Names on Sutton Waldron War Memorial

Harry Frank Tuffin

Surname: Tuffin
Other names: Harry Frank
Other people in this story:
Alfred Tuffin
Laura Luena Tuffin née Pope
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Thiepval Memorial, France
Sutton Waldron, Dorset
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Dorchester

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.

Images:
  • Sutton Waldron War Memorial
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 03
  • Iwerne Minster War Memorial 01

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives