Other names: Albert John
Locations in this story: Motcombe, Shaftesbury, DorsetBlandford, DorsetStalbridge, Dorset
Story: Albert John Pond was born in Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 29 Oct 1888 and baptised there on 25 Dec 1888 the son of John Pond and Rose Mary Pond (nee Bown). He lived his early life at Elm Top, Motcombe. He enlisted and joined the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 73530). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. His marriage to Susan Doris House was recorded at the Blandford, Dorset, Registry in 1929. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 6 Thornhill Road, Stalbridge, Dorset, working as a Driver and Deliverer for a Miller. His death was recorded in Stalbridge in 1974 and he was buried there on 27 Aug 1974.