Other names: Walter Vernon
Locations in this story: Sherborne, DorsetFrance & FlandersTourcoing (Pont-Neuville) Communal Cemetery, FranceChurch Green, Semley, WiltshireSt. Leonard's Church, Semley
Story: Walter Vernon Stainer was born in 1892 in Sherborne. He was the son of Walter G. Stainer, a Foreman Platelayer, and Mary Emma Stainer. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Domestic Gardener and living at Church Green, Semley, Wiltshire. He enlisted as a Private in the Royal Army Service Corps (Service No. M2/203030). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 11th February 1919 and was buried at Tourcoing (Pont-Neuville) Communal Cemetery in France (grave id. L.8). He is remembered on the Semley War Memorial in St. Leonard's churchyard, and on the Roll of Honour inside the church. His name was recorded as "Vincent Stainer" on the Baptist Chapel plaque, now also in the church.