Remembered with honour Voormezeele Enclosures Nos. 1 and 2: Plot I, Row L, Grave 33.
He enlisted in St Pancras, London; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and died of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Frederick’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Tom and the late Susannah (nee ATKINS) FIGG; husband of Rosina (nee CHAMPION) FIGG.
His parents married 11 December 1878 at Holy Trinity, Leverstock Green, Herts. Susannah died 1907 in Watford aged 50, and was buried 6 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Tom died 1937 in Watford aged 79, and was buried 19 October, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Frederick was born 22 May 1891 in Watford, and baptised 26 June 1891 at St Mary’s, Watford. He attended first Beechen Grove Infants’ School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School from 3 January 1898 to 19 May 1905. He worked for the London & North Western Railway Company as a parcel porter in the Traffic Department, Euston; and married 1912 in the St Pancras district; they had one child. Rosina remarried 1920 in the St Pancras district to James H ALLEN.
On the 1901 Census, aged 12 [sic] he lived in Watford, with his parents and three siblings. On the 1911 Census, a porter with the L&NW Railway aged 19, he still lived in Watford, with his widowed father and two siblings.
Date of death26/10/1917
Age at death26
Place of death
- 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)