Frederick Climpson

Village memories: General Havelock pub, Back Lane (picture from SWOP website)

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Private 12290 9th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Formerly Gunner 53870 Royal Garrison Artillery
Died on 7th July 1916 aged 25
Remembered with Honour at Amara War Cemetery
Grave reference IX.J.22

Frederick was born in Loudwater in 1890 to William and Sarah (nee Tilbury). In 1911 he was living in Back Lane, Loudwater, with his mother and stepfather Alfred Why (Sarah had married Alfred Why in 1907, the year after William died). Alfred was a mill labourer and Frederick and his two brothers and sister also worked at a local mill.
Having previously been a Gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery from 1914 to 1916, Frederick enlisted into the Royal Warwickshire Regiment at High Wycombe and was attached to the 9th battalion of the New Armies. The 9th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment had been formed at Warwick in 1914 and came under the command of the 39th Brigade, 13th (Western) Division. It was moved to Gallipoli in July 1915, Egypt in January 1916 and Mesopotamia in February 1916. Private Climpson died on 7th July 1916 in Mesopotamia.
As well as the Loudwater memorial, his name appears on the Bucks roll of Honour, High Wycombe Roll of Honour, Wycombe Marsh Memorial and Wycombe Hospital Memorial. He is remembered with honour at the Amara War Cemetery in Iraq.

Additional information taken from the Buckinghamshire Remembers website:
Name Frederick CLIMPSON
Rank/Number Private 12290
Regiment Royal Warwickshire Regiment 9th Battalion
Enlisted High Wycombe
Age/Date of death 25 07 Jul 1916
How died/Theatre of war Died Mesopotamia
Last known address Loudwater
Cemetery Amara War Cemetery, Iraq
Grave or Memorial Reference IX.J.22
Location of memorial Loudwater
Date/Place of birth c1891 Loudwater
Date/Place of baptism 05 Jul 1891 Loudwater
Pre-war occupation of Casualty
Parents William & Sarah Climpson
Parent's occupation paper maker
Parents’ Address (last known) 1901: Back Lane, Loudwater
Wife’s Address (last known)
Notes formerly 53870 RGA

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