Other names: Stanley Fred
Locations in this story: Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireFrance & FlandersTarrant Monkton, DorsetHolten Heath, DorsetPoole, Dorset
Story: Stanley Fred Gatehouse was born in Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 18 Apr 1895 and baptised there at the Independent Chapel on 15 Aug 1895 the son of William Henry Gatehouse and Clara Madonna Gatehouse (nee Gray). He lived his early life in Ludwell until the outbreak of war when he enlisted in the Royal Engineers as a Driver (Service No. 26122). He served in France and Flanders from 5 Nov 1914 and on being finally discharged was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. He married Rose Annie Goode in Tarrant Monkton, Dorset, on 11 Sep 1920. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 14 Council Cottages, Pardys Lane, Holton Heath, Dorset, working at the local Cordite Factory as well as being a Volunteer Observer and Fire Watcher. His death was recorded at the Poole, Dorset, Registry in 1985. His father and seven other brothers also served in the conflict and details of their service can be found by following the link below.