Other names: Lionel George
Locations in this story: Stalbridge, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetGillingham, Dorset
Story: Lionel George Prideaux was born in Stalbridge, Dorset, on 30 Nov 1897 and baptised there on 16 Jan 1898 the son of George Edward Prideaux and Mary Emma Kezia Prideaux (nee Hopkins). He lived all his life apart form his period of education and military service in Stalbridge. By 1911 he was a pupil/boarder at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted on 2 Dec 1915 but not embodied until 21 May 1917 and joined the Royal Flying Corps (the Royal Air Force from 1 Apr 1918). (Service No. 81183). He was transferred on 29 Aug 1918 in order to take up a temporary commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. He would have qualified for the Victory and British War Medals on discharge from the Service. He married Marjorie Martha Light at Gillingham, Dorset, on 22 Apr 1925. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Gold Street, Stalbridge, Dorset, described as a Director and Manager of a Wholesale Dairy Factors. He died in Stalbridge, Dorset, on 23 Nov 1986 and was buried there on 28 Nov 1986.