Private Frederick Leslie Bland

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

14 Oct 1899

Date of Death

23 Aug 1918

Service Number


Place of Birth

Chiltern Green
United Kingdom

World War I Address

Chiltern Green Station
Nr Luton
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 12th September 1918
Chiltern Green Station 1952

Pte Frederick Leslie Bland, 77681, 13th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (County of London Regiment), was killed in action in France on August 23rd, 1918. He was the youngest son of Martha Elizabeth and George William Bland, stationmaster at Chiltern Green [station pictured just before closure in 1952].

Frederick had been called up on December 28th, 1917, and underwent training at Brocton Camp. He was placed in the Royal Fusiliers and sent out to France at the end of March 1918. He was 18 on October 14th, 1917.

An elder brother, Cpl Edgar Harry Bland (38741, 2/8th Lancashire Fusiliers), was a prisoner of war at Munster, having been captured on March 21st, at the start of the German spring offensive of 1918. He had been in France about 10 months.

Another brother, Frank Douglas Bland (Motor Transport, Army Service Corps) had been invalided home from Salonica in April 1918. He had joined up in August 1914.

Individual Location

Chiltern Green Station 1952

Author: Deejaya

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