1913 Shaftesbury Grammar School Football Team

William Jeffery

Surname: Jeffery
Other names: William
Other people in this story:
James Jeffery
Elizabeth Jeffery née Lampon
Locations in this story:
Charlton, Andover, Hampshire
Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Dardanelles, Turkey
Andover Cemetery, Hampshire
Chelsea, London

Story:
William Jeffery was born in 1897 in Charlton, Andover, Hampshire. He was the son of James Jeffery, a farmer and cattle dealer, and Elizabeth Lampon. “Willie” attended Shaftesbury Grammar School from November 1908 to December 1913 and he appears in the 1911 Census as a boarder at the school. He was a member of 1911, 1912 and 1913 football teams and a member of 1912 and 1913 cricket teams. In 1913 he was Head Prefect and passed the Cambridge Senior Locals Examination in July. On leaving school he returned to Hampshire to work on the family farm.

He joined the Army Service Corps soon after the outbreak of war (Service No. T4/1856030) and he appears on the Roll of Honour published in the Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine in October 1914. By March 1915 he had been promoted to the rank of Sergeant and the June edition of the magazine reported: “W.Jeffery visited the school on March 31st. Owing to an attack of mumps he was unable to sail with his regiment to the Dardanelles, and is now applying for a commission with the A.S.C.”

William received a commission and served in France as a Second Lieutenant in the 5th Rifle Brigade. The Grammar School Magazine reported: “William Jeffery was wounded in the eye and sent over to a hospital at Chelsea. For a time he made splendid progress, but had a relapse and died suddenly.” He died on 7th October 1917.  The death was recorded as a civilian death in the Chelsea Registry, but he was buried in the military section of Andover Cemetery. He is remembered on the Andover Cenotaph and on the Shaftesbury Grammar School Memorial, now in Shaftesbury School.

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 William 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. An asterix can be seen next to William's name, indicating that he had died. The board is now at Gold Hill Museum.

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First List of Old Shastonians Serving in H.M. Forces, September 1915
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, October 1914
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, March 1915
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, June 1915
Shaftesbury Grammar School Magazine, November 1917

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  • Shaftesbury Grammar School War Memorial
  • List of Old Shastonians 1
  • List of Old Shastonians 3
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 1
  • Shaftesbury Grammar School Old Boys 4

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Shastonian
Semley Baptist Chapel Plaque

Charles Score

Surname: Score
Other names: Charles
Other people in this story:
George Levi Score
Prudence K. Score
Mary Ann Score née Tomblinson
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3, Belgium
Barkers Hill, Semley, Wiltshire
St. Leonard's Church, Semley


Story:
Charles Score was born in 1888 in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire. He was the son of George Levi Score, a Farm Labourer, and Prudence K. Score. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was working as a Carman and living at Barkers Hill, Semley, Wiltshire. In 1913 he married Mary Ann Tomblinson. He enlisted as a Private in the Army Service Corps (Service No. M2/184202). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 18th September 1917 and was buried at Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3 in Belgium (grave id. I.F 9). He is remembered on the Semley Baptist Chapel plaque, now in St. Leonard's Church.  

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Semley War Memorial 3

Walter Vernon Stainer

Surname: Stainer
Other names: Walter Vernon
Other people in this story:
Walter G. Stainer
Mary Emma Stainer
Locations in this story:
Sherborne, Dorset
France & Flanders
Tourcoing (Pont-Neuville) Communal Cemetery, France
Church Green, Semley, Wiltshire
St. Leonard's Church, Semley

Story:
Walter Vernon Stainer was born in 1892 in Sherborne. He was the son of Walter G. Stainer, a Foreman Platelayer, and Mary Emma Stainer. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Domestic Gardener and living at Church Green, Semley, Wiltshire. He enlisted as a Private in the Royal Army Service Corps (Service No. M2/203030). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 11th February 1919 and was buried at Tourcoing (Pont-Neuville) Communal Cemetery in France (grave id. L.8). He is remembered on the Semley War Memorial in St. Leonard's churchyard, and on the Roll of Honour inside the church. His name was recorded as "Vincent Stainer" on the Baptist Chapel plaque, now also in the church.

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  • Semley Baptist Chapel Plaque
  • Semley War Memorial 2
  • Semley War Memorial 03

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Names on Iwerne Minster War Memorial 1

Sidney Samuel Hubbard

Surname: Hubbard
Other names: Sidney Samuel
Other people in this story:
Thomas Hubbard
Georgina Hubbard
Locations in this story:
Docking, Norfolk
France & Flanders
Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Iwerne Minster, Dorset

Story:
Sidney Samuel Hubbard was born in 1891 in Docking, Norfolk. He was the son of Thomas Hubbard, a gamekeeper, and Georgina Hubbard. His siblings included Asker Edgar, born in 1896. At the time of the 1911 Census Sidney was single and living at Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted in the Army Service Corps (Service No. M2/032367) and at the time of his death held the rank of Corporal. He served in Motor Transport in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died of pneumonia on 20th November 1918 and was buried at Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension in France (grave id. I.C.12). He is remembered on the Iwerne Minster War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

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  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 2
  • Iwerne Minister War Memorial 4
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 03
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 02

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Names on Fontmell Magna War Memorial 3

Cecil John Reeves

Surname: Reeves
Other names: Cecil John
Other people in this story:
Walter Reeves
Emily Reeves
Locations in this story:
Fontmell Magna, Dorset
St. Andrew's Church, Fontmell Magna

Story:
Cecil John Reeves was born in 1888 in Fontmell Magna. He was the son of Walter Reeves, a Brewer's Drayman, and Emily Reeves. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Confectioner and living at 40 Fontmell Magna. He enlisted in the Army Service Corps (Service No. SS/1310) and at the time of his death held the rank of Corporal. He died in Fontmell Magna on 9th May 1917 and was buried in the churchyard at St. Andrew's Church. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals and is remembered on the Fontmell Magna War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

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  • Names on Fontmell Magna War Memorial 3
  • Fontmell Magna War Memorial 4
  • Fontmell Magna War Memorial 2
  • Names on Fontmell Magna War Memorial 5

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Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

Robert Stanley Tanswell

Surname: Tanswell
Other names: Robert Stanley
Other people in this story:
John Tanswell
Louisa Tanswell
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Egypt
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Holloway, East Knoyle, Wiltshire

Story:
Robert Stanley Tanswell was born in 1894 in East Knoyle. He was the son of John Tanswell, a Farm Labourer, and Louisa. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Labourer and living at Holloway, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He enlisted as a Private in the Royal Army Service Corps (Service No. DM2/168978). He served in Egypt and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 10th May 1917 and was buried at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery (grave id. A. 145.). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial.

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  • East Knoyle War Memorial

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Albert Hayter headstone 1

Albert Hayter

Surname: Hayter
Other names: Albert
Other people in this story:
Harry Hayter
Emily Hayter
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Ludwell, Wiltshire
Charlton Cemetery, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury

Story:
Albert Hayter was born in 1893 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of Harry Hayter, a Market Gardener, and Emily Hayter. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and living in Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury. In May 1912 he joined the Army Service Corps as a Driver (Service No. T4/247397) and he was discharged as unfit in March 1917. He died on 24th August 1918 and was buried at Charlton Cemetery, Donhead St. Mary (grave id. II.13). He is remembered on the war memorial at Ludwell.

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  • Names on Ludwell War Memorial 1
  • Albert Hayter headstone 2
  • Ludwell War Memorial

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Berwick St. John War Memorial

Victor James Stacey

Surname: Stacey
Other names: Victor James
Other people in this story:
Tom Stacey
Sarah Ann Stacey
Ethel Mona Stacey née King
Locations in this story:
Alderholt, Dorset
France & Flanders
Mondicourt Communal Cemetery
Hinton St. Mary, Dorset
Rushmore, Wiltshire

Story:
Victor James Stacey was born in 1888 in Alderholt, Dorset. He was the son of Tom Stacey, a Game Keeper, and Sarah Ann Stacey. At the time of the 1911 Census he was living at Rushmore. In 1916 he married Ethel Mona King and they lived in Hinton St. Mary, Dorset. He enlisted as a Private in the Royal Army Service Corps (Service No. T4/124982). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 21st August 1916 and was buried near the north-west corner oof Mondicourt Communal Cemetery. He is remembered on the Berwick St. John War Memorial.  

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  • St. John the Baptist Church, Berwick St. John 01
  • Berwick St John War Memorial 03

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Names on Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial 03

George Charles Puig

Surname: Puig
Other names: George Charles
Other people in this story:
Henry Puig
Jane Ann Puig
Locations in this story:
Marylebone, Middlesex
Balkans
Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece
Carlisle Street, Marylebone, London
Bournemouth
Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire

Story:
George Charles Puig was born in 1891 in Marylebone, Middlesex. He was the son of Henry Puig, a House Painter, and Jane Ann Puig. At the time of the 1901 Census the family was living at 65 Carlisle Street, Marylebone, London. He enlisted in Bournemouth as a Driver in the Royal Army Service Corps (Service No. TS/9451). He served in the Balkans and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 24th October 1918 and was buried at Mikra British War Cemetery, Kalamaria (grave id. 1890). He is remembered on the Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial.

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  • Donhead St. Andrew Church
  • Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial

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Park Walk War Memorial 3

Harry Walter Alner

Surname: Alner
Other names: Harry Walter
Other people in this story:
Sidney Alner
Mary Ellen Alner
Sidney William Alner
Emily E. Franklin
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Denain Communal Cemetery, Department du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Battenberg Road, Richmond, Surrey
Gold Hill, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury

Story:
Harry Walter Alner was born in 1886 in Shaftesbury and was baptised at St. James' Church. He was the son of Sidney Alner, a labourer, and Mary Ellen Alner. His siblings included Sidney William, born in 1899. The family lived at 14 Gold Hill, Shaftesbury. On 3rd December 1910 he was married to Emily E. Franklin in the Holborn Registration District, London. They had 2 boys and 2 girls. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was working as a chauffeur and living at 63 Battenberg Road, Richmond, Surrey. On 13th September 1915 he enlisted as a Private in the Royal Army Service Corps (Service No. M2/120963) and on 3rd October embarked with the Expeditionary Force for France. He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died in France on 30th October 1918 and was at the time attached to the Canadian Corps Motor Transport Siege Park. He was buried at Denain Communal Cemetery, Department du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais (grave id. A.24). He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.  

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  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

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