Other names: Frederick John
Locations in this story: Semley, WiltshireHolt, Wimborne, DorsetCranbourne, DorsetPoole, DorsetEgypt
Story: Frederick John Marchant was born in Semley, Wiltshire, on 3 Nov 1881 and baptised at St. Leonard's Church on 6 Jan 1882 the son of Henry Thomas Marchant and Elizabeth Marchant (nee Burt). He lived his early life with his family at the The Glebe, Semley, Wiltshire. He married Edith King on 9 Apr 1913 in Holt, Wimborne, Dorset and they went on to have one child. Frederick enlisted on 27 Jun 1916 with the 1st Garrison Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 18657). He then was attached to the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 27863) serving in Egypt then returning to the Dorsetshire Regiment. On 19 Apr 1917 he was attached to the 1st Garrison Battalion of the Cameron Highlanders, then on 28 Jul 1917 to the Worcestershire Regiment (Service No. 48995) and then again on 17 Oct 1917 to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Service No. 37618). He was assessed with poor eye sight and finally transferred, on 12 Mar 1918, to the 36th Field Ambulance of the Royal Army Medical Corps (Service No. 145481). He was discharged on 4 Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the 1939 Register he was living at The Stores, Cranbourne, Dorset, and was described as a Master Grocer as well as being an ARP Warden. He died in 1961 in the Poole, Dorset, Registration District.