FREDERICK AXON 

Rank: Private
Service Number: 2487.
Regiment: 1/6th Bn. Cheshire Regiment Died Tuesday 8th February 1916 Age 24County Memorial Stockport
Commemorated\Buried CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Grave\Panel Ref: Plot 1. Row D. Grave 27.
France

Frederick was born in Stockport in 1892 he was the son of Samuel and Mary Axon. The 1901 census shows the family living at 5 York Street, Stockport. By 1911 the family had moved to 12a Thompson Street, Stockport, Frederick was working as an apprentice blocker at Christy’s Hatworks. Fredericks father, Samuel died age 70 in 1913. Frederick then lived with his mother at Derby Street, Edgeley and later at 23 Heawood Street. His service number suggests that he was probably a pre-war member of the Territorials and would have been mobilised when war was declared in August 1914. The 1/6th battalion went to France on the 10th November 1914, however Frederick landed in France on 26th January 1915. The battalion war diary shows that a draft of 4 officers and 243 men arrived from the reserve battalion on the 29th January in the trenches at Dranoutre, Frederick more than likely would have been in this number.

On the 5th February 1916 the battalion marched from Pont Noyelles to Ville Sous Corbie and went into billets about 5 miles behind the front line. On the 6th the war diary reports that one other rank was admitted to hospital and the following day another three were admitted. Frederick would have been one of those four men, he died from pneumonia on the 8th and is buried at Corbie Communal Cemetery.