Other names: Bertram
Locations in this story: Hilton, DorsetMinterne Magna, DorsetIwerne Minster, DorsetBengal, India
Story: Bertram Fripp was born in Hilton, Dorset, in 1896 and baptised there on 18 Oct 1896 the son of William Charles Fripp and Dorcas Fripp (nee Ricketts). He lived his early life in Hilton and Minterne Magna, Dorset. He moved with his parents to The Chalk, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, sometime after 1911 and had enlisted with the Dorset Regiment as a Private (Service No. 15659). At some time later he was transferred to the Hampshire Regiment (Service No. 32011). It is not known in which theatre of war he served in but was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He remained in the Army and was posted to Bengal, India, with Service No. 5485612. He died at Jubbulpore, Bengal, India, on 1 Jan 1927. His brother, Ernest Henry Fripp, also apparently served in the conflict and both their names were included on a private Roll of Honour published in Iwerne Minster.