Other names: Sidney Ainsworth
Locations in this story: Fulham, LondonSaxmundham, SuffolkPortsmouth, HampshireLambeth, LondonShaftesbury, DorsetSturminster, Dorset
Story: Sidney Ainsworth Waller was born in Fulham, London, on 16 Jan 1890 the son of Robert Ainsworth Waller. (There is some doubt as to who his mother was and this requires further investigation.) He lived at various place in his early years including Saxmundham, Suffolk, (with an Uncle), Portsmouth, Hampshire, and Lambeth, London, where he obtained employment as a Footman. He married Amy Lavinia Coaker at St. James Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 1 Dec 1914. He had enlisted and joined the Machine Gun Corps as a Private (Service No. 57384). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 29 Sep 1919 he held the rank of Acting Corporal and was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 23 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Baker's Roundman. His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1944. His name appeared on a Roll of Honour published in the St. James' Church Parish Magazine in Nov 1918.