Frederick Sadleir Brereton

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Frederick Sadleir Brereton CBE (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

Brereton served in the RAMC during the First World War with the rank of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel. In 1919 he was appointed as a Commander of the Portuguese Order of Aviz and a CBE.[2]

Personal life

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 Blackie and Son
With Shield and Assegai: A Tale of the Zulu War 1900 Blackie and Son
A Gallant Grenadier: A Tale of the Crimean War 1901 Blackie and Son
In the Grip of the Mullah: A Tale of Adventure in Somaliland 1903 Charles Scribner's Sons
A Hero of Lucknow: A Tale of the Indian Mutiny 1905 Blackie and Son
Indian and Scout: A Tale of Gold Rush to California 1905 Blackie and Son 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 Son
Roger the Bold: A Tale of the Conquest of Mexico 1907 Blackie and Son
How Canada Was Won: A Tale of Wolfe and Quebec 1908 Blackie and Son
Roughriders of the Pampas: A Tale of Ranch Life in South America 1908 H. M. Caldwell Company
With Wolseley to Kumasi: A Tale of the First Ashanti War 1908 Blackie and Son
John Bargreave's Gold 1910
Indian and Scout: A Tale of the Gold Rush to California 1911 H. M. Caldwell Company
The Great Aeroplane: A Thrilling Tale of Adventure 1911 Blackie and Son
The Hero of Panama: A Tale of the Great Canal 1912 Blackie and Son
Under the Chinese Dragon: A Tale of Mongolia 1912 Blackie and Son
A Boy of the Dominion: A Tale of Canadian Immigration 1913 Blackie and Son
King of Ranleigh: A School Story 1913 S. W. Partridge & Co. Ltd.
The Great Airship: A Tale of Adventure 1914 Blackie and Son
With the Dyaks of Borneo: A Tale of the Head Hunters 1914 Blackie and Son
With Wellington in Spain: A Story of the Peninsula 1914 Blackie and Son
Under French's Command: A Story of the Western Front from Neuve Chapelle to Loos 1915 Blackie and Son
With Joffre at Verdun: A Story of the Western Front 1916 Blackie and Son
With Our Russian Allies: A Tale of Cossack Fighting in the Eastern Campaign 1916 Blackie and Son 376 pages
On the Road to Bagdad: A Story of Townshend's Gallant Advance on the Tigris 1917 Blackie and Son
Under Haig in Flanders: A Story of Vimy, Messines and Ypres 1917 Blackie and Son illustrated by J.E. Sutcliffe, 286 pages
The Armoured-Car Scouts: A Tale of the Campaign in the Caucasus 1918 Blackie and Son
With Allenby in Palestine: A Story of the Latest Crusade 1920 Blackie and Son
Scouts of the Baghdad Patrols 1921 Cassell and Company
Clothing: An Account of Its Types and Manufacture 1931
Hemel Hempstead Through the Ages 1938


  1. ^ Paris, Michael (2004). "Over The Top: The Great War and Juvenile Literature in Britain". Praeger. p. 39.
  2. ^ "Lt.-Col. Frederick Sadleir Brereton".

External links

  • Works by Frederick Sadleir Brereton at Project Gutenberg
  • Works by or about Frederick Sadleir Brereton at Internet Archive
  • [1], The Dacorum Heritage Trust article on F. S. Brereton.
  • [2], Who's who 2016 & Who was who article on F. S. Brereton.
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