Private Frederick William Dickens

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

2 Nov 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Iron moulder

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

3 Harcourt Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Palestinian Territory

Grave Location

Gaza War Cemetery
Palestinian Territory

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 29th November 1917

Pte Frederick William Dickens, 200582, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on November 2nd, 1917, during the 3rd Battle of Gaza. He was aged 34.

An in memoriam notice in The Luton News of November 29th, 1917, from his "sorrowing wife and family at Rugby" was the sole public acknowledgement of his death.

Frederick had married Agnes Smith in Luton in 1907 and they had four, possibly five, children. In 1911 Frederick and Agnes and their first three children were living with Frederick's widower father William at 3 Harcourt Street, Luton. His mother Sarah had died in 1906.

In the 1911 Census Frederick was described as an iron moulder.

Individual Location

Author: Deejaya

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