Other names: Frederick George
Locations in this story: Fontmell Magna, DorsetMesopotamiaBasra Memorial, IraqBleeks, Hartgrove, Fontmell MagnaHartgrove, Fontmell Magna, DorsetDevizes, WiltshireKington Magna, Dorset
Story: Frederick George Frampton was born in 1895 in Hartgrove, Fontmell Magna, Dorset. He was the son of Edwin Thomas Frampton, a cattleman on a farm, and Priscilla Frampton (nee Gray). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living with his uncle, Herbert Gray, at Harpitt, Kington Magna, Dorset. His family were living at 109 Bleeks, Hartgrove, Fontmell Magna. He enlisted in Devizes, Wiltshire as a Private and joined the 5th Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 19209). He served in Mesopotamia and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died in Iraq on 5th April 1916 and his name appears on the Basra Memorial, Basra, Iraq (Panel 30 and 64). He is remembered on the Fontmell Magna War Memorial, Shaftesbury.