Cecil George Pickford Wareham

Surname: Wareham
Other names: Cecil George Pickford
Other people in this story:
George Wareham
Anna Wareham (nee Pickford)
Gertrude A. Pocock
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salonica, Greece
Hambledon, Surrey

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Cecil George Pickford Wareham was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 31 Dec 1893 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 5 Feb 1894 the son of George Wareham and Anna Wareham (nee Pickford).  The family home throughout Cecil's life was 8 Church Street, Shaftesbury.  He enlisted on 16 Aug 1915 with the 3rd/1st Wessex Divisional Training Battalion as a Reserve Private (Service No. T1889).  He was embodied on the 15 Apr 1916 with the Army Service Corps as a Driver (Service No. T4/185635).  He was posted to Salonica, Greece, and whilst there he had an accident in Mar 1918 resulting in the loss of his right middle finger.  He was discharged on 8 Jul 1919 with an eventual gratuity in lieu of pension for his disability.  There are no records of any medals.   He married Gertrude A. Pocock at Hambledon, Surrey, in 1932 and there is evidence of at least two children.   By the 1939 Register he was living at 'Quinton', Victoria Street, Shaftesbury, and described as a Wool and Draper Shopkeeper.  He died in Shaftesbury on 15 Apr 1975.

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Albert James Tuffin

Surname: Tuffin
Other names: Albert James
Other people in this story:
Albert Philip Tuffin
Susannah Tuffin (nee Still)
Bertha Mary Lawrence
Florence Mabel King
Locations in this story:
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
South Africa
India
Shaftesbury, Dorset

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Albert James Tuffin was born in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 13 Sep 1872 and baptised there on 19 Oct 1872 the son of Albert Philip Tuffin and Susannah Tuffin (nee Still).   He spent his early years in Fontmell Magna.  He had enlisted with the 1st Volunteer Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private. (Service No. 3084).  He served in South Africa and India and was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal (5 Clasps), the King's South Africa Medal (2 Clasps) and the India Medal (2 Clasps).  His discharge date from this period of service is currently not known.  He married Bertha Mary Lawrence in Fontmell Magna on 23 Nov 1898.  They went on to have four children before Bertha died in 1910.  He had re-enlisted with the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Territorial on 2 Apr 1908 attending annual training camps but employed in civilian life as a Postman.  He was embodied on 4 Aug 1914 and served in the UK only (Service No. 5632).  He re-married Florence Mabel King at Holy Trinity, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 19 Nov 1914.  There was one child of the marriage.  Albert was finally discharged on 31 Mar 1916 having completed the terms of his engagement.  There is no record of any further medals being awarded.  By the 1939 Register he was living at 22 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was described as a retired postman.  He died in Shaftesbury on 7 Oct 1947.

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Sidney Wilfred Tucker

Surname: Tucker
Other names: Sidney Wilfred
Other people in this story:
Gideon Tucker
Mary Elizabeth Tucker (nee Foot)
Florence A. Thompson
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
India
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

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Sidney Wilfred Tucker was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 12 Feb 1894 and baptised at St. James Church on 11 Mar 1894 the son of Gideon Tucker and Mary Elizabeth Tucker (nee Foot).  He lived with his parents at 25 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, throughout his early life and trained as a Tailor.  He had enlisted with the 2/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment on 28 Feb 1911 as a Territorial (Reserve) Soldier (Service No. 1363) and attended annual training camps.  He was embodied on 4 Aug 1914 and joined his regiment in India until 23 May 1916 when he was discharged having completed the terms of his engagement.  He then resided back at 25 St. James Street, Shaftesbury.  On 1 Aug 1916 he re-enlisted with the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 4562).  He was again posted to India being transferred to the 29th Reserve Battalion (Service No. 202490).  He was eventually discharged on 3 Jan 1920 and went to live at 6 Layton Lane, Shaftesbury.   He was awarded the British War Medal only but later applied for the Territorial Force War Medal in 1926 but the result of this application is not known.   He married Florence A. Thompson in Shaftesbury in 1930 and they appear to have had one child.   By the 1939 Register he had moved to 178 Oxley Wood Road, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, where he is described as a Tailor (Journeyman).  He died in Wolverhampton in 1977.

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Albert James Tucker

Surname: Tucker
Other names: Albert James
Other people in this story:
Sidney William Tucker
Rosanna Tucker (nee Davidge)
Locations in this story:
Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Albert James Tucker was born at Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 1 Mar 1897 and baptised there on 20 Jun 1897 the son of Sidney William Tucker and Rosanna Tucker (nee Davidge).  He lived most of his life around the Stour Row area and for number of early years at Higher Duncliffe Farm, Stour Row.    He enlisted on 11 Feb 1916 but was not mobilized until 24 May 1918 as a Private in the 3rd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 40983).   He served in France and Flanders and whilst there received both shell and gunshot wounds.  The latter occurred on 12 Oct 1918 which was followed by repatriation to the UK on 14 Oct 1918 for treatment and recovery.  He was discharged on 11 Oct 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   By the 1939 Register he is shown living at 'The Stoves', Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and described as a shopkeeper.   He remained single all his life and eventually died in 1966 in the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registration District.

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Walter Edwin Stainer

Surname: Stainer
Other names: Walter Edwin
Other people in this story:
Edwin Stainer
Martha Stainer (nee Foot)
Laura Clare
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Melcombe Regis, Dorset
Weymouth, Dorset
Ireland

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Walter Edwin Stainer was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, on 15 Jan 1879 the son of Edwin Stainer and Martha Stainer (nee Foot).  He lived his early childhhood in Cann, Shaftesbury, until the family had, by 1891, moved away from Shaftesbury.  Walter married Laura Clare on 31 Mar 1902 in Melcombe Regis, Dorset, and they went on to have two children.  He enlisted on 3 Sep 1914 and joined the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private. (Service No. 2407).  He was later transferred to the 4th (Reserve) Battalion (Service No. 200743) and again, on 30 Jun 1917, to the 512th Home Service Company and the 628th Company of the Labour Corps.  (Service No. 285747).  He served with the latter unit in Inniskilling and Londonderry, Ireland.  He was discharged on 29 Mar 1919.  No medal records can be found under any of the above Service Nos.    By the 1939 Register he was living at 3 Jesty's Avenue, Broadway, Melcombe Regis, Dorset, working as a House Decorator.  He died on the area in 1951.

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Harry Walter Stainer

Surname: Stainer
Other names: Harry Walter
Other people in this story:
Albert George Stainer
Martha Rosina Stainer (nee Warren)
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset

Story:
Harry Walter Stainer was born on 22 Sep 1898 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, the son of Albert George Stainer and Martha Rosina Stainer (nee Warren).  The family lived throughout his life at 9 Gold Hill, Shaftesbury.   He enlisted on 21 Sep 1916 but was not mobilized until 20 Aug 1917 when he joined the 34th Territorial Battalion as a Private (Service No. 8/20524).  He transferred to the 303rd Reserve Labour Company of the Labour Corps on 7 Oct 1917 and later, on the 17 Nov 1917, to the 649th Agricultural Company (Service No. 432205).  He was discharged as being physically unfit, by virtue of deformed feet, on 13 Mar 1919.  Whilst no medal record has been found there is an imprint on his Service Records which simply says 'MEDAL' and nothing else.  It is assumed he may have received the Victory and British War Medals but the index cards are missing.  By the 1939 Register he was still living at 9 Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, with his sister as a single person working as a Builders Labourer.  He died locally in 1962.    

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Harold George Stainer

Surname: Stainer
Other names: Harold George
Other people in this story:
George Theodore Stainer
Jane Stainer (nee Young)
Kate Mary King
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset

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Harold George Stainer was born on the 30 Sep 1888 in Shaftesbury, Dorset and baptised at St. James Church on 28 Oct 1888 the son of the George Theodore Stainer and Jane Stainer (nee Young).  He lived his whole life, apart from during Military Service, in St. James, Shaftesbury.    He married Kate Mary King at St. James Church, Shaftesbury, on 10 Sep 1914.  There are no records of any children.   He enlisted on the 7 Jun1916 but was not mobilized until 12 Mar 1917 when he joined the Devonshire Regiment (Labour Company) as a Private. (Service No. 59879).  On the 13 Oct 1917 he was transferred to the 191 Training Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps (which became the Royal Air Force on 1 Apr 1918).  (Service No. 104964).  He held the rank of Air Mechanic II and was employed as an Aero Rigger.  At a later date he was transferred back to the Army and joined the Labour Corps 3rd Reserve Battalion as a Private (Service No. 290276).  He was discharged, having served the whole time in the UK, on 12 Apr 1919 as being unfit for further service and received the Silver War Badge.  There are no other medal records.   By the 1939 Register he was living at 18 Layton Lane, Shaftesbury, and working as a Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer.   He died in Shaftesbury on 1 Apr 1955 and was buried in St. James Churchyard on 6 Apr 1955.

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George Spicer

Surname: Spicer
Other names: George
Other people in this story:
Absalom Spicer
Margaret Spicer (nee Jackson)
Edith M. Millard
Locations in this story:
Sutton Waldron, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Winchester, Hampshire
Dorchester, Dorset

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George Spicer was born on 14 Oct 1881 in Sutton Waldron, Dorset, and baptised at Fontmell Magna, Dorset, on 11 Dec 1881 the son of Absalom Spicer and Margaret Spicer (nee Jackson).  He lived his early life in Higher Street, Sutton Waldron, Dorset.  He enlisted on 31 Aug 1914 and joined the Royal Field Artillery (108/23rd Battery) as a Gunner Signaller. (Service No. 98021). He served in France and was wounded on 13 Jul 1917 from which he recovered only to be reported missing on 27 Mar 1918 but rejoined his battery without any apparent inquiry.  He was demobilized on 28 Feb 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.  In 1921 he had applied for a disablement pension and had requested copies of his military medical records.  It appears the War Office were reluctant to release them.  He married Edith M. Millard in Poole in 1925.  They had one son.  By the 1939 Registry George was living at 2 Parsonage Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, whilst his wife was a patient in the Dorset Mental Hospital, Dorchester.  His son was living with his wife's relations elsewhere.  George was then working as a Carpenter and Joiner.  He died in 1965 in the Winchester, Hampshire, Registration District.

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William Charles Sims

Surname: Sims
Other names: William Charles
Other people in this story:
William Sims
Sarah Sims (nee Ransom)
Beatrice Vera Chubb
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Milford, Wiltshire
India
Sturminster, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset

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William Charles Sims was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 26 Jan 1894 the son of William Sims and Sarah Sims (nee Ransom).  His father had died in 1899 and his mother re-married Charles Job Stretch.  William lived with his mother in Milford, Wiltshire, during his childhood, until the family returned to Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, by the 1911 Census.  He enlisted on on 28 Feb 1911 and joined the 2/4th (Reserve) Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service Nos. 4561 and 4/1364).  He was embodied on 14 Aug 1914 with the rank of Acting Sergeant and served in India until he was discharged on 23 May 1916 having completed the terms of his engagement.  Notwithstanding his discharge he re-enlisted on 15 Aug 1916 and joined the 4th (Reserve) Battalion (Service No. 202489).  He retained his rank according to his military records.  He was finally demobilized in Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.  He married Beatrice Vera Chubb in Shaftesbury in 1921 and they set up home at 10 Church Lane, Shaftesbury.  They went on to have at least three children.   By the 1939 Register he was living at 25 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury and working as a Barber.  His death was registered at the Sturminter, Dorset, Registry in 1968.

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Montague Smith

Surname: Smith
Other names: Montague
Other people in this story:
Harry Smith
Mary Smith
Eva Annie Wooders
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Streatham, Surrey
Willesden, Middlesex
Brent, Middlesex
France & Flanders

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Montague Smith was born on 6 Jul 1889 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, and baptised on 21 Nov 1889 at Holy Trinity Church the son of Harry and Mary Smith.  He lived his early life at 7 Mustons Lane, Shaftesbury, one of eleven children in the family.   He enlisted on 15 Jul 1907 and joined the 9th Lancers of Cavalry of the Line (Service No. 246) and later the 21st Lancers and served in South Africa.  He was discharged to reserves on 14 Jul 1914 only to be almost immediately embodied on 15 Aug 1914 as a Shoeing Smith Corporal. (Service No. 41347).  He transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) and joined the 2nd Machine Gun Squadron of the Royal Tank Corps on 27 Jun1916 and served in France.   He was discharged on 14 Jul 1919 having completed the terms of his engagement.  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.  He had married Eva Annie Wooders at St. Anselem Church, Streatham, Surrey, on 9 Aug 1917.  One child only is recorded.  The 1939 Register shows him living at 86a Drayton Park, Willesden, Middlesex, working as a Bus Conductor.  He died on 21 Nov 1966 in the Brent, Middlesex, Registry area.

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