Old Toll House, Shaftesbury

Victor Stanley Weldon

Surname: Weldon
Other names: Victor Stanley
Other people in this story:
Charles Weldon
Harriet Madonna Louisa Weldon née Roberts
Hilda Weldon née Smith
Montague Wyndham Weldon
Edgar Reginald Weldon
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Westminster Memorial Hospital, Shaftesbury

Victor Stanley Weldon was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1897 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 1st April 1897, the son of Charles Weldon and Harriet Madonna Louisa Weldon (née Roberts).   He lived most of his life, apart from Military Service, at the family home, Round House or Toll House, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  He enlisted and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 17216).  He served with the 1st and the 6th Battalions though it is not known in which theatre of war he was based.  He was discharged on 3rd March 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  By the 1921 Census he was living with his parents at the Toll House though the actual Census detail, apart from the cover sheet, has been missed on-line and the 1921 Electoral Roll confirms his address. He married Hilda Smith in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1925 and they went on to have two children.  Regrettably Victor died on 22nd December 1936 at the Westminster Memorial Hospital, Shaftesbury.  He was buried at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, on 26th December 1936.   His brothers, Montague Wyndham Weldon and Edgar Reginald Weldon, also served in the conflict.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Montague Wyndham Weldon
Edgar Reginald Weldon