Civilian War Dead
Killed accidentally on Wednesday 4 November 1942 (aged 31)
In the CWGC Debt of Honour website it is recorded that Frederick Strutt, a civilian who died at Ballyhalbert Aerodrome on 4 November 1942, was a son of Charlotte Strutt, of 14 Conliffe Gardens, Conliffe Road, Dublin, and the late Frederick Strutt. It is also recorded that he was the husband of Catherine Strutt of 21 Fleming Road, Drumcondra, Dublin.
Frederick Strutt and Catherine Fowler were married on 10 January 1934 in St Pappin’s Roman Catholic Church, Ballymun, Dublin. Frederick Strutt, an electrician from 14 Conliffe Gardens, Dublin was a son of Francis Strutt, a soldier. Catherine Fowler, a housekeeper from Santry, was a daughter of Patrick Fowler, an engineer.
In other records, Frederick Strutt’s father is named as Francis Frederick Strutt and his mother’s maiden name is on record as Snell.
Frederick Strutt, who was born around 1910/1911, had at least two brothers:
George (born 12 December 1912 at 6 Findlater Street, Dublin when his father was working as a waiter)
Francis Richard (born 11 November 1914 at 6 Findlater Street, Dublin when his father was serving in England as a Sergeant in the Cheshire Regiment)
Frederick Strutt was a civilian working on the lighting at Ballyhalbert Airfield and he was fatally injured on 4 November 1942 when a Bristol Beaufort aircraft piloted by Sergeant G.B. Swift of 153 Squadron ran off the runway and knocked him down.
Of the many civilians of the Commonwealth whose deaths were due to enemy action in the Second World War, the names of some 67,092 are commemorated in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour, located near St. George’s Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London.