Harry Gilbert Stainer

Surname: Stainer
Other names: Harry Gilbert
Other people in this story:
Gideon Stainer
Emily Stainer née Sims
Kate M. Stainer née King
Austin Frederick Stainer
Ernest Stainer
Francis Hubert Stainer
William Edgar Stainer
Locations in this story:
Bozley Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Wimborne, Dorset
Layton Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Winchester, Hampshire

Harry Gilbert Stainer was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 30th September 1888, the son of Gideon Stainer and Emily Stainer (née Sims).  He lived his early life at the family home in Bozley Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury, until 1911 when he had moved to Wimborne, Dorset, working as an Assurance Agent.   Harry married Kate M. King in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1914.   He enlisted with the Hampshire Regiment and became an Acting Sergeant (Service No. 355692).  It is not known which theatre of war he served in but on discharge was awarded the Victory and British War medals.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Mavonne, Layton Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was working as a Cabinet Maker and Undertaker.  His death was recorded at the Winchester Isolation Hospital, Winchester, Hampshire, on 25th June 1950.  His brothers, Austin Frederick Stainer, Ernest Stainer, William Edgar Stainer and Francis Hubert Stainer, all served in the conflict.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Ernest Stainer
Francis Hubert Stainer
Austin Frederick Stainer