Other names: Frederick William
Locations in this story: Midhurst. SussexFrench Mill Lane, Cann, Shaftesbury, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetSalisbury, WiltshireCoppice Street, Shaftesbury
Story: 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.