Frederick was born in 1894, the son of James and Mary A. Eddowes. In 1901, they were living at 64 Pearson Street, Wolverhampton, together with Frederick’s siblings Albert, Flower, James, Elizabeth and Bernard.
Frederick enlisted in the 9th Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers (number 4940), serving in France from 28 July 1915. He died of wounds in “France or Belgium” on 18 October 1917. He is remembered at the Dozinghem Military Cemetery in Belgium.