Old Toll House, Shaftesbury

Montague Wyndham Weldon

Surname: Weldon
Other names: Montague Wyndham
Other people in this story:
Charles Weldon
Harriet Madonna Louisa Weldon née Roberts
Alice Victoria Weldon née Isaacs
Edgar Reginald Weldon
Victor Stanley Weldon
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salisbury Road, Cann

Montague Wyndham Weldon was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 24th April 1895, the son of Charles Weldon and Harriet Madonna Louisa Weldon (née Roberts).   He spent most of his life at the at the family home known as the Round House or Toll House, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   He enlisted and joined the 2/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 201898) but later transferred to the Somerset Light Infantry (Service No. 55127).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War medals.   As the 1921 Census record has been missed on-line the Electoral Register of 1921 shows him still living at the Toll House. He married Alice Victoria Isaacs (mainly known as Victoria) in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1921 and they went on to have three children.   By the time of the 1939 Register Montague was living in a Caravan, Nr. Hedgeside Farm, Salisbury Road, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was described as a Wood Merchant. By 1943 he was called a Scrap Iron Dealer per his mother's probate.  He died at Shaftesbury on 11th February 1977 and buried in the Town Cemetery, Shaftesbury, on 16 Feb 1977.  His brothers, Edgar Reginald Weldon and Victor Stanley Weldon, also served in the conflict.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Edgar Reginald Weldon
Victor Stanley Weldon