Other names: Frederick George
Locations in this story: Weymouth, DorsetFrance & FlandersMenin Gate Memorial, Ypres, FlandersPenn Hill, Bedchester, DorsetFontmell Magna, DorsetDardanellesDorchester
Story: 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 (nee Lawrence). His siblings included Henry 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 had been 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.