Other names: Frederick Thomas
Locations in this story: Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, DorsetSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Frederick Thomas Beck was born in Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 3rd August 1891 and baptised there on 6th September 1891, the son of Charles Beck and Anna Louisa Beck (née Rabbets). He lived all his early life in Shute Lane, Iwerne Minster. He enlisted as a Territorial with the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner (Service Nos. 2565 & 860456). 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 Olive Mabel Daniels at St. Mary's Church, Iwerne Minster, on 7 Sep 1920 and by the 1921 Census had set up home Near the Village Hall, Iwerne Minster, working as an Estate Bricklayer for the Ismay Estates. By the time of the 1939 Register he had moved to Watery Lane, Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was still described as a Bricklayer. His death was recorded at the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry in 1980.