Frederick Jasper

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Frederick Jasper
1893-1917
With  Thanks to Peter Bailey  for this research

Fred Jasper

Fred was born at Lewannick in 1893 to Richard and Mary Jasper. On leaving School, Fred became a Waggoner at Honiton the Family Farm.
On the outbreak of World War One he joined the Devonshire Regiment serving in the 9th (Service) Battalion as a Private 45757.

Fred was Killed in Action at Polygone Wood/Judge Copse Flanders on the 9 Oct 1917 at the age of 24.
He is buried at  Zonnebeke, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium.
Fred was a committed Christian and like his friend Horace Westlake took his Bible to Battle. They had both attended South Petherwin Methodist Chapel and its Fred’s Bible that has helped identify Horace’s Bible.

Medal Rolls Index Cards for Frederick Jasper          Frederick Jasper's death announcement from the Cornish and Devon Post

fred jasper  Frederick Jasper's Bible inscription           Fred-Jasper-Bible