ALDRIDGE Frederick George
Regiment : N Special Company Royal Engineers
Service number : 106099
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 3rd April 1918 aged 22
Buried : Hedauville Communal Cemetery extension, France, Grave B.3.
Relatives : Son of John William and Margaret Aldridge, 4 Worcester Road, Evesham, Worcestershire
Memorial : Evesham All Saints Church Aldridge Memorial
Also appears on : Evesham War Memorial
Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM)
Distinguished Conduct Medal citation, London Gazette, 17th April 1918, page 1381:
106099 Sjt F.G. Aldridge, R.E. (Evesham, Worcester).
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on several occasions. By his splendid courage, zeal and devotion to those who have become casualties he has earned the greatest respect from all ranks. His work at battery positions and his control under fire has been most praiseworthy.
The inscription on the memorial reads:
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
FREDERICK GEORGE ALDRIDGE
SERVER AND MEMBER OF ALL SAINT’S CHOIR
SCHOLAR AND EXHIBITIONER
OF EVESHAM GRAMMAR SCHOOL
INTER B.Sc. BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY
ROYAL ENGINEERS, M.M. D.C.M.
BORN JANUARY 16TH 1896,
DIED FOR HIS COUNTRY,
APRIL 3RD 1918.
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN
THAN THIS, THAT HE LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.