|Son of Mr Thomas & Mrs Mary Ann Mole
Aged 26 years
Died 27th September 1915
Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
And on a War Memorial inside Carlton Church
|Born at Carlton, enlisted at Bedford, resided at Rushden.
|Frederick George Mole was born in about 1889 in Carlton, Bedfordshire. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Ann Mole. He was still living in Carlton on the 1901 census but he was a resident of Rushden when he enlisted at Bedford. He was Lance Sergeant 8575, 2nd Battalion Bedford Regiment, killed in action 27 September 1915 in France & Flanders aged 26 years. He is commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, - Panel 41 - and on a War Memorial inside Carlton Church. At the time of Frederick's death his parents Thomas and Ann Mole were living at 37, North Street, Rushden, Northants.
He received the Victory, British and 14 Star Medals.
|The Rushden Echo Friday 15 October 1915, transcribed by Nicky Bates
Rushden Soldier Killed - Private Fred Mole Shot Through the Head
News has been received from a comrade of the death of Pte Fred Mole, 2nd Beds Regt, a single man, son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Mole, formerly of Carlton, near Harrold, now of Rushden. According to the statement of his chum (Mr Charles Robinson of Carlton), Pte Mole was shot through the head on September 29th. Pte Robinson says that he would have buried his comrade, but the firing was so terrific he could not get to him. Deceased, who was about 30 years of age, was employed as a porter on the railway. A reservist, he was called up on the outbreak of war. He has been home once, wounded, a piece of shrapnel having passed through his cheek and out of his neck.
In the letter conveying the news of Pte Mole's death, Pte Robinson says that the Germans want a lot of beating before they give in. The Allies got at them with the bayonet in some stone quarries but were compelled to retire when the Germans got reinforced.
|Evening Telegraph, Monday 18th October 1915, transcribed by John Collins.
Rushden Soldier Killed
A comrade writes to Mr. Thomas Mole, of Rushden, that his son, Pte. Fred Mole, of the 2nd Beds Regt., has been killed. He was, says the communication, shot through the head on September 29th. The deceased had a serious wound previous to the fatal one, when a piece of shell passed through his cheek and out of his neck.