Other names: Edgar
Locations in this story: Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetAsiaSherborne, DorsetPlympton St. Mary, DevonshireIlchester, Somerset
Story: Edgar Still was born in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 13 Aug 1889 the son of Emily Still. No father was recorded. He lived his early life with his mother and grandparents in Church Street, Fontmell Magna. He enlisted and joined the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 1437). He served in the Asiatic Theatre of War and transferred to the Railway Operations Department of the Royal Engineers (Service No. WR/195579) only to transfer back to the Yeomanry later on (Service No. H/231587) and be attached to the 1/1st Hussars. On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Edith May Martin in the Sherborne, Dorset, Registry area in 1925. By the 1939 Register he was living at Myrtle Cottage, Plympton St. Mary, Devonshire, working as a Jobbing Gardener. At some time later he had moved back to 701 Podymore, Ilchester, Somerset, where he died on 2 Nov 1971.