F. J. Doel
Service no. 31188
Private, East Surrey Regiment, 8th Battalion
Killed in action aged about 20 on 3 May 1917
Remembered at Arras Memorial, France
Information from the censuses
In 1901 Frederick J. Doel, 4, was living at 5 Spring Gardens with his mother, Ada Jane Doel (née Scrine), 23, a washer and ironer born in Lambeth, and his younger brother, Walter H. Doel, 2. The boys were born in Lambeth. There is no mention of their father.
In 1911 the family was living in 3 rooms at 29 Fountain Street (now gone), Lambeth. Frederick is listed as Fredrick. There were 3 sons: Frederick, 14, Walter, 12, and Arthur, 9, the latter born in Brixton. Again, Ada describes herself as married and a “wife” rather than “head” but there is no husband on the census.