Albert Hayter headstone 1

Albert Hayter

Surname: Hayter
Other names: Albert
Other people in this story:
Harry Hayter
Emily Georgina Hayter nee Harris
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Ludwell, Wiltshire
St. John the Baptist Church, Charlton Cemetery, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury
Cann, Shaftesbury

Story:
Albert Hayter was born on 16th April, 1893 in Shaftesbury and was baptised at Cann, Shaftesbury, on 21st May, 1893. He was the son of Harry Hayter, a Market Gardener, and Emily Georgina Hayter (nee Harris). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and living in Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury. On the 8th May, 1912, he enlisted in the Territorial Force and joined the T & S Col, 1st SWM Brigade (Service No. T182) - this was the precursor of the Army Service Corps which came into being in 1914. He transferred to the Army Service Corps as a Driver on 11th September, 1916 (Service No. T4/247397) and he was discharged as unfit on 2nd April, 1917, on the grounds he was no longer physically fit for military service. He received the Silver War Badge (No. 154013). There is no record that he was awarded any war medals. He died on 24th August 1918 and was buried at St. John the Baptist Church, 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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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Berwick St. John War Memorial

Victor James Stacey

Surname: Stacey
Other names: Victor James
Other people in this story:
Thomas Stacey
Sarah Ann Stacey nee Foster
Ethel Mona Stacey née King
Locations in this story:
Alderholt, Dorset
France & Flanders
Mondicourt Communal Cemetery, Near Arras, Pas de Calais, France
Hinton St. Mary, Dorset
Baydon Hill, Baydon Street, Aldbourne, Wiltshire
Delden, Gelderland, Netherlands
Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Hursley, Hampshire
Warlincourt, France

Story:
Victor James Stacey was born on 13th January, 1888, in Delden, Gelderland, Netherlands and baptised in Alderholt, Wiltshire, on 6th May, 1888. He was the son of Thomas (Tom) Stacey, a Game Keeper, and Sarah Ann Stacey (nee Foster). (NB The records show Victor variously as 'James'; 'Victor James' and 'James Victor'. The Military records give his name as 'Victor James' as he was baptised.) At the time of the 1911 Census his family were living in Berwick St. John, Wiltshire. Victor was boarding with his brother at Baydon Hill, Baydon Street, Aldbourne, Wiltshire, where he worked as a Builder's Labourer. Shortly after the Census his father died in that year. On 2nd April, 1916 he married Ethel Mona King and they lived in Hinton St. Mary, Dorset. He enlisted at Hursley, Hampshire, as a Private in the 146th Company of the Royal Army Service Corps (Service No. T4/124982), later he joined the 17th Divisional Company. He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died at Warlincourt, France, on 21st August 1916 and was buried near the north-west corner of Mondicourt Communal Cemetery, Near Arras, Pas de Calais, France. 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 nee Barker
Locations in this story:
Marylebone, Middlesex
Balkans
Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece
Carlisle Street, Marylebone, London
Bournemouth
Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Gussage St. Michael, Wiltshire
Salisbury
Overway, Donhead St. Andrew
Salonika

Story:
George Charles Puig was born on 14th October, 1890, in Marylebone, Middlesex, and baptised at St. Barnabas Church, Marylebone, on 4th January, 1891. He was the son of Henry Puig, a House Painter, and Jane Ann Puig (nee Barker). At the time of the 1901 Census the family was living at 65 Carlisle Street, Marylebone, London. By 1911 the family had moved to Gussage St. Michael, Wiltshire though George does not appear on the census at that time. He enlisted in Bournemouth (giving Salisbury as his residence), and joined the 854th Horse Transport Company of the Royal Army Service Corps (Service No. TS/9451). His last rank was Private (Shoe Smith). He served in the Balkans and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died in Salonika on 24th October 1918 and was buried at Mikra British War Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece (grave id. 1890). This cemetery was used to re-inter personnel from other smaller graves sites in the area. He is remembered on the Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial. In the meantime his parents had moved to Overway, Donhead St. Andrew. His father died in 1920.

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

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Park Walk War Memorial 3

Harry Walter Alner

Surname: Alner
Other names: Harry Walter
Other people in this story:
Sidney William Alner
Mary Ellen Alner née Case
Sidney William Alner
Emily Elizabeth Alner nee 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
London

Story:
Harry Walter Alner was born in 1886 in Shaftesbury and was baptised at St. James' Church, Shaftesbury, on 13th September, 1886. He was the son of Sidney William Alner, a labourer, and Mary Ellen Alner (née Franklin). His siblings included Sidney William, born in 1899 who also died in the war. The family lived at 14 Gold Hill, Shaftesbury. He married Emily Elizabeth Franklin in the Holborn Registration District, London, on 3rd December, 1910. 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 in London as a Private in the Royal Army Service Corps (Service No. M2/120963) and on 3rd October embarked with the Expeditionary Force for France, only 3 weeks after enlistment. 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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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
Sidney William Alner
Cann War Memorial 01

Ernest Walter Holly

Surname: Holly
Other names: Ernest Walter
Other people in this story:
Mark Holly
Harriet Holly née Smith
Harry Percival Holly
Hubert John Holly
Locations in this story:
Melbury Abbas
Cann Comon, Cann, Shaftesbury
Greece
Dedeagatch British Cemetery, Alexandroupolis, Greece

Story:
Ernest Walter Holly was born in 1895 in Melbury Abbas and baptised there on 8th December 1895. He was the son of Mark Holly, a farm labourer, and Harriet Holly (née Smith) and was one of a family of eleven children.  At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a farm labourer and living at Cann Common, Cann, Shaftesbury. He enlisted as a Driver in the Army Service Corps (Service No. T4/039638) and was a driver with the 798th Horse Transport Company. He served in Greece and was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  He died in Greece on 27th December 1918 and was buried at Dedeagatch British Cemetery, Alexandroupolis, Greece, (grave id. 69). The cemetery is associated with the No 31 Casualty Clearing Station. He is remembered on the Cann War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

Ernest's brothers also served during the war: Harry Percival (b.1891) with the Royal Garrison Artillery and Herbert John (b.1892) with the Dorsetshire Regiment, the Devonshire Regiment and the Hampshire Regiment.

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  • Names on Cann War Memorial
  • Unveiling of Cann War Memorial

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The National Archives
Harry Percival Holly
Herbert John Holly
Cann War Memorial

Robert Fowles

Surname: Fowles
Other names: Robert
Other people in this story:
Charles Fowles
Caroline Sarah Fowles née Hunt
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Boyne Dairy, Cann, Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Tyne Cot Memorial, France
Southampton, Hampshire

Story:
Robert Fowles was born in 1896 in Cann. He was the son of Charles Fowles, a dairy farmer, and Caroline Sarah Fowles (née Hunt). At the time of the 1911 Census he was living and working on his father's farm, Boyne Dairy, Cann, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in Southampton as a Private in the Royal Army Service Corps (Service No. T/38882). He later transferred to the 2nd Battalion  of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Service No. 42469). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  He died on 29th November 1917 and his name appears on the Tyne Cot Memorial in France (Panel 70 to 72). He is remembered on the Cann War Memorial, Shaftesbury.

Images:
  • Cann War Memorial
  • Unveiling of Cann War Memorial

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives