William Green

Surname: Green
Other names: William
Other people in this story:
John Green
Maria Green
Sarah Anne Green née Parkinson
Charles Green
Locations in this story:
Higher Street, Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Everley Hill, Iwerne Courtney, Blandford, Dorset

Story:
William Green was born at Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 10th January 1874 and baptised there on 1st March 1874, the son of John and Maria Green.  He lived most of his life in the Iwerne Minster area apart from Military Service.  He married Sarah Anne Parkinson in 1899.  By 1911 he was living at Higher Street, Iwerne Minster, and was working as a Gamekeeper.  He had enlisted on 15th June 1918 with the Royal Marine Artillery as a Private (Service No. 3232).  There are no other obvious available military records for William and it is not known in which theatre of war he might have served.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Everley Hill, Iwerne Courtney, Blandford, Dorset, and was working as a General Labourer.  He died on 15th January 1963.

William's brother Charles (b.1881) also served in the war, with the Royal Garrison Artillery.

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Charles Green
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury 2

Ernest Edwin Dennis

Surname: Dennis
Other names: Ernest Edwin
Other people in this story:
Thomas Dennis
Emily Norton Dennis née Barnes
Amy Louisa Dennis née Vickery
Samuel Thomas Dennis
Locations in this story:
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Bemerton, Wiltshire
Hove, East Sussex
Glastonbury, Somerset

Story:
Ernest Edwin Dennis was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 16th September 1895, the son of Thomas Dennis and Emily Norton Dennis (née Barnes).  He lived his early life at the family home at 31 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury.  He enlisted on 19th January 1916 and joined the Royal Marines Artillery as a Private (Service No. RMA 1615/S).  By 1918 he was serving aboard HMS Cyclopes II.   On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  He married Amy Louisa Vickery at Bemerton, Wiltshire, on 28th May 1924.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 16 High Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, and was described as a Master Tailor and Gents Outfitter.  His death was recorded at the Hove, East Sussex, Registry in 1975.

Ernest's brother Samuel Thomas (b.1887) also served in the war, with the Royal Army Service Corps.

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Samuel Thomas Dennis
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Names on Ludwell War Memorial 3

Marcus Jenkins

Surname: Jenkins
Other names: Marcus
Other people in this story:
Eli Jenkins
Sarah Jenkins née Witt
Charles Jenkins
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery, Sierra Leone
Ludwell, Wiltshire
Devonport, Plymouth

Story:
Marcus Jenkins was born in 21st October, 1871 in Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire. He was the son of Eli Jenkins, a farmer, and Sarah Jenkins (née Witt). There is no record of Marcus at home in the 1901 Census and it is possible he was already in the Marines. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and a Sergeant in the Royal Marine Artillery (Service No. RMA/5814), stationed at H.M.S. Warrior in Devonport, Plymouth. Later records up until his death show him as a Gunner. In 1911 he was awarded the Coronation Durbar medal for service on the Guard of Honour to the visiting Royalty. For his service during the war he was awarded the Victory, British and 14/15 Star medals. He died "by means other than disease, accident or enemy action" on 29th July 1918 on board HMS Africa and was buried at Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery (grave id. 1.F.11). At the time of death his next of kin was his brother, Charles Jenkins, who lived at Donhead St. Mary, his father having died in 1917. Marcus is remembered on the war memorial at Ludwell.

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  • Ludwell War Memorial

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