Other names: Ernest Henry
Locations in this story: Hilton, DorsetMinterne Magna, DorsetIwerne Minster, DorsetWeymouth, Dorset
Story: Ernest Henry Fripp was born in Hilton, Dorset, on 18 Jun 1884 and baptised there on 10 Aug 1884 the son of William Charles Fripp and Dorcas Fripp (nee Ricketts). (Dorcas was from Iwerne Minster, Dorset, originally.) Ernest spent his early life in Hilton and later on in Minterne Magna, Dorset, when his family moved to 2 Lanes Cottages. He married Kate Fox in Minterne Magna on 9 May 1910. Ernest is thought to have enlisted with the Devonshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 40924) and later with the Labour Corps (Service No. 505984). It is not known in which theatre of war he served in but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he is living at Lanes Cottages, Minterne Magna, Dorset, described as a Timber Worker. His death was recorded in the Weymouth, Dorset, Registry in Mar 1961 and he was buried in Minterne Magna on 21 Mar 1961. His brother, Bertram Fripp, also served and both names appear on a Roll of Honour published privately in Iwerne Minster, Dorset.