Other names: Cecil George Pickford
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetSalonica, GreeceHambledon, Surrey
Story: Cecil George Pickford Wareham was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 31 Dec 1893 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 5 Feb 1894 the son of George Wareham and Anna Wareham (nee Pickford). The family home throughout Cecil's life was 8 Church Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted on 16 Aug 1915 with the 3rd/1st Wessex Divisional Training Battalion as a Reserve Private (Service No. T1889). He was embodied on the 15 Apr 1916 with the Army Service Corps as a Driver (Service No. T4/185635). He was posted to Salonica, Greece, and whilst there he had an accident in Mar 1918 resulting in the loss of his right middle finger. He was discharged on 8 Jul 1919 with an eventual gratuity in lieu of pension for his disability. There are no records of any medals. He married Gertrude A. Pocock at Hambledon, Surrey, in 1932 and there is evidence of at least two children. By the 1939 Register he was living at 'Quinton', Victoria Street, Shaftesbury, and described as a Wool and Draper Shopkeeper. He died in Shaftesbury on 15 Apr 1975.