WARREN, Fred Robert Fulford

Major, 14th Bn., Hampshire Regiment

Born

March 1885.
Son of Frederick William Warren and Florence Elizabeth of Teignmouth, Devon.

Education

Blundell's School, “Petergate”, April 1900 – Easter 1902.

Service

He led the first successful attack the battalion had made up to that time, but was killed in action near Thiepval.

Death

22nd October 1916, aged 21.
Killed in action near Thiepval.

Burial/Commemoration

Special memorial 1.
Major Warren was buried where he fell but in Spring 1917 when the village of Grandcourt fell to the British a small Military cemetery was established there when the battlefields of the Ancre were cleared so his grave was moved to the cemetery.  Subsequently Grandcourt was lost to German troops in 1918 and the exact position of the grave was lost so he is among the 108 unidentified graves in Grandcourt Road Cemetery, Somme and is commemorated by the special memorial placed near the wall by the entrance.  Grandcourt is a village about 11km north-east of Albert, the cemetery is south of the village in the direction of Thiepval in the middle of a field. 

Memorial

His headstone is at 50°06’55.9” N 002°42’14.4”E
The family chose to have the inscription “Their glory shall not be blotted out”.

Research

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - www.cwgc.org
The National Archives, Kew  WO 339/15172?  And Medal rolls WO 372/21
“The Register of Blundell's School, Part II 1882 – 1932” (1932) MAHOOD, A.S., Ed. Entry No.4755
“Cemeteries & Memorials in Belgium & Northern France” (2004) Commonwealth War Graves Commission. 25/488
The Blundellian, July 1916 p 247
Field visit (JEA & GRY 30/7/2006)

 

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