Scots Guards. Fought but did not die in WW1.
Adrew Behan (who writes: I believe the name on the memorial, 'F. Shuard' is spelt incorrectly. All other records show his name as 'Frederick Schuard'.) has kindly provided this research: Frederick Schuard was born on 11 July 1894 in Holborn, London, the second of the four children of Frederick John Nicholas Schuard and Matilda Schuard née Nitz. His father was a soldier.
He was baptised on 20 January 1895 at Holy Trinity Church, Kingsway, Holborn and the baptismal register shows the family living at 21 Queens Place, Great Queen Street, Holborn. His elder sister, Florence Louisa Schuard (1892-1905) had been born on 18 August 1892. His brother, Frank Henry Schuard (1896-1916) was born on 24 June 1896 and his sister, Amelia Elizabeth Schuard (1898-1983) was born on 30 December 1898. His younger sister would later marry George Thomas Challice who is also commemorated on the memorial at New Buildings, Flask Walk.
His father was killed in action on 29 May 1900 whilst serving as a Lance Serjeant in the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards at Biddulphsberg, South Africa, in the Second Boer War.
The 1901 census shows him living with his widowed mother and three siblings at East End, Docking, Norfolk. On 13 May 1902 his mother remarried to a John Wallington (1873-1919) at the Register Office in the St Giles District of London. Her occupation was recorded a Tailoress and he was a Market Porter, both living at 89 Theobalds Road, Bermondsey and they had five children, John Edward Wallington (1902-1981), Joseph Wallington (1904-1984), Mary Catherine Wallington (1905-1989), Annie Augusta Wallington born 1907 and Elsie May Wallington born 1908. When his stepbrother John Edward Wallington was baptised on 25 January 1903 the family were living at 16 Block D, Reid's Brewery Estate, Portpool Lane, Holborn. In January 1911 his mother died and the 1911 census shows him living with his stepfather, his brother Frank and his two stepbrothers at 29 Johanna Street, Lower Marsh, Lambeth. His occupation was given as a Baker's Errand Boy.
On 27 March 1912 he enlisted in the 1st Battalion, Scots Guards, service number 8238. He entered France at the beginning of World War One on 2 September 1914, but was wounded and discharged from the army on 3 September 1915. A Silver War Badge was authorised on 11 October 1916 with a certificate number 46,868 and this was issued to him on 25 October 1916. He was subsequently awarded the 1914 Star with the 4 Aug-22 Nov 1914 Clasp, the British War Medal 1914-1918 and the Victory Medal. His brother Frank Henry Schaurd had also joined the Scots Guards but was killed in action at Ypres, Belgium on 5 April 1916.
Electoral registers from 1924 to 1936 confirm that he was living at 33 New Buildings, Flask Walk, Hampstead, with George William Challice and Elizabeth Maria Challice who were the parents of George Thomas Challice, the husband of his sister Amelia Elizabeth Challice née Schuard.
In May 1925 he was appointed by the Post Office as a night telephonist and call office attendant in the London Telecommunications Service.
Electoral registers from 1937 show that he and the Challice family moved from 33 New Buildings to 8 Blackwell Gardens, Hendon, Middlesex.
The 1939 England and Wales Register confirms he was still living at 8 Blackwell Gardens, Hendon and that his occupation remained as a Post Office telephonist.
He died, aged 51 years, on 16 October 1945 at Redhill County Hospital, Edgware and probate records that administration of his estate, with a will, totalling £1,495-19s-8d, was granted on 26 February 1946 to Amelia Elizabeth Challice (his sister) and Florence Amelia Nixon (née Challice - his niece).