Other names: George Frederick
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetBalkansSturminster, Dorset
Story: George Frederick Coward was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 11 May 1892 the son of Frederick Coward and Emma Coward (nee Dawe). He lived all his life apart from Military Service in the Enmore Green area. His marriage to Edith Kate Tucker was registered at Shaftesbury in 1912. He enlisted and joined the 6th Battalion fo the Welch Regiment as a Private (Service No. 3290). He later transferred to the 11th Battalion (Service No. 63115) and served with them in the Balkans. On his discharge on 29 Mar 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 12 Long Cross, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a General Farm Worker. His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1971.