Remembered with honour Loos Memorial: Panel 41.
He enlisted 28 June 1916 in Bedford; was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action when being relieved from the front line near Loos Crassier. Unfortunately, WIlliam’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about William in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 12 May 1917.
Son of the late Ann (nee MORGAN) FRIPP; husband of Margaret Mary (nee DALL) FRIPP of Hertford.
His mother married Robert FRIPP 1854 in the Southampton district. Robert died 1870 in the Westminster St James, London district aged 42 [so is not William’s father], and was buried 29 January in Lyndhurst Cemetery, Hants; Ann possibly died 1888 in the New Forest, Hants, district aged 54.
William was born 1874 in Lyndhurst, and baptised 8 November 1874 at St Michael and All Angels, Lyndhurst. He married 1902 in the Watford district; they had one child. He resided in Watford. Margaret never remarried and died 1957 in the Ware, Herts, district aged 80.
On the 1881 Census, aged 6 he lived in Lyndhurst, with his mother and two siblings. On the 1891 Census, a groom aged 16, he still lived in Lyndhurst. On the 1901 Census, a servant aged 24 he lived in Barming Heath, Maidstone, Kent. On the 1911 Census, an asylum attendant aged 34, he lived in Abbot’s Langley, Herts, with his wife and one child.
Date of death19/04/1917
Age at death43
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)