William Fred Joyner

Surname: Joyner
Other names: William Fred
Other people in this story:
Gideon Joyner
Amelia Emily Joyner (nee Lane)
Alfred William Joyner
Locations in this story:
Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Wimborne, Dorset
France & Flanders
Blandford, Dorset

William Fred Joyner was born in Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 10 Jul 1895 the son of Gideon Joyner, a Blacksmith, and Amelia Emily Joyner (nee Lane).  He lived his early life Green Lane, Ashmore, until by 1911 he had moved to Wimborne, Dorset, where he had employment as a Boot Shop Apprentice.  He had enlisted on 11 Dec 1915 and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 16351).  He served in France and Flanders with the 6th Battalion and was severely wounded in action at the 3rd Battle of the Somme resulting in the amputation of his left leg.  He was discharged as being physically unfit for further service on 13 Nov 1918 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. B40739 as well as the Victory and British War Medals.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was still single and living at 9 Osborne Road, Wimborne, Dorset, working as a Tailor's Shop Assistant.  His death was recorded in Blandford, Dorset, during 1942.  His brother, Alfred William Joyner, also served with the Royal Navy in the conflict as well as throughout WW2.


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