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.

5th Battalion:
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.


Grave Reference:


Castiglione South African Cemetery,

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.

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