Harry John Alner

Surname: Alner
Other names: Harry John
Other people in this story:
William Alner
Maria Alner (nee Whitmarsh)
George William Alner
Arthur Bertie Alner
Douglas Walter Alner
Locations in this story:
Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
Long Critchel, Wimborne, Dorset
Honiton, Devon

Harry John Alner was born in Berwick St. John, Wiltshire, on 18 Sep 1896 the son of William Alner and Maria Alner (nee Whitmarsh). He lived most his early life in the Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, area until by 1911 the family had moved to Long Critchel, Wimborne, Dorset. He had enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 6625). At sometime he was transferred to the Army Service Corps as a Driver (Service No. T/37409) and served in India where he was in time awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the Indian General Service Medal with 3 clasps. He made the Army his career and by the time of WW2 had reverted back to the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 5719286). His death was recorded in Honiton, Devon, during 1972. His brothers, George William Alner, Arthur Bertie Alner and Douglas Walter Alner, had all served in the conflict.


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