1/4th Dorsetshire Regiment

Private Frank (Franklin) Fane

Pte Frank (Franklin) Fane, 202749, 1/4th Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment, died in a casualty clearing station in Mesopotamia on October 13th, from severe neck wounds sustained in the British advance on Baghdad. His death had followed a week of intense suffering.

The second son of the late George Fane (died 1907, aged 55), of Herne Farm, Toddington, and Emily Fane, he was a Territorial who was with his company training at Ashridge when way broke out. After a period of further training he was sent out to Mesopotamia and was engaged in most of the battles in that region.

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