Private Frederick Milton is commemorated on this gravestone in Folkestone Old Cemetery. Killed in action as part of a ration party, while collecting rations. He was the only soldier from the 8th Battalion the Buffs East Kent Regiment killed on the 12th September 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing. This memorial is the large screen at the top of Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium. Frederick was killed at Jackson’s Dump which was to the best of my knowledge somewhere west of a line from Clapham Junction on the Menin Road to Pappotstaat. His epitaph reads
“Little we thought we he bade us good bye He had left us forever he left us to die When we look at the picture and think how he died A faithful British Soldier for all of us he died
His life was full of sunshine To all a joy and pride Far away in that foreign climate A hero’s death he died
They miss him most that loved him best.
His service record does not appear to have survived. Relatives of Frederick still live in Folkestone.