Old Toll House, Shaftesbury

Douglas Charles Weldon

Surname: Weldon
Other names: Douglas Charles
Other people in this story:
Charles Weldon
Harriet Madonna Louisa Weldon née Roberts
Emily Weldon née Pickford
Edgar Reginald Weldon
Montague Wyndham Weldon
Victor Stanley Weldon
Locations in this story:
Round House, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Pine Cottages, St. James, Shaftesbury

Douglas Charles Weldon was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 28th November 1887 and baptised at Holy Trinity, Shaftesbury, on 25th December 1887, the son of Charles Weldon and Harriet Madonna Louisa Weldon (née Roberts).  He lived all his early life with his family at the Round House (or Toll House), Cann, Shaftesbury. He enlisted with the 4th Reserve Battalion and later with the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 202999).  It is not known where he served during the conflict but on discharge was awarded the Victory and British War medals.   He had married Emily Pickford in Shaftesbury in 1917 and they had one son.   By the 1921 Census he was living at 1 Pine Cottages, St. James Street, Shaftesbury, working as a Cowman and by the 1939 Register was living at the same address and now employed as a General Labourer.  His death was recorded at the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry in 1964 and he was buried at St. James Church, Shaftesbury, on 28 Nov 1964.

Three of Douglas's brothers also served in the war: Edgar Reginald, Montague Wyndham and Victor Stanley.


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