Names on Park Walk War Memorial 2

William John Stainer

Surname: Stainer
Other names: William John
Other people in this story:
Thomas Stainer
Mary Ann Stainer
Georgina Stainer née Trew
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Dozinghem Military Cemetery
Enmore Green
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
West Knoyle, Wiltshire
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury

Story:
William John Stainer was born in 1880 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of Thomas Stainer, a baker, and Mary Ann Stainer. In 1903 he married Georgina Trew from West Knoyle. They had six children: five boys and a girl. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was working as a farm implement fitter and living in Enmore Green. He enlisted as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers (Service No. 508484). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 2nd November 1917 and was buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery (grave id. XI.B.17). He is remembered on the Park Walk and St. James’ War Memorials. He also appears on the Roll of Honour inside St. James’ Church and on the Holy Trinity memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.        

Images:
  • Shaftesbury Park Walk War Memorial 03
  • Names on St. James' War Memorial 3
  • St. James' Roll of Honour
  • St. James' War Memorial
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives