Born: 1865, Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

Died: 4th February 1901; age: 35; Died of Ague at Wynberg, Western Cape, South Africa.

Residence: 13, Victoria Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment in the Royal Artillery – Date: 1883; age: 18.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 39160.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 44th Battery, South Africa Field Force.


Clasp Awarded: Cape Colony – issued 23rd June 1903.




1871   72, Edward Street, Dunstable, Bedfordshire.


Frederick was 6 years old and living with his mother & sibling.

Mary Roe (nee Cook), 33, a Straw Hat Maker, born Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire.

(Lizzie) Elizabeth Roe, 11, born Dunstable.

Harry Roe, 3, born Dunstable.


1881   Church Street, Dunstable, Bedfordshire.


Frederick was 26 years old, a Soldier. He was living with his parents.

Alfred Thorn Roe, 56, a Tailor – own account, born Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire.

Mary, 53, a Straw Hat Maker.


In 1898, Elham, Kent, Frederick married Caroline Benner, born 1864, Harlow, Essex. They made their home at Ipswich.

The Boer War.

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