Fontmell Magna War Memorial 3

Harry Charles Haskett

Surname: Haskett
Other names: Harry Charles
Other people in this story:
Alfred Haskett
Harriett Haskett née Lawrence
Frederick Haskett
Locations in this story:
Fontmell Magna, Dorset
France & Flanders
Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
Penn Hill, Bedchester, Dorset
Bedchester, Shaftesbury

Harry Charles Haskett was born in 1895 at Fontmell Magna and was baptised there on 17th March, 1895. He was the son of Alfred Haskett, a carpenter on an estate, and Harriett Haskett (née Lawrence). His siblings included Frederick, born in 1896, who also died in the war. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was working as a Telegram Messenger and living at 75 Penn Hill, Bedchester, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in Dorchester as a Private with the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 25855) later transferring to the 2/4th Battalion of Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire) Regiment (Service No. 34258). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 21st March 1918 and his name appears on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France, (Panel 56 and 57). He is remembered on the Fontmell Magna War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

Further reading: "Fontmell Magna and the First World War", compiled by Chris Bellers, Fontmell Magna Village Archive Society, 2014.

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Frederick George Haskett