J. F. Wake
Service no. 75115
Private, Royal Fusiliers, 10th Battalion; formerly 42273, 99th Training Reserve Battalion
Born in Battersea; enlisted in Lambeth; lived in South Lambeth
Died of wounds on 18 May 1918, aged about 19
Remembered at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France
Information from the 1911 census
John Frederick Wake was a 12-year-old schoolboy in 1911. He lived with his family at 25 Bognor Street, Battersea (this street has now disappeared but was once in a tight knot of streets off Thessaly Road). John’s father James Stowe Wake, 43, was a painter’s labourer born in Westminster; his mother Elizabeth Wake, 39, was born in Lambeth. John had five siblings (two had died): Sydney Albert Wake, 14, a messenger boy; James Stowe Wake, 9; Ivy Kathleen Wake, 6; Daisy Isabell Wake, 6; George Edward Wake, 1.