From West Malling War Memorial listing
JACQUES, FREDERICK JAMES. Private, TF/206199.
“B” Company, 23rd (Service) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, (2nd Football).
Died Tuesday 31 July 1917. Aged 28.
Born Climping, Littlehampton, Sussex. Enlisted Maidstone, Kent. Resided East Malling, Kent.
Son of Mrs. Charlotte Jacques of the Heath, East Malling, Kent, and the late Edward Jacques.
Husband of Ada Lydia Jacques of 13, Ryarsh Terrace, West Malling, Kent.
Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 49.
At the time of the 1901 census, the Jacques family resided at the Heath, East Malling, Kent. Head of the house was 35 year old Frensham, Surrey native Charlotte Jacques, who was a widow. Frederick married Miss Emily Webb at the parish church of St. James, East Malling, Kent on Monday 8 May 1915. He enlisted in the army ‘For the Duration of the War’ on Sunday 1 October 1916, and placed on the Army Reserve. At the time of his enlistment, Frederick stated that he was 27 years and 255 days old, employed as a Farm Labourer, and that he was married. Frederick was mobilized on Monday 16 April 1917, and attested to serve in the 7th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. On Tuesday 3 July 1917, Frederick was posted to France for service with the British Expeditionary Force, in the 23rd (Service) Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, (2nd Football). Following his death, Frederick was initially posted as ‘Missing,’ but the Army Council later made the decision that for official purposes, it was to be assumed that Frederick had died on or after Tuesday 31 July 1917.
Researched by Sarah M’Grady