Enmore Green, The Knapp

Wilfred Stanley George Hibberd

Surname: Hibberd
Other names: Wilfred Stanley George
Other people in this story:
Emma Hibberd
Bertha Hibberd née Hunt
Locations in this story:
South Newton, Wiltshire
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Moorside, Marnull, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset
France & Flanders

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 and they set up home 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).  He served in France and Flanders and after his discharge on 11th March 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.   The 1921 Census shows he was living at Moorside, Marnull, Dorset, working as a Traveller and Gents Outfitter for Hine & Parsons, Drapers, of Shaftesbury. he was still living at the General Stores, Moorside, Marnull, at the time of the 1939 Register still 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 St. Gregory's Church, Marnull on 24th October 1973.


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