Other names: Joseph
Locations in this story: Motcombe, Shaftesbury, DorsetPreston, Brighton, SussexBeaminster, DorsetFrome, SomersetEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Joseph Stacey was born in Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 15 Jul 1881 the son of John Stacey and Unity Stacey (nee Elsworth). He lived his early life in Motcombe Street, Motcombe, and later near The Chapel in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury. By 1901 he was boarding at the Brighton Borough Sanatorium, Bath Street, Preston, Brighton, Sussex, working as a Porter. He enlisted with the London Regiment as Private (Service No. 2873). He served with the 2nd Battalion and later was transferred to the 225th Division of the Labour Corps (Service No. 444791). He had by this time become a Corporal. It is not known in which theatre of war he served in but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Annie Agnes Laura Goddard in Beaminster, Dorset, during 1920. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 46 West Woodlands, Frome, Somerset, working as an Under Cowman. He died in Frome during 1965. (N.B. Some of his Military Records show him with the name Joseph Frederick Stacey though this does not agree with his birth record and he registered the correct Service No. on the Absent Voters List of Motcombe in 1918).