1918 Suffolk Chronical & Mercury newspaper.
Born: 1884, Washbrook, Suffolk.
Died: 23rd December 1917; age 33; Died of Wounds received in action – Palestine.
Enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 30th May 1915 – France.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 12029
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st/5th Battalion.
Medals Warded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.
Israel & Palestine (including Gaza).
1891 Turnpike Road, Washbrook, Suffolk.
Frederick was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
George Rout, 38, an Agricultural Labourer, born Copdock, Suffolk.
Jane Rout (nee Keeble), 42, born Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.
William Walter Rout, 13, born Washbrook.
Robert Henry Rout, 11, born Washbrook.
Selina Jane Rout, 10, born Washbrook.
Ethel Daisy Rout, 3, born Washbrook – died 1892, Washbrook.
1901 The Street, Washbrook, Suffolk.
Frederick was 17 years old, an Agricultural Labourer. He was living with his father, step-mother & step siblings.
George, 48, a Gardener – Domestic.
Agnes Sophia Rout (nee Cole), 38.
Gertrude Eleanor Rout, 6, born Washbrook.
Bertie Eustace Rout, 5, born Washbrook.
Lily Maud Rout, 4, born Washbrook.
Daisy May Rout, 2, born Washbrook.
Irene Henrietta Rout, 5 months, born Washbrook – died 1901, Washbrook.
1911 340, Spring Road, Ipswich.
Frederick was 27 years old, a Gardener – Lare Builders. He was living with his sister & her husband & family.
Albert George Sharp, 31, a Metal Driller – Engineers, born Ipswich.
George Robert Sharp, 8, born Ipswich.
Gladys Vera Sharp, 4, born Ipswich.
Frederick’s mother, Jane Rout, died 1892, Washbrook. His father, George Rout, died 1917.
Soldiers’ Effects to Gertrude E. Rout – widow.
Olive Jarrold Rout, born July 1914, Suffolk.
Gertrude had 3 grandchildren, Michael, Diane and Juliet Cook
(the baby) in 1946.
Gertrude died in 1958 aged 82
A family note:
Frederick Rout was my great grandfather. My dear late Nana, Olive Cook (his daughter) often spoke of her sadness that he was killed when she was just three years old and how she never knew him. She went on to have three children and nine grandchildren. Those nine grandchildren have 26 children between them. My oldest son is named Frederick after his great great grandfather.
Words and pictures courtesy of Victoria Parr.
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