Park Walk War Memorial 1

Alfred Stainer

Surname: Stainer
Other names: Alfred
Other people in this story:
George Stainer
Sarah Ann Stainer nee Hanham
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Tyne Cot Memorial
St. James, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Dorchester
Ypres

Story:
Alfred Stainer was born in 1881 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of George Stainer, a mason, and Sarah Ann Stainer (nee Hanham). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a cabinet maker and living at 80 St. James, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in Dorchester as a Private in the 8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Service No. 41708). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 16th June 1916 and his name appears on the Tyne Cot Memorial (Panel 70 to 72). He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial, and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury. He is also remembered on a cross/kerb (B77) in St. James's Churchyard with the words "Gave his life that we might live. Died at Ypres".

Images:
  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • 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

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives
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

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives