Born: 1880, Longworth, Berkshire.

Died: 12th July 1919; age 39; Cerebral Haemorrhage & Renal Disease.

Enlistment Details: Date: 18th May 1915; Occupation: Post Office Overseer.

Date of Entry Therein: 3rd August 1915 – France.



Home: 18th May 1915 – 1st August 1915

B.E.F. 2nd August 1915 – 22nd August 1918

Home: 23rd August 1918 – 10th October 1918.

Date of Origin of Disability: 18th August 1918.

Rank: Sapper; Service Number: 75406

Regiment: Royal Engineers.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:

Ipswich Old Cemetery,IMG_6717






1881   Bullocks Pits Lane, Longworth, Berkshire.


Frederick was 10 months old and living with his parents, sister & cousin.

Frederick Augustus Stead, 34, a House Steward – Butler, born Tickhill, Yorkshire.

Sarah Jane Stead (nee Bloom), 32, born Woolpit, Suffolk.

Sophy Mary Bloom Stead, 2, born Longworth, Berkshire.

Lydia R. Dillon, 3, born Sledemere, Yorkshire.

1 nursemaid.


1891   Tavern Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk.


Frederick was 10 years old and living with his widowed mother, sisters & maternal, widowed grandfather.

Sarah, 42, a Boarding Housekeeper – own account.

Sophy, 12.

Ada Jane Stead, 7, born Longworth.

Robert Bloom, 72, a retired Farmer, born Stowupland, Suffolk.

2 boarders.


1901   10, Great Colman Street, Ipswich.


Frederick was 20 years old, a Telegraphist. He was a boarder at the home of Richard Norman, 34, a Book Publisher’s Agent.


1911   145, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


Frederick was 30 years old, a Sorting Clerk & Telegraphist Portal – General Post Office. He was married & Head of the Household.

Ethel, 27.

Phyllis, 4.

William, 1.

mother-in-law Sarah Paternoster, 68, a widow, born Rishangles, Suffolk.

sister -in-law Eva Mary Paternoster, 29, a Book Keeper – Grocer & Provisions Store, born Ipswich.


Frederick’s father, Frederick Stead, died October 1881, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. His mother, Sarah Jane Stead, died 1905, Ipswich.


In 1906, Ipswich, Frederick married, Ethel May Paternoster, born 1883, Ipswich. They had 3 children:

Phyllis May Stead, born 1906, Ipswich.

William Robert Stead, born September 1909, Ipswich.

Barbara Stead, 1915, Ipswich.

Frederick is remembered on the war memorial at Bethesda Baptist Church, St. Margaret’s Plain, Ipswich.


 Royal Engineers




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