Other names: Henry Thomas
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetPoole, DorsetSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Henry Thomas Love was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 12 Mar 1886 the son of George Edwin Love and Elizabeth Love (nee Lush). He spent most of his early life in Shaftesbury at 3 Gold Hill. He had become a Cabinet Maker prior to the outbreak of war and had married Winifred Louise Bennett at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury on 4 Jan 1912. He enlisted with the Royal Engineers as a Sapper (Service No. 15489). He became a Lance Corporal and served with the 'B' Signal Depot. It is not known in which theatre of war her served in but on his discharge on 22 Oct 1921 had received a limited pension due to Malaria attributable to his service and was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals. The 1921 Census shows he was living at home in Foot's Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury, working as a Builder's Labourer but by the time of the 1939 Register he had moved to 50 High Street. Poole, Dorset, and had resumed working as a Cabinet Maker. His death was recorded at the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry in 1958.