BACHE Frederick George
Regiment : 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : 5258149
Conflict : WW2
Date of death : 9th August 1944 aged 32
Buried : St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, France, Grave VIII. F. 3.
Relatives : Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Bache; husband of Wynifred Ellen Bache, of Stourbridge, Worcestershire
Memorial : Stourbridge War Memorial
Appears on the Army casualties list for Worcestershire, rank shown as Private.
The birth of Frederick G. Bache is registered in the December Quarter 1911 under the Stourbridge Registration District, mother’s maiden name: Hickman. He married Winifred E. Johnson in Stourbridge in 1935.
The following information has been researched and transcribed by The Black Country Society:
Frederick Bache enlisted in the Worcesters and after training with the Territorials he was posted to the 1st Battalion. This battalion was part of the 43rd (Wessex) Division which was in the follow up force to D-Day. They crossed on the 18th June but were delayed by the great storm of the 19th June. On the 25th they entered the line in the shattered village of Cheux and prepared for an attack to the west of Caen. This town was to occupy the British forces for two months while Rommel mounted a series of Panzer counter attacks. In the battle of the River Odon the Worcesters took Mouen and then went on to take Point 112, the important high ground south of Caen. After a short break the Worcesters’ final advance was to take the outstanding feature of Mont Pincon in a long struggle lasting from 30th July to 9th August. Private Frederick Bache died on the 9th August just as the German forces began their long retreat.