Alfred George Bristol

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

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, eventually becoming a Lance Corporal (Service No. 556).  During his service he was temporarily demobilized three times in order to run the family farm following the death 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 in 1921 and they went on to have three children.  His last known address was North End Farm, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset (per the 1939 Register).  Alfred died in 1974.

Source: Based on original research by Ken Baxter    


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