Rank: Corporal 240399
Regiment: 1st/5th Bn., Devonshire Regiment
Budleigh Salterton Roll of Honour, Budleigh Salterton War Memorial, St Peter's Church War Memorial
Other Memorial: Jerusalem War Cemetery [Google]
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Born in Westward Ho! in north Devon to George Frayne and Frances (Williams), William and his family moved to Budleigh Salterton by 1894 where his three brothers Arthur, Albert and Wilfred were born, and they lived in Queen Street.
His mother Frances died in 1905 so was unaware that all her four sons served in WW1. In 1911 William was working in Torpoint, Devon as an ostler, someone who looked after horses. He lost his life in Palestine on 20 November 1917 while serving with the 1st/5th Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment. He is remembered at the Jerusalem War Cemetery.
William’s brother Arthur George Frayne, born 1895 in Knowle, was a Lance Corporal and served overseas. He married Bessie Searle in 1920. Their brother Albert George Frayne was born in 1898 in Kersbrook and served with the Royal Navy and the RN Volunteer Reserve. He married Elizabeth Ambrey in 1923 in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, had a daughter, and died there in 1978.
Wilfred Frank Frayne was born in 1901 and baptised at St Peter’s Church, Budleigh Salterton. He too served in the RN and RNVR. He married Kathleen Mould in 1934 and after her death married Bettie Champ in 1947. He died, probably in Budleigh Salterton, in 1968. Their father, George John Frayne, continued to live in Budleigh Salterton as a gardener until his death in 1957. William is remembered on the War Memorial and the brass plaque in St Peter’s Church.
William Frayne is listed under Army (Serving Overseas) in the Budleigh Salterton Roll of Honour
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