John George Day

Surname: Day
Other names: John George
Other people in this story:
Charles Day
Jane Day née Cookman
Emily Agnes Day née Martin
Adelaide Ellen Day née Rogers
Stewart Arbuthnot Day
Locations in this story:
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Woodyates, Pentridge, Dorset
France & Flanders
Penn Hill Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset
Branksome, Dorset
Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France
Appleby Road, Upper Parkstone, Poole, Dorset

John George Day was born at Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, in 1874, the son of Charles Day and Jane Day (née Cookman).  He lived most of his early life in and around Sixpenny Handley and nearby Woodyates, Pentridge, Dorset.  He married Emily Agnes Martin on 6th October 1897 at Pentridge and they had one child, Stewart Arbuthnot Day (b. 1898 in Branksome, Dorset).  Regrettably Emily died in 1909.  John went on to re-marry Adelaide Ellen Rogers at Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, on 12th November 1910.  There were no children of this marriage.  John enlisted on 24th June 1916 but was not mobilized until 14th June 1918 when he joined the Royal Army Service Corps (Motor Transport) as a Driver (Service No. T/422713).  He served in France from 9 Aug 1918 and was demobilized on 4th March 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  Tragically his son, Stewart, was killed on 3 Dec 1917 whilst serving with the Gloucestershire Regiment in France and whose name is recorded on the Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, France. The 1921 Census shows John living at 'Neath', Appleby Road, Upper Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, working as a Bricklayer and later, at the time of his death on 25th June 1930, at Prestbury, Penn Hill Road, Parkstone, Dorset. He was buried in Branksome Cemetery.


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