Cann and Shaftesbury from Melbury Hill

Reginald Stevens

Surname: Stevens
Other names: Reginald
Other people in this story:
William Edward Stevens
Kate Stevens née Spong
Rose Steven nee Farris
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Dorchester, Dorset
Romford, Essex

Reginald Stevens was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 11th January 1889 and baptised at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 6th October 1889, the son of William Edward Stevens and Kate Stevens (née Spong).  He lived his life mainly in the Cann and Shaftesbury area.   He enlisted and joined the Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. M2/188217). In 1915 he had married Rose Farris at Romford, Essex.  It is not known in what theatre of war he served but he was reported to have contracted malaria which was due to his service thus had obviously served outside the UK. On his discharge on 11 Feb 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War medals.   The 1921 Census shows he was living at 26 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, working as a Motor Driver. At the time of the 1939 Register he had moved to 27 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, now working as a Bus Driver. At the time of his death on 1 Jun 1975 he had, per probate records, been living at 45 Iona Way, Dorchester, Dorset.


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