Bertram John Frampton

Surname: Frampton
Other names: Bertram John
Other people in this story:
Edwin Thomas Frampton
Priscilla Frampton née Gray
Ethel Clara Frampton née Lewis
Frederick George Frampton
Locations in this story:
Bleak's Hill, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Manston, Dorset
Arundell Farm Cottages, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Salisbury, 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 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.  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.

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Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury 2

John Seymour

Surname: Seymour
Other names: John
Other people in this story:
William John Seymour
Blanche Ellen Seymour née Parsons
Olive Margaret Seymour née Broadway
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Story:
John Seymour was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 26th December 1898 and baptised at Cann, Shaftesbury, on 26th January 1899, the son of William John Seymour and Blanche Ellen Seymour (née Parsons).  He lived all his life, except for Military Service, in the Shaftesbury, Dorset, area.  At one time his address was 27 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  He enlisted as a Private and served with three regiments in their turn.  The Devonshire Regiment (Service No. 70338), the London Regiment (Service No. GS/83336) and the Royal Fusiliers (Service No. as London Regiment).  It is not known which theatre of war he served in but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War medals.   He married Olive Margaret Broadway at Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 16th October 1929.  They had at least one son.   By the time of the 1939 Register John was living at Boyne Farm, Bozley Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was described as a Dairy Farmer.   He died locally on 13th June 1989.

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Nathaniel Sidney Stacey

Surname: Stacey
Other names: Nathaniel Sidney
Other people in this story:
Samuel Stacey
Caroline Stacey
Margery Stacey née Coleman
Locations in this story:
Shorts Green, Motcombe, Dorset
Ilfracombe, Devon
Germany

Story:
Nathaniel Sidney Stacey was born in Motcombe, Dorset, on 27th May 1887, the son of Samuel and Caroline Stacey.  He lived his early life in Shorts Green, Motcombe, Dorset.   He enlisted on 11th December 1915 and was mobilized on 18th May 1916, joining the 35th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers (Service No. 151426).   Shortly after he transferred on 1st July 1916 to 29th TW Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment (Service No. 31881).  He was transferred yet again to the Labour Corps ('F' Company) and became part of the army of occupation in Germany at the end of the war. He had been promoted to Corporal and was eventually discharged on 22nd September 1920.  There is no information about any medals being awarded. He had married Margery Coleman in Ilfracombe, Devon, on 1st February 1916 and they went on to have one child.  By the 1939 Register he was living at 2 Merridan Terrace, Ilfracombe, Devon working as a Jobbing Gardener.  There is no current information on his date of death.

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George Burridge

Surname: Burridge
Other names: George
Other people in this story:
Charles Burridge
Agnes Burridge (nee Flower)
Ellen Burridge née Sheridan
Maurice Burridge
Walter Burridge
Percy Albert Burridge
Locations in this story:
Frenchmill Lane, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France
Malta
India
St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury
Dorchester, Dorset

Story:
George Burridge was born in 1873 at Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and baptised at St. Rumbolds Church, Cann, on 25 Dec 1873 the son of Charles, a Blacksmith and Farrier, and Agnes Burridge (nee Flower). The family lived in Frenchmill Lane, Cann, Shaftesbury. He had originally enlisted on 13th June 1898 with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 5701) and had served in Malta and India. He was discharged to reserves on 12 Jun 1910. At the outbreak of war he re-enlisted on 26 Aug 1914 with the 3rd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 7652). He was transferred on numerous occasions - 3rd Battalion of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (S/n 19923), 2nd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (S/n 14683), The Labour Corps (S/n 451361) and finally, the 39th Garrison Company, 43rd (G) Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers (S/n G/105488). He served in France and received gunshot wounds in July 1916. He was eventually discharged on 23rd February 1917 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. He gave his home address then as Hawkesdene Cottage, Cann, Shaftesbury. He married Ellen Mary Sheridan at Shaftesbury on 13th September 1917 and they had two children.   George died on 15th Jun 1924 and was buried in St. Rumbold's Churchyard, Cann, Shaftesbury, on 19th June 1924.  George's brothers, Maurice Burridge and Walter Burridge also served in the conflict in the Royal Navy.  A cousin, Percy Albert Burridge, who had been born in Dorchester, Dorset, in 1877 and was also in the Royal Navy, registered the address of the family for the 1918 Absent Voters List and remained so until 1921.

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Frederick Cecil Bowles portrait

Frederick Cecil Bowles

Surname: Bowles
Other names: Frederick Cecil
Other people in this story:
Sarah Ann Bowles
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Varennes Military Cemetery, Varennes, Somme, France
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury
Motcombe, Dorset
Heywood Garage, Westbury, Wiltshire
Lower Langham, Gillingham, Dorset
Gillingham, Dorset
Rochester, Kent
Shaftesbury Workhouse, Breach Lane

Story:
Frederick Cecil Bowles was born and registered in 1895 in Shaftesbury as Cecil Frederick Bowles but was baptised in Gillingham on 17th January, 1896 with the christian names reversed. His mother, Sarah Ann Bowles, was described in the Parish Register as a 'single'woman'. By 1901 Sarah was living at Lower Langham, Gillingham with her father and her three children. At the time of the 1911 Census Frederick was boarding and working as a domestic gardener at Heywood Garage, Westbury, Wiltshire, whilst his mother had by then entered Shaftesbury Workhouse in Breach Lane. He enlisted in Rochester, Kent, as a Private in the 8th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) (Service No. G/1906). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals. He died of wounds on the Somme on 5th August 1916 and was buried at Varennes Military Cemetery, Varennes, Somme, France, (grave id. I.A.5). He is remembered on the war memorials at Motcombe and Enmore Green, Shaftesbury.

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  • Names on Enmore Green War Memorial
  • Enmore Green War Memorial 01
  • Names on Motcombe War Memorial 1
  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 01
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02
  • Frederick Cecil Bowles memorial scroll
  • Frederick Cecil Bowles memorial plaque
  • Frederick Cecil Bowles medals
  • Frederick Cecil Bowles medals reverse
  • Frederick Cecil Bowles grave
  • Frederick Cecil Bowles

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Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

Oliver Snooke

Surname: Snooke
Other names: Oliver
Other people in this story:
Edward Wilberforce Snooke
Alice Mary Snooke nee Barnard
Dick Snook
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, France
Bishop's Fonthill, Wiltshire
Holloway, East Knoyle
Lonodn

Story:
Oliver Snooke was born in 1892 in East Knoyle and baptised there on 6th November, 1892. He was the son of Edward Wilberforce Snooke, a Bricklayer, and Alice Mary Snooke (nee Barnard). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Stable Helper and living at 64 Holloway, East Knoyle. He enlisted in London and joined the 12th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment (Service No. 5150). He served in France & Flanders and at the time of his death held the rank of Sergeant. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 6th December 1916 and was buried at Philosophe British War Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Nord Pas de Calais, France (grave id. I.K.36). By the time of his death his parents had moved to The Lodge, Bishop's Fonthill, Wiltshire. He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial.  His brother, Dick Snook, also served but survived the conflict.

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  • East Knoyle War Memorial

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