Edgar Whittingham Anstey (b 1894)

by Gary. M. Ansteychief researcher of the Anstey story project.

Edgar Whittingham Anstey, a member of the Milborne Port Anstys, was born in 1894 in Sherborne to parents Samuel Anstey and Alice Jones; he was brother to fellow Anstey Hero Hubert Claude Anstey.

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In the 1911 Census Edgar was living with his family at Cheap Street, Sherborne

Dorsetshire Regiment (Service Number: 26447)

Western Gazette: “Only One”: Samuel Anstey, baker &c., Higher Cheap-Street, appealed for Edgar W. Anstey (21) on the grounds of appellant’s ill-health.- Mrs. Anstey produced a medical certificate relating to her husband’s health. There are plenty of men in Sherborne, and my boy is only one, and will not affect the war one bit, she added.- Mr. Durrant: Nations are made up of “ones”. – The Chairman said the Tribunal would give two months’ exemption. Fresh evidence would have to be produced for the case to be heard again.- Mrs. Anstey: Why should he only have two months?- The Chairman: Perhaps your husband will be better by that time.. Western Gazette: “Young Sherborne Bakers”: Algernon G. Foote was appealed for by his father, a baker, of Newland.- Mr. C. F. Saunders appeared for the appellant.- The appeal was dismissed. – An appeal was lodged by the military against the exemption until Sept, 13th of Edgar W. Anstey, baker, who was stated to be practically managing his father’s business through the latter’s ill

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