Gold Hill, Shaftesbury

Frederick Sidney Alner

Surname: Alner
Other names: Frederick Sidney
Other people in this story:
Sidney William Alner
Mary Ellen Alner née Case
Louisa Alner née Barter
Harry Walter Alner
Sidney William Alner
Locations in this story:
Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Gold Hill, Shaftesbury

Frederick Sidney Alner was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 25th November 1896 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 17th December 1896, the son of Sidney William Alner and Mary Ellen Alner (née Case). The family lived at 14 Gold Hill and Frederick 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 following his discharge on 28th November 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  

He married Louisa Barter at Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, on 26th December 1931.   By the 1939 Register he was living in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, and was 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 17th April 1965.

Sadly Frederick's brothers Harry and Sidney both died in the war in 1918, less than a month apart.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Sidney William Alner
Harry Walter Alner