Name: George Frederick Stabler
Service No: 240975
Date of Death: 17/09/1916
Regiment/Service: Yorkshire Regiment 5th Bn
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial
Paul Allen writes:
The Oliver’s Mount Memorial contains the name of 240975 Private George Frederick Stabler, who is commemorated as F Stabler.
‘Fred’ was born in Scarborough during 1897 and he was the only son of Hannah Mary and ‘compositor and press man’ George William Stabler, who resided in Scarborough at 75 Trafalgar Street at the time of their son’s death.
Killed in action on 17 September 1916 whilst serving with 5th Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment, the remains of 19-year-old Fred Stabler have never been recovered from the squalor of the Somme battlefield and his name is therefore commemorated amongst over 72,000 fellow missing of the Somme Offensive on the walls of the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing. His name is located on Pier and Face 3A and D.
A former member of the congregation of Queen Street Methodist Chapel, Fred Stabler was amongst 23 members of the church who lost their lives during the Great War and who are commemorated by the Chapel’s ‘Memorial Organ’ which was unveiled before a packed audience during the evening of 8 October 1924.