Born: 1st June 1894, St. Mary at the Elms, Ipswich.

Died: 4th November 1918; age 24; KiA.

Enlistment Details: Date: 11th April 1914; Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent; Lodgings – 36, Calvary Street, Tunbridge Wells; Occupation: Chauffeur; Age: 20 years & 102 days; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 5 3/4ins, fresh complexion, grey eyes & brown hair.


Service: 6th May 1916 – Promoted to Lance Corporal. 25th August 1916 – Misconduct – Striped of Lance & Stripe for falling out of the ranks on the line of march in the field. 2nd February 1918 – Promoted to Lance Corporal. 12th April 1918 – Promoted to Corporal.

Wounded: 3rd September 1916 Gun Shot Wound to Left Shoulder taken to No. 4 Ambulance Train.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: SD/470

Regiment: Royal Sussex Regiment, 9th Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Cross Roads Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Frederick William & Maria Scrivener, of Alexandra Ward, Heathfields, Ipswich.




1901   2, Morfeys Court, Curriers Lane, Ipswich.


Frederick was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick William Scrivener, 48, a Foundry Labourer, born Ipswich.

Maria Scrivener (nee Francis), 47, born St. Marylebone, London.

Marie Eleanor Scrivener, 23, a Cook – Domestic, born Ipswich.

Edith Victoria Scrivener, 11, born Ipswich.

Florence May Scrivener, 9, born Ipswich.

Lily Rose Scrivener, 4, born Ipswich.

Arthur Charles Scrivener, 7 months, born Ipswich.


1911   Fourth Avenue, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex.


Frederick was 16 years old, a House Boy – Domestic. He was 1 of 3 servants at the home of 50 year old, Sidney Edward Trench, a Physician & Surgeon – own account.


Frederick’s father, Frederick William Scrivener died, 1907, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Maria Scrivener – mother.


On the 8th May 1919, Mrs Maria Scrivener signed and added ‘with many thanks’ for the return of Frederick’s personal property: Motor Drivers Licence, Photo, Fountain Pen & Disc.


On the 18th September 1919, Maria Scrivener, of 4, Marfey’s Place, Curriers Lane, Ipswich received a Commemorative Scroll.


On the 12th October 1921, Maria Scrivener received Frederick’s British War medal.


 Frederick is also remembered at The Mission Free Church Ipswich Curriers Lane and St. Mary Le Elm church memorial.


 Royal Sussex Regiment, 9th Battalion


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