Other names: Alfred Roy
Locations in this story: Motcombe, Shaftesbury, DorsetEgyptWincanton, SomersetFifehead Magdalen, Sturminster, DorsetGillingham, Dorset
Story: Alfred Roy Pitman was born in Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 2 Apr 1895 and baptised there on 15 May 1895 the son of Dan Pitman and Mary Ann Pitman (nee Gray). He spent his early life in The Street, Motcombe. He enlisted and joined the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 1134). He served in Egypt as part of the Corps of Hussars (Service No. 230450). On his discharge on 27 Jun 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Stella Constance Kate Lewis in Wincanton, Somerset, in 1920. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Fifehead House Stables, Fifehead Magdalen, Sturminster, Dorset, working as a Stud Groom as well as being an ARP Warden. His death was recorded in Gillingham, Dorset, on 14 Oct 1956.