Other names: Montague William George
Locations in this story: Horton, DorsetCann, Shaftesbury, DorsetAuckland, New Zealand
Story: Montague William George Wareham was born in Horton, Dorset, on 5 May 1895 and baptised there on 30 Jun 1895 the son of George Wareham and Emily Wareham (nee Sturgess). By 1911 he had moved to Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where he was living with his step father. He enlisted in the Royal Navy on 25 Aug 1911 as a Boy Class 2 (Service No. J13694). He rose to the rank of Able Seaman and served in various ships and shore establishments during his service eventually being discharged on 30 Sep 1920 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. Shortly after his discharge he emigrated to New Zealand where he married Louisa Victoria De Carle at North Head, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand, on 20 May 1922. He remained in Auckland for the rest of his life and died there on 20 Jul 1968 and was buried in the Purewa Cemetery, Auckland, on 23 Jul 1968.