East Knoyle War Memorial

William Thomas Fricker

Surname: Fricker
Other names: William Thomas
Other people in this story:
James Fricker
Annie Fricker née Read
Alfred Henry Fricker
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Thiepval Memorial, France
Milton, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Devizes, Wiltshire

William Thomas Fricker was born in 1889 in East Knoyle. He was the son of James Fricker, a Gardener, and Annie Fricker (née Read). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living at Milton, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Devizes, Wiltshire, as a Private in the 5th Battalion of Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire) Regiment (Service No. 23678). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He was missing and presumed killed in action on 19th October 1916 and his name appears on the Thiepval Memorial (Pier & Face 11 D.). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial.   His brother, Alfred Henry Fricker, also served in the conflict and survived.

  • Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

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