Frederick is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1887, Ipswich.

Died: 28th October 1916; age 29; KiA.

Enlistment Location: King’s Lynn, Norfolk.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 37204.

Regiment: Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire) Regiment, 2nd Battalion, ‘C’ Coy.

Formerly 2869, Berkshire Yeomanry.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 11D.

Thiepval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of the late John Firman Palfrey & Elizabeth Ann Palfrey.




1891   271, Spring Road, Ipswich.


Frederick was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Firman Palfrey, 51, an Insurance Agent, born Bradwell, Suffolk.

Elizabeth Ann Palfrey (nee Rackham), 41, born Flixton, Suffolk.

Alfred Rackham Palfrey, 15, born Redgrave, Suffolk – died 1893, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Isabella Alethea Palfrey, 13, born Baldock, Hertfordshire.

John James Palfrey, 11, born Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

Ethel Palfrey, 9 months, born Ipswich.


1901   14, Scoles Green, Norwich, Norfolk.


Frederick was 14 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John, 61, a Yeast Merchant – own account.

Elizabeth, 51.

Isabella, 23.

John, 21, a Grocer’s Clerk.

Ethel, 10.


1911   4, Nelson Road, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.


Frederick was 24 years old, a Yeast Traveller. He was 1 of 3 Boarders at 48 year old, widow, Anna Maria Watts, Lodging House.



Frederick’s mother, Elizabeth Ann Palfrey died 1908, Norwich. His father, John Firman Palfrey died 1913, Norwich.



Soldiers’ Effects to John J. Palfrey – brother, Isabella A. Palfrey & Ethel Palfrey – sisters.



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