30th July 1888 - 23rd April 1917 (age 28)
4th Bn. Yorkshire Regiment
Frederick Bendelow was killed in action during the Second Battle of The Scarpe in the same engagement as Fredrick Ayre. The 4th Yorkshires were attacking from Wancourt along the Cojeul River and they suffered 352 killed or wounded. Frederick has no known grave and is remembered on the Arras Memorial, bay 5. This memorial commemorates 36,000 missing in the battles around Arras. Frederick had enlisted at Thirsk and stated that he was born there.
There were two Frederick Bendelows associated with Sowerby during the early 1900s. Gary Smith of York is interested in the Bendelow family histories and he did some research to determine which was the one lost in the War:
Our Frederick John Bendelow was born 30th July 1888, the son of William and Hannah. They lived on the Flatts where William was a coal leader on his own account. Frederick was admitted to Sowerby Junior School on 25th January 1898 when transferring from Thirsk R.C. School. It appears that he was actually christened as Myers Johnson Bendelow but he went by the name of Frederick in the 1901 census and in later years when he joined the Army.
The information on this page was compiled by Steve Billings.
Information about Frederick Bendelow on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Information about Frederick Bendelow on the War Graves Photographic Project website
Information about Frederick Bendelow on the Yorkshire Regiment - First World War Remembrance website
Part of the St Oswald's Church website