No.201344, Private, Frederick John FLACK
1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment
Frederick John Flack was born in Rede (1st qtr 1886 Thingoe 4a:704) son of Daniel and Harriett FLACK (née ALBON)
1891 census...Aged 5, he was at The Drift, Rede with his father Daniel FLACK  gardener; his mother Harriett  born Lawshall; brothers Herbert James  farm labourer, Arthur , George Walter  and David William ; sisters Rosina  and Louisa ; niece Edith [10 months]. All except his mother were born in Rede.
1901 census...Aged 15, a farm labourer, he was at The Croft, Rede with his parents (mother now recorded as born Rede); brothers George and David (farm labourers), Reginald  born Rede.
1911 census...Aged 25, farm labourer, he was still at The Croft, Rede, with his widower father and brother Reginald (farm labourer). His mother had died in 1903, she had lost 4 of her 11 children.
His father died in 1917. His legatees were sister Mrs Angelina LEACH, brother Reginald and brother in law Thomas W MIDDLETON
He enlisted in Brockley.
The battalion were in the area of Epehy..they managed despite strong machine gun fire to eventually take OCKENDEN TRENCH. CWGC give 23rd September as the day Frederick died, but the Soldiers Effects entry has from 18th to 23rd. He was known to be buried in Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery but the actual grave was lost, hence the Special Memorial
The Special Memorial signifies that he is known to be buried here, but not in which exact plot
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