Frederick Waddington Platt



5th Son of James & Elizabeth Platt


Born 1875


Died September 2nd 1918 age 44

Buried with his Parents at Tredworth Road Cemetery.


He went into engineering, but was called up for the Boer War on 8th November 1898 in London

He was then in the Scots Guards

His record stated that he was 6ft tall & in good health, aged 23 years & 11 months old.

He went into Hospital on 25/04/1899 due to an accident whilst off duty; but he was discharged on the 06/05/1899, & was stated fit for duty.


On the 14/02/1900 when he was 25 years & 2 months he joined The Imperial Yeomanry (no 10268) & ranked as a Private.

Unit 3rd Battalion, Railway Regiment

He served his Home Country from 14/02/1900 until 14/04/1900 when he went to serve in South Africa.


While there, things got on top of him, and he became ill.  Edward, (his Brother) was sent out to South Africa to bring him home where he was admitted to Hospital.

On the 01/07/1907 he asked for & was given a discharge from the Army.


He died on 02/09/1918 age 44 years, in Wotten Hall Hospital, Gloucester.


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