Harold Cecil Weldon

Surname: Weldon
Other names: Harold Cecil
Other people in this story:
William Weldon
Frances Mary Weldon (nee Cass)
Frederick Weldon
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Story:
Harold Cecil Weldon was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9 Feb 1884 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 9 Mar 1884 the son of William Weldon and Frances Mary Weldon (nee Cass).  The family lived in and around the Bimport area for many years.  Harold enlisted on 11 Dec 1915 and joined the Coldstream Guards as a Private (Service No. 20489).  He was transferred at a later date to the Royal Garrison Artillery (Service No. 225765).  He had served in France and was eventually discharged as being physically unfit for further duty on 3 Jun 1919.  He was awarded a short-term pension due to his disability.  He was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   By 1922 he was working as a Hawker and living in Brickhill, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury.  By the 1939 Register he was shown as 'Cecil' Weldon and residing in the Public Assistance Institute, Alcester House, Shaftesbury and described as a General Labourer.  He remained single according to the Register.  He died in Shaftesbury in 1948 and was buried in St. James Churchyard on 6 Sep 1948.  (N.B. His brother, Frederick Weldon, also served and returned from the War.)

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