Other names: Frank Percy
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetMesopotamiaIndiaWincanton, SomersetYeovil, Somerset
Story: Frank Percy Hayter was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 18 Aug 1895 and baptised at St. James Church on 8 Sep 1895 the son of William Hayter and Elizabeth Hayter (nee Padfield). Frank spent his early life with his family at 30 St. James, Shaftesbury. He enlisted as a Private with the 7th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment on 13 Nov 1915 (Service No. 15793). He also served with the 2nd and 9th Battalions and had postings to Mesopotamia and India. He was discharged on 4 Aug 1919 being physically unfit due to malaria. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Edith Frances Parker in Shaftesbury on 3 May 1922 and they went on to have three children. By the 1939 Register he is shown living at 6 Overton Terrace, Wincanton, Somerset, working as a Road Sign and Highway Painter. He passed away in 1991 in the Yeovil Registration District aged 96 years.