Frederick Josiah Fricker

Service:                Army

Rank:                    Private

Service No:           28496

Unit:                     2nd/5th Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment

 Frederick was born in Totterdown Bristol in 1889.  His parents were Walter & Alice Fricker.

Frederick followed his father into the printing trade & at the time of 1911 census he, like his father was a Litho Printer, at this time the family were resident at 122 Richmond Street, Windmill Hill, Bristol.

In 1913 Frederick marries Gertrude M Fox & sometime after they move to 359 Church Road, St. George, Bristol.

Fred joins the 2nd/5th Bn Gloucestershire regiment & sees action on the western front. Presumably he sustains injury here  and is brought back to UK.

 Private Frederick Josiah Fricker died on the 6th May 1918 in Lambeth London and his body was returned to his home city where he was buried and Remembered with Honour at Bristol (Avon View) Cemetery. Grave ref: DBK. 183.

 Image from Doug Crew private collection.

Frederick was awarded the The  British War Medal & Victory Medal.

References 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

1891, 1901 & 1911 UK census

Wikipedia.