Masterman, Frederick Michael


Second son of Edward Masterman of Knotts Green, Essex, and Sophie Alice Masterman (daughter of Alex F. Clarke, of St. Petersburg). There are no available records of his time at Winchester and when war broke out he was horse-ranching in Canada.

He enlisted as a Trooper in the 13th Regiment, Canadian Mounted Rifles on February 1st 1915. Masterman stated that he had previous military experience, which may have been service in the Corps at Winchester. Having crossed to England with the Canadian forces he transferred to the 3rd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles and then switched to the 10th Battalion.

He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme somewhere near Thiepval Wood. He has no known grave.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Masterman
  • Forenames or initials: Frederick Michael
  • House: G
  • Years in School: 1897-1901
  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles
  • Date of Birth: 29th September 1884
  • Date of Death: 1st July 1916
  • How Died: Killed in Action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer G5
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on Pier and Face 15A and 15B of the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL