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He was the son of Samuel and Mary Cass who kept the General Havelock public house on Ronald Street Radford Nottingham in 1911. He had three brothers. Samuel was killed in action 22/5/1916 and Charlie and Will also served.
24 Apr 1917
743892 - CWGC Website
Lance Corporal
13th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged), 14 May 1917: 'Cass. Killed in action April 24th, Lance Corporal Fred Cass, King's Royal Rifle Corps, in his 21st year. Third son of Samuel and ME Cass, 69 (-) Street. Radford. Mother father and two brothers, Charlie and Will, in France.' Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 22 May 1917: ‘Cass. In loving memory of Bombardier Samuel Cass, RFA, beloved and eldest son of Samuel and ME Cass, 69, Mitchell-street, who died of wounds received in action the day previous, May 22nd 1916. Also his brother, Lance-Corporal Fred Cass, KRR, killed in action April 24th, 1917. So sad but so true, we cannot tell why, the best are the first who are called to die. Sorrowing mother and father and soldier brothers Charlie and Will (in France).’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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