Reginald Barter

Surname: Barter
Other names: Reginald
Other people in this story:
Frederick Barter
Elizabeth Jane Barter (nee Sims)
Ivy Nellie Ditum
William George Barter
Locations in this story:
Sutton Waldron, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Wimborne, Dorset
Bournemouth, Dorset
Calais, France
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Throop, Holdenhurst, Hampshire

Reginald Barter was born in Sutton Waldron, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9 Jan 1897 the son of Frederick Barter and Elizabeth Jane Barter (nee Sims).  He lived his early life at Applins, Sutton Waldron.  He enlisted with the Army Reserve on 3 Mar 1916 but was mobilized to the Royal Navy on 17 Jul 1917 as an Ordinary Seaman (Service No. R/5319).  He was basically serving in land Naval depots including Calais, France.  He was made an Able Seaman at some time prior to his discharge on 7 Apr 1919 when he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   Following discharge he lived with his parents who, by the 1921 Census, had moved to Throop, Holdenhurst, Hampshire, where he was described as a Small Holder (Own Account).  He married Ivy Nellie Ditum in the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry area in 1927.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Fern Villa, Pinewood Road, Wimborne, Dorset, described as a Market Gardener (own account).  He died in Bournemouth, Dorset, on 27 Feb 1978.  His brother, William George Barter, had also served but died during the conflict.


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