Alfred William Joyner

Surname: Joyner
Other names: Alfred William
Other people in this story:
Gideon Joyner
Amelia Emily Joyner (nee Lane)
Dorothy Margaret Clarke
William Fred Joyner
Locations in this story:
Christchurch, Hampshire
Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Chatham, Kent
Wimborne, Dorset
Poole, Dorset

Alfred William Joyner was born in the Christchurch, Hampshire, area on 24 Jun 1889 the son of Gideon Joyner, a Blacksmith, and Amelia Emily Joyner (nee Lane).  Shortly after his birth the family moved to Green Lane, Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where he spent his early life until he enlisted in the Royal Navy at Chatham, Kent, on 10 Feb 1911 becoming in time a Ship's Carpenter with the Petty Office rank (Service No. M.2832).  He served throughout the WW1 in many ships and shore establishments and at the end of the conflict was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.  He remained in the Service and during 1923 married Dorothy Margaret Clarke in Wimborne, Dorset.  On the 28 Apr 1926 he was awarded the Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.  He was formally discharged on 31 Jul 1939 but on the outbreak of WW2 immediately rejoined and served through until 21 Aug 1945.  His death was recorded in Poole, Dorset, during 1975.   His brother, William Fred Joyner, also served in the conflict.


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