Other names: William John
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetBlandford St. Mary, DorsetEgyptPalestine
Story: William John Fry was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 13th November 1890, the son of Samuel Fry and Ellen Fry (née Rabbets). He lived his early childhood years in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, until, by 1901, the family had moved to Blandford St. Mary, Dorset. He married Elizabeth Jane Stevens at Blandford St. Mary on 15th May 1914. He enlisted and joined the 2nd/10th Battalion of the Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex) Regiment as a Private (Service No. G/51482). He served in Egypt and Palestine where he was killed in action on 21st December 1917. He was buried at the Jerusalem War Cemetery, Palestine (Israel), (Grave Ref: S.91) and is remembered on the war memorial at Blandford St. Mary. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.