Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury 2

Alfred George Jenkins Case

Surname: Case
Other names: Alfred George Jenkins
Other people in this story:
Philip Charles Case
Mary Lavinia Case née Russell
May Case née Pope
Locations in this story:
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Branksome, Poole, Dorset
Port Said, Egypt
Ilchester, Somerset
Dorchester, Dorset
Wyke Regis, Dorset

Alfred George Jenkins Case was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 13th September 1887 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 16th October 1887, the son of Philip Charles Case and May Lavinia Case (née Russell).  He spent his early life in Shaftesbury mainly at 40 Salisbury Street.  By 1911 he had moved to Branksome Police Station, Poole, Dorset, where he was a boarder and was working as a Policeman.  He enlisted on 6th July 1915 and joined the Royal Navy (Service No. F6313).  He served on land based establishments associated with the Royal Naval Air Service particularly in Port Said, Egypt, where he was promoted to Leading Mechanic with specific attention to the Kite Balloon Section.  He was transferred to the newly formed Royal Air Force on 31st March 2018 (Service No. 206313) with the same rank. He was discharged on 10th March 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.  He married May Pope at St. Mary Major Church, Ilminster, Somerset, on 21st April 1919 and they went on to have two children.  The 1921 Census shows him living at 13 Victoria Road, Wyke Regis, Dorset, as a Police Constable and the 1939 Register indicates he had been transferred to Dorchester and was living at 42 Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset now described as a Retired Policemen, although he was listed on the 1st Police Reserves for Dorset Constabulary. He died in Dorchester, Dorset, on 8th January 1960.


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