Cann and Shaftesbury from Melbury Hill

Walter Edwin Stainer

Surname: Stainer
Other names: Walter Edwin
Other people in this story:
Edwin Stainer
Martha Stainer née Foot
Laura Stainer née Clare
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Jesty's Avenue, Broadwey, Melcombe Regis, Dorset
Weymouth, Dorset
Dorchester, Dorset

Walter Edwin Stainer was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, on 15th January 1879, the son of Edwin Stainer and Martha Stainer (née Foot).  He lived his early childhhood in Cann, Shaftesbury, until the family had, by 1891, moved away from Shaftesbury.  Walter married Laura Clare on 31st March 1902 at St.Mary's Church, Melcombe Regis, Dorset, and they went on to have two children.  He enlisted on 3rd September 1914 and joined the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 2407).  He was later transferred to the 4th (Reserve) Battalion (Service No. 200743) and again, on 30th June 1917, to the 512th Home Service Company and the 628th Company of the Labour Corps (Service No. 285747).  He served with the latter unit in Enniskillen and Londonderry, Ireland.  He was discharged on 29th March 1919.  No medal records can be found under any of the above Service Nos.   The 1921 Census shows him living at 5 Louise Road, Dorchester, Dorset, working as a House Decorator.  By the 1939 Register he had moved to 3 Jesty's Avenue, Broadwey, Melcombe Regis, Dorset, still working as a House Decorator.  He died in Broadway on 21 Jan 1951.


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