Regiment : 14th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Service number : 215
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 30th July 1916
Buried : Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, France, Pier and Face 9A 9B and 10B.
Birthplace : Born and resident Redditch, Worcestershire, enlisted Birmingham
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
Also appears on : Redditch St Stephen’s Church
Credits : Researched by Jillian Coombes.
The Birmingham Daily Mail, Monday 21st August 1916:
Roll of Honour
Private F. McQuay (26), Royal Warwickshire Regiment, only son of Mr and Mrs McQuay, Redditch. Before joining a City Battalion he was employed by Bell and Nicholson Ltd., Cannon Street, Birmingham.
Birmingham Daily Mail courtesy of British Library image: http://www.britishnewspaperarchives.co.uk
The Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger, Saturday 9th September 1916:
(215) F. McQuay – Royal Warwicks from Redditch
Bromsgrove, Droitwich and Redditch Messenger digitised by and courtesy of Martin Stephens: http://www.bromsgrovebmsgh.co.uk
On the 1911 census Fred aged 20, Draper’s assistant, lived with his parents Frederick, Draper employer and Sarah Catherine McQuay at 15 Market Place, Redditch.
Fred McQuay has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Thiepval Memorial.