Lt. Fred Akister, Northumberland Fusiliers

Akister identified on Armoured Car photo and seen in Football photo and driving with Vickers beside him and in I Coy platoon photo beside Vickers

In IRA identified photos, he is termed "Bad Pill" and Secret Service. His identification in many photos confirms he was Intelligence

1894 May 12. Born Mossley, Lancashire

1901 census at 14 St Oswalds Grove, Harpurhy, Manchester

1911 census at 775 Rochdale Road, Queen's Park, Harpurhy

1914 Sep 14. Attests to Manchester Regt. He was a "clerk" and was posted to 16th Mancheter Regt

1915 Nov 8. Posted to France

1916 Jul 6. Wounded in action.

1916 Jul 9. Posted to Depot

1917 Mar 27 Commissioned into 3rd Northumberland Fusiliers as 2nd Lt.

1918 Sep 26 Promoted Lt

1920 Nov 3. Joined ADRIC with service no 947. Posted to Depot

1921 Mar 19. Posted to F Coy

1921 Jul 29 to 12 Aug on Leave

1921 Sep 1. The undermentioned relinquish their commissions on completion of service: —North'd Fus. Temp. Lts., and retain the rank of Lt.: — F. Akister

1921 Aug 12. Re-engaged in ADRIC

1921 Oct 7 to 20 Oct on medical leave

1922 Jan 18 Discharged at demobilisation of ADRIC

1923 Jul/Sep Married in Chorlton, Lancs to Mary Farrer

1939 Register at 4 Phene Street , Chelsea, with Mary his wife. He is an Oil Blender

1950 Oct 16. Died Bradford, Yorks aged 56. Buried ar Rawdon St Peter Yorks