FORGE, Frederick

No.3498, Private, Frederick FORGE
Aged 24

1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Killed in Action on 4th January 1900

It is not always possible to match the soldier with the civilian with these Boer War casualties.
That means I can only record "most likely to be" in many cases for the civilian identity

Fred FORGE was born in Hundon (2nd qtr 1875 Risbridge 4a:485) son of John and Amy FORGE(née FITCH)

1881 census...Aged 5, he was at Mount Pleasant, Hundon with his father John FORGE [53] farmer; his mother Amy [40]; brothers John [7], Robert [4] and Sidney [1]. All were born in Hundon

1891 census...Aged 15, a farm labourer, he was at The Street, Hundon with his parents; brothers Sidney and Arthur [8]

His Soldiers Effects entry records Mother -Amy, brothers John, Robert, Sidney and Arthur - sister Frances

All other records have him killed in action on 4th, at Rensburg, only the press have him severely wounded
Aged 24

His Queens South Africa medal carries the clasp for Cape Colony
Frederick Forge is commemorated the Boer War Memorial, Cornhill, Bury St.Edmunds
also St Mary's Church. North aisle west end. Suffolk Regiment Tablet, Bury St Edmunds
Christchurch Park. Statue. Ipswich