Henry James Wagner

Surname: Wagner
Other names: Henry James
Other people in this story:
Henry Robert E. Wagner
Elizabeth Hampton Wagner (nee Ford)
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Westminster, London
Putney, London
Brighton, Sussex
Battersea, London

Henry James Wagner was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 18 May 1865 and baptised at St. Peter's Church on 12 Jun 1865 the son of Henry Robert E. Wagner and Elizabeth Hampton Wagner (nee Ford) - herself born and raised in Shaftesbury.   Within a short space of time the family moved for business reason to the London area where, by 1881, they had set up home in Westminster, London.   By 1911 Henry was living on his own at 109 Mallison Road, Battersea, London, SW, working as a Builders Clerk.  He had during the intervening years been serving as a Volunteer on annual training camps with the 15th Battalion of The Queen's Regiment for which he did 15 years of service.  He enlisted in WW1 on 17 Sep 1914 and joined the 9th Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment as a Private (Service No. 4293).  However he was deemed not likely to make an efficient soldier and discharged on 10 Oct 1914.   He married Gerda Mary Noel at St. Mary's Church, Putney. London, on 27 Sep 1919 and on the marriage certificate it stated Henry was an Army Pay Clerk.  This presumes he was probably working in a civilian capacity for the military having been previous rejected.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 57 (Ground) Buckingham Place, Brighton, Sussex, described as a Builders Clerk (Retired).  He died in Brighton during 1947


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