Ludwell War Memorial

Frederick John Robert Broomfield

Surname: Broomfield
Other names: Frederick John
Other people in this story:
Harry Broomfield
Fanny Broomfield
Edward William Broomfield
Jane Broomfield née Morris
Locations in this story:
Ringwood, Hampshire
France & Flanders
St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France
Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Ludwell, Wiltshire

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.  

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives