Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury 2

Samuel Thomas Dennis

Surname: Dennis
Other names: Samuel Thomas
Other people in this story:
Thomas Dennis
Emily Norton Dennis née Barnes
Isabella Dennis née Brickell
Ernest Edwin Dennis
Locations in this story:
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Wandsworth, London
Belleville Road, Clapham Junction, London, SW
Weston Super Mare, Somerset

Samuel Thomas Dennis was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21 Dec 1887, the son of Thomas Dennis and Emily Norton Dennis (née Barnes). The family lived at 31 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, according to Census records, from 1891 to 1911. Samuel moved to London and married Isabella Brickell at St. Luke's Church, Wandsworth, London, on 11th February 1909. They went on to have one daughter.

He enlisted on 10th May 1915 and joined the Royal Army Service Corps (604th Mechanical Transport Company) as a Driver (Service No DM2/097161). He served in France from 9 Sep 1915 and was eventually discharged on 1st July 1919, giving his address as 31 Belleville Road, Clapham Junction, London, SW. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star. On 20th November 1919 he made a belated application for a pension based on an accident in the field when a lorry ran over his foot. This was considered by a panel but rejected with the exception that he received the sum of £35 as a gratuity in lieu. Both the 1921 Census and 1939 Register show he was still living at 31 Belleville Road, (now) Wandsworth, London, working as a Compositor. He died in the Weston Super Mare, Somerset, Registration District in 1965.

Samuel's brother Ernest Edwin (b.1895) also served in the war, with the Royal Marine Artillery.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Ernest Edwin Dennis