Frederick is not remembered on the Christchurch Park memorial.


Born: 1891, Ipswich.

Died: 9th May 1915; age 24; KiA.

Occupation: Factory Hand at Xylonite Manufacturers.

Enlistment Location: Colchester, Essex; Date: 29th August 1914; Age: 22; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 3ins.

Date of Entry Therein: 10th February 1915 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 12583.

Regiment: Northampton Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 28 – 30.

Le Touret Memorial,

Pas de Calais,







1891   Upper Orwell Courts, Ipswich.


Frederick was 3 months old and living with his mother and brother at the home of her employer.

Robert Fayers, 36, a General Labourer, born Hitcham, Suffolk.

Sarah Southgate, 23, Housekeeper, born Ipswich.

William Henry Southgate, 2, born St. Clement’s, Ipswich.


1901   Burnt Oak, East Bergholt, Suffolk.


Frederick was 10 years old and living with his mother and brothers at the home of her employer.

Frederick Charles Dorman, 45, a Xylonite Factory Hand, born Dovercourt, Essex.

Henry Charles Dorman, 22, a Xylonite Labourer, born Bradfield, Essex.

Sarah, 33, Housekeeper.

William, 12.

Walter Southgate, 4, born Lawford, Essex.


1911   East End, East Bergholt, Suffolk.


Frederick was 20 years old, a Factory Hand – Xylonite Manufacturer. He was living with his mother, her partner and brother.

Frederick, 58.

Sarah, 44.

Walter, 15, a Help in Garden.


In 1913, Ipswich Frederick’s mother, Sarah Southgate married Frederick Charles Dorman.


Soldiers’ Effects to Sarah Dorman – mother.


Frederick’s two brothers also lost their lives during the First World War. He enlisted on the same day as his brother Walter. Walter also died on the same day.

William, a Rifleman of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 4th Battalion, died from Heatstroke on the 1st July 1916, he was 28 years old. He is remembered on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

Walter, a Private of the 2nd Battalion, service number 12584, was declared missing in the field on the 9th May 1915, he had served 256 days. His family was notified that he was missing on the 10th June 1915. On the 14th October 1916, his family was notified of Walter’s death on or since the 9th May 1915, he was 19 years old. He is remembered on Panel 7, of the Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium. Walter was a Factory Hand at the Xylonite Manufacturers when he enlisted, he was 19 years old. Walter disembarked in France on the 24th February 1915. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star. Soldiers’ Effects were paid to his mother Sarah Dorman.


Frederick, William and Walter are remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary the Virgin, at East Bergholt, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Sarah Dorman – mother.

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