Other names: Edgar Reginald
Locations in this story: Cann, Shaftesbury, DorsetWeymouth, DorsetSturminster, Dorset
Story: Edgar Reginald Weldon was born at Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 1st December 1889 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 25th December 1889, the son of Charles Weldon and Harriet Madonna Louisa Weldon (née Roberts). He lived all his life, apart from Military Service, at the family home, Round House or Toll House, Cann, Shaftesbury. He enlisted and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 2537) and later served with the 1st/4th Battalion (Service No. 200848). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but after his discharge on 24th April 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He married Lily Forse in Weymouth, Dorset, in 1921 and they went on to have a number of children. By the time of the 1939 Register he was still living in the family home and was employed as a General Labourer. His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1971. His brothers, Montague Wyndham Weldon and Victor Stanley Weldon, also served in the conflict.