Bartle Laurie Stuart Frere (1896 - 1916)

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Birthplace: Thorley, Hertfordshire, UK
Death: Died
Cause of death: Killed in Action
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About Bartle Laurie Stuart Frere

Joined 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Mentioned in Dispatches. Died 13th November 1916 at Beaumont Hamel., aged 20.


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March 14, 1896
Thorley, Hertfordshire, UK

Name: Bartle Laurie Stuart Frere
Father: Laurie Frere
Mother: Maud Mary Newton
Birth: 14 Mar 1896
Residence: England
Baptism: 25 Apr 1896 in Thorley, Hertfordshire, England

Age 19
3/11/16: [Operations on the Ancre] Beaucourt Sector 6.45 pm - Bn attacked at 6.45 am.

Appendix A: Operations on the North Bank of the ANCRE - Nov 13th 1916. The Battalion advanced with the remainder of the Brigade at 6.45 am and sustained heavy casualties among Officers and NCOs in and near the enemy front line from a strongpoint established between enemy front line and second line which had been passed over by the leading Brigades. Battalion advanced to enemy second line and from there parties pushed forward to Station Road and beyond. Casualties Officers Killed: Captain F.G.C.Ashmead-Bartlett [Francis George Coningsby ASHMEAD-BARTLETT], Lieut.B.L.S. Frere [Bartle Laurie Stuart FRERE], Lieut.R.H.Boys [Richard Harvey BOYS], Lieut.W.A.Turnbull [William Arthur TURNBULL], 2nd Lieut.J. Brodie [John BRODIE], 2nd Lieut.H.B.Hudson [Harold Baldwin HUDSON], 2nd Lieut.S.H. Agate [Sidney Herbert AGATE], 2nd Lieut.T.H. Hill [Thomas Hooten HILL]. Died of Wounds, 2nd Lieut.L.S. Wilkinson [Leslie Stuart WILKINSON]. Wounded 2nd Lieut.A.R.Fraser [Arthur Ronald FRASER], 2nd Lieut.L.BROOKS, 2nd Lieut.W.R.Bridges [William Robert BRIDGES], 2nd Lieut.R.J.Thomas [Reginald James THOMAS], Lieut.G.ARTHUR RAMC . Other Ranks Killed: 48, Died of Wounds - 9, Wounded - 108, Missing - 16 In the evening all available men were withdrawn and taken down to HAMEL, refitted and moved into position in Station Road, close to BEAUCOURT Road

Initials: B L S
Surname: FRERE
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment
Additional Regiment Info: 4th Battalion
Commemorated: British
Age: 20
Date of Death: 13/11/1916
Family: Parents: Laurie and Maud Mary Newton Frere, of Twyford House, Bishop's Stortford, Herts. Educated at Eton.
Gallantry Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Campaign Medals: Victory Medal
British War Medal

Buried : Knightsbridge cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsaart, 8km north of Albert.


FRERE Bartle Laurie Stuart of Tyford House Bishops Storford Lieutenant 4th battalion Bedfordshire regiment died 13th November 1916 killed in action, Administration to Laurie Frere esq £95 18s