Harry James Wareham

Surname: Wareham
Other names: Harry James
Other people in this story:
William Wareham
Anna Maria Wareham née Coombes
Mary Amelia Wareham née Gillingham
Locations in this story:
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Iwerne Steepleton, Dorset
Salonika, Greece
Alexandria, Egypt
Sturminster, Dorset
Brook Cottage, Iwerne Minster
Vale Cottages, Shillingstone, Dorset

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 from 25 Nov 1915 and Alexandria, Egypt, from 30 Aug 1918 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. Currently no 1921 Census record can be found.  By the 1939 Register he was living at Brook Cottage, Iwerne Minster, 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).


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