KIMBERLEY, FREDERICK JOHN

CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY SOUCHEZ

Rank: Private
Service No: 56869
Date of Death: 20/04/1918
Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers 11th Bn
Grave Reference: XX. B. 26.
Cemetery: CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ

Additional Information:

Born in 1896 at South Woodford, son of John (Domestic Gardener) and Sarah Kimberley. 1901: With his family at 3, Lyme Villas, Carnarvon Road, South Woodford. 1911: A Scholar, still with his family at 3, Lyme Villas, Carnarvon Road, South Woodford.

He enlisted at Pitsea, and having initially been allocated to the Norfolk Regiment, he was transferred to 11 Lancashire Fusiliers.

During the period 18/21-04-18 as the German Spring Offensive continued, the Battalion was performing a close support role at St Jans Cappel where it became part of a composite Battalion. It is known that the village was shelled by the Germans on 20-04, so possibly this is what caused Frederick Kimberley to be Killed in Action.

Memorial: Roll of Honour: St Mary’s Church.
Separate Folder: NO.
Principal Sources: Ancestry. Regimental History.
Qualification: Borough Resident.