Images courtesy of John Pilbro & Gloria Masterson.
Born: 1920, Ipswich.
Died: 17th January 1945; age: 25; killed by a German sniper.
Residence: 21, Beaconsfield Road, Parkstone, Dorset.
Rank: Guardsman; Service Number: 2616040.
Regiment: Grenadier Guards, 5th Battalion – Foot Guards.
1941: The Battalion was raised and served in North Africa and Italy where it fought significant battles in the Medjez-El-Bab and along the Mareth Line and in Italy at Salerno, Monte Camino, Salerno and along the Gothic Line .
1945: The Battalion disbanded.
Emilia – Romagna,
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John & Ann Pilbro, of 32, Mumford Road, Ipswich; husband of Nora Pilbro, of Parkstone, Dorsetshire.
Father: John William Pilbro, born 1878, Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk – died 1927, Ipswich. A Painter & Decorator.
Mother: Anna Jane Pilbro (nee Boon), born 1879, Sutton, Suffolk – died 1945, Ipswich.
The Pilbro family home – 32, Mumford Road, Ipswich.
In 1941, Poole, Dorset, Frederick married Nora Margaret Bugler, born July 1923, of 23, Beaconsfield Road, Parkstone.
They had 1 son.
Image from 1945 8th February Evening Star.