Oliver David Tanswell

Surname: Tanswell
Other names: Oliver David
Other people in this story:
John Tanswell
Louisa Tanswell (nee Snook)
Robert Stanley Tanswell
Charles Victor Tanswell
Mabel Vincent
Henry Harold Tanswell
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle. Wiltshire
Wilton, Wiltshire
Tisbury, Wiltshire
Salisbury, Wiltshire

Oliver David Tanswell was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 26 Aug 1896 and baptised there on 4 Apr 1897 the son of John Tanswell and Louisa Tanswell (nee Snook).  He lived all his early life in and around East Knoyle.  He had enlisted and joined the Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. DM2/168976).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   He married Mabel Vincent in the Wilton, Wiltshire, Registration area sometime in  mid 1925.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 48 Newtown, Tisbury, Wiltshire, working as a Bricklayer.  At the time of his death on 27 Feb 1963 in Newbridge Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire, his address was shown as 20 North Street, Wilton.  Of his brothers, Robert Stanley Tanswell served but was killed in action whilst Charles Victor Tanswell and Henry Harold Tanswell both served and survived the conflict.


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