Other names: Edward Jesse
Locations in this story: Sixpenny Handley, DorsetFarnham, DorsetFrance & FlandersTisbury, WiltshireRushmore, Tollard Royal, WiltshireSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Edward Jesse Weeks was born and registered as such in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, on 9 Jun 1894 and baptised there as 'Edwin' on 29 Jul 1894 the son of Edwin Jasper Weeks and Sarah Ann Weeks (nee Avery). He lived his early life at Dean, Sixpenny Handley and later, by 1911, in Farnham, Dorset. He had enlisted on 29 Oct 1914 and joined the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 48536). Whilst it is not known in which theatre of war he served in he had suffered gunshot wounds to the left leg and was discharged as being physically unfit to continue in service on 18 Jul 1917. He was awarded the Silver War Badge No. 213817 as well as the Victory and British War Medals (no mention of the 1914/15 Star has been found). He was also granted a small pension. His marriage Florence Kate Whitlock was registered in Tisbury, Wiltshire, during 1921. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 2 Tinkley Cottages, Rushmore, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, working as a Road Worker for Wiltshire County Council. He died in The Infirmary, Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 14 Aug 1959. His brothers, James Weeks and Sidney Weeks, both served but regrettably died in the conflict.