Frederick W. Edwards

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 6337
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 30
  • Date of Death: 05.04.1915
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 38 & 40

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 19 Mid St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Dock Labourer
  • Mother:
  • Father:

    David Dunn Edwards, 34 Hilltown, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Frederick W. Edwards

Frederick has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.


Information has been received of the death in action of Pte. F. W. Edwards, a Dundee member of the Cameron Highlanders.  Pte. Edwards, who is stated to have been killed on 5th April, was a son of Mr D. I. Edwards, 34 Hilltown, and was the sole support of his father.  He was 30 years of age.  Pte. Edwards was employed as a dock labourer when war broke out, and his time was up on the very day mobilisation orders were issued.  His discharge papers came after he was away.  Pte. Edwards was wounded on 5th November, and after a period in hospital he was home at the end of last year on a fortnight’s furlough.  He subsequently was sent back to the front.  When serving his time in the army Pte. Edwards was on foreign service in South Africa and also the far east.

Dundee Courier 19th May 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

Can you tell us more about Frederick W. Edwards'? Some additional facts, a small story handed down through the family or perhaps a picture or an heirloom you can share online. Contact our curator...

THANK YOU for your interest in helping the Great War Dundee project. Please complete the short form below and a curator will contact you in the next few days.

    I am writing to: