Other names: Jack
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetWestminster, LondonTollard Royal, WiltshireReading, Berkshire
Story: Jack Borley was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 18 Sep 1891 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 15 Nov 1891 the son of Robert William Borley, a Hotel Proprietor, and Mary Rebecca Borley (nee Uphill). He spent much of his early life at the, now, Grosvenor Hotel, The Commons, Shaftesbury. He also attended Shaftesbury Grammar School which he left in 1905. By the time of the 1911 Census he was working as a Draper's Apprentice at 125 Broad Street, Reading, Berkshire. According to the Grammar School records he had enlisted and became a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery. Regrettably, despite searches, no Military or Medal records can be found. He married Jane Bethell in Westminster, London, in 1937. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Tollard House, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, assisting with his brother's farm. He died in Tollard Royal on 22 Apr 1959.