Frederick George Tott MM

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Frederick George Tott MM

 

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
New Zealand Expeditionary Force,
Wellington Regiment, Taranaki Rifles

Rank:                                     
2nd Lieutenant

Service Number:                    
10/2782

Date of Enlisting:                            
3.2.1915

Date of death:                        
3.1967

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
Not known

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Frederick enlisted with the Wellington Regiment of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force on 3rd February 1915. He later transferred to the Taranaki Rifles. He saw active service in Palestine, Gallipoli, and Passchendaele.  He had risen to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant by February 1919.  He was demobbed in July 1919.

Frederick received the Military Medal and the Belgian Croix de Guerre for acts of gallantry at Passchendaele in February 1918. He was also awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Frederick survived the War and died in England in 1967.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:               
1886

Birth Place:                            
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                     
Not known

 

Frederick was born in Ashwell, Hertfordshire in 1886, the fifth son of James and Mary Anne Alice (nee Austin). At age 14 he was a butcher’s lad in Ashwell.

Frederick emigrated to Wellington, New Zealand in 1910 where he worked as a butcher.

Frederick returned to Ashwell, Hertfordshire in at the end of 1919. It is not known if he married.  He died in March 1967.

Frederick’s brother Albert enlisted on 2nd May 1917 but no details are known of his military service.

His brother Wilfred emigrated to Canada in 1913 and married Ethel Langdon at Wellington Co, Ontario in 1915.

 

Commentary:

Royston Crow

 

2 Feb 1917

P3 col 2 (top)

ANZAC visit

To MT School, L/Corp F Tott visiting friends and mother in Ashwell, left for New Zealand 7 years ago, on leave. Has been to Egypt and Gallipoli, now France. Visited old school and Mr Chote persuaded him to address boys about his experiences.

 

15 Feb 1918

P4 col 2 (top)

Honours for an Ashwell boy

Sgt F Tott of Taranaki Rifles, NZ Expeditionary Force awarded Military Medal for fine work in the field especially Paschendaele. Also honoured by Belgian Government on Feb 2nd with Croix de Guerre.

 

Name:

Frederick George Tott

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

3.1967

Enlistment Place:

Wellington, New Zealand

Rank:

2nd Lieutenant

Regiment:

New Zealand Expeditionary Force      

Battalion:

Taranaki Rifles

Regimental Number:      

10/27872

Type of Casualty:

Survived

Theatre of War:

Egyptian,
Balkans, Gallipoli
Western Europe, France and Flanders

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