Remembered with honour Thiepval Memorial: Pier and Face 2C.
He enlisted in Ampthill, Beds; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action at Arras in the front line north of the River Ancre. Unfortunately, Frederick’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There are articles about Frederick in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 10 March 1917 and 17 March 1917.
Son of Herbert George and Ellen (nee DRAKE) COUGHTREY.
His parents married 1892 in the Berkhamsted, Herts, district. Herbert died 1934 in Watford aged 73, and was buried 1 November in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Ellen died 15 August 1946 in Watford aged 82, and was buried 20 August, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Fred was born 22 August 1893 in Tring, Herts, and baptised 2 July 1899 at Sts Peter and Paul, Tring. He attended first New Mill JMI School, Tring, from 31 August 1896 to 4 September 1899; then Victoria Infants’ School, Watford; finally Beechen Grove Board School, Watford, from 5 March 1900 to 31 July 1907. He resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 7 he lived in Watford, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a printer’s boy aged 17, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings.
Date of death26/02/1917
Age at death23
Place of death
NotesHis brother George died 26 February 1917 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)