Leading Stoker Frederick Neville
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Date of Birth
16 Oct 1887
Date of Death
31 May 1916
Place of Birth
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Soldier or Civilian
Leading Stoker Frederick Neville was lost with the sinking of the battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary during the Battle of Jutland on May 31st, 1916. He was 28 years of age.
Born in Luton and a former pupil of Dunstable Road Schools, he had served in the Navy for five years before returning to work at Luton Gas Works for about a year. He then rejoined the Navy about four years before his death.
In 1913 he married Laura Annie (nee Morris) in Portsmouth and they had a little boy born in 1914. At the time of Frederick's death she was living with his sister at 101 Highbury Road, Luton, where she first received an intimation that her husband was missing.
Younger brother Charles Neville, who was in the Cyclist Corps of the E.A.R.E. been invalided home from Gallipoli, wounded and suffering from the effects of dysentery. It had been thought that shrapel had cost him the sight in one eye, but he had recovered and recently been drafted out to Egypt.