Edwin George Dibben

Surname: Dibben
Other names: Edwin George
Other people in this story:
Edwin John Dibben
Ellen Dibben (nee Pike)
Edith Mary Cox
Edgar John Dibben
Frederick Charles Dibben
Locations in this story:
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Alderbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Salisbury, Wiltshire

Edwin George Dibben was born at Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21 May 1883 the son of Edwin John Dibben and Ellen Dibben (nee Pike).  He lived his early life at Fontmell Magna and Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  He enlisted with the Royal Marine Light Infantry on 15 May 1903 (Service No. 12164).  He transferred to the Royal Navy on 3 Dec 1905 (Service No. 309301).  He held the rank of Leading Stoker and was eventually discharged on pension to reserve on 20 Apr 1923 having been awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.  He had married Edith Mary Cox at Alderbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 12 Jun 1920 and she was registered in the 1921 Census as living at Home Farm, Alderbury. Wiltshire whilst Edwin served the rest of his time in the Royal Navy.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 18 Waterloo Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, working as a Laboratory Labourer (Naval Pensioner).   His death was recorded in Salisbury in 1956.  His brothers, Edgar John Dibben and Frederick Charles Dibben, also served in the conflict.  All their names appear on a Roll of Honour published privately in Iwerne Minster.


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