or Frederick Victor Clement
F. V. Clement
Service no. 3538
Private, London Regiment, 1st/24th Battalion
Died age 19 on 11 June 1916
Son of Walter George and Harriett Clement, of 38 Burgoyne Road, Stockwell
Remembered at Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Information from the censuses
In 1911 Fredrick/Frederick Victor Clement was a 14-year-old schoolboy boarding at 60 Burgoyne Road (off Combermere Road), London SW9. He, his mother Harriett Clement, 58, a widowed charwoman from Clapham, and brother Walter George Clement, 36, a chair caner, also from Clapham, lived with the Faux family: Frank Mark Faux, 34, a brewer’s drayman, Ada Ethel Faux, 30, and their sons Frank William Faux, 5, and Leonard Henry Faux, 2.
The 1901 census shows that Walter George was “part blind from birth” and was working as a tea agent. Chair caning, his occupation in 1911, was a popular job for the blind.
Frederick was baptised on 15 September 1897 at St Andrew’s, Landor Road. His father, Walter George Clement, was a coach painter, and the family lived at 90 Dalyell Road.
Frederick died at No.22 Casualty Clearing Station.