Other names: Frederick
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, WiltshireSt. Mary Bourne, Andover, HampshireAndover, HampshireBalkansPortsmouth, HampshireMere, Wiltshire
Story: Frederick Tanswell was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 7 Mar 1893 the son of Frank Tanswell and Sarah Jane Tanswell (nee Wigmore). He spent his early life at Milton, East Knoyle. until his family had moved to St. Mary Bourne, Andover, Hampshire. He had enlisted in Andover on 30 Sep 1910 and joined the Rifle Brigade as a Private (Service No. 3917) but this period of service was cut short when he was discharged on 27 Mar 1911 as being unfit for further duty. He had re-enlisted with the Royal Munster Fusiliers at the beginning of WW1 as a Private (Service No. 10695), He had served in the Balkans from 9 Jul 1915 and on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Marion Edith Hooper in Portsmouth, Hampshire, during 1927. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 'Gambier', Underhill, East Knoyle, Wiltshire, working as a Roadman. His death was recorded at the Mere, Wiltshire, Registry on 26 Mar 1956.