Frederick James Busbridge

First nameFrederick James
InitialsF J
Birth Town
Resided TownMaidstone, Kent
Date of Death10/10/1917
FateDied of Wounds
Service Number210500
Duty LocationFrance And Flanders
Campaign Medals
  • Victory Medal
  • British War Medal
  • Memorial Death Plaque Of WWI
ServiceBritish Army
RegimentRoyal Field Artillery
Battalion295th Brigade
  • Britain on the Remembrance Board at the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone
  • On the Tower War Memorial at the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone
  • The plaque on the Choir Stalls at the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels. The May 1918 Parish Magazine tells us that ‘Mr Fred Busbridge, who was killed in action, had generously left £10 For a memorial to be placed in the Church to the members of the Choir who had served their country.’
  • Dozinghem Military Cemetery Grave Reference V111 G 3

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.