Other names: Frederick
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetSturminster, DorsetMagdalene Lane, Shaftesbury
Story: Frederick Mansfield was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 2nd August 1875 and baptised there on 29th August 1875, the son of Thomas James Mansfield (a watchmaker and jeweler) and Ellen Mansfield (née Andrew). He lived all his life, apart from Naval Service, in Shaftesbury. He enlisted in the Royal Navy on 29th October 1891 and in time had served on more than fifteen ships of the line. He held the rank of Leading Seaman. On his discharge on 27th June 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. The 1921 Electoral Roll shows him living in Alcester Cottage, Shaftesbury, with his widowed mother but by the time of the 1939 Register he had moved to 3 Grove Villas, Magdalene Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset, still single and employed as a Schools Attendance Officer. His death was recorded in the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1954 and he was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, on 5 Jun 1954.