Other names: Frederick George
Locations in this story: Blandford Forum, DorsetFrance & FlandersInchy Communal Cemetery Extension, Inchy-Beaumont, Cambrai, Nord, FranceTarrant Crawford, Blandford, DorsetInchy Hospital, FranceIwerne Minster, DorsetSturminster Newton, Dorset
Story: Frederick George Bridle was born in 1899 in Tarrant Crawford, Blandford and baptised there on 8th Oct 1899. He was the son of William George Bridle, a carter on a farm, and Bessie Bridle (née Joyce). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, a scholar and living at Tarrant Crawford, Blandford, Dorset. He enlisted in Sturminster Newton as a Private in the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 36132). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died from wounds on 24th October 1918 at Inchy Hospital in France and was buried at Inchy Communal Cemetery Extension, Inchy-Beaumont, Cambrai, Nord, France (grave id. B. 43). He is remembered on the Iwerne Minster War Memorial, Shaftesbury.