Private Frederick George Deverell

Learn more about Private Frederick Deverell, a patient treated at Balgowan Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital

Project volunteer James Robertson

Frederick George Deverell

Frederick George Deverell was a local man, born at 90 Station Road, Penge in February 1898.

Before the war

At the time of his enlistment in March 1915, Frederick was living at 105 Crampton Road, Penge and was working as a grocer.

Frederick lived here with his parents and was the youngest of six children; he had three older sisters and two older brothers. His father was a cab driver, likely serving the local railway stations.

Military service

Frederick joined up as a volunteer, enlisting in the 20th London Regiment. Frederick served in France and whilst in France was transferred to to the 11 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 17th April 1917.

Injury

In August 1917, in France, Frederick was injured receiving a gun shot wound to the jaw. He signed page 14 of Nurse Harvey’s autograph album.

Medals

Frederick was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

After the war

Frederick survived the war and died in June 1957 in Bromley.

This page was added by Ian Grant on 28/05/2014.

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