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Date of Death
20 Jul 1917
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Pte Frederick James Bysouth, 200992, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in Palestine on July 20th, 1917 - a day of particularly high casualties for the regiment. He was aged 32 and married with a wife living at 123 Russell Street, Luton.
Frederick had joined the Bedfords in October 1915 and, after six months training at Halton, set sail for Egypt 15 months before his death.
He had married Beatrice Bunyan at St Paul's Church, Luton, on April 24th, 1905, and at the time of the 1911 Census he was a blocking machinist employed by hat manufacturers Dillingham & Sons, of George Street, Luton. He was then living with Beatrice at her family home at 42 Cowper Street.
Frederick's brother Herbert (201034, 1/5th Bedfords), who was also serving with the regiment in Palestine, was himself killed in action in Palestine on November 2nd, 1917. Herbert left a widow whom he had married about 18 months before his death.