St. James Street junction with Tanyard Lane

Tom William Dennis

Surname: Dennis
Other names: Tom William
Other people in this story:
John Dennis
Emma Jane Dennis née Blandford
Ruby Hilda Dennis née Philips
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Chestnut Grove, New Malden, Surrey
Brighton, Sussex
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
Tan Yard Court, St. James, Shaftesbury
Acton, Middlesex

Tom William Dennis was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1879 and baptised at St. James' Church on 28th December 1879, the son of John Dennis and Emma Jane Dennis (née Blandford). He spent his first few years living with the family in Tan Yard Court, St. James, Shaftesbury, until the family moved to Hereford. Tom married Ruby Hilda Philips in New Malden, Surrey, on 22nd June 1911. They went on to have one child. Tom enlisted on 2nd November 1915 (giving his address as 102 Chestnut Grove, New Malden, Surrey) and joined the Army Service Corps (Service No. SS/21328). He rose to the rank of Corporal and served in France from 16 Dec 1915 being eventually demobilized on 6th February 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star. The 1921 Census shows he was living at 5 Bayham Road, Acton, Middlesex, working as a Newspaper Ledger Clerk for the Times Newspapers. His death on the 5th September 1937 was registered at the Brighton, Sussex, Registry.


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