Other names: John
Locations in this story: Cann, Shaftesbury, DorsetSalisbury Street, Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersHolwell, Sherborne, Dorset
Story: John Seymour was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 26th December 1898 and baptised at Cann, Shaftesbury, on 26th January 1899, the son of William John Seymour and Blanche Ellen Seymour (née Parsons). He lived most of his life, except for Military Service, in the Shaftesbury, Dorset, area. At one time his address was 27 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted as a Private and served with three regiments in their turn. The Devonshire Regiment (Service No. 70338), the London Regiment (Service No. GS/83336) and the Royal Fusiliers (Service No. as London Regiment). He served in France and Flanders and on his discharge on 17 Mar 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War medals. The 1921 Census shows he had taken employment at Holwell Manor, Near Sherborne, Dorset, and was boarding the the Stables working as a Horseman (Servant). He married Olive Margaret Broadway at Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 16th October 1929. They had at least one son. By the time of the 1939 Register John was living at Boyne Farm, Bozley Hill, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was described as a Dairy Farmer. He died locally on 13th June 1989 and was buried at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann.