Other names: Fred
Locations in this story: Monkton Devrill, WiltshireEast Knoyle, WiltshireBisley, SurreyFrance & FlandersHindon, WiltshireMere, Wiltshire
Story: Fred Warren was born in Monkton Deverill, Wiltshire, on 18 Dec 1896 and baptised there on 17 Jan 1897 the son of William Warren and Annie Lydia Warren (nee Butcher). He spent all his life, apart from Military Service, at Knoyle Down Farm, Hindon, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He enlisted on 9 Dec 1915 and was placed on reserve until mobilized on 30 May 1916 when he joined the Machine Gun Corps as a Gunner (Service No. 38545). He was sent for training to the Bisley, Surrey, Training Centre and was later posted to France and Flanders on 14 May 1917. He was transferred to the newly formed Tank Corps on 6 Aug 1917 (Service No. 201135) and was attached to the 15th Company of 'F' Battalion. He was eventually discharged on 22 Feb 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He returned to the family farm in Hindon and by the time of the 1939 Register he was described as a Farmer (assisting his father) and still single. His death was registered in Mere, Wiltshire, during 1963.