Other names: Alfred Henry
Locations in this story: Warminster, WiltshireBristol, GloucestershireShaftesbury, DorsetSturminster, Dorset
Story: Alfred Henry Adcock was born in Warminster, Wiltshire, on 24 May 1894 the son of James Alfred Adcock and Sarah Annie Adcock (nee Scott). He lived his early years with his parents at 8 Market Place, Warminster, Wiltshire. At some time between 1901 and 1911 he moved to 3 Mustons Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted on 3 Jan 1916 and joined the 44th Reserve Battalion of the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner. (Service No. 128208). He married Kate Elizabeth Watkins at St. Gabriel's Church, Bristol, Gloucestershire, on 14 May 1916. There were two children of the marriage. Alfred served in the UK only rising to the rank of Acting Bombardier. He was demobilized in Feb 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the 1939 Register Alfred was living at 18 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Boot Shop Manager. He died in the Sturminster, Dorset, Registration District in 1968.