The Well, Farnham

William Frederick Conway

Surname: Conway
Other names: William Frederick
Other people in this story:
Frederick Charles Conway
Annie Conway née Whitlock
Rebecca Conway née Bramston
Harry Edward Conway
Albert Charles Conway
Locations in this story:
Farnham, Nr. Shaftesbury, Dorset
Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Aldershot, Hampshire
St. James, Shaftesbury, Dorset

William Frederick Conway was born at Farnham, Nr. Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 29th November 1890 and baptised there on 25th January 1891, the son of Frederick Charles Conway and Annie Conway (née Whitlock). He lived his early life at Farnham until, by 1901, his family had moved to Melbury Waters, Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  He enlisted and served with the Army Service Corps as a Driver (Service No. T/30335).  His war service record has not survived but following his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. By the 1921 Census he was boarding at 4 Western Road,  Aldershot, Hampshire, working as a  Fitter Labourer at a Electric Power Plant.  He married Rebecca Bramston at Farnham, Dorset, in Oct 1921.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 12 Whyte Avenue, Aldershot, Hampshire, and was working as a Boiler Cleaner Powder Salesman.  He died in Aldershot on 19th October 1958. William's brothers Harry Edward (b.1892) and Albert Charles (b.1888), also served in the conflict. Sadly Albert died in 1915 while serving with the Dorsetshire Regiment in Mesopotamia. Their names appear on the St. James Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, Roll of Honour of those serving as published in November 1918 in the Parish Magazine.


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Albert Charles Conway