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CANDY, Frederick Henry (1884-1960) – Devonshire Regiment/Labour Corps

Private Frederick Henry Candy (1884-1960) was born near Tenbury, the son of Richard and Louisa Candy who were living near Bromyard in 1891, where Richard was a dairyman.  Frederick, and younger brother Ernest, went to Badsey School from 26th October 1896 until 31st March 1897, and in the Admission Book were entered as from Wickhamford.   The family moved on to Orleton-on-Teme, near Tenbury, where Richard Candy was a farmer in 1901. 

Frederick was called up on 21st October 1916, but immediately returned to the Reserves.  At enlistment Frederick Candy’s next-of-kin was given as his widowed mother, Louisa.  He was later mobilised, on 24th February 1917, and sent to the 6th Labour Co., Devonshire Regiment. (No 102097).  He went to France to join the B.E.F. on 10th March 1917, and was transferred to the 171st Co., Labour Corps on 31st October that year.  After the end of the War, he went to the 37th Co. on 31st October 1919 and was demobilised on 18th January 1920.   He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.