John Elkins

Surname: Elkins
Other names: John
Other people in this story:
Sydney George Elkins
Charlotte Louise Elkins (nee Hayward)
Martha Ellen Bealing
Locations in this story:
Marnull, Dorset
Stour Provost, Dorset
Sedgehill, Wiltshire
Charlton, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Mere. Wiltshire

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 from 16 Oct 1916 with the A/93rd Brigade and was eventually discharged on 2 Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  The 1921 Census shows him living in Culder's Cottage, Gillingham, Dorset, working as a Motor Lorry Driver. By the time of the 1939 Register he moved to 7 Charlton, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, working as a Groom in Private Service.  His death was recorded at the Mere, Wiltshire, Registry in 1962.


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