Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury 2

Ernest Edwin Dennis

Surname: Dennis
Other names: Ernest Edwin
Other people in this story:
Thomas Dennis
Emily Norton Dennis née Barnes
Amy Louisa Dennis née Vickery
Samuel Thomas Dennis
Locations in this story:
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Bemerton, Wiltshire
Hove, East Sussex
Glastonbury, Somerset
Blandford, Dorset
Bridport, Dorset

Ernest Edwin Dennis was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 16th September 1895, the son of Thomas Dennis and Emily Norton Dennis (née Barnes).  He lived his early life at the family home at 31 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury.  He enlisted on 19th January 1916 and joined the Royal Marines Artillery as a Private (Service No. RMA 1615/S).  By 1918 he was serving aboard HMS Cyclopes II.   On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  The 1921 Census shows him boarding and working as an Outfitters Assistant at his employer's premises of Marshall & Co, Drapers, of Market Place, Blandford, Dorset. He married Amy Louisa Vickery at Bemerton, Wiltshire, on 28th May 1924 and later the 1931 Electors Register shows them living at 155 South Street, Bridport, Dorset.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 16 High Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, and was now described as a Master Tailor and Gents Outfitter.  His death was recorded at the Hove, East Sussex, Registry in 1975.

Ernest's brother Samuel Thomas (b.1887) also served in the war, with the Royal Army Service Corps.


Links to related web content / sources:
Samuel Thomas Dennis
The National Archives