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Frederick Dew: Friday 24th August 1917

Frederick enlisted as Private 2701 with the 12th Batt. London Regiment.  He left for France on 4th May 1915.  He was commissioned as Second Lieutenant with A Company, 10th Batt. Durham Light Infantry on 28 February 1917.  He was 23 when he was killed and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Originally living at 29 Hendham Road, Fredrick’s parents Fredrick Benjamin and Gertrude Dew,  moved to 31 Cheriton Square, Alfarthing Road and then to 4 Mayfield Road, Sanderstead.  Frederick senior was the Assistant Superintendant of Mains for the City of London Lighting Co.  Frederick junior and his brother Douglas (4 yrs younger) were born in Sydenham.