Other names: Samuel Fred
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetCann, Shaftesbury, DorsetDonhead St. Mary, WiltshireEast Orchard, Shaftesbury, DorsetChristchurch, HampshireLewes, SussexHove, Sussex
Story: Samuel Fred Dennis was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 25 Mar 1881 the son of John Charles Dennis and Mary Penninaly Dennis (nee Myall). He lived his early life in various local places including, Cann, Shaftesbury, and Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, and East Orchard, Shaftesbury. His marriage to Ethel Rowland was recorded at the Christchurch, Hampshire, Registry on 12 Mar 1903. They went on to have five children. He had previously served in the Territorial's with the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry. He had re-enlisted on 10 Dec 1915 and was placed on Reserve and issued with Armband No. V16269 (which signified publicly his willingness to serve). He was finally embodied on 9 Jul 1917 and joined the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment (Cavalry) as a Private (Service No. 213403). He served for a very short time in the UK only and was discharged as being permanently unfit on 2 Oct 1917. No medals were issued. He went to live with his wife and family at 1 Malling Hill Villas, Lewes, Sussex. By the time of the 1939 Register his address was given as 68 Brunswick Road, Hove, Sussex, described as a Cattle Dealer (Patient). This address was a Nursing Home. His death was recorded at the Hove, Sussex, Registry in 1939.