Frederick Elkins 1892 – 1917
Research by John Birch, Wrecclesham War Memorial World War I 1914-1919 (Privately printed). Typed up (with permission) by Josh Waldron.
Private Frederick Elkins was born in Wrecclesham in 1892, the son of James Elkins and Constance Eliza Elkins of Moons Hill, Frensham, Surrey. Frederick Elkins was baptised at St Peter’s church, Wrecclesham, on 7th August 1892. He is also recorded in the 1901 Census with parents James and Eliza living in the Street, Wrecclesham. The family at the time consisted of five children, four boys and a girl.
Frederick was to serve in the 11th Battallion of the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, Service Number G6705. The 11th Battalion were in Aldershot in February 1916 where they were mobilised for war, landing at Le Havre on 5th May 1916. They were in action in the battles around Ypres in 1917 and it was here that Frederick was killed in action on 16th May 1917. He was buried at Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, West Flanders, Belgium, in Plot B 10.