Other names: Edward
Locations in this story: Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, DorsetGallipoli, TurkeyFrance & FlandersSturminster, Dorset
Story: Edward Wareham was born in Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1896 and baptised there on 16 May 1896 (the date uses for his birth on all records) the son of George Wareham and Emma Georgina Wareham (nee Wareham). He lived all his life apart from Military Service in the Iwerne Minster area. He had enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 16298) and served with the 6th Battalion. This Battalion fought in both the Gallipoli, Turkey, and France and Flanders areas. At some time it had been Gazetted that Sergeant Edward Wareham had been awarded the Military Medal. He was also promoted to Acting Warrant Office Class II. He was discharged on 14 Mar 1919 and further awarded the Victory and British War Medals. The 1921 census shows him living with his parents in Watery Lane, Iwerne Minster working as a Farm Labourer at the Ismay Estate Home Farm. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living in Church Road, Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, still single, working as a Road Reconstruction Worker as well as being a Civil Defence Decontamination Officer. His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry on 22 Jan 1955. His brothers, Francis George Wareham and Frederick Wareham, also served in the conflict.