Photograph courtesy of William Catchpole.

Born: 1890, Stoke, Ipswich.

Died: 18th November 1918; age: 28; Influenza; Prisoner of War, at Marche.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 13th August 1914.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 8751

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

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War + Military Medal – Awarded to Frederick for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire at the Battle of Loos. Conferment of the medal was announced in the London Gazette and Frederick Catchpole earned the right to add the letters M.M. to his name.

Gazette issue 29749. Military Medal. His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery

Grave Reference:


Hautrage Military Cemetery,




1891   21, Turin Street, Ipswich.

Frederick was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Catchpole, 34, a Currier – Leather, born Ipswich.

Martha Catchpole (nee Halls), 31, born Ipswich.

William Catchpole, 12, born Ipswich.

Eleanor Catchpole, 10, born Ipswich.

John Catchpole, 8, born Ipswich.

Clara Catchpole, 5, born Ipswich.

1901   141, Rose Hill Road, Ipswich.

Frederick was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William, 44, a Fitter – Boot Trade.

Martha, 41.

William, 22, a Clerk.

John, 19, a Labourer.

Clara, 15, a Day Girl.

Bertie Catchpole, 8, born Ipswich.

Alfred Catchpole, 4, born Ipswich.

1911   Fort Burgoyne, Guston, Dover, Kent.

Frederick was 21 years old, a Soldier, ranked Private in the Royal Berkshire Regiment.

Soldiers’ Effects to William Catchpole – father.

Frederick is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Nicholas Church, Ipswich.


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

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