Other names: John Thomas
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetMotcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: John Thomas Wareham was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9 Sep 1886 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 3 Oct 1886 the son of George Wareham and Anna Wareham (nee Pickford). He lived all his early life mainly at 8 Church Lane, Shaftesbury, apart from when on Military Service. He enlisted as a Territorial with the 1st/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 1955). After embodiment at the outbreak of war he joined his regiment with Service No. 200411. It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 27 Apr 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the Territorial Force War Medal. He married Emmeline Johnson at Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 30 Sep 1920 and they went on to have one daughter. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Knapp Villa, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Painter and Decorator. He died on 24 Aug 1959.