Frederick Walford

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details

Born: 12 October 1887 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and was baptised on 4 November the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch.

Family: He was the fifth of eight surviving children born to George Walford, a joiner, and his wife Harriet. Frederick remained unmarried.

Residence: He lived at 28 Watergate Street, Whitchurch throughout his life.

Employment: In 1916 he was a carpenter and joiner; in 1939 he was a greengrocer.

Died: 1 March 1957 at The Cottage Hospital, Whitchurch, aged 57 and was buried on 6 March the same year in Whitchurch Cemetery.

Military Details

Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Rank: Private

Service Number: 22426

Date of Enlistment: 5 February 1916

Date of Discharge: 18 May 1916

Reason for Discharge: Not likely to become an efficient soldier.

Other Information: His brothers, Edward and Joseph also served in WW1. Edward died of illness in Germany on 7 February 1919, having previously been a prisoner of war. He is commemorated on Whitchurch Town Memorial.

Medals and Awards

None awarded as did not see active service.


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