Other names: Fred
Locations in this story: France & FlandersAuthuile Military Cemetery, Authuile, Somme, FranceSixpenny Handley, DorsetBlandford, Dorset
Story: Fred Card was born in 1881 in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset and baptised there on 29th May, 1881. He was the son of Frank Henry Card, a bricklayer, and Maria Jane Card (nee Dibben) . In 1911 he married Mabel Flora Melinda Score on 30th January, 1911 at St. Edmund's, Salisbury. There were had three children of the marriage, all boys. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was working as a bricklayer and living at Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. He enlisted in Blandford, Dorset, on 25th August, 1914, as a Private in the 1st Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 3/7907). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died of wounds in the field on 20th June 1916 and was buried at Authuile Military Cemetery, Authuile, Somme, France (grave id. D.28). His mother died in 1918 and his widow, Mabel, died on 20th October 1923 aged 38 years. He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.