Lt Lionel Fruen, Dorset Regt

1884 Jan 17. Born Alverston, Hampshire. He was the son of William Fruen, a Greenwich Pensioner, late WO in Royal Navy, born France in 1844 & a British Subject

1891 census at 5 Prince Alfred St, Alverston, Hants

1901 census at Butterwick Cottage, Farnham with grandparent

1911 census at Butterwick Cottage, Farnham with grandparent

1915 Jun 1. Enlisted . He was a clerk

1916 Aug 28. Promoted Sgt

1918 Jun 26 . The undermentioned, from an Officer Cadet Unit, to be 2nd Lts. Dorset. R.— Lionel Fruen. He was not exactly a star at Officer Cadet School

1919 Dec 26. The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be Lts.: 3rd Dorset, L Fruen

1920 Sep 24. Joined ADRIC with service no 624. Posted to F Coy

1920 Nov 8. Relinquishes his commission in 3rd Dorsets and retains rank of Lt

1920 Dec 25. Promoted to Section Leader.

1921 Feb 5. Promoted Platoon Commander

1921 Mar 29. Farrell's inquest he gives evidence. He is a DI and took part in the Brunswick St Raid.

1921 Apr 6 to 21 Apr on Leave

1921 Apr 22. A patrol of F Coy, in two tenders under DI L Fruen, spotted a group of "suspicious" men. Stopped their tenders, the men ran off, and the Auxiliaries opened fire. One of the men, Peter Dempsey was killed

1921 May 13 In charge of raids in Dublin

1921 May 31 Raids in Dublin

1921 Jul 29 to 12 Aug on Leave

1922 Jan 17. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 Mar 288. Joined the British Gendarmerie section of the Palestine Police as a Sergeant

1923 Aug 14. Arrives in UK from Palestine. He is a "soldier" UK address Park Cottage, Park Lane, Fareham. Intended country of residence is "unknown".

1923 Sep 21. Leaves UK for Palestine. He is a Sergeant in Palestine Gendarmerie of Park Cottage, Park Lane, Fareham.

1925 Nov 25. Arrives in UK from Palestine. His occupation has changed to "accountant", travels 2nd class.

1927 Apr/Jun marries in Fareham to Daisy Cottington

1939 Register. He is a Grocer living with Daisy at 225 Peartree Avenue , Southampton C.B., Hampshire

1957 Jul 18. Died aged in Southampton, Hants, aged 73