Other names: John
Locations in this story: Marnull, DorsetStour Provost, DorsetSedgehill, WiltshireCharlton, Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireFrance & FlandersMere. Wiltshire
Story: John Elkins was born in Marnull, Dorset, on 20 Nov 1883 the son of Sydney George Elkins and Charlotte Louise Elkins (nee Hayward). He lived most of his early life in Marnull. He married Martha Ellen Bealing at the St. Michael and All Saints Church, Stour Provost, Dorset, on 2 Jun 1910. By 1911 he was living at Hays Cottage, Sedgehill, Wiltshire. He enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 150269). He served in France and Flanders with the A/93rd Brigade and was eventually discharged on 2 Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 7 Charlton, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, working as a Groom in Private Service. His death was recorded at the Mere, Wiltshire, Registry in 1962.