Frederick Sadleir Brereton

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Frederick Sadleir Brereton (5 August 1872 – 12 August 1957) was a decorated soldier and an author of children's books on heroic deeds conducted in the name of the British Empire.[1] Brereton was a prolific author. By the time he died he had written over 40 books.

First World War[edit]

Brereton served in the RAMC during the First World War. In 1919 he was appointed as a Commander of the Portuguese Order of Aviz.

Personal life[edit]

Brereton married Ethel Lamb in 1898 and Isobel Murdoch in 1953.


Title Year Publisher Main character Notes
With Rifle and Bayonet: A Story of the Boer War 1900
With Shield and Assegai: A Tale of the Zulu War 1900
A Gallant Grenadier: A Tale of the Crimean War 1901
In the Grip of the Mullah: A Tale of Adventure in Somaliland 1903 Charles Scribner's Sons
Under the Star-Spangled Banner: A Tale of the Spanish-American War 1905 Stitt Publishing Company
Jones of the 64th: A Tale of the Battles of Assaye and Laswaree 1907 Blackie and Sons
Roger the Bold: A Tale of the Conquest of Mexico 1907 Blackie and Sons
How Canada Was Won: A Tale of Wolfe and Quebec 1908
With Wolseley to Kumasi: A Tale of the First Ashanti War 1908
John Bargreave's Gold 1910
Indian and Scout: A Tale of the Gold Rush to California 1911 H. M. Caldwell Company
The Hero of Panama: A Tale of the Great Canal 1912 Blackie and Sons
Under the Chinese Dragon: A Tale of Mongolia 1912 Blackie and Sons
A Boy of the Dominion: A Tale of Canadian Immigration 1913 Blackie and Sons
King of Ranleigh: A School Story 1913 S. W. Partridge & Co. Ltd.
The Great Airship: A Tale of Adventure 1914 Blackie and Sons
With the Dyaks of Borneo: A Tale of the Head Hunters 1914 Blackie and Sons
With Wellington in Spain: A Story of the Peninsula 1914 Blackie and Sons
Under French's Command 1915
With Joffre at Verdun: A Story of the Western Front 1916 Blackie and Sons
With Our Russian Allies 1916 Blackie and Sons 376 pages
On the Road to Bagdad: A Story of Townshend's Gallant Advance on the Tigris 1917 Blackie and Sons


  1. ^ Paris, Michael (2004). "Over The Top: The Great War and Juvenile Literature in Britain". Praeger. p. 39.

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