WWI Pair. Sadler. Loughton, Essex. South Wales Borderers. Served Bantam Battalions.


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Correctly named 37626 Pte F Sadler S Wales Bord

Born to John and Alice in Loughton, Essex in 1893, Frederick is seen to be living at 6 Smarts Lane, Louhgton in 1911.

Frederick served with the 12thBn (East Anglian) Suffolk Regiment with the service number 22732, also with the 19thBn (Bantams) Royal Welsh Fusiliers with the service number 45598 and with the 12thBn (Bantams) South Lancashire Regiment with the service number 24593.

He went to France with the 2ndBn South Wales Borderers in July 1916 and in September 1917 went with the 4thBn South Wales Borderers to Basrah.

He suffered malaria and was demobbed in May 1919

Noting Frederick served with the Bantam Battalions, it is recorded his height was a mere 5 ft 1/2″.

He married Elizabeth Daughty in 1920 and we see them living at 45 Smarts Lane, Loughton and he is working as a general labourer.

In 1939, they are seen to be living at 50 Englands Lane, Loughton and Frederick is seen to be now a builders labourer.

Frederick died in 1967.

Both medals have original silk ribbons.

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