Born: 1887, Ipswich.

Died: 27th May 1918; age 30; Died of Wounds.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Date of Entry Therein: 22nd August 1914.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 8064

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 9th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Military Medal  & Medaille Militaire.

Gazette Issue 30135. M.M. His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the field. 15/06/1917 (Page 6018)


Grave Reference:


Bagneux British Cemetery,





Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Catherine A. Riches (formerly Baxter), of 76, Purplett Street, Ipswich.




1891   89, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


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

William Baxter, 40, a Timber Merchant’s Labourer, born Ipswich.

Elizabeth Baxter (nee Mallett), 41, born Ipswich.

Joseph Thomas Baxter, 18, a Boot Rivetter, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann Baxter, 15, born Ipswich.

Ellen Elizabeth Baxter, 13, born Ipswich.

Harriet Florence Baxter, 8, born Ipswich.


1901   89, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


Frederick was 14 years old, a Boot Machinist. He was living with his parents & siblings + nephew.

William, 52, a Timber Merchant.

Elizabeth, 52.

Thomas, 29, a Dock Labourer.

Ellen Baxter, 23, a Corset Machinist.

Florence Baxter, 17.

Mary Wright, 25, a Corset Machinist.

George Albert Wright, 4, born Ipswich.


In 1914, Ipswich, Frederick married Catherine Alice Dench, born December 1891, Colchester, Essex – daughter of Robert Dench, a moulder at an iron foundry, and Carolina Louisa Dench (nee Clark), of 76, Purplett Street, Ipswich.

Catherine and Frederick had one daughter:

Violet Irene Baxter, born July 1914, Ipswich.


Frederick is also remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.


Essex Regiment, 9th Battalion:


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