Other names: John
Locations in this story: Cann, Shaftesbury, DorsetSalisbury Street, Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: John Seymour was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 26th December 1898 and baptised at Cann, Shaftesbury, on 26th January 1899, the son of William John Seymour and Blanche Ellen Seymour (née Parsons). He lived all his life, except for Military Service, in the Shaftesbury, Dorset, area. At one time his address was 27 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted as a Private and served with three regiments in their turn. The Devonshire Regiment (Service No. 70338), the London Regiment (Service No. GS/83336) and the Royal Fusiliers (Service No. as London Regiment). It is not known which theatre of war he served in but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He married Olive Margaret Broadway at Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 16th October 1929. They had at least one son. By the time of the 1939 Register John was living at Boyne Farm, Bozley Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was described as a Dairy Farmer. He died locally on 13th June 1989.