Other names: Albert John
Locations in this story: Motcombe, Shaftesbury, DorsetHilton, Blandford, DorsetFrance & FlandersStalbridge, Dorset
Story: Albert John Pond was born in Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 29 Oct 1888 and baptised there on 25 Dec1888 the son of John Pond and Rose Mary Pond (nee Bown). He lived his early life at The Corner, Elm Hill, Motcombe. He enlisted on 23 Feb 1916 and was mobilized on 8 Apr 1916 joining the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 73530). He served in France and Flanders with the 49th and 129th Siege Batteries. He was discharged on 12 Oct 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Doris Susan House at All Saints Church, Hilton, Blandford, Dorset, on 26 Oct 1929. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 6 Thornhill Road, Stalbridge, Dorset, working for a Miller as a Delivery Driver. He died in Stalbridge, Dorset, in 1974 and was buried there on 27 Aug 1974.