Frederick James LINGWOOD

Frederick James Lingwood was born in Santon Downham in 1884, the son of James and Louisa.

In 1901 he was working as a general labourer.

In November 1902 he joined the Norfolk Militia, and in February 1903 transferred to the Coldstream Guards. Two years later he was granted his first Good Conduct badge.

On 2nd February 1906 he was transferred to the Army Reserves on completion of his period of Army Service.

He married Elizabeth Neal in Weeting church on the 30th January 1909.

The 1911 census records Frederick as a farm labourer, living with his wife, Elizabeth, and two children, Isaac and Daisy, in Fengate, Weeting.

Mobilised on the outbreak of war on 6th August 1914, he arrived in France as part of the BEF 6 days later. He remained there until being posted back to 5 Battalion's home depot at the end of January 1916. On the First day of February 1916 Frederick was discharged from the army, his thirteen years of service being complete.

For his service in the Great War, Frederick was awarded the 1914 Star with clasp, the Victory and British War medals.

1914 Star

Victory Medal

British War Medal

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