Fontmell Magna War Memorial 4

Frederick George Frampton

Surname: Frampton
Other names: Frederick George
Other people in this story:
Edwin Thomas Frampton
Priscilla Frampton née Gray
Herbert Gray
Bertram John Frampton
Locations in this story:
Fontmell Magna, Dorset
Basra Memorial, Iraq
Bleeks Hill, Hartgrove, Fontmell Magna
Hartgrove, Fontmell Magna, Dorset
Devizes, Wiltshire
Kington Magna, Dorset

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 (née Gray). They lived at Bleeks Hill in Hartgrove. 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. His brother Bertram John also served in the war, with the Royal Fusiliers.

Further reading: "Fontmell Magna and the First World War", compiled by Chris Bellers, Fontmell Magna Village Archive Society, 2014.

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Bertram George Frampton