Alfred George Bristol

Surname: Bristol
Other names: Alfred George
Other people in this story:
William Alford Bristol
Rosa Mary Bristol née Bartley
Ethel Mary Bristol nee Perrett
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Motcombe, Dorset
Mere, Wiltshire

Alfred George Bristol was born on 1st September 1893 at Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, the son of William Alford Bristol, a farmer, and Rosa Mary Bristol (née Bartley).  He enlisted on 25th January 1912 and joined the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry, attending annual training camps until embodied on 5 Aug 1914 eventually becoming a Lance Corporal (Service No. 556).  During his service in the UK only he was temporarily demobilized three times in order to run the family farm following the death, in 1909, of his father.  Finally he was discharged for time expired on his service agreement and due to the needs of farming on 27th February 1916. He married Ethel Mary Perrett on 6 Apr 1921 at Mere Parish Church, Mere, Wiltshire, and they went on to have three children.  The family set up home, per the 1921 Census, at the family farm North End Farm, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset. The details remained the same on the 1939 Regsiter.   Alfred died in 1974 and was buried at St. Mary's Church, Motcombe.

Source: Based on original research by Ken Baxter    


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