Other names: Wilfred Stanley George
Locations in this story: South Newton, WiltshireEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetSalisbury Street, Shaftesbury, DorsetMoorside, Marnull, DorsetSturminster, Dorset
Story: Wilfred Stanley George Hibberd was born in South Newton, Wiltshire, on 5th November 1877 and baptised there on 16th December 1877, the son of Emma Hibberd. Wilfred lived with his grandparents at South Newton until, by 1901, he had moved to the Post Office and Shop at Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset where he met and married Bertha Hunt in 1912. By this time he was living at 20 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted with the 11th Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry and was promoted in time to Corporal (Service No. 265596). It was not known in which theatre of war he served but after his discharge on 11th March 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at the General Stores, Moorside, Marnull, Dorset and was described as an Outfitter's Traveller. It was also noted that he was a Methodist Lay Preacher. His death was recorded in the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1973 and he was buried at Marnull on 24th October 1973.