Edgar Still

Surname: Still
Other names: Edgar
Other people in this story:
Emily Still
Edith May Still née Martin
Locations in this story:
Church Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sherborne, Dorset
Plympton St. Mary, Devonshire
Podymore, Ilchester, Somerset

Edgar Still was born in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 13th August 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.    The 1921 Census shows him living with his mother and sister at Cross Tree Cross, Fontmell Magna described as 'Farming on own account'.   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, and was working as a Jobbing Gardener.   At some time later he had moved back to 701 Podymore, Ilchester, Somerset, where he died on 2nd November 1971.


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