Date of birth: 1891
Date of death: 26 March 1918
Died aged 27
Frederick Charles Squires was born in St Aldate’s, Oxford, the third of the five sons of William Little, a gardener, and his wife Mary (nee Squires). By 1911 he was working as a college servant at Christ Church. Initially he enlisted with the Queen’s Own Oxford Hussars, but later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps.
Pozieres Memorial Panel 93 and 94
From the London Memorial - the reverse states:
“The Machine Gun Corps of which His Majesty King George V was Colonel-in-Chief was formed by Royal Warrant dated the 14th day of October 1915. The Corps served in France, Flanders, Russia, Italy, Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Salonica, India, Afghanistan and East Africa. The last unit of the Corps to be disbanded was the Depot at Shorncliffe on the 15th day of July 1922. The total number who served in the Corps was some 11,500 Officers and 159,000 other ranks of whom 1,120 Officers and 12,671 other ranks were killed and 2,881 Officers and 45,377 other ranks were wounded, missing or prisoners of war.”
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