Other names: John George
Locations in this story: Sixpenny Handley, DorsetWoodgates, Pentridge, DorsetFrance & FlandersParkstone, Poole, Dorset
Story: John George Day was born at Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, in 1874 the son of Charles Day and Jane Day (nee Cookman). He lived most of his early life in and around Sixpenny Handley and nearby Woodgates, Pentridge, Dorset. He married Emily Agnes Martin on 6 Oct 1897 at Pentridge and they had one child. Regrettably Emily died in 1909. John went on to re-marry Adelaide Ellen Rogers at Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, on 12 Nov 1910. There were no children of this marriage. John enlisted on 24 Jun 1916 but was not mobilized until 14 Jun 1918 when he joined the Royal Army Service Corps (Motor Transport) as a Driver. (Service No. T/422713). He served in France and was demobilized on 4 Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. At the time of his death on 25 Jun1930 he was living at Prestbury, Penn Hill Road, Parkstone, Dorset.