Austin Frederick Stainer

Surname: Stainer
Other names: Austin Frederick
Other people in this story:
Gideon Stainer
Emily Stainer née Sims
Elsie Kathleen Stainer née Goodfellow
Francis Hubert Stainer
Ernest Stainer
Harry Gilbert Stainer
William Edgar Stainer
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Tisbury, Wiltshire
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Poole, Dorset
France & Flanders

Story:
Austin Frederick Stainer was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 8th July 1891, the son of Gideon Stainer and Emily Stainer (née Sims).  Apart from his Military Service and in later retirement, he lived all his life in the Shaftesbury area. He had enlisted in the Royal Navy on 5th December 1911 but only served until 5th September 1912 when he was discharged due to his health.  He then re-enlisted in the war and joined The King's (Liverpool) Regiment (Service No. 89253). He later transferred to 3rd Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Service No. 14375).  During this time he was promoted to Lance Corporal and served in France and Flanders.  On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star.   He married Elsie Kathleen Goodfellow in the Tisbury, Wiltshire, Registration District in 1924.  They went on to have two children.    By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 50 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was described as a Baker and Confectioner.    He was living at 8 Birds Hill Road, Poole, Dorset, in retirement when he died on 8th June 1976.  His brothers, Ernest Stainer, Francis Hubert Stainer, William Edgar Stainer and Harry Gilbert Stainer, all served during the conflict.

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Francis Hubert Stainer
Ernest Stainer
Harry Gilbert Stainer
Reginald Robert Foot headstone

Reginald Robert Foot

Surname: Foot
Other names: Reginald Robert
Other people in this story:
Robert Foot
Annie Millicent Foot nee Gould
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury
Limerick Military Hospital, Ireland
St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Dorset
France & Flanders
Ireland

Story:
Reginald Robert Foot was born in 1888 in Shaftesbury and baptised in St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Dorset, on 10th January, 1888. He was the son of Robert Foot, a tailor, and Annie Millicent Foot (nee Gould). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a carpenter and living at 42 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Service No. 39652) on 11th December, 1915 and put on Reserve. He was mobilized on 1st May, 1916, and posted to the 49th Battalion on 29th June, 1916, where he saw service in France & Flanders and later with the 3rd Battalion in Ireland. He was selected as a potential instructor on 2nd September, 1918, and promoted to Lance Corporal. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 7th February 1919, whilst serving with the 3rd Battalion, of influenza and pneumonia at Limerick Military Hospital, Ireland, and was eventually buried south of the church in Holy Trinity Churchyard. 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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  • Park Walk War Memorial 3
  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Shaftesbury Park Walk War Memorial 03
  • 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