DENGATE Frederick Henry

Category: Military
Rank: Gunner
Regiment or Ship: Royal Field Artillery
Service Number(s): 1424 and 906048
Occupation: Chemist Errand Boy (in 1911)
Date of Birth: 1895
Place of Birth: Bexhill on Sea, Sussex.
Date of Death: 1986
Place of Death: Hastings and Rother disctictAddress: 12 Windsor Road, Bexhill

Photos and newspaper articles

Family Information

Parents: James Dengate, born 1845 in Hastings, died in March 1931 in the Battle area, and Ellen Dengate, born 1849 in Stowmarket, Suffolk, died also March 1931 in the Battle area. In the censuses James was a House Painter.


Mary Dengate, born 1886 in Bexhill.

William Dengate, born 1890 in Bexhill.

 In both 1901 and 1911 the family were living at 12 Windsor Road, Bexhill on Sea.

First World War Experience

Unfortunately, Frederick’s service records have not survived – apart from the Medal Roll Index which showed that he was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

The only other thing we know about him was that he was serving in Mesopotamia in November 1916 and this is from a small article in the Bexhill Observer, dated 18th November 1916, which stated that “Gunner F. H. Dengate, R.F.A. Mesopotamia, son of Mrs. J. Dengate, 12 Windsor-road.” A photograph was also included in the article.

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