Santos Anstee (b 1897)

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

Santos Anstee, a member of the Christchurch, Monmouthshire Anstees, was born in 1897 in Ogmore Vale, Llangeinor, Glamorganshire to parents Santos Jonah Anstee and Elizabeth Skammel Evans. He lived his childhood in Ogmore Vale and by 1911 he was working there as a collier boy below ground.

After the outbreak of war, Santos signed up to the Army as a Private (Nbr 20178) in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He entered France on 1 December 1915 and was demobilised after the war ended, on 15 January 1919.

At some point during the war Santos was awarded the DCM (Distinguished Conduct Medal), though we currently cannot discover for what act of bravery this was awarded.

Santos survived the war, eventually dying in 1956 in Bridgend, Glamorganshire.

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