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Leslie Harrington Fry


Lieutenant Leslie Harrington Fry - Killed in action 9th August 1918 - Gloucestershire Regiment. Son of Charles Alfred Harrington Fry and Eleanor Fry, of Ashton Lodge, Long Ashton, Bristol.

Above Leslie in 1898 (aged 5). Image courtesy of Frenchay Museum

In 1901 the Fry family lived at 3 Cleveland Square, Paddington, London. They were

Name Relation Age Occupation Where born
Charles A. H. Fry Head 36 Tea & Coffee Merchant/Grocer Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol
Kate H. Fry Wife 36 Stoke Bishop, Glos.
Leslie H. Fry Son 8 Paddington, London
Alfred H. Surge Visitor 47 Coal Mines Proprieter Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol
Frank S. Bull Serv 29 Butler Stapleton, Bristol
Rosina M. Blackerby Serv 27 Cook London
Clara Poitch Serv 34 Housemaid Redland, Bristol
Harriet Pinnins Serv 24 Maid Bruton, Somerset
Back Row (L-R): 2Lt.L.A.Forden, 2Lt.J.A.Stone, 2Lt.R.G.Titley, 2Lt.B.K.D.Robertson, 2Lt.L.Scull, 2Lt.F.W.George, 2Lt.W.J.H.Pope, Lt.C.H.H.Castle, Lt.D.F.Harris, 2Lt.S.T.Baron, 2Lt.C.M.Games-Hughes, 2Lt.R.E.Culverwell. Middle Row: Lt.H.E.Jones, Capt.M.S.Wilkins, Capt.C.E.Greenall, Capt.F.W.Hek, Maj.L.R.Protheroe, Capt.W.G.Hayward, Capt.W.M.Lowick, Capt.J.A.Young, Lt.W.G.Mullet. Front Row: 2Lt.H.A.Page, 2Lt.S.S.Harris, 2Lt.G.F.Briggs, 2Lt.L.Fry, 2Lt.G.Brain.

Above 3/6 Gloucestershire Regiment in January 1916 with Leslie Harrington Fry. Richard Guy Titley in the above photo also played for Clifton RFC.

Above close up of Leslie Harrington Fry from the photo of the 3/6 Gloucestershire Regiment in January 1916

Lieutenant Leslie Harrington Fry Bristol Evening News August 23rd 1918

Lieutenant L.H. Fry, Hussars, killed on August 9 th, was the only son of C.A. Fry of Long Ashton, Somerset and was born in 1893. He was educated at Marlborough and Clare College, Cambridge and was gazetted to the North Somerset Yeomanry in 1913. He joined his regiment at the outbreak of War and with them went to the front on November 1 st 1914. In October 1915 he obtained a permanent commission in a Hussar regiment and in 1916 was selected as a signalling officer to a cavalry brigade and remained at HQ till April last, when he was transferred again as signalling officer to another brigade, and was still in that position when he was killed. Last June he was mentioned in despatches.

A fellow officer wrote: “ I have always regarded him as one of the finest men I have known”.

National Archives Military Papers Reference WO339/43378

Lieutenant Leslie Harrington Fry 19 th Hussars (Queen Alexandra’s Own Royal)

This officer was in the Regular Army

Killed in action 9 th August 1918

Next of kin: C.A.H. Fry Esq. (father)

Ashton Lodge, Long Ashton, Bristol

Probate of Will: Estate of Leslie Harrington Fry

Grantees: Charles Alfred Harrington Fry-father.

Claude Basil Fry Uncle

Gross value: £11707.19.4

Second Lieutenant L H Fry North Somerset Yeomanry (Territorial Force)

Recommended by the Field Marshal Commander-in-Chief, the British Army in France for appointment to a permanent commission in the Regular Army (19 th Hussars) 04.10.1915

Date of Birth: 25.01.1893

Date of 1 st appointment: 01.11.1913

Clare College Cambridge (Mat. September 1910)

2 years (no certificate)

Medical Board (Field 15.09.1915) Fit

Father: Charles Alfred Harrington Fry English families (independent means)