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Frederick was born in Wolverhampton in 1895, the son of Frederick and Annie Elizabeth Randles. He was with his parents at 40 Cardiff Street, Wolverhampton, in 1901, along with siblings May Evelyn, and George Joseph. By 1911, he was living with his parents at 18 Arthur Street, Wolverhampton, along with additional siblings Arthur Ernest, Cyril Charles, Hilda Gertrude and Annie Elizabeth. Frederick’s trade involved drilling and filing cycle mudguards.

Frederick is listed in the Midland Counties Express on 5 September 1914 as a man who had signified his willingness to enlist (when his address was given as 89 Shaw Road). However, I have been unable to confirm details of his military service. He did survive the war, as he married Elsie M. Smith in Wolverhampton in 1923. He died in Coventry in 1965.