Frederick McKellar

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Frederick McKellar

Bank: National Provincial Bank of England

Place of work: Berkeley branch

Died: 21 August 1918

 

Frederick Charles Marshall McKellar was born in Gloucestershire on 17 December 1895, the son of Frederick McKellar, a railway engineer, and his wife Isabella. He was educated at Crypt Grammar School, Gloucester.

In February 1913, when McKellar was 17 years old, he went to work for National Provincial Bank of England as apprentice at its Berkeley branch.

McKellar was a member of the Gloucester Territorial Force, and a drummer in its bugle band. He was mobilised at the beginning of the First World War in August 1914, and went with his battalion to France in March 1915. In January 1917 he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Lincolnshire Regiment. The following October he was wounded in the shoulder, but later returned to active service. He was awarded the Military Cross for distinguished services at Wytschaete, Flanders, in April 1918.

McKellar was killed in action in France on 21 August 1918. He was 22 years old.

 

 

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