Butts Knapp, Cann, Shaftesbury

Frederick Fanner

Surname: Fanner
Other names: Frederick
Other people in this story:
James Fanner
Harriet Jane Fanner née Stacey
William Fanner
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset,

Frederick Fanner was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 28th October 1894 and baptised at St. Rumbold's, Church on 23rd June 1895, the son of James Fanner and Harriet Jane Fanner (née Stacey). His siblings include William, born 1897, who served in the Royal Army Service Corps. The family lived at 4 Melbury Road, Melbury Abbas for a time before moving to Butts Knap, Cann, Shaftesbury by 1901.

He had previous military experience with the 4th Territorial Unit of the Dorsetshire Regiment but when he re-enlisted on 25th May 1916 he was posted to the 7th Artillery Training School of the Royal Horse and Field Artillery with the rank of Driver (Service No. 139804).  Unfortunately he was discharged on 28th July 1916 being medically unfit and unlikely to make an efficient soldier.  Nothing else is recorded regarding his life after discharge.

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Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
William Fanner