Other names: Harry James
Locations in this story: Iwerne Minster, DorsetIwerne Steepleton, DorsetSalonika, GreeceEgyptSturminster, DorsetBrook Cottage, Iwerne MinsterVale Cottages, Shillingstone, Dorset
Story: Harry James Wareham was born in Iwerne Minster, Dorset, on 19th September 1893, the son of William Wareham and Anna Maria Wareham (née Coombes). He spent most of his civilian life in and around Iwerne Minster. He enlisted on 1st June 1915 and joined the Royal Army Service Corps as a Driver (Service No. T4/109675). He served in Salonika and Egypt during which time he had many bouts of malaria. He was eventually discharged on 2nd April 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Mary Amelia Gillingham on 21st April 1919 at Iwerne Steepleton, Dorset, and they went on to have one daughter. By the 1939 Register he was living at Brook Cottage, Iwerne Minster and was working as a Coal Merchant and Haulage Contractor. At the time of his death on 8th April 1973 he had moved to 16 Vale Cottages, Shillingstone, Dorset, (registered at the Sturminster District Registry, Dorset).