Other names: Harold
Locations in this story: Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetSalisbury Street, Shaftesbury, DorsetCroydon, Surrey
Story: Harold Tuffin was born in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9th September 1896, the son of Henry John Tuffin and Mary Tuffin née Yeatman. He lived his early life in Fontmell Magna until, by 1911, the family had moved to 47 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted with the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as Private (Service No. 1677). He later transferred to the Rifle Brigade (Service Nos. 2350 & 207220) and then to the Royal Engineers as a Pioneer joining the 75th Signal Company. It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. (The 1921 Census record cannot be found.) In 1928 he married Kathleen M. Bowley in Croydon, Surrey, and by the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 31 Pawsons Road, Croydon, working as a Lorry Driver. It is noted he enlisted in the Home Guard at Croydon on 31 Mar 1944. He died in Croydon on 6th January 1967.