Other names: Harry Bertram Davis
Locations in this story: Gillingham, DorsetFrance & FlandersExeter, DevonBrixham, DevonTotnes, DevonNewton Abbot, DevonShaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Harry Bertram Davis Weare was born in Gillingham, Dorset, on 10 Mar 1898 the son of Harry Weare (a Baker and Confectioner) and Edith Louisa Weare (nee Davis). He lived most of his early life in Newbury Street, Gillingham. He received some of his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted on 27 Feb 1917 and joined the Royal Flying Corps (later the Royal Air Force from 1st Apr 1918) as a Baker (Service No. 63098). He served with both the 244th and 117th Squadrons and was in France and Flanders between 14 Nov 1917 and 17 Apr 1918. On his discharge on 7 May 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Olive Wathen Dingle in Exeter, Devon, on 4 May 1931. Regrettably Olive died in 1932 around the time of their daughter's birth. By the time of the 1939 Register Harry was living at 64 Fore Street, Brixham, Devon, working as a Bread and Cake Baker as well as being a Volunteer Special Constable. He married for a second time to Mollie M. Mcmanus in Totnes, Devon in 1952. He died in Newton Abbot, Devon, on 29 Oct 1962.