Arthur George Roberts

Surname: Roberts
Other names: Arthur George
Other people in this story:
John William Roberts
Louisa Roberts née Paskell
Emily Roberts née Mann
William John Roberts
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Putney, London, SW
Port Said, Egypt
Alexandria, Egypt
France & Flanders
Dover, Kent
Islington, London

Story:
Arthur George Roberts was born in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, on 26th January 1891 and baptised there on 22nd February 1891, the son of John William Roberts and Louisa Roberts (nee Paskell).  He lived all his early life in Lower Street and later Bartholemew Street, Donhead St. Andrew, until by 1914 he had moved to Putney, London, SW and was working as a Police Constable.  He married Emily Mann there in March 1914. He enlisted on 23rd February 1916 with the Royal Naval Air Service as an Air Mechanic Class 1 (Service No. F12246).   He worked as a Rigger on Airships and on Balloons in places such as Port Said and Alexandria, Egypt, and France and Flanders.  He was transferred to the newly formed Royal Air Force on 1st April 1918 with Service No. 212246.  He was eventually discharged on 11th April 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.  He returned to the Police Service and served for a number of years in Islington, London.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 'Yoqa', Dover Road, Dover, Kent, and was still a Police Constable.   His death was recorded in Kent on 25th June 1964. His brother, William John Roberts, also served in the conflict.    

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Alfred George Jenkins Case

Surname: Case
Other names: Alfred George Jenkins
Other people in this story:
Philip Charles Case
Mary Lavinia Case née Russell
May Case née Pope
Locations in this story:
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Branksome, Poole, Dorset
Port Said, Egypt
Ilchester, Somerset
Dorchester, Dorset

Story:
Alfred George Jenkins Case was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 13th September 1887 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 16th October 1887, the son of Philip Charles Case and May Lavinia Case (née Russell).  He spent his early life in Shaftesbury mainly at 40 Salisbury Street.  By 1911 he had moved to Branksome Police Station, Poole, Dorset, where he was a boarder and was working as a Policeman.  He enlisted on 6th July 1915 and joined the Royal Navy (Service No. F6313).  He served on land based establishments associated with the Royal Naval Air Service particularly in Port Said, Egypt, where he was promoted to Leading Mechanic with specific attention to the Kite Balloon Section.  He was transferred to the newly formed Royal Air Force on 31st March 2018 (Service No. 206313) with the same rank. He was discharged on 10th March 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.  He married May Pope at St. Mary Major Church, Ilminster, Somerset, on 21st April 1919 and they went on to have two children.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 42 Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset and described as a Retired Policemen, although he was listed on the 1st Police Reserves for Dorset Constabulary. He died in Dorchester, Dorset, on 8th January 1960.

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Albert James Lodge

Surname: Lodge
Other names: Albert James
Other people in this story:
Charles Lodge
Sarah Ann Lodge née Hunt
Rose E. Lodge née Hopkins
Locations in this story:
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Scilly Isles
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Old Boundary Road, Cann, Shaftesbury

Story:
Albert James Lodge was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 28th May 1894, the son of Charles Lodge and Sarah Ann Lodge (née Hunt).  He lived his early life at 28 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury.   He enlisted on the 2nd August 1917. He joined the Royal Navy and was attached to the Royal Naval Air Service as a Air Mechanic Class 1 (Service No. F34975).  He served at Felixstowe, Suffolk, until 31st March 1918 when he was transferred to the Royal Air Force with the same rank (Service No. 234795). He served with the 234th Squadron on the Scilly Isles until his discharge on 22nd March 1919.  He was awarded the British War Medal.  He married Rose E. Hopkins in Salisbury, Wiltshire, in 1919 and they went on to have two children.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 12 Pauls Dean Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, and was working as a Carpenter and Joiner.  He had moved back to 12 Old Boundary Road, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, by the time of his death in the Westminster Memorial Hospital, Shaftesbury, on 21st March 1954.

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