Other names: John George
Locations in this story: Sixpenny Handley, DorsetWoodyates, Pentridge, DorsetFrance & FlandersPenn Hill Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset
Story: 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. Regrettably Emily died in 1909. John went on to 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 and was demobilized on 4th March 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. At the time of his death on 25th June1930 he was living at Prestbury, Penn Hill Road, Parkstone, Dorset.