Other names: Harry Frank
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersThiepval Memorial, FranceSutton Waldron, DorsetIwerne Minster, DorsetDorchester
Story: Harry Frank Tuffin was born in 1895 in Sutton Waldron and baptised there on 30th June, 1895. He was the son of Alfred Tuffin, a farm labourer, and Laura Luena Tuffin (née Pope). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a farm labourer and living at Sutton Waldron, Dorset. He enlisted in Dorchester as a Private with the 1st Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 9554). He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 1st October, 1914. He was posted to join the 3rd Battalion and again later to serve with the 5th Battalion. He was demoted to Private on 10th July, 1916 for no known reason. He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals. He died on 26th September 1918 and his name appears on the Thiepval Memorial in France (Pier and Face 7 B). He is remembered on the Sutton Waldron section of the War Memorial at Iwerne Minster. Harry's brother George (b.1893) also served with the Dorsetshire Regiment during the First World War and was severely wounded.