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FREDERICK HENRY SALTER

 

From "The Western Times"

Tuesday 14 December 1915

 

LAPFORD SOLDIER KILLED

 

"The death of Private F. H. Salter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Salter of Lapford has been communicated to the parents by the Officer commanding the 2nd Dorsets, to which regiment the deceased was attached.

He was in the 1/5th Somerset Light Infantry (Territorials) and he went to India in October 1914, going to the Persian Gulf with the first drafts sent early in May. It appears he was killed in the attack near Kut-el-Amara on September 28th but the new of his death has only just been received. It was previously reported that he was wounded.

The deceased was 22 years of age and before joining the army, was a signalman on the Great Western Railway at Washford Station. He had the highest score for shooting in the Regiment whilst in India."

 

Frederick Henry Salter was born in Chawleigh in the December Quarter of 1893. He was the son of Henry and Mary Salter of 2, Wood Cottages, Lapford. He died on 28 September 1915 and is commemorated on the War Memorial at Basra and on the village War Memorial.

 

 
 
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