1894 – 1916

Frederick was born in 1894 in Capel St Mary Suffolk the son of Isaac Grimsey and Sarah Grimsey Nee Beer who lived at Watts Farm his father was employed as a Sheppard. Isaac was born at Hintlesham in 1851 and died in Capel St Mary and was buried in St Mary’s Church on 22nd November 1934, Sarah was born in 1855 also in Hintlesham and died in Capel St Mary and was buried in St Mary’s Church on 17th January 1934 they were married in 1877 in Hintlesham, they had four children Tabitha born 1878 died 1958, James John born 1880 died 1964 Earnest William born 1882 also died 1964 all three siblings born in Hintlesham and lastly Frederick who was baptized in St May’s Church Capel on 28th September 1895.

Frederick before he enlisted into the Suffolk Regiment and served with 8th Battalion, had worked as a gardener, his military record has not survived but he arrived in France 4th October 1915. Frederick died during the battle of the Somme his body was not found and has no known grave and is therefore remembered with honour on the Thiepval Memorial Pier and Face 1.C & 2.A he is also remembered on the Plaque in St Mary’s Church Capel St Mary.

Frederick was posthumously awarded:

  1. 1914-1915 Star

  2. 1914-1918 British War Medal

  3. 1914-1919 Victory Medal

His next of Kin would also have received the Memorial Plaque and Scroll

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