Other names: Fred
Locations in this story: East KnoyleFrance & FlandersMenin Gate Memorial, Ypres, FlandersThe Green, East Knoyle, WiltshireSalisbury
Story: Fred Jolliffe was born in 1894 in East Knoyle and baptised there on 3rd June, 1894. He was the son of William Jolliffe, a Mason, and Caroline Mary Jolliffe (nee Curtis). His siblings included Edwin William and Victor Henry, born in 1896 and 1897 respectively, who both died in the war. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living at the family home in The Green, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 9101). He later transferred to the 1st Battalion and served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals. He died on 18th May 1915 and his name appears on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres (Panel 53). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial.