Other names: Frederick John
Locations in this story: Ringwood, HampshireFrance & FlandersSt. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, FranceMelbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, DorsetLudwell, Wiltshire
Story: Frederick John Broomfield was born in 1884 in Ringwood, Hampshire. He was the son of Harry Broomfield, a Gamekeeper, and Fanny Broomfield. His siblings included Edward William, born in 1886. In 1908 he married Jane Morris and at the time of the 1911 Census they had two children: a son and a daughter. He was working as a gamekeeper and they were living at Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted in the Dorset Regiment (Service No. .3/7868) and at the time of his death held the rank of Corporal. He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals. He died on 12th October 1915 and was buried at St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen (grave id. A.12.28). He is remembered on the war memorial at Ludwell.