Alfred Roy Pitman

Surname: Pitman
Other names: Alfred Roy
Other people in this story:
Dan Pitman
Mary Ann Pitman (nee Gray)
Stella Constance Kate Lewis
Arthur Victor Pitman
Sidney Pitman
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Wincanton, Somerset
Fifehead Magdalen, Sturminster, Dorset
Gillingham, Dorset
Speckington, Ilchester, Somerset

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 from 22 April 1914 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.  The 1921 Census shows him visiting a family in Speckington, Ilchester, Somerset, described as a Second Horseman. 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. His brothers, Arthur Victor Pitman and Sidney Pitman, also served and survived the conflict.


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