St. James Street junction with Tanyard Lane

Walter Charles Stainer

Surname: Stainer
Other names: Walter Charles
Other people in this story:
George Theodore Stainer
Jane Stainer née Young
Florence Mabel Stainer née Garrett
Arthur Stainer
Harold George Stainer
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Mere, Wiltshire
St. James, Shaftesbury
Christys Lane, Shaftesbury

Walter Charles Stainer was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23rd June 1893 and baptised at St. James' Church on 16 Jul 1893 the son of George Theodore Stainer, a Cabinet Maker, and Jane Stainer (née Young).   He lived his early life with his family at 83 St. James Street, Shaftesbury.  He enlisted and joined the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 135301).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served in but on his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  He married Florence Mabel Garrett in the Mere, Wiltshire, Registry District in 1918 and by the 1921 Census was living at 22 Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, working as a Carpenter.   By the time of the 1939 Register he had moved to Restville, St. James Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was now described as a Builder.  His death was recorded on 26th January 1979. 

Two of Walter's siblings served in the war: Arthur Stainer (b.1896) the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry and Royal Garrison Artillery, and Harold George (b.1888) with the Devonshire Regiment, Labour Corps and Royal Flying Corps.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Arthur Stainer
Harold George Stainer