Bimport, Shaftesbury 3

Frederick Weldon

Surname: Weldon
Other names: Frederick
Other people in this story:
William Weldon
Frances Mary Weldon née Cass
Harold Cecil Weldon
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Kempton Park, Surrey
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Bimport, Shaftesbury
Magdalen Lane, Shaftesbury
St. James Street, Shaftesbury
Salisbury, Wiltshire

Frederick Weldon was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 14th February 1877 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 4th March 1877, the son of William Weldon and Frances Mary Weldon (née Cass).  The family lived in and around the Bimport area of Shaftesbury for many years.  Frederick, who was working as a Dealer, enlisted on 3rd March 1916 but was not embodied until 18th June 1917 when he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Private (Service No. 120913) and was posted to the 6th Company.  On 8th January 1918 he was transferred to the Western Command Labour Company, then part of the Army Service Corps (Service No. 506097).  He was again transferred to the Royal Army Service Corps (Motor Transport Division) on 20 Feb 1918 (Service No. M/376837).  His final transfer was to the VR Depot at Kempton Park (Horse Transport Company) (Service No. T/406598).  Throughout his service he was posted within the UK only.  His only medical problem appeared to be a case of vertigo which was reported on 16th August 1918.   He was discharged on 4th March 1919 and went to live at 13 Magdalen Lane (or No. 3 per the 1921 Census), Shaftesbury, working as a Fish Hawker.  There are no medal records in this case.  By the 1939 Register he is shown living at 17 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, employed as a General Labourer.  He remained single all of his life and died in the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registration District in 1951. 

Frederick's brother, Harold Cecil Weldon (b.1884) also served in the war, with the Coldstream Guards and the Royal Garrison Artillery.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Harold Cecil Weldon