Other names: William Frederick
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetBourton, DorsetHoly Trinity Church, ShaftesburyHaimes Lane, ShaftesburySalisbury Street, Shaftesbury
Story: William Frederick Imber was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 6th February 1871 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 1st March 1871, the son of Samuel Imber and Sarah Ann Imber (née Elkins). He lived his early life at home with his family in Haimes Lane, Shaftesbury. He married Julia Elizabeth Forsey at Bourton, Dorset, on 16th February 1897 and they went on to have four children. Some time prior to the First World War William had joined the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a reservist (attending regular training camps). He had achieved the rank of Sergeant (Service No. 1875). At the outbreak of war he was embodied on 7th August 1914 but found to be medically unfit for duty and was thereby discharged on 12th September 1914. He was then living at 8 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury and working as a Postman. He died on 24th June 1920.