Shaftesbury from St. Peter's Church

Cecil George Pickford Wareham

Surname: Wareham
Other names: Cecil George Pickford
Other people in this story:
George Wareham
Anna Wareham née Pickford
Gertrude A. Wareham née Pocock
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salonica, Greece
Hambledon, Surrey
Church Lane, Shaftesbury
Victoria Street, Shaftesbury
High Street, Shaftesbury

Story:
Cecil George Pickford Wareham was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 31st December 1893 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 5th February 1894, the son of George Wareham and Anna Wareham (née Pickford).  The family home throughout Cecil's early life was 8 Church Lane, Shaftesbury.  He enlisted on 16th August 1915 with the 3rd/1st Wessex Divisional Training Battalion as a Reserve Private (Service No. T1889).  He was embodied on the 15th April 1916 with the Army Service Corps as a Driver (Service No. T4/185635).  He was posted to Salonica, Greece, and whilst there he had an accident in March 1918 resulting in the loss of his right middle finger.  He was discharged on 8th July 1919 with an eventual gratuity in lieu of pension for his disability.  There are no records of any medals.  

He married Gertrude A. Pocock at Hambledon, Surrey, in 1932 and there is evidence of at least two children.   By the 1939 Register he was living at 'Quinton', Victoria Street, Shaftesbury, and described as a Wool and Draper Shopkeeper. The Kelly's Directory for that year lists his business as a "wool shop" at 37a High Street. He died in Shaftesbury on 15th April 1975.

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  • Church Lane, Shaftesbury 8 & 10
  • Church Lane, Shaftesbury

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The National Archives
Enmore Green from Castle Hill 2

James Lane

Surname: Lane
Other names: James
Other people in this story:
John Lane
Maria Lane née Alner
Florence Ellen Lane née Scammell
Walter John Lane
Charles Lane
Locations in this story:
Brickhill, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Mere, Wiltshire
Chapel Cottages, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury

Story:
James Lane was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, on 15th November 1883 and baptised there on 10th February 1884. He was the son of John Lane and Maria Lane (née Alner). His siblings included Charles (b.1878) and Walter John (b.1892), both of whom served with the Royal Engineers during the conflict. The family lived at Brickhill (now Church Hill), Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset. James married Florence Ellen Scammell in Shaftesbury, on 9th April 1910.  They had one child.  

James enlisted on 12th May 1916 but was not mobilized until 4th December 1916 when he joined the 36th Training Battalion as a Private (Service No. TR/8/12450).  He was transferred to the Royal Engineers (Road Construction Company) as a Sapper (Service No. 221332).  He served in France and Flanders, during which time he had a fracture of his foot which left him with a limp.  He was transferred again to the Royal Engineers (Transportation Branch) (Service No. 40132) but was soon discharged on 1st August 1918 being physically unfit for further duty.   He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.    By the 1939 Register he was living at 2 Chapel Cottages, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, and working as a Roadman.   He died in 1947 in the Mere, Wiltshire, Registration District. 

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The National Archives
Walter John Lane
Charles Lane