Frederick William Stacey

Surname: Stacey
Other names: Frederick William
Other people in this story:
Joseph Stacey
Alice Stacey née Dummer
Gladys May Stacey née Imber
Locations in this story:
Midhurst. Sussex
French Mill Lane, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Coppice Street, Shaftesbury

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Frederick William Stacey was born in Midhurst, Sussex, on 26th May 1895, the son of Joseph Stacey and Alice Stacey (née Dummer).  The Census of 1911 shows the family now living in French Mill Lane, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   Frederick had joined the Territorial Force of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 1541) he was then transferred to the 1st/4th Battalion of the Norfolk Regiment (Service No. 204756) being promoted in time to Sergeant.  He was transferred back to the 2nd/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 200164).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the Territorial Force War Medal.   He married Gladys May Imber at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 4th September 1920.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 33 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was described as a Master Tailor.  His death was recorded at Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 21st December 1985.

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Frederick Charles Long

Surname: Long
Other names: Frederick Charles
Other people in this story:
Clarence Long
Martha Long née Young
Daphne May Long née Styles
Locations in this story:
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset

Story:
Frederick Charles Long was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 18th April 1899, the son of Clarence Long and Martha Long (née Young).  He lived all his life, apart from Military Service, in Shaftesbury and was a pupil at Shaftesbury Grammar School. He enlisted with the Norfolk Regiment as a Private (Service No. 37397) later transferring to the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (The Sherwood Foresters) (Service No. 103236).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  By the 1939 Register he was living in his long time residence at 15 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, still single and working as a Grocer's Invoice Clerk.  He married Daphne May Styles in the Sturminster, Dorset, Registration area in 1955. In 1979 he produced "Tales of Old Shaftesbury" which provides a wealth of information about the town for local historians. He died in Shaftesbury on 2nd Aug 1985.

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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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Harold Joseph Garland

Surname: Garland
Other names: Harold Joseph
Other people in this story:
George Garland
Caroline Garland née Baker
Locations in this story:
Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Parkstone, Dorset
France & Flanders
Pernes British Cemetery, Pernes-en-Artoir, Pas de Calais, France

Story:
Harold Joseph Garland was born at Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1899, the son of George Garland and Caroline Garland (née Baker), a local family.  He lived his early childhood in Compton Abbas until, by 1911, his family had moved to Parkstone, Dorset.   Harold enlisted with the Norfolk Regiment (Service No. 37331) and later, at the time of his death, was a Private with the 2nd Battalion of the Essex Regiment (Service No. 42717).  He was serving in France and Flanders when he died of his wounds on 22nd April 1918 when only 18 years old.   He was buried in the Pernes British Cemetery, Pernes-en-Artoir, Pas de Calais, France, (Grave Ref: I.D.10). He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.

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