Pte Stroud Frederick

  • Year of birth: 1894
  • Place of birth: Wimbledon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
  • Date of death: 30/11/1917
  • Place of death: Kansas House, Belgium
  • Cause of death: Killed in action (K.I.A.)
  • Age: 23
  • Profession: Groceryshop assistent
  • Country: England, United Kingdom
  • Rank: Private
  • Service number: 47183
  • Enlistment date: Unknown
  • Enlistment place: Le Havre, France
  • Last known unit: Lancashire Fusiliers, 16th Bn. (2nd Salford)
  • Force: British Expeditionary Force

Memorial

Additional information

Frederick Stroud was a 23 year old grocery store worker from Wimbledon, Surrey. Private Stroud was part of the 16th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers (2nd Salford), 96th Brigade, 32nd Division. At the end of November 1917, his battalion was stationed near Kansas Farm.
On the 30th of November at 7 a.m., the Germans opened a heavy barrage just behind the front line. Multiple times the S.O.S. was sent up. The Allied artillery replied and heavy bombing by both sides continued for about one hour. No infantry action followed, but the shelling caused several casualties. 16 soldiers were killed, 44 were wounded. Private Stroud was one of the soldiers who lost their lives. His body was never found. Today, he is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, panel 59.