Other names: Frederick George
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetYeovil, SomersetMesopotamiaIndiaEast Chinnock, Somerset
Story: Frederick George Toogood was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9 Sep 1886 and baptised there on 17 Oct 1886 the son of Frederick Toogood and Annie Elizabeth Toogood (nee Maskell). He lived his early life in Shaftesbury until, by 1911, he had moved to Yeovil, Somerset, for work. He married Beatrice Lily Edith Whatley in East Chinnock, Somerset, on 20 Sep 1914. He enlisted on 16 Jun 1915 and joined the 5th Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 21130). He was serving in Mesopotamia when he received gunshot wounds to the neck and left arm which necessitated him being sent to Military Hospital in India on 26 Jun 1916. He was eventually declared unfit for further service and discharged on 7 Oct 1916. He was awarded a pension, the Victory and British War Medals, the 1915 Star and Silver War Badge No. 185099. His death was recorded at the Yeovil, Somerset, Registry in 1937. His brothers, Arthur Charles Toogood, George Toogood, Reginald Toogood, Charley Toogood and Bertie Toogood, also served in the conflict.