Other names: Frederick Sidney
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetSalisbury, WiltshireCann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Frederick Sidney Alner was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 25 Nov 1896 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 17 Dec 1896 the son of Sidney William Alner and Mary Ellen Alner (nee Case). He lived all his life, except for Military Service, in the Shaftesbury area. He enlisted and joined the 1st/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service Nos. 3690 and 201752). It is not known in which theatre of war he served in but on his discharge on 28 Nov 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Louisa Barter at Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, on 26 Dec 1931. By the 1939 Register he was living in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, working as a Painter. He later moved to 65 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury. His death was recorded in the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry in 1965 and he was buried at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, on 17 Apr 1965.