STOOKE Frederick

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Frederick Stooke and his younger brother Edgar died within two weeks of each other in April 1918. They were two of seven brothers to serve during the First World War, of which only three returned home. His elder brothers Frank and Arthur also died. Frederick was born in 1898 at Essendine, the son of John Robert and Christiana Charlotte Stooke. John was the headmaster of Essendine School for many years. When John retired the family moved a few miles to Carlby in Lincolnshire. Frederick was just 12 when his father died, and his mother took over running the Plough Inn in the village. Frederick joined the Coldstream Guards as a Private and was killed on 13 April 1918. He has no known grave but is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial. He was 20 years old. There is a memorial tablet to the four boys in St Stephen’s church in Carlby. The men’s mother Christiana is buried in St Stephen’s churchyard within sight of the memorial tablet.

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  • Stooke Plaque 2
  • Stooke Plaque 1
  • Stooke brothers at Ryhall church
  • Ploegsteert Memorial drone 3
  • Ploegsteert Memorial 1
  • F Stooke JS1

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3 images Frederick (known as Freddie).
By cbrandal on Tuesday 3rd June '14 at 2:48pm
We have since found that John Robert Stooke (the boys' father) is buried in St Stephen's churchyard - a bit of gravestone investigation - next to Christiana.
By cbrandal on Monday 20th October '14 at 2:32pm
A picture of his name on the Memorial, taken on a visit to the cemetery 28 February 2016.
By John Stokes on Sunday 28th February '16 at 5:07pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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