Private William Frederick Priest

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

23 Apr 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Assistant Superintendent


Pearl Assurance Co

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


CWGC archives , 1st January 1970

Pte Frederick William Priest, 31980, 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action in the Battle of Arras some time between April 23rd and April 29th, 1917.

He is included on the Luton Roll of Honour with an address at 3 Denbigh Road, Luton, although other records give an address at 8 Walsworth Villas, Hitchin. No report of his death seems to have been published in the local Press.

At the time of the 1911 Census, Frederick was living with his widowed mother Clarissa at 70 Victoria Street, Dunstable. He was described as an Assistant Superintendent of the Pearl Assurance Company.

A boarder at the Dunstable address was Annie Charlotte Skegg, who Frederick married in Hitchin later in 1911.

Author: Deejaya

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