Territorial Force Efficiency Medal, EVII, 698 Pte. Frederick Thomas Joseph Walden, 8th Battalion London Regiment. a local Londoner and Letter Sorter.
Frederick Thomas Joseph Walden was born during 1874 in St Saviour, Southwark, London.
The Edinburgh Gazette, 19th May 1893, shows him as having become a Sorter with the Post Office in London, without competition in the Civil Service Commissions list of 16th May 1893.
Awarded this medal in the Army Order of 1st July 1909.
The 1911 Census shows him living with his wife, Amy Janes, and their 2 children, Frederick Stephen John and Olive May Walden, in Rotherhithe New Road, Bermondsey, London, where he worked as a Letter Sorter.
Having been a long time volunteer with the London Regiment, when the time finally came to see active service during WW1, he enlisted and as he was nearing 40 years old being a 20 year veteran of the London Post Office, he was rated as 29172, Sapper with the Royal Engineers Postal Section.
The specialist Royal Engineers (Postal Section) Had only just been formed, with the members being almost exclusively recruited from the General Post Office, at the start of the war they only had an establishment of 10 Officers and 280 other ranks, growing to 7000 all ranks by the end of the war.
He embarked in France on 18th October 1914.
For his services he was entitled to claim the 1914 Star, British War and Victory Medal Trio.
He died during 1933 in Greenwich, London.