Other names: Frederick James
Locations in this story: Tollard Royal, WiltshireFrance & FlandersHainaut, Belgium
Story: Frederick James Staples was born in Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, in 1897, the son of Bennett George Staples and Annie Kate Staples (née Horlock), a local family. Frederick lived all his life in and around Tollard Royal. He enlisted and joined the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 202416). He served in France & Flanders where he died on 12th April 1918. He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium, (Ref: Panel 8.). He is also remembered in the church at Tollard Royal with an inscription 'died in France, youngest son of Bennett George'. He does not appear on the village War Memorial. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.