Frederick James Busbridge
|First name||Frederick James|
|Resided Town||Maidstone, Kent|
|Date of Death||10/10/1917|
|Fate||Died of Wounds|
|Duty Location||France And Flanders|
|Regiment||Royal Field Artillery|
thenovember1917 parish magazine wrote in memoriam: ‘Another name must be added to those who have gone to join the ranks of the gallant dead. Fred Busbridge was well-known and deservedly popular, and he had helped the Church as a chorister and ringer for a number of years. This is the second loss that Mr and Mrs Busbridge have sustained in the War, and we pray that they may be given strength to bear their great loss, and that their son’s faithful service to the Church may bring him light refreshment and peace in the new and higher life to which he has been called’.
parents: Mr. and Mrs. F. Busbridge. In 1881 they lived at 82 Tonbridge Road. Frederick was baptised on 22nd January 1882. In 1911 they lived at 175, Tonbridge Rd., Maidstone, Kent. His father was an Asylum Attendant. The parents had 4 sons born in Maidstone and they were all single in 1911. Frederick and Walter were bootmakers. The younger brothers were Leonard born 1890, married at Selhurst and died in 1988. Herbert 1892-1975.