Francis George Wareham

Surname: Wareham
Other names: Francis George
Other people in this story:
George Wareham
Emma Georgina Wareham
Locations in this story:
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Francis George Wareham was born on 6 Oct 1889 at Iwerne Minster, Dorset, and baptised there on 2 Feb 1890 the son of George and Emma Georgina Wareham. He enlisted on 7 Sep 1914 as a Private with the Dorsetshire Regiment. (Service No 1403). He later transferred to the 2nd Battalion of the Essex Regiment (Service No. 33393). He served in France and Mesopotamia during which time he had received gunshot wounds on 25 Mar 1917. He was transferred to the Garrison Battalion on 28 Mar 1918 and posted to India. Whilst in India he suffered with influenza and was hospitalized for 20 days. He was eventually demobilized on 20 Jan 1920 with a 70% pension due to his previous wounds. He was awarded the Victory and British Medals as well as the 1915 Star. There is confusion as to whether he remained single or married, consequently this will not be remarked upon in this story. He died in 1961 and was recorded as living at South Street, Fontmill Magna, Dorset.

(Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.)


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