Belmont, Shaftesbury

William Farley Rutter

Surname: Rutter
Other names: William Farley
Other people in this story:
John Kingsley Rutter
Emily Mary Rutter née Bray
Hester Elizabeth Rutter née Fox
Herbert Clarence Rutter
Locations in this story:
St. Rumbolds Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sidcot School, Winscombe, Somerset
Evesham, Worcestershire
Warminster, Wiltshire
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Barnstable, Devon

William Farley Rutter was born on 9th January 1888 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, the son of John Kingsley Rutter, a Solicitor, and Emily Mary Rutter (née Bray).  He lived his very early life at Belmont House, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, until, by 1901, he had become a pupil boarder at Sidcot School, Winscombe, Somerset. 

During the First World War he served as a volunteer at the Headquarters of the Friends Ambulance Unit from 29th November 1915 to 3rd February 1919.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  He married Hester Elizabeth Fox in Evesham, Worcestershire, on 14th June 1921 shortly after the 1921 Census shows he was visiting and staying in a boarding house at Homecroft, Oakleigh Road, Barnstable, Devon, (likely he was on honeymoon!).  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 6 St. Rumbolds Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was described as a Solicitor and Town Clerk.   His death was recorded at the Warminster, Wiltshire, Registry in 1991.  William's brother, Herbert Clarence Rutter, served as a Merchant Seaman during the war.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Herbert Clarence Rutter