Other names: Alfred William
Locations in this story: Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, DorsetGallipoli, TurkeyFrance & FlandersCorton Denham, Wincanton, Somerset
Story: Alfred William Wareham was born in Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 29 Aug 1889 the son of Charles Wareham and Susannah Wareham (nee Brown). He spent all his early life at The Hollows, Iwerne Minster and later in Watery Lane, Iwerne Minster. He married Frances Elizabeth Boyte at Iwerne Minster on 26 Dec 1914. They went on to have four children one of whom was named Walter Wareham. Alfred enlisted and served with the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment as a Private later becoming a Lance Corporal (Service No. 242103). He served in Gallipoli, Turkey and in France and Flanders. It is not known where, but he was awarded the Military Medal whilst with the 7th Battalion. On his discharge he was further awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 4 Beacon Hill View, Corton Denham, Wincanton, Somerset, working as a Road Foreman for the Dorset County Council as well as being an ARP Warden. It has to be noted that his son, Walter, was killed in action in the 2nd World War on 25 Nov 1941. Alfred himself died at Wincanton on 28 Feb 1966. One of his other brothers, Percy John Wareham, also served in the conflict and both their names are on a Roll of Honour published privately in Iwerne Minster.