Shaftesbury from St. Peter's Church

Francis Tom Wareham

Surname: Wareham
Other names: Francis Tom
Other people in this story:
John Wareham
Elizabeth Wareham née Francis
Fanny Wareham née Lintern
Frederick Wareham
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Semley, Wiltshire
Sturminster, Dorset

Francis Tom Wareham was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 18th April 1879 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 18th May 1879, the son of John Wareham and Elizabeth Wareham (née Francis).  Francis lived all his life in the Shaftesbury area.   He married Fanny Lintern at Semley, Wiltshire, on 13th May 1903 and they went on to have two children.  Francis enlisted and joined the Labour Corps as a Private (Service No. 202542).  He was attached to the Garrison Guard Company and served in the UK only.  There are no medal records.   The 1921 Census shows he was living at 24 bell Street, Shaftesbury, working as a Plumber for Messrs Harding & Sons of Shaftesbury, He was still at the same address by the time of the 1939 Register now described as a Master Painter and Decorator.   His death is recorded in the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1963 and he was buried at the Town Cemetery, Shaftesbury, on 11 Apr 1963.

Francis' brother Frederick (b.1864) also served in the war, with the Dorsetshire Regiment and the Royal Defence Corps.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Frederick Wareham