In memory of Frederick George Scrase

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Frederick George Scrase was born around November 1889 in Ammenhurst near the town of Brighton in Sussex and sadly was killed in action on 2nd March 1916.

Frederick’s army records (L/8699) were quite extensive, which enabled me to build up quite a good picture of him, he was not tall at 5ft 4inches and weighing 107lbs, he had a fresh complextion, hazel eyes and brown hair. Prior to joining the army after receiving notice to serve in April 1907 he was a grocer. When Frederick first started his service he had several disciplinary offences for drinking and laughing and talking, all when not on duty though – life must have been so tough for them! It appears that after a year or so these occurances become fewer and from being a soldier that was “a hard worker, but requires supervision”, he was then descibed as “improved and is very capable”. Frederick was promoted to Corporal…

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