Theodore Bridge Stainer

Surname: Stainer
Other names: Theodore Bridge
Other people in this story:
Walter George Stainer
Mary Emma Stainer (nee Pavitt)
Percy George Stainer
Walter Vernon Stainer
Locations in this story:
Semley, Wiltshire
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Fovant, Wiltshire

Theodore Bridge Stainer was born in Semley, Wiltshire, on 9 Apr 1897 and baptised there on 16 May 1897 the son of Walter George Stainer, a Foreman Platelayer, and Mary Emma Stainer (nee Pavitt).  He spent his life locally in North End Lane, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and later at Church Green, Semley, Wiltshire.   He had enlisted and joined the Princess Charlotte of Wales (Royal Berkshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 29159).  He was later transferred to the Labour Corps (Service No. 97082) as he had suffered from varicose veins which had been aggravated by his service.  It is not known in which theatre of war he served in but on his discharge on 13 Oct 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals plus a limited pension ending in early 1921.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was still living at Church Green, Semley, Wiltshire, described as a Garage Proprietor (Motors).  He remained single throughout his life and finally moved to The Lodge, Fovant, Wiltshire, where he died on 23 Jan 1975.  One of his brothers, Walter Vernon Stainer, had been killed in action but another, Percy George Stainer, had served and survived.


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