Baines, Frederick Athelstan Fanshawe


He was the only son of Athelstan Arthur Baines (B, 1867-1872), a solicitor, and Katharine Mary Baines, daughter of the Reverend Frederick Fanshawe (Com 1833), of Westmeston, Lewes, Sussex and entered College from Cordwalles School in Maidenhead.

He left Winchester for RMC Sandhurst in October 1914, and in February 1915 was gazetted to the King’s Royal Rifle Corps. He went to France on May 18th, and joined the 4th Battalion at Poperinghe. On 24th May they were called up to regain some trenches near the Ypres-Menin Road which had been lost in a gas-attack some hours before. He was killed leading his company in the early morning of May 25th near Bellewaarde Wood, in the attempt to retake that position.

A stained glass window was erected to his memory in Westmeston Church.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Baines
  • Forenames or initials: Frederick Athelstan Fanshawe
  • House: College
  • Years in School: 1909-1914
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps
  • Date of Birth: 2nd February 1896
  • Date of Death: 25th May 1915
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer E6
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL, YPRES: Panels 51 and 53.