Other names: Alfred
Locations in this story: Ludwell, WiltshireDonhead St. Mary, WiltshireFrance & FlandersCharlton, Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireTerlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, FranceSouthampton
Story: Alfred Fanner was born in 1891 in Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 28th October, 1891. He was the son of James Alfred Fanner and Louisa Fanner (née Ingram). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and working as a cowman on a farm and living with his brother Frederick, in Charlton, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Southampton as a Private in the 1st Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment (Service No. 10944). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals. He died on 17th June 1918 and was buried at the Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France (grave id. 1.A.23). His home address at the time of death was Hill View, 28 Charlton, Donhead St. Mary and he is remembered on the war memorial at Ludwell.