Francis Herbert Stainer

Surname: Stainer
Other names: Francis Herbert
Other people in this story:
Francis Henry Stainer
Sarah Jane Stainer née Mayo
Amy Lilian Stainer née Isaacs
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Lyme Regis, Dorset
Poole, Dorset
Bridport, Dorset
France & Flanders
Endell Street Military Hospital, London, WC

Francis Herbert (known as Herbert for most of his life) Stainer was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 20th June 1891, the son of Francis Henry Stainer and Sarah Jane Stainer (née Mayo).  He spent most of his early life with his family at 6 Laundry Lane, Shaftesbury.   He enlisted on 16 Nov 1915 and joined the Coldstream Guards as a Private (Service No. 17290).  He married Amy Lilian Isaacs in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 2nd July 1916 and they went on to have four children.  He served in France & Flanders from 27 Aug 1916 with the 2nd Battalion where he received gunshot wounds to the face and shoulder on 1 Aug 1917. He was returned to the UK on 9 Aug 1917 and spent time at the Endell Street Military Hospital, London, WC, receiving treatment. Following his discharge on 7 Feb 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.   Prior to his military service he had been employed as a Grocer's Assistant at Stratton and Son, Shaftesbury, but on leaving the services he became a Police Constable based, by the 1921 Census, at the Police House, Poole, Dorset. The 1939 Register shows he had been posted and was living at 5 Windsor Terrace, Lyme Regis, Dorset.   His death is recorded at the Bridport, Dorset, Registry in 1968 and he was buried at St. James Church, Shaftesbury, on 27 Nov 1968.


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