John Wareham

Surname: Wareham
Other names: John
Other people in this story:
William Wareham
Anna Maria Wareham (nee Coombes)
Edith Maud Lewis
Harry James Wareham
Charles William Wareham
Locations in this story:
Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Todber, Dorset
North Dorset, Dorset

John Wareham was born in Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21 Sep 1896 the son of William Wareham and Anna Maria Wareham (nee Coombes).  He lived all his life apart, from Military Service, in Iwerne Minster.   He enlisted with the Somerset Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 37127).  It is known he was with the 12th Battalion but not the theatre of war he served in. On his discharge on 16 Mar 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  By the 1921 Census he was living with his parents in Dunns Lane, Iwerne Minster, working as a Road Man for the Dorset County Council.    He married Edith Maud Lewis in Todber, Dorset, on 5 Aug 1922.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Preston Cottage, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, working as a Road Foreman as well acting as a Civil Defence Decontamination Officer.   His death was recorded in the North Dorset, Dorset, Registry in 1985 and he was buried at St. Mary's Church, Iwerne Minster, on 16 Jan 1985.  His brothers, Harry James Wareham and Charles William Wareham, also served in the conflict.


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