Other names: William Charles George
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetPokesdown, HampshireChristchurch, Hampshire
Story: William Charles George Ginn was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9 Oct 1884 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 4 Dec 1884 the son of William Ginn and Jane Ginn (nee Stroud). William Charles lived with his family in Shaftesbury until 1891 when they moved from the area. William married Emma Yandell on 21 Sep 1910 at Christchurch, Hampshire, and they had at least one child. They lived by then at 53 Sea Road, Pokesdown, Hampshire, where William was working as a milkman. He enlisted on 8 Dec 1915 and was placed on reserve with the Worcestershire Regiment (Service No. 30350). He was mobilized on 2 Jun 1916 when he joined the 17th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 381018). He was again transferred to the Army Service Corps on 28 Dec 1918 as a Driver. (Service No. T/446804). He was demobilized on 27 Sep 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the 1939 Register he was living at 13 Livingstone Road, Pokesdown, Hampshire, working in the Royal Navy Cordite Factory. He died on the 1 Nov 1959 in Christchurch Hospital.