Names on Fontmell Magna War Memorial 2

Frederick George Haskett

Surname: Haskett
Other names: Frederick George
Other people in this story:
Alfred Haskett
Harriet Haskett née Lawrence
Harry Charles Haskett
Locations in this story:
Weymouth, Dorset
France & Flanders
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders
Penn Hill, Bedchester, Dorset
Fontmell Magna, Dorset

Frederick George Haskett was born in 1896 in Weymouth, Dorset. He was the son of Alfred Haskett, a carpenter on an estate, and Harriet Haskett (née Lawrence). His siblings included Harry Charles, born in 1894, who also died in the war. At the time of the 1911 Census Frederick was single, working as a Telegram Messenger and living at 75 Penn Hill, Bedchester. He enlisted in Dorchester on 14th December, 1914, as a Private and joined the 5th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 12617). Whilst serving in the Dardanelles he was wounded in the left leg and left side. He recovered and eventually embarked for France with his Battalion on 3rd July, 1916, arriving on 9th July, 1916. For his service in France & Flanders and the Dardanelles he was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He was reported killed in action on 13th June 1917 and his name appears on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres in Flanders (Panel 37). He is remembered on the Fontmell Magna War Memorial, Shaftesbury. His father died in 1922 just before the memorial had been set up.

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
Harry Charles Haskett