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Venus, F.A., 2nd Lieut., 1916

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Preston Cemetery (Angela Conroy)

Preston Cemetery (Angela Conroy)

Preston Cemetery (Angela Conroy)

In Ovillers Military Cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of Second Lieutenant Frederick Arthur Venus, serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers who died 01/07/1916.

In Preston Cemetery is a family headstone which reads:

Hannah Elizabeth
Beloved wife of
Frederick Robert Venus
of North Shields
who died at Ripon on March 26th 1908
aged 38 years
and interred here.

Frederick Arthur Venus
their eldest son
2nd Lieut. 20th Northd Fusilier
who Fell In Action
July 1st 1916 (?) France
aged 21 Years
Greater Love Hath No Man Than This

(There is a third panel containing the name Iswald which cannot be read).

Acknowledgments: Angela Conroy

Frederick Arthur Venus is remembered in North Shields on N34.08, N34.12, N34.22 and N34.77 and in Tynemouth on T36.14 page 27

The CWGC entry for 2nd Lieutenant Venus

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk