St. James Street junction with Tanyard Lane

Arthur Stainer

Surname: Stainer
Other names: Arthur
Other people in this story:
George Theodore Stainer
Jane Stainer née Young
Florence Ethel Stainer née Brickell
Walter Charles Stainer
Harold George Stainer
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Lyemarsh Farm, Mere, Wiltshire
St. James, Shaftesbury
Bimport, Shaftesbury

Arthur Stainer was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 1st December 1896 and baptised at St. James's Church on 27 Dec 1896 the son of George Theodore Stainer, a Cabinet Maker, and Jane Stainer (née Young).  He spent his early life with the family at 83 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, until, by 1911, he was living and working for his uncle at Lyemarsh Farm, Mere, Wiltshire.   He enlisted and joined the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 762) but later transferred to the Royal Garrison Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 334553).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but following his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.   By the 1921 census he had returned to 83 St. James Street and was living with his parents and working as a Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer. He married Florence Ethel Brickell in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 26th December 1921 and the 1939 Register shows he had moved to 17 Bimport, Shaftesbury, Dorset, still working as a Cabinet Maker.  His death was recorded in Shaftesbury on 12 Feb 1983 and he was buried at St.James's Church shortly after.

Two of Arthur's siblings served in the war: Walter Charles (b.1893) with the Royal Field Artillery, and Harold George (b.1888) with the Devonshire Regiment, Labour Corps and Royal Flying Corps.


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Walter Charles Stainer
Harold George Stainer
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