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Person Details



Name: Eton - WW1 (2) High Street, Eton
NIWM Ref: 7955
RBWM Ref: WM238
Name: Eton Wick and Boveney Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick
NIWM Ref: 7948
RBWM Ref: WM176

Person Details

Place of birth: Datchet
A.K.A: Frederick   COLBOURN
Gender: Male
Date of death: 01/11/1918
Place of death: Hospital, Rugeley Camp, Cannock Chase. Staffordshire
Manner of death: Died of disease
Age at death: 28
Cemetery Name: St John the Baptist, Eton Wick
CWGC Ref: 344005
TWGPP Ref: 2875023
Address: Bungalow Victoria Road Boveney

Military details

Joined: Enlisted -Windsor
Military Organisation: Army
Military Unit/Group: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 185017


Mother Alice COLBOURN
Father George COLBOURN

Additional information

Fred's name is spelt COLBOURNE on memorial cross at St. John the Baptist Eton Wick, where he is buried west of the church, but spelt COLBOURN on CWGC and TWGPP and headstone. Fred died of Pneumonia in Military Hospital, Cannock Chase, on 31/10/1918 according to the UK Army Register of Soldiers Effects, leaving his widow Edith and children.
Fred had been baptised in Datchet 20th July 1890. He had worked at the Post Office since November 1904.


There is a photo of his gravestone in Eton Wick church yard on Buckinghamshire Remembers.

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