PALFREY, Frederick William

No.G/30476, Private, Frederick William PALFREY
Aged 23
No medal card found
29th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own Middlesex Regiment
Died of Illness on 15th November 1916

Frederick William Palfrey was born in Rougham (2nd qtr 1893 Thingoe 4a:774), son of George and Kate Ann PALFREY (née HUNT)

1901 census...Aged 8, he was at Nether Street, Rougham with his widowed mother Kate Ann PALFREY 42; twin brother Edward [17] horsekeeper and Herbert [17] farm labourer and George [5]; sisters Rose [13], Maud [10] and Edith [8 months]. All were born in Rougham. His father had just died that year.

1911 census...Aged 18, a farm labourer, he was at Nether Street, Rougham with his mother; brothers Herbert and George Arthur (both farm labourers); sisters Rose May and Edith May; widowed grandmother Sophie HUNT [84]

On the pension card his mother was still at Nether Street, Rougham.

His brother Herbert George PALFREY died of wounds earlier in the year see here and nephew Bertram Charles was killed in action on 1st July 1916 see here

He enlisted in Bury St. Edmunds. He died in 4th London General Hospital, Denmark Hill. The cause of death was given as 1) Post pharyngeal abcess, 2) Secondary haemorrhage. The reason for no medal index card is proably due to the fact that the 29th Battalion was only formed in June 1916 and had not served overseas, hence no medal entitlement.

Photo CWGC

Frederick Palfrey is buried in Rougham (St. Mary's) Churchyard north of church

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