Claude Dibben

Surname: Dibben
Other names: Claude
Other people in this story:
Alfred Dibben
Sarah Ann Dibben (nee Rideout)
Emily Stone
Charles Dibben
Frank Dibben
Locations in this story:
Twyford, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Claude Dibben was born at Twyford, Shaftesbury, Dorset, 17 Jan 1894 the son of Alfred Dibben and Sarah Ann Dibben (nee Rideout).  He lived most of his early life at Twyford.  He had enlisted with the Army Service Corps as a Driver (Service No. T4/044451).   He had served in France and Flanders and on his discharge on 10 Mar 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.   By the 1921 Census he was living with his parents at Horder's Farm, Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, assisting his father on the farm.  He later married Emily Stone at Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, during the same year and they went on to have two children.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Allens Farm, Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, described as a Dairy Farmer.  His death was reported in the area in 1976.  Of his two brothers, Charles Dibben served and survived but Frank Dibben died during the conflict.


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Frank Dibben
Charlie Dibben