Other names: Frederick
Locations in this story: Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetRomsey, HampshireShepton Mallet, SomersetChard, Somerset
Story: Frederick Lawrence was born on 6 Aug 1892 in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and baptised there on 17 Oct 1899 the son of Thomas Lawrence and Jessie Grace Lawrence (nee Bown). Frederick's father had died before he was born on 15 May 1892. He lived his early life in Lurmer Street, Fontmell Magna. He enlisted and served with the 1/6th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 242862). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Jessie Hinton in Romsey, Hampshire, in 1928. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Woodford House, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, working as a Master Baker. His death was recorded at the Chard, Somerset, Registry in 1946. His brother, Harry Lawrence, also served in the conflict.