Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
23 Apr 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte Frederick William Priest, 31980, 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in the Battle of Arras some time between April 23rd and April 29th, 1917.
He is included on the Luton Roll of Honour with an address at 3 Denbigh Road, Luton, although other records give an address at 8 Walsworth Villas, Hitchin. No report of his death seems to have been published in the local Press.
At the time of the 1911 Census, Frederick was living with his widowed mother Clarissa at 70 Victoria Street, Dunstable. He was described as an Assistant Superintendent of the Pearl Assurance Company.
A boarder at the Dunstable address was Annie Charlotte Skegg, who Frederick married in Hitchin later in 1911.