Other names: Maurice Selwyn
Locations in this story: Warminster, WiltshireSalisbury, WiltshireShaftesbury, DorsetNorthampton, NorthamptonshireDaventry, Northamptonshire
Story: Maurice Selwyn Fatt was born in Warminster, Wiltshire, on 2 Oct 1898 and baptised at St. Deny's with St. Lawrence Church, Warminster, on 13 Nov 1898 the son of Sidney Selwyn Fatt and Louisa Fatt (nee Collier). He lived his early life in Warminster until by 1911 he was a Chorister/Pupil at Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire. He later also received education at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He had enlisted and joined the 6th Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 48346). He later transferred to the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (Service No. 47510) becoming an Acting Corporal. 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 Freda Duffield at Abington Church, Northampton, Northamptonshire, on 6 Sep 1934. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living in Kings Lane, Hore, Northampton, described as a Chartered Surveyor as well as volunteering as an ARP Warden. He died in Northampton on 1 Oct 1960.