Alfred Henry Adcock

Surname: Adcock
Other names: Alfred Henry
Other people in this story:
James Alfred Adcock
Sarah Annie Adcock née Scott
Kate Elizabeth Adcock née Watkins
Locations in this story:
Market Place, Warminster, Wiltshire
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Mustons Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset
High Street, Shaftesbury
Mountain Ash, Glamorgan, Wales
France & Flanders

Alfred Henry Adcock was born in Warminster, Wiltshire, on 24th May 1894, the son of James Alfred Adcock and Sarah Annie Adcock (née 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 3rd January 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 14th May 1916.  There were two children of the marriage.  Alfred served France & Flanders from 19 Jun 1916, rising to the rank of Acting Bombardier.  Whilst in France he was gassed on 7 Sep 1918 and later received a limited pension. He was demobilized on 8 February 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.  The 1921 Census shows him now living at 27 Gwernifor Street, Mountain Ash, Glamorgan, Wales, working as a Boot Shop Manager. By the Electoral Register of 1928 he had returned to Shaftesbury and was living at 18 High Street. By the 1939 Register Alfred was still at 18 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Boot Shop Manager.   He died in the Sturminster, Dorset, Registration District in 1968 and he was buried at St. James Church, Shaftesbury, on 20 Jan 1968.


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