Fred is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.
Born: 1st February 1895, Ipswich.
Died on or since: 24th April 1915; age: 20; KiA.
Reported from Base – Missing – 24th April 1915.
Residence: Quebec, Canada.
Occupation: a Grocer.
Enlistment Location: Valcartier, Quebec; Date: 23rd September 1914; age: 18 years & 6 months; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 5ins, fair complexion, blue eyes & fair hair.
Embarked to France – 1st April 1915.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 24981.
Regiment: Canadian Regiment, Quebec Regiment, 13th Battalion.
Panel 24 – 26 – 28 – 30.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mrs. Mary Gardener, of 17, York Place, Lady Lane. Ipswich.
1901 2, John Square, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.
Frederick was 5 years old and living with his parents & sisters.
Frederick Arnold, 28, a Dock Labourer, born Ipswich.
Martha Ann Pizzy, 27, Housekeeper, born Ipswich.
Ellen Arnold Pizzy, 2, born Ipswich.
Daisy Arnold Pizzy, 10 months, born Ipswich.
In 1913, Ipswich, Mary Ann Pizzy married Mark Gardener, born 1880, St. Clement’s, Ipswich. A dock labourer.
Departing from the Port of Liverpool, on the 27th May 1910, Fred was 1 of 26 boys sailing 3rd Class, on board ‘Virginian’ of the Allan Line to Quebec, Canada. Ship’s Master J.T. Gambell.
On the 24th January 1921, the Memorial Scroll was despatched to Frederick’s mother, Mary Ann Gardener. On the 10th June 1922, the Memorial Plaque was despatched to Mary Gardener.