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Caiger, Frederick Howard Stewart

Caiger, Frederick Howard Stewart, Second Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery, only son of Dr. F. Foord Caiger, killed November 11th, aged 19. He was educated at Doon House, Westgate-on-Sea, and Winchester College. He entered St. Thomas's Hospital for the preliminary science course in January, 1915, and in October of the same year went up to Caius College, Cambridge. Immediately after passing the first M.B. examination in December, he relinquished his medical studies and was gazetted second lieutenant in the Special Reserve of Officers on December 8th, 1915, and after four months' artillery training he went to the front on Easter Sunday last. The colonel of his brigade writes: ""He was a most excellent officer, popular with us all, most gallant, lovable, and capable, and although not strong he never lost his good spirits, and was always a most charming companion. BMJ 25 Nov. 1916

Biographical

Surname(s)Caiger
First name(s)Frederick Howard Stewart
Date of birth23 September 1896
Family detailsSon of Frederick Foord Caiger, M.D., and Madeline Caiger, of South Western Hospital, Stockwell, London
Previous educationDoon house, Westgate-on-Sea; Winchester College; Caius College, Cambridge
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1915
Military unitRoyal Field Artillery, 92nd Bty. 17th Bde.
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
CampaignsFrance & Flanders: April-Nov. 1916.
Decorations / medalsCroix de Guerre
Date of death11 November 1916
Age at death19
Rank at deathSecond Lieutenant
Place of deathnear Flers
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeCaterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval
Commemoration(s)Stockwell War Memorial; Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge Roll of Honour; St. Thomas's Roll of Honour
NotesKing's College has a Foord Caiger Exhibition Fund. Dr Foord Caiger donated the clock to the Stockwell War Memorial fund
SourcesSt Thomas's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal

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