Other names: Fred Robert
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Fred Robert Stacey was born on 3 Aug 1879 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, the son of Joseph Stacey and Mary Ann Stacey (nee Barnes). He lived all his life apart from Military Service in the Shaftesbury area. He marriage to Fanny Marsh was recorded in the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1901 and they set up home in Long Cross, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury. He had enlisted and joined the 1/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service Nos. 3536 & 201640). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 23 Apr 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 51 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Bread Baker. He died in the Westminster Memorial Hospital, Shaftesbury, on 12 May 1940.