Compton Abbas War Memorial

Frank Dibben

Surname: Dibben
Other names: Frank
Other people in this story:
Alfred Dibben
Sarah Ann Dibben nee Rideout
Claude Dibben
Charlie Dibben
Locations in this story:
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
Twyford, Compton Abbas
France & Flanders
Compton Abbas, Dorset
East Orchard, Dorset

Frank Dibben was born in 1891 at Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury. He was the son of Alfred Dibben, a farm labourer, and Sarah Ann Dibben (nee Rideout). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, was working as a farm labourer and living at 45 Twyford, Compton Abbas. He enlisted in Shaftesbury as a Private and joined the 6th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 11282). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 16th February 1916 and his name appears on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres (Panel 37). He is remembered on the Compton Abbas War Memorial, Shaftesbury and on the memorial window in St. Thomas's Church, East Orchard.  His brothers, Claude Dibben and Charlie Dibben, also served in the conflict but survived.

  • St.Thomas Church East Orchard 1
  • St.Thomas Church East Orchard 2
  • St.Thomas Church East Orchard 3

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Claude Dibben
Charlie Dibben