Other names: Frederick George
Locations in this story: Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, DorsetBedhaven, HampshireFrance & FlandersHavant, HampshirePortsmouth, Hampshire
Story: Frederick George Kerley was born in Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23 Nov 1875 and baptised there on 6 Feb 1876 the son of Joseph Kerley and Mary Anne Kerley (nee Wareham). He spent his early life in Watery Lane, Iwerne Minster. He married Rosa Anna Wareham in Iwerne Minster on 2 Feb 1898. He set up home initially in Bedhampton, Hampshire, later moving to Havant, Hampshire, by 1911. He had enlisted in the army (no information on the Regiment available) on 6 Nov 1916 and served in France and Flanders. He transferred to the Royal Flying Corps on 15 Mar 1918 (Royal Air Force from 1 Apr 1918) as a Driver (Private Class 1) (Service No. 147220). He was discharged to reserves on 16 Mar 1919 and finally released on 30 Apr 1920. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 14 Boundary Road, Havant, Hampshire, working as a Gardener and Chauffeur. His death was recorded at the Portsmouth, Hampshire, Registry in 1960. His name was included on a Roll of Honour published privately in Iwerne Minster.