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Source: Leicestershire War Memorials Project. Fred Ainge suffered fatal injuries at Epinoy, France on the 3rd October, 1918 and passed away on the 6th October 1918, aged 19 years. An extract of the war diary explaining his engagement was submitted by his Great- nephew, K. Ainge in 2018.
Source: Michael Doyle Their Name Liveth For Evermore: The Great War Roll of Honour for Leicestershire and Rutland. He was the son of William Alban Ainge a journeyman butcher, born in 1859 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire and his wife Annie Ainge (nee Foster, married in the 3rd quarter of 1886 in the Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire district), born 1858 in Foston, Lincolnshire. Frederick was born in the 2nd quarter of 1899 in Melton Mowbray and was baptised on the 16th July 1899 in the parish church, Melton Mowbray, his siblings were, John William, born 27th August 1887, Albert Edward, born 5th May 1889 and baptised on the 22nd December 1889 in the parish church Melton Mowbray, Harry, born 8th August 1891, Rose, born 1894 and Ivy, born 1901 and baptised on the 29th September 1901 in the parish church Melton Mowbray, all his siblings were born in Melton Mowbray, in March 1901 the family home was at 14, Pall Mall, Melton Mowbray. In April 1911 Frederick was a schoolboy and was residing in the family home at 14, Pall Mall, Melton Mowbray, together with his father, a retired butcher, his mother and siblings, John, a house painter, Albert, a butcher, Harry, an iron foundry core maker, Ivy and Lily, born 1903 in Melton Mowbray and baptised on the 20th September 1903 in the parish church Melton Mowbray. Frederick was awarded the British War and Victory medals.
On Friday October 18th 1918 The Melton Mowbray Times & Vale of Belvoir Gazette published the following article under the heading. “MELTON AND THE WAR.” – LOCAL SOLDIER’S DEATH FROM WOUNDS. (A photograph accompanied the article). Last week Mrs. A. Ainge, 14, Pall Mall, Melton Mowbray, received the following telegram from the Officer in Charge of Infantry Records, Lichfield, dated October 7th: “Regret to inform you Officer Commanding 30th Casualty Clearing Station, France reports 5th October, No. 37234 Pte. Ainge F., South Staffs Regt. dangerously wounded. Regret permission to visit him cannot be granted.” Unfortunately the wounds terminated fatally, the following letter reaching Mrs. Ainge on Thursday afternoon: “No. 30 Casualty Clearing Station, France, 6th October, 1918. Dear Mrs. Ainge, - I am very sorry to tell you that your son Pte. F. Ainge, died in this hospital yesterday. He was wounded in the chest, abdomen, and ankle, in a very dangerous condition. Everything possible has been done for him, but he did not improve and passed away yesterday afternoon. He did not realise how critical his condition was, but earlier in the day I told him I was going to write to you, and he sent his love. With much sympathy to you, I am Yours very truly, G. M. Bulman, sister-in-charge.” Deceased who was 19 years of age, was formerly employed by the late Mr. Arthur Moore, baker, Timber-hill. He joined up in March, 1916 and went out to France at the beginning of last March. His brother, Pte. Albert Edward Ainge, Leicester’s, has been a prisoner of war since May 27th.
- Conflict - World War I
- Burial Place - Iii D 11, Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux
- Unit - South Staffordshire Regiment
- Cause of death - DIED OF WOUNDS
- Burial Commemoration - Bucquoy Road Cem., Ficheux, France
- Born - Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
- Enlisted - March 1916 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
- Place of Residence - 14 Pall Mall, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
- Memorial - MELTON MOWBRAY MEM., LEICS
- Memorial - ST. MARY'S CHURCH, MELTON MOWBRAY, LEICS
- Memorial - WAR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL MEM., MELTON MOWBRAY, LEICS