barnardiston; his mother Rose [30] born Finchingfield, sisters Edith [11] born Kedington, Florence [7] born Barnardiston and Minnie [11 months] born Kirtling and brother Percy [4] born in Barnardiston.

1911 census...Aged 19, a horseman on farm, he was at Chalk Pit Farm, Brinkley with his parents (father now a farm bailiff), brother Percy ( a shepherd), sister Minnie and brother Bertie [2] born in Brinkley.

Enlisted in Cambridge. Only CWGC have his name as CORNWALL
The whereabouts of the 11th Suffolks the day he was killed is rather vague. They had previously successfully taken Malakoff Farm and during July-September, in no specific actions, had incurred over 200 casualties in the Peronne area.
They had 7 killed on the 13th, all buried in Jeancourt.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Frederick Cornwell is buried in Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France. grave 1:D:3

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