Other names: Bertram John
Locations in this story: Bleak's Hill, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetManston, DorsetArundell Farm Cottages, Donhead St. Andrew, WiltshireHartgorve, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Bertram John Frampton was born at Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21st February 1899, the son of Edwin Thomas Frampton and Priscilla Frampton (nee Gray). He lived with his family at Bleaks Hill, Fontmell Magna. He enlisted and joined the 4th Company of the Royal Fusiliers as a Private (Service No. GS/58871). It is not known in which theatre of war he served in but it is known he was successively with the 4th and 23rd Battalions. He was discharged on 17th October 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals. The 1921 Census shows him living at Hartgrove, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Carter. He married Ethel Clara Lewis at Manston, Dorset on 28th September 1930. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Arundell Farm Cottages, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, working as a Dairyman. His death was recorded at the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry on 1st April 1984. Bertram's brother Frederick George (b.1895) sadly died in Iraq in 1916 while serving with the Wiltshire Regiment.