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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
|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)