Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury 2

William Dennis Allum

Surname: Allum
Other names: William Dennis
Other people in this story:
William Cook Allum
Mary Ann Allum
Gladys Maud Gough
Locations in this story:
Westbourne, Sussex
West Dean, Chichester, Sussex
Cranleigh, Surrey
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Coppice Street, Shaftesbury

Story:
William Dennis Allum's birth was registered in Westbourne, Sussex, on 24th November 1896 and he was baptised at West Dean, Chichester, Sussex, on 7th January 1897, the son of William Cook Allum and Mary Ann Allum.  He lived his very early life in West Dean before moving to Cranleigh, Surrey, prior to enlistment during the First World War.   He joined the 2nd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 25825).  One of his records refers to him as a Lance Corporal but this is not reflected on his medal record.  He was discharged on 31st May 1919 and granted a limited pension due to having contracted malaria and dysentry whilst on service.  It is not known where he served but on his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  (His address on the Absent Voters Lists of 1918 and 1919 was shown as 9 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and his names were reversed to 'Dennis William' but his Service No. and Unit were correct.)   He married Gladys Maud Gough at Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 18 Jun 1924 and they went on to have two children.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 41 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and described as a Watch and Clock Repairer.  He died in Shaftesbury on 2nd July 1951.

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Edwin William Dare

Surname: Dare
Other names: Edwin William
Other people in this story:
William Edward Dare
Pearl Dare née Daubney
Agnes Catherine Dare née Marsh
Locations in this story:
Crown Hotel, High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Mediterranean Area
Sturminster, Dorset
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury

Story:
Edwin (sometimes called Edward) William Dare was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset on 15th June 1896, the son of William Edward Dare and Pearl Dare (née Daubney).  He lived all his life, apart from Military Service, in the Shaftesbury area.  Much of his early life was living at the Crown Hotel, 40 High Street, Shaftesbury, where his father was the proprietor.  He enlisted with the Territorial Unit of the Dorsetshire Regiment on 5th September 1912 as a Private (Service No. 1669).  He was embodied on 4th August 1914 and transferred to the Royal Army Medical Corps (Service No. 461597).  He served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force where he contracted malaria for which he eventually received a small pension.   Following his discharge on 26th March 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the Territorial Force War Medal.  He married Agnes Catherine Marsh in Shaftesbury, Dorset in 1927.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 49 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Driver Mechanic (Heavy Goods).   His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry, in 1969.

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Maurice George Watts

Surname: Watts
Other names: Maurice George
Other people in this story:
Harry George Gilbert Watts
Rose Katherine Watts née Highman
Doris Louise Olive Watts née Payton
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire

Story:
Maurice George Watts was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21st September 1898, the son of Harry Gilbert George Watts and Rose Katherine Watts (nee Highman).  He spent all his early life in and around Shaftesbury and, for a period, at the Ship Inn, 1 High Street, Shaftesbury, where his father was the licensee.   He enlisted with the Somerset Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 55020) later transferring to the 2/4th battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 30144).  He was discharged on 17th February 1920 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.   He married Doris Louise Olive Payton on the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, in 1930.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Capri, Bellevue Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, and was described as the Manager and Cutter of a Naval Tailor as well as being a Special Constable.  He died on the Isle of Wight in 1973.

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Gold Hill, Shaftesbury

Frederick Sidney Alner

Surname: Alner
Other names: Frederick Sidney
Other people in this story:
Sidney William Alner
Mary Ellen Alner née Case
Louisa Alner née Barter
Harry Walter Alner
Sidney William Alner
Locations in this story:
Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Gold Hill, Shaftesbury

Story:
Frederick Sidney Alner was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 25th November 1896 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 17th December 1896, the son of Sidney William Alner and Mary Ellen Alner (née Case). The family lived at 14 Gold Hill and Frederick lived all his life, except for Military Service, in the Shaftesbury area.   He enlisted and joined the 1st/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service Nos. 3690 and 201752).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served in but following his discharge on 28th November 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  

He married Louisa Barter at Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, on 26th December 1931.   By the 1939 Register he was living in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, and was working as a Painter.  He later moved to 65 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury.    His death was recorded in the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry in 1965 and he was buried at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, on 17th April 1965.

Sadly Frederick's brothers Harry and Sidney both died in the war in 1918, less than a month apart.

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Enmore Green, The Knapp

Albert Charles Phillips

Surname: Phillips
Other names: Albert Charles
Other people in this story:
Edward Phillips
Edith Phillips née White
Ellen Phillips née Gumbleton
James Phillips
Frank Phillips
Frederick William Phillips
Locations in this story:
Brickhill, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Penybont Road, Abertillery, Monmouthshire, Wales
Bedwelty, Monmouthshire, Wales
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Brecon Military Hospital

Story:
Albert Charles Phillips was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 28th December 1877 and baptised there on 17th February 1878, the son of Edward Phillips and Edith Phillips (née White).  He spent his early life in the family home at Brickhill (now Church Hill), Enmore Green, Shaftesbury.  He had enlisted with the 1st/3rd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment and had served for sixteen years before the end of his first engagement.  He married Ellen Gumbleton at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, on 18th July 1906 and they went on to have three children. 

By 1911 Albert had moved to Abertillery, Monmouthshire, Wales, in order to work in the mining industry.  He re-enlisted on 15th July 1914 and was mobilized on 8th Aug 1914 joining the South Wales Borderers (Special Reserve) as a Sergeant (Service No. 3/11615).  He served in France and Flanders with the 1st and 3rd Battalions and was gassed on 18th May 1916 and wounded on 8th Sep 1916.  This involved hospital treatment at the Brecon Military Hospital where he was diagnosed with hysteria and duly declared unfit for further service and discharged on 28th August 1917.  He received a small pension and was awarded the Victory and British War medals plus receiving the King's Certificate No. 1613.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 63 Penybont Road, Abertillery, Monmouthshire, Wales and described as a Colliery Timberman (below ground).  His death was recorded in the Bedwelty, Monmouthshire, District Registry in 1940.

Three of Albert's brothers served in the First World War: Frank (b.1885) with the Wiltshire Regiment and the Royal Field Artillery; Frederick William (b.1875) with the Dorchester Regiment. The youngest, James (b.1886) was killed while serving with the Wiltshire Regiment in France on 21st October 1914.

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Frank Phillips
Frederick William Phillips
Bimport, Shaftesbury 3

Robert Moody

Surname: Moody
Other names: Robert
Other people in this story:
Thomas Henry Moody
Emma Moody née Case
Kathleen Irene Moody née Abbott
Tyrell William Moody
Locations in this story:
Bimport, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset
Coppice Street, Shaftesbury

Story:
Robert Moody was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, according to Parish Records, on 10th June 1894 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 19th August 1894, the son of Thomas Henry Moody and Emma Moody (nee Case).  He lived most of his early life apart from Military Service at 23 Bimport, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   He enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 2505) and later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (Service No. 62085).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served in but on his discharge on 4th June 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  According to the Absent Voters List 1918 he also had a Service No. 200824 which is not recorded on his medal record or any other surviving service details.  He married Kathleen Irene Abbott at Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1932 and they went on to have at least four children.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 47 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was working as a Painter and Decorator.  His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1970.

Robert's brother Tyrell (b.1883) also served in the war, with the Royal Army Service Corps.

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Church Lane, Shaftesbury 8 & 10

John Thomas Wareham

Surname: Wareham
Other names: John Thomas
Other people in this story:
George Wareham
Anna Wareham née Pickford
Emmeline Wareham née Johnson
Cecil George Pickford Wareham
Locations in this story:
Church Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Story:
John Thomas Wareham was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9th September 1886 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 3rd October 1886, the son of George Wareham and Anna Wareham (née Pickford).  John's brother Cecil George Pickford Wareham (b.1893) also served in the war, with the Army Service Corps. They lived their early lives mainly at 8 Church Lane, Shaftesbury, apart from when on Military Service.   John enlisted as a Territorial with the 1st/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 1955).  After embodiment at the outbreak of war he joined his regiment with Service No. 200411.  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but following his discharge on 27th April 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the Territorial Force War Medal.  He married Emmeline Johnson at Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 30th September 1920 and they went on to have one daughter.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Knapp Villa, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was working as a Painter and  Decorator.  He died on 24th August 1959.

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Stuart Menzies Frank Strange

Surname: Strange
Other names: Stuart Menzies Frank
Other people in this story:
Edward Frank Strange
Mary Clarke Strange née Wishart
Ivy Gwendoline Muriel Strange née Brine
John Edward Primrose Strange
Locations in this story:
Newton Abbot, Devon
St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Lambeth, London
Semley Road, Shaftesbury

Story:
Stuart Menzies Frank Strange was born in Newton Abbot, Devon, on 1st January 1897, the son of Edward Frank Strange and Mary Clarke Strange (née Wishart).  He and his family had moved to St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands by 1901 and again, by 1911, they had moved to 5 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   Stuart enlisted with the 2nd/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 201822) and later transferred to the 1st/4th Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment (Service No. 204743).  It is not known which theatre of war he served in but after discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. Stuart married Ivy Gwendoline Muriel Brine at Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, on 2nd October 1929 and they went on to have one son.   By the 1939 Register Stuart was living at Highlands, Semley Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was described as a Grower.  He died in St. Thomas Hospital, Lambeth, London, on 3rd January 1949.   His brother, John Edward Primrose Strange, also served in the conflict but survived until his early death in 1934.

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William Chubb

Surname: Chubb
Other names: William
Other people in this story:
John William Chubb
Annie Chubb née Heal
Lucy Chubb née Bye
Locations in this story:
Carlingcott, Somerset
Victoria Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Shipley, Yorkshire

Story:
William Chubb was born at Carlingcott, Somerset, on 16th December 1892 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 2nd April 1893, the son of John William Chubb and Annie Chubb (née Heal).  He lived most of his early life at 6 Victoria Street, Shaftesbury, apart from his Military Service.  He enlisted on 4th August 1908 with the 1st Volunteer Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 2471) on a Territorial basis until discharged to the reserve in 1912.  He was embodied in September 1914 and rejoined the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Sergeant (Service No. 200796).   He served in France and Flanders and was eventually discharged on 8th December 1919.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the Territorial Force War Medal.   He married Lucy Bye at St. Peter's Church, Shipley, Yorkshire, on 22nd May 1920 and they went on to have one daughter.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 17 Endor Crescent, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, and was working as a Poultryman.  He died in the Bradford, West Yorkshire, Registry District in 1977.

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Sidney Charles Morgan

Surname: Morgan
Other names: Sidney Charles
Other people in this story:
George Morgan
Emily Morgan née Brockway
Annie Louisa Morgan
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury

Story:
Sidney Charles Morgan was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 22nd December 1885, the son of George Morgan and Emily Morgan (née Brockway).  Apart from Military Service he spent all his life in and around Shaftesbury.    He married Annie Louisa Morgan at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, on 8th October 1910 and they went on to have one son.  He enlisted and joined, successively, the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 20090), the Royal Engineers (Transport) as a Sapper (Service No. T/2903) and the Royal Engineers (Service No. 508483).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but following his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 56 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was working as a Fitter and Turner (Agricultural Work).   He died in the Newbridge Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 14th April 1961.

Sidney's brother Percival Stewart (b.1887) also served in the war, with the King's Dragoon Guards.

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