F. J. Raishbrook
Service no. 955161
Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, Z/29 Trench Mortar Bty.
Born in Clapham; enlisted in Brixton
Died of wounds on 2 December 1917, aged 20
CWGC: “Son of William Edward and Louisa Ann Raishbrook of London.”
Remembered at Tincourt New British Cemetery, France
Information from the censuses
Frederick Raishbrook, aged 14 in 1911, lived at 46 Landor Road, Stockwell with his parents, siblings and two boarders. The household had five rooms. He worked as a messenger boy in a newspaper office. His father, William Raishbrook, 40, was a coal porter, born in Clapham, as was his mother, Louisa Raishbrook, 37. They had four sons: Horace Raishbrook, 15, an errand boy for a chemist; Frederick; Ernest Raishbrook, 12, a schoolboy and part-time errand boy; William Raishbrook, 2. The boarders were Robert Schleicher, 24, an Austrian pastry cook, and Walter Darby, 28, a steward from Highgate, north London. In 1901 the Raishbrooks lived at 25 Landor Road, Stockwell.