Shaftesbury Grammar School 4

Roy Charlton

Surname: Charlton
Other names: Roy
Other people in this story:
Henry Charlton
Abigail Charlton née Howell
Ethel Mary Charlton née Wintle
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Dursley, Gloucestershire
Swanage, Dorset

Story:
Roy Charlton was born in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, on 8th April 1891 and baptised there on 10th May 1891, the son of Henry Charlton, a local schoolmaster, and Abigail Charlton (née Howell).  He lived his early life in Donhead St. Andrew and received some of his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset, leaving in 1907.  By the 1911 Census he was boarding at 44 Hudson Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, where he was working as a Bank Clerk with the National Provincial Bank.   He enlisted with the 1/6th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service Nos. 1972 & 280624).  On the 18th April 1915 he was promoted to Lieutenant and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment.  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but following his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  Whilst still serving in the forces he married Ethel Mary Wintle at Dursley, Gloucestershire, on 11th July 1917.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 'Barford', Salisbury Road, Swanage, Dorset, where he was working as a Bank Manager and also as a Volunteer Special Constable.  His death was recorded in Swanage on 9th January 1967.

A "First List of Old Shastonians Serving in H.M. Forces" was produced by Shaftesbury Grammar School in September 1915. It shows the regiment in which Roy served and the date and term in which he left school. Throughout the war a hand-written list was also compiled of Shaftesbury Grammar School old boys serving in the armed forces. The board is now at Gold Hill Museum.

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First List of Old Shastonians Serving in H.M. Forces
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, March 1915
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, June 1916
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, November 1916
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, March 1918

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  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys C
  • List of Old Shastonians 1
  • List of Old Shastonians 3

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Layton Lane 1

Arthur Thomas White

Surname: White
Other names: Arthur Thomas
Other people in this story:
William White
Lydia White née Hillier
Margaret White
John White
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Berwick St. John, Dorset
France & Flanders
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
St. James, Shaftesbury
Layton Lane, Shaftesbury
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury
Cann, Shaftesbury

Story:
Arthur Thomas White was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9th March 1880 and baptised at St. James Church on 4th April 1880, the son of William White and Lydia White (née Hillier). He lived all of his life, apart from Military Service, in Shaftesbury. He had, prior to the First World War, served with the Territorial Unit of the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment and had been placed with the 1st Reserves.   He re-enlisted on 27th August 1914 and joined the 3rd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 7654). He was sent to France and Flanders and whilst serving there in August 1915 suffered from Trench Fever. He also suffered from being gassed and receiving a gunshot wound to the hand.  Whilst on recovery leave he married Margaret White (same surname) in Berwick St. John, Dorset, on 20th November 1915. On 9th September 1916 he was transferred to the 3rd Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment (Service No. 29736) and was finally discharged on 8th February 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.  In addition he was awarded a small pension in regard to the earlier gassing.  On discharge he went to live at 3 Layton Lane, Shaftesbury.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 57 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, working as a Gardener.   He died in 1949 and was buried at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, on 4th June 1949.

Arthur's brother John (b.1890) also served in the war, with the Royal Engineers.

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Alfred Young

Surname: Young
Other names: Alfred
Other people in this story:
Alfred Young
Caroline Young née Francis
Alice Eliza Young née Conway
James Young
Locations in this story:
West Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Kit Hill, East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset

Story:
Alfred Young was born in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 26th March 1895, the son of Alfred Young and Caroline Young (née Francis).  His early life was spent at 99 Kit Hill, East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   He enlisted and served with the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 21517).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He married Alice Eliza Conway in the Shaftesbury, Dorset, Registry area in 1919.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 55 West Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was working as an Agricultural Labourer.  His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry on 12th March 1956.  His brother, James Young, served but was killed in action.

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William George White

Surname: White
Other names: William George
Other people in this story:
George White
Emily Sarah White née Rogers
Alice Maud White née Beale
Locations in this story:
Alvediston, Wiltshire
Twyford, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Bath, Somerset

Story:
William George White was born in Alvediston, Wiltshire, on 29th June 1885, the son of George White and Emily Sarah White (née Rogers). He lived his early life in various places but by 1911 was living at 55 Twyford, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  He married Alice Maud Beale in the Shaftesbury, Dorset, Registry District in 1911. He enlisted with the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 05080) later transferring to the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 202316). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 10 Raglan Terrace, Bath, Somerset, and was working as a Chauffeur Gardener.   His death was recorded in Bath in 1959.

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Harold Stephen Munday

Surname: Munday
Other names: Harold Stephen
Other people in this story:
Arthur Stephen Munday
Eliza Wright Munday née Gray
Ruby Lilian Munday née Pond
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset
St. James, Shaftesbury

Story:
Harold Stephen Munday was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 13th November 1891 and baptised at St. James Church on 20th December 1891, the son of Arthur Stephen Munday and Eliza Wright Munday (née Gray).  He lived all his early life at the family home at 94 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   He enlisted and joined the 2nd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 25791).  He later transferred to the Hampshire Regiment (Service No. 0363).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but following his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He married Ruby Lilian Pond at St. James' Church, Shaftesbury, on 29th September 1921. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 73 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was working as a Painter.  His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1962.

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Wilfred Henry Thorne

Surname: Thorne
Other names: Wilfred Henry
Other people in this story:
Charles Stephen Thorne
Agnes Charlotte Thorne née Stevens
Walter Charles Thorne
Locations in this story:
Broad Chalk, Wiltshire
Sheep Lane, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Layton Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset
India
Salisbury, Wiltshire

Story:
Wilfred Henry Thorne was born in Broad Chalk, Wiltshire, on 1st February 1898, the son of Charles Stephen Thorne and Agnes Charlotte Thorne (née Stephens).  By 1901 he was living in Sheep Lane, East Knoyle, Wiltshire, and by 1911, in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  He enlisted with the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 40065).  He served on the North West Frontier in India and was eventually discharged on 8th December 1919.  He was awarded the British War Medal and the India General Service (Afghanistan) Medal.  He also received a limited pension due to contracting malaria whilst serving.  His address on the Absent Voters List for 1918 was 5 Layton Villas, Layton Lane, Shaftesbury.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 15 Trinity Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, and was working as a Gardener.  The record shows him being married but no evidence has been found for this.  His death was recorded in Salisbury, Wiltshire, in 1984.

Wilfred's brother Walter Charles (b.1895) also served in the war but sadly died at Gallipoli in 1915 while serving with the Royal Irish Regiment.

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Harry Gilbert Stainer

Surname: Stainer
Other names: Harry Gilbert
Other people in this story:
Gideon Stainer
Emily Stainer née Sims
Kate M. Stainer née King
Austin Frederick Stainer
Ernest Stainer
Francis Hubert Stainer
William Edgar Stainer
Locations in this story:
Bozley Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Wimborne, Dorset
Layton Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Winchester, Hampshire

Story:
Harry Gilbert Stainer was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 30th September 1888, the son of Gideon Stainer and Emily Stainer (née Sims).  He lived his early life at the family home in Bozley Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury, until 1911 when he had moved to Wimborne, Dorset, working as an Assurance Agent.   Harry married Kate M. King in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1914.   He enlisted with the Hampshire Regiment and became an Acting Sergeant (Service No. 355692).  It is not known which theatre of war he served in but on discharge was awarded the Victory and British War medals.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Mavonne, Layton Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was working as a Cabinet Maker and Undertaker.  His death was recorded at the Winchester Isolation Hospital, Winchester, Hampshire, on 25th June 1950.  His brothers, Austin Frederick Stainer, Ernest Stainer, William Edgar Stainer and Francis Hubert Stainer, all served in the conflict.

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Ernest Stainer
Francis Hubert Stainer
Austin Frederick Stainer

Ernest Stainer

Surname: Stainer
Other names: Ernest
Other people in this story:
Gideon Stainer
Emily Stainer née Sims
Austin Frederick Stainer
Francis Hubert Stainer
Harry Gilbert Stainer
William Edgar Stainer
Ethel Gertrude Dotterill
Locations in this story:
Bozley Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Warminster, Wiltshire

Story:
Ernest Stainer was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21 Aug 1887, the son of Gideon Stainer and Emily Stainer (née Sims).  He lived his early life at the family home in Bozley Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury.  It is known he enlisted with the 1st/9th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 355691).  His name appears on the Absent Voters list for Bozley Hill, Cann in 1918.  It is not known which theatre of war he served in but on discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 30 Oriel Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, working as a Baker's Roundsman.  (The record indicates he was married but no wife appears listed.  It is possible he married Ethel Gertrude Dotterill in Portsmouth, Hampshire, during 1915 but this is not confirmed.)  He died in Warminster, Wiltshire, on 2 Feb 1974 where he had been living at 35 Portway, Warminster. His brothers, Austin Frederick Stainer, Francis Hubert Stainer, William Edgar Stainer and Harry Gilbert Stainer, also served during the conflict.

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Austin Frederick Stainer
Harry Gilbert Stainer
Enmore Green, The Knapp

Charles Douglas Parsons

Surname: Parsons
Other names: Charles Douglas
Other people in this story:
John Parsons
Elizabeth Harriet Parsons née Pike
Lilian Edith Parsons née Brickell
Harry Stanley Parsons
William John Parsons
Locations in this story:
Mustons Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Story:
Charles Douglas Parsons was born at Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 16th June 1896, the son of John Parsons and Elizabeth Harriet Parsons (née Pike).  He lived all his life, apart from Military Service, in the Shaftesbury area.   He enlisted and joined the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 0386).  He later transferred to the 2nd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 17303).  It is not known in which theatre he served but on his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.   By the 1939 Register he was living at 3 Mustons Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was working as a Road Foreman.  He was also attached to the Fire Brigade as a 2nd Officer.   He was living at 20 Bimport, Shaftesbury, at the time of his death on 19th November 1976.  His brothers, Harry Stanley Parsons and William John Parsons, also served.

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William John Parsons
Cann Church, Shaftesbury

Arthur Daniel Padfield

Surname: Padfield
Other names: Arthur Daniel
Other people in this story:
Harry Padfield
Flora Emily Padfield née Tucker
Dorothy Rose Padfield née Pike
Locations in this story:
Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
India
Poole, Dorset
Christchurch, Hampshire
St. Rumbold's Church, Cann

Story:
Arthur Daniel Padfield was born in Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset, the son of Harry Padfield and Flora Emily Padfield (née Tucker).  He spent much of his life, apart from Military Service, in and around Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   He enlisted with the 1st/7th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 45318).  He was at one time attached to the 1st Lancers and served on the North West Frontier of India.   He was discharged on 3rd January 1920 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the India General Service Medal with Clasp Afghanistan (North West Frontier).    He married Dorothy Rose Pike at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, on 25th October 1921 and they had one daughter.   By the 1939 Register he was living at 17 Curtis Road, Poole, Dorset, and was working as a Landscape Gardener.  His death was recorded at the Christchurch, Hampshire, Registry in 1961.

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