Other names: Archibald Arthur
Locations in this story: West Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetEgyptMartley, WorcestershireBlandford, Dorset
Story: Archibald Arthur Still was born at Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 26th January 1881, the son of Tom Still and Ellen Still (née West). He lived most of his life until just before 1939, except for his period of military service, in West Street, Fontmell Magna. He married Anna Jane Lane in Blandford, Dorset, on 18th September 1904. Archibald enlisted and joined the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 965). He served in Egypt and was later transferred to the 'B' Squadron of the Corps of Hussars (Service No. 230320). He was still serving in 1920 but when discharged was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star. By the 1921 Census he had been discharged from the Army and was back in West Street, Fontmell Magna. By the time of the 1939 Register he had moved to Thorngrove Cottage, Dark Lane, Martley, Worcestershire, where he was working as a Groom. His death was recorded in Martley in 1964. His brothers, Clarence Reginald Still and Stanley Charles Still, also served in the conflict.