Frederick Charles Mander was born in 1878. By 1901, he had become an underhand brass caster and was living at 21 Compton Street. His household consisted of his brothers Joseph and Albert, his sisters Clara, Edith Ellen and Florence Maria, and his uncle Frederick Charles Beck. In 1908 he married Emily Hammond, and they went on to have at least two children, Gladys and Freda, between 1911 and 1921.
In 1881, he joined the South Staffordshire Regiment, and was sent to Tralee the following year to join the 2nd Battalion. By 1883 he was with the 1st Battalion at Malta, before proceeding to Egypt and the Gordon Relief Expedition. Finally the battalion was sent to Gibraltar, when Mander was taken ill with enteric fever and sent home. He was first posted back to the 2nd Battalion, and later the 4th Battalion. He eventually became Company Sergeant-Major, and a newspaper cutting about himself and three other officers of the South Staffordshire Regiment appears in a Scrapbook of First World War material. In the above photograph he appears seated on the left, along with Company-Quartermaster-Sergeant W. Bailey, Sergeant-Major W. J. Davis and Company Sergeant-Major W. P. Jones. Frederick Mander died at the age of 50 in 1928.