Private Frederick William Pestell

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

28 Apr 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Straw hat blocker


Read & Horn

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

98 Cobden Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

London Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 17th May 1917
Pte Frederick William Pestell

Pte Frederick William Pestell, 30915, 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action on April 28th, 1917. He was aged 39.

He was called up in July 1916 and, after a spell of training at Landguard on the East Coast, returned home before being drafted out to France in October. His widow, Elizabeth, received official notification of his death two weeks later at her home at 98 Cobden Street, Luton.

Prior to call-up Frederick Pestell was employed as a straw hat blocker by hat manufacturers Read and Horn, Market Hill, Luton. He had married Elizabeth Wheatley at St Mary's Parish Church, Luton, on Christmas Eve, 1900, and they had five surviving children.

Individual Location

Pte Frederick William Pestell

Author: Deejaya

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