Born: 1874, Whitton, Suffolk.

Died: 10th June 1901; age 27; at Johannesburg, from wounds received on the 29th May 1901, at Vlakfontein, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Residence: The Market, School Lane, Elmstead, Essex.

Occupation: Labourer.

Enlistment Date: 2nd December 1889.


Rank: Driver; Service Number: 75894.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, 28th Battery – served with the 10th Division Ammunition Column.


Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony, Orange Free State & Transvaal. Issued 16th March 1903.




1881   Handford Hall 1, London Road, Ipswich.


Frederick was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Minns, 53, an Agricultural Labourer, born Naughton, Suffolk.

Eliza Minns, 41, born Hitcham, Suffolk.

John William Minns, 13, an Agricultural Labourer, born Offton, Suffolk.

Charles Thomas Minns, 10, born The Street, Bramford, Suffolk.

Annie Eliza Minns, 4, born Ipswich.

Ernest Edward Minns, 1, born Harkstead, Suffolk.

1 boarder.


Soldiers’ Effect to John Minns – father.


Frederick’s nephew Stanley Ernest Cason (son of his sister – Emma Minns) lost his life during the First World War, when he was KiA on the 27th March 1918, age 27. Stanley was ranked a Corporal, service number 265365, for the 7th Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment. Stanley is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. He was married with 1 son.

The Boer War.

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