Old Toll House, Shaftesbury

Edgar Reginald Weldon

Surname: Weldon
Other names: Edgar Reginald
Other people in this story:
Charles Weldon
Harriet Madonna Louisa Weldon née Roberts
Lily Weldon née Forse
Montague Wyndham Weldon
Victor Stanley Weldon
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Weymouth, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset

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 his very later years and during 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.  At the time of the 1921 Census he was living at the Toll House with his widowed mother though the Census details, apart from the cover sheet, have been missed on-line and his address was confirmed on the Electoral Roll of 1921. 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 at the Toll House employed as a General Labourer.   His address at the time of his death on 23 Dec 1971 was 5 The Bartons, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury. He was buried in the Town Cemetery, Shaftesbury, on 28 Dec 1971.   His brothers, Montague Wyndham Weldon and Victor Stanley Weldon, also served in the conflict.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Montague Wyndham Weldon
Victor Stanley Weldon