Correctly named 266253 Pte FC Shillingford LN Lan R
Frederick Charles Shillingford was born to William and Elizabeth in Battersea in 1889.
He was to marry Florence Maria Harraden in 1920 and we find them living at 26 Dalby Road, Wandsworth in 1911. Frederick is seen to be working as a drapery porter.
He enlisted with the 12th Bn (Pioneers) Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who went to France in the June of 1916 as a part of 32nd Division. We cant say exactly when Frederick arrived in France.
Pioneer battalions, created as an expedient in 1914, were a new concept in the British Army. Intended to provide the Royal Engineers, with skilled labour and to relieve the infantry from some of its non-combatant duties, Pioneers became the work horses of the Expeditionary Forces.
After the war, we find both Frederick and Florence living at 27 Dempster Street at Clapham Junction in 1939.
Frederick died in 1957.
The Pair is his full entitlement.
The lot includes the transmittal box that the medals were delivered in. As well, the medals are in untouched condition in their separate envelopes, as are the ribbons.