Private Frederick Halsey

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

21 Jun 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation




Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

6 New Town Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Bienvillers Military Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 4th July 1918
Pte Frederick Halsey

Pte Frederick Halsey, 2473, 2/1st West Riding Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, was one of three stretcher-bearers who died together under enemy shell fire in France on the morning of June 21st, 1918.

In a letter to Mrs Elizabeth Halsey at 6 New Town Street, Luton, Lieut-Col Walter Lister extended his sympathy and wrote: “Your son was on duty in the forward area as stretcher-bear when the relay post at which he was stationed was blown up by a direct hit from enemy fire.”

Frederick Halsey, aged 32 and single, was an old Army Reserve man who had served for some 14 years. On the outbreak of war in 1914 he immediately joined up. For the first 18 months he was on battlefield duty, later serving on ships bringing wounded men back to England before finally returning to the Front himself.

Prior to joining up he had worked at Laporte's in Park Street, the 1911 Census describing him as an iron foundry labourer. His father had died in 1907.

Individual Location

Pte Frederick Halsey

Author: Deejaya

Related items

Add comment

Log in or register to post comments