Wilfred Charles Day

Surname: Day
Other names: Wilfred Charles
Other people in this story:
Charles Day
Emily Alice Day (nee Wadham)
Nellie Hayden
Locations in this story:
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Quebec, Canada
Wentworth, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Winterslow, Wiltshire
Salisbury, Wiltshire

Wilfred Charles Day was born in Woodyates, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, on 28 May 1898 and baptised at the Primitive Methodist Church, Wilton, Wiltshire, on 28 Aug 1898 the son of Charles Day, a Builder, and Emily Alice Day (nee Wadham).  He lived his early life in Sixpenny Handley.  He had enlisted in the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 25751).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but he was attached at some time to the 5th Battalion.  He was discharged on 5 Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  He sailed for and arrived in Quebec, Canada, on 15 May 1923.  He married Nellie Hayden in Wentworth, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on 6 Mar 1925 and he and his wife returned to the UK in Aug 1925 and by the time of the 1939 Register he was living adjacent to the Star Inn, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, working as a Builder and Dairy Farmer.  By 1956 he had moved to Lopcombe Farm, Winterslow, Wiltshire.  His death was recorded in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 28 Feb 1956 and he was buried at Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, on 3 Mar 1956.


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