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Wednesday 20 March 2013

War Grave Wednesday - C. B. Fryer - Army Catering Corps

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them".
Private Charles Benjamin Fryer was born in 1927 in Shropshire to Ben Fryer and his wife Emma.
At sometime Charles joined the Army Catering Corps, which was responsible for feeding all the Army Units.  It was originally formed in 1941 as part of the Royal Army Service Corps and became a corps in it's own rights in 1965.  For more history on the Army Catering Corps, please click here.
Charles Fryer died on 19th May 1947 in Windsor Berkshire.  Charles has a Commonwealth War Grave because his army service was found to have either caused his death through injury or disease, or exacerbated an existing condition that he may have suffered from.
I often wonder if Charles was the subject of some ribbing from his Army comrads, due to the nature of his surname and his chosen unit.


  1. To die at 20 is a tragedy. It is only right they he is given the honours he deserves.

  2. This is my Uncle. So happy to have found this. Now I will go and search for his grave.


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