Other names: Harry
Locations in this story: Margaret Marsh, Shaftesbury, DorsetFontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersSturminster, DorsetShaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Harry Jeanes was born in Margaret Marsh, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21 Sep 1873 the son of Henry Jeanes and Sarah Jane Jeanes (nee Stokes). He lived all his life in the area apart from time on Military Service. He married Thirza Mary Russell in the Shaftesbury, Dorset, Registration area in 1900 and they went on to have two children. They set up home in Church Road, Margaret Marsh. Harry enlisted and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 13021). He served in France and Flanders until he was transferred to the 449th Agricultural Company of the Labour Corps (Service No. 432009). His address on the Absent Voters List for 1918 was 60 West Street, Fontmell Magna. He was discharged on 8 Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. His wife, Thirza, died in early 1932 and he went on to re-marry Phyllis Joyce Frampton in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in December 1932. They went on to have three children. By the time of the 1939 Register he was still living at 60 West Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, described as a Occasional Council Worker and also an ARP Warden. His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry on 13 Mar 1958.