Other names: William Frederick
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetBourton, Dorset
Story: William Frederick Imber was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 6 Feb 1871 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 1 Mar 1871 the son of Samuel Imber and Sarah Ann Imber (nee Elkins). He lived his early life at home with his family in Haines Lane, Shaftesbury. He married Julia Elizabeth Forsey at Bourton, Dorset, on 16 Feb 1897 and they went on to have four children. Some time prior to WW1 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 7 Aug 1914 but found to be medically unfit for duty and was thereby discharged on 12 Sep 1914. He was then living at 8 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury and working as a Postman. He died on 24 Jun 1920.