Frederick John Stevens
10280 Private Frederick John Stevens, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) died 31 July 1917 in the opening stage of ‘Third Ypres' offensive to advance the line east to the village and slight elevation of Passchendaele. He was buried with 900 others who died of wounds there, in Canada Farm Cemetery (ref. II. B. 22), five miles north-west of Ypres, the site of a Field Dressing Station in a farmhouse.
Frederick had originally joined the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry with the Regimental No. 20740. His place of birth on his death record is Weymouth, Dorset and there is a record of a Frederick John Stevens born in 1899 living there with his father Alfred James Stevens and mother Fanny Emily. We know only that Frederick signed on for his army service in Oxford. See also reference to him in the Wheatley in a World at War chapter.