Le Mesurier, F N
FREDERICK NEIL/NEAL LE MESURIER
Remembered with honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial: Panel 44 and 46.
He was formerly with the West African Field Force, and held the Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902 medal with four clasps; the King’s South Africa 1901-02 medal with two clasps; and the Africa General Service medal with one clasp. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, and was killed in action at St Julien.
There is a brief article about Frederick in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 8 May 1915.
Son of Colonel Frederick Augustus and the late Louisa Anne (nee BROWNE) LE MESURIER; husband of Rachel Whitford (nee GILLHAM) LE MESURIER.
His parents married 31 January 1866 at St James’, Dover, Kent. Louisa died 1912 in the Headington, Oxon, district aged 77; Frederick died 9 June 1926 in Oxford aged 87.
Frederick was born 7 March 1875 in Brighton, Sussex, and baptised 6 May 1875 at St Peter’s, Brighton. He was educated at Marlborough College 1886-91, and the R.M.C. Sandhurst 1894-95. He married 4 January 1906 at St James’, Bushey, Herts. Rachel never remarried, she died 27 October 1941 in St Alban’s, Herts, aged 67, and was buried 1 November at St James’, Bushey.
He has an entry in the National Probate Calendar.
On the 1881 Census, Frederick aged 6 was a visitor in Bromley, Kent, with his mother and one sibling. On the 1891 Census, a student aged 16 he was a visitor in Christchurch, Hants. On the 1901 Census, he is presumed to be in South Africa. On the 1911 Census, he is proving elusive.
Date of death25/04/1915
Age at death40
Place of death
NotesListed as N LE MESURIER on the Oxhey Memorials. Frederick and his family feature on the Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal!
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