Born: 1875, Leiston, Suffolk.

Died: 27th November 1900; age: 26; Died of Disease at Bethehem, Free State, South Africa.

Residence: 14, Long Row, Leiston, Suffolk.

Occupation: an Iron Machinist.

Enlistment Date: 1st March 1900.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 13452.

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, South African Field Force.


Clasp Awarded: Cape Colony.




1881   Aldbro Road, Leiston, Suffolk.


Frederick was 6 years old and living with his widowed mother, brother, step siblings & step cousin.

Eliza Owles (nee Haward), 41, a Charwoman, born Knoddishall, Suffolk.

Mabel Maria Owles, 12, born Leiston.

Reginald Edward Owles, 11, born Leiston.

Ernest Owles, 7, born Leiston.


1891   J.R. Roberts Department Store, 80a, 80, 82, 84, 86, 88, 90, 92, Broadway, West Ham, Essex.

Frederick was 16 years old, a Draper’s Porter – Department Store – Furniture, Bedding, Carpets, Linoleum, Ironmongery,China, Boots & Shoes.

His 16 year old friend, from Long Row, Leiston, Jesse Frank Marjoram was also a Draper’s Porter at the Department Store.


Frederick’s father was Edward Owles, born 1842, Leiston – died 1877, Leiston. A Carpenter.


Soldiers’ Effects to William Levett Girling – brother-in-law (husband of  Frederick’s step sister, Mabel Owles).


Frederick is remembered on his parents headstone at St. Margaret’s Churchyard, Leiston cum Sizewell, Suffolk.

The Boer War.

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