Other names: Frederick
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Frederick Wareham was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1864 and baptised there on 4 Jan 1895 the son of John Wareham and Elizabeth Wareham (nee Francis). The family had lived in Malthouse Lane, (now Victoria Street), Shaftesbury. Frederick married Kate Gulliford at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, on 1 May 1887. He had originally enlisted on 26 Sep 1914 with the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service Nos. 8810). This unit was the National Reserve Prison Guard in the UK He was transferred to the Royal Defence Corps, 262nd Company, on 29 Apr 1916 (Service No. 20116) and was discharged on 7 Dec 1917 being no longer physically fit for service due to Arterio Sclerosis and awarded a small pension plus the Silver War Badge No. B285900. Following his discharge the 1921 Census shows him living in Enmore Green (near the Chapel), Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Painter. He died there in 1929 being buried at St. John's Church, Enmore Green, on 23 Jul 1929.