Other names: Harold George
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Harold George Stainer was born on the 30 Sep 1888 in Shaftesbury, Dorset and baptised at St. James Church on 28 Oct 1888 the son of the George Theodore Stainer and Jane Stainer (nee Young). He lived his whole life, apart from during Military Service, in St. James, Shaftesbury. He married Kate Mary King at St. James Church, Shaftesbury, on 10 Sep 1914. There are no records of any children. He enlisted on the 7 Jun1916 but was not mobilized until 12 Mar 1917 when he joined the Devonshire Regiment (Labour Company) as a Private. (Service No. 59879). On the 13 Oct 1917 he was transferred to the 191 Training Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps (which became the Royal Air Force on 1 Apr 1918). (Service No. 104964). He held the rank of Air Mechanic II and was employed as an Aero Rigger. At a later date he was transferred back to the Army and joined the Labour Corps 3rd Reserve Battalion as a Private (Service No. 290276). He was discharged, having served the whole time in the UK, on 12 Apr 1919 as being unfit for further service and received the Silver War Badge. There are no other medal records. By the 1939 Register he was living at 18 Layton Lane, Shaftesbury, and working as a Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer. He died in Shaftesbury on 1 Apr 1955 and was buried in St. James Churchyard on 6 Apr 1955.