Samuel Shell Bristol

Surname: Bristol
Other names: Samuel Shell
Other people in this story:
Edwin Bristol
Ellen Bristol née Combes
Dorothy K. Bristol née Standage
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Reigate, Surrey
Shipleybridge Lane, Godstone, Surrey
Horsham, Sussex

Samuel Shell Bristol was born on 29th December 1878 at Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, the son of Edwin Bristol and Ellen Bristol (née Combes).  He had served in various Army units prior to 1914 over a period of 18 years with periods of non-military service between. He re-enlisted on 30th December 1914, becoming a Sergeant with the King's Own Hussars (Service No. 101651). He was demobilized on 24th February 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1914/15 Star. The 1921 Census shows him boarding at 56 North Street, Horsham, Sussex, described as 'Farming on own account'. He married Dorothy K. Standage in Reigate, Surrey, in 1933. There were no known children of the marriage. His last known address was in the 1939 Register at Shipleybridge Lane, Godstone, Surrey, described as a Retired Farmer. He died in Godstone in 1971.

Source: Based on original research by Ken Baxter.


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