Frederick Joseph Scothern


Submitted by Fiona Stewart

Frederick was Fiona Stewart’s Uncle.

He was born at Sheffield on 6/5/1896.
Frederick is listed as a Butcher pre war on the 1911 census.
Having enlisting in Sheffield where he lived, he was posted to the 3rd Entrenching Battalion of the British Expeditionary Force in France but very soon was transferred to the 12th York & Lancs #12/1044. He was in ‘D’ Company.
On the first day of the Somme Offensive, 1/7/1916, he was reported as missing and then subsequently declared killed on that date. He was only 22 years of age.
His parents, Frederick & Frances Scothern, were living at 5 Alderson Place, Highfields, Sheffield, when his personal affects were sent home after his death. These consisted of – Letters, Knife, Fork & Spoon, Metal watch chain, 3 keys, pen-knife, tobacco pouch and his prayer book.
Frederick is buried at Railway Hollow Cemetery, Hebuterne, grave A.26. and is also commemorated in Sheffield on the St Barnabas, Highfield Roll of Honour and also in the Sheffield Councils Roll of Honour book.
An image of Frederick appears in the Sheffield Daily Independent of 9/8/1916 with the headline that he was ‘missing’.
Remnants of his service papers survive on Ancestry.










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