Names on Mere War Memorial 8

Charles Card

Surname: Card
Other names: Charles
Other people in this story:
Richard Thomas Card
Hannah Mary Annie Card née Lander
Eliza Mary Card née Henly
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Mere, Wiltshire
Brompton, London
France & Flanders
Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord, France

Story:
Charles Card was born at Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 22nd January 1891 and baptised at Mere, Wiltshire, on 18th February 1891, the son of Richard Thomas Card and Hannah Mary Annie Card (née Lander).  He lived his early childhood in and around Motcombe until, by 1911, the family had moved to Mere, Wiltshire.  He enlisted and joined the Coldstream Guards as a Private (Service No. 21487).  He married Eliza Mary Henly in Brompton, London, on 24th January 1917 and returned to service in France & Flanders where he was presumed killed in action on 27th November 1917.   He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord, France, (Panel 2), and on the War Memorial at Mere, Wiltshire.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.

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  • Names on Mere War Memorial 7
  • Mere War Memorial 2
  • Mere War Memorial 1

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George Henry Stokes

Surname: Stokes
Other names: George Henry
Other people in this story:
William Stokes
Emily Stokes née Andrews
Florence Dora Stokes née Dimond
Locations in this story:
Back Lane, East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Yeovil, Somerset
France & Flanders
Stoke-under-Hays, Yeovil

Story:
George Henry Stokes was born at East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 8th January 1889, the son of William Stokes and Emily Stokes (née Andrews).  George spent all his early life in and around Back Lane, East Orchard.   He married Florence Dora Dimond in Yeovil, Somerset, on 11th July 1910. There appear to be no children of the marriage.  George enlisted on 12th December 1915 but was not mobilized until 4th January 1917 when he joined the 3rd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards as a Guardsman (Service No. 21354).  He served in France & Flanders and, whilst there, was reported missing on 13th April 1918.  It was not until 27th December 1918 that it was discovered he had been a prisoner of war.  He was discharged on 7th October 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.   By the 1939 Register he was living at The Post Office, High Street, Stoke-under-Hays, Yeovil, Somerset and employed as a Sub-Postmaster.  He died in Yeovil on 16th August 1962.

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Bimport, Shaftesbury 5

Harold Cecil Weldon

Surname: Weldon
Other names: Harold Cecil
Other people in this story:
William Weldon
Frances Mary Weldon née Cass
Frederick Weldon
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Bimport, Shaftesbury
Alcester House, Shaftesbury

Story:
Harold Cecil Weldon was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9th February 1884 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 9th March 1884, the son of William Weldon and Frances Mary Weldon (née Cass).  The family lived in and around the Bimport area for many years.  Harold enlisted on 11th December 1915 and joined the Coldstream Guards as a Private (Service No. 20489).  He was transferred at a later date to the Royal Garrison Artillery (Service No. 225765).  He served in France and was eventually discharged as being physically unfit for further duty on 3rd June 1919.  He was awarded a short-term pension due to his disability.  He was also awarded the Victory and British War medals.   By 1922 he was working as a Hawker and living in Brickhill (now Church Hill), Enmore Green, Shaftesbury.  By the 1939 Register he was shown as 'Cecil' Weldon and residing in Alcester House, Shaftesbury and described as a General Labourer.  He remained single according to the Register.  He died in Shaftesbury in 1948 and was buried in St. James Churchyard on 6th September 1948. 

Harold Cecil's brother Frederick (b.1877) also served in the war, with the Royal Army Medical Corps and the Royal Army Service Corps.

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Enmore Green from Castle Hill 3

Frank Davis

Surname: Davis
Other names: Frank
Other people in this story:
Frederick Davis
Emily Davis née Jenkins
Rose Davis née Oliver
Harry Davis
Charles Davis
William Robert Davis
Locations in this story:
Enmore Green, Motcombe, Dorset
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Cherry Orchard Farm, Cann, Shaftesbury
Abbey Walk, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Story:
Frank Davis was born in Enmore Green, Motcombe, Shaftesbury in 1882 and baptised there on 26th February 1882, the son of Frederick and Emily Davis née Jenkins. He was the brother of Harry (b.1880) and Charles (b.1888) Davis, both of whom lost their lives in the First World War serving in the Dorsetshire Regiment. Another brother, William Robert (b.1886) also served in the war with the Dorsets. By 1901 the family had moved to Cherry Orchard Farm, St. James, Cann, Shaftesbury (Per 1901 Census). Frank married Rose Oliver on 10th October 1902 at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, and they went on to have one child. By 1911 they were living at 3 Abbey Walk, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted in the Coldstream Guards as a Guardsman (Service No. 20782). Military records are sparse due to burning during the Blitz in the Second World War; therefore, his discharge date cannot be determined except it is known he made a pension claim on 14th April 1920 which was rejected. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died in Shaftesbury in 1934.

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Harry Davis
Charles Davis
William Robert
Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

Percy Lyulph Wyndham

Surname: Wyndham
Other names: Percy Lyulph
Other people in this story:
George Wyndham
Sibell Mary Wyndham née Lumley
Ribblesdale
Locations in this story:
Saighton Grange, Chester
Soissons
La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Ile-de-France, France
Park Lane, London
St. George's, Hanover Square, London, W.1.

Story:
Percy Lyulph Wyndham was born on 5th December, 1887 at Saighton Grange, Chester. He was the son of Rt. Hon George Wyndham M.P. and Sibell Mary Wyndham, Countess Grosvenor (nee Lumley). Percy enlisted in the Coldstream Guards in 1909 and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in May, 1910. At the time of the 1911 Census he was living at 35 Park Lane, London, W.1. He married Diana Lister (the daughter of Lord Ribblesdale) at St. George's, Hanover Square, London, on 17th April, 1913. There were no children of the marriage. In the same year Percy's father died. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals. He was missing presumed killed in action whilst serving with the 11 Guards Brigade at the Battle of Aisne, Near Soissons, France, on 9th September 1914 and his name appears on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Ile-de-France, France. He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial.    

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  • East Knoyle War Memorial

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East Knoyle War Memorial

Albert John Harris

Surname: Harris
Other names: Albert John
Other people in this story:
Frederick George Harris
Emily Harris nee Burt
Locations in this story:
Semley, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France
Holloway, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Salisbury

Story:
Albert John Harris was born in 1892 in Semley, Wiltshire. He was the son of Frederick George Harris, a Garden Labourer, and Emily Harris (nee Burt). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Labourer and living at 2 Holloway, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards (Service No. 10884). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals and clasp. He died on 16th September 1916 and was buried at Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France (grave id. XIII.L.2). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial.

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  • Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

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Names on Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial 03

Walter Geoffrey Hill

Surname: Hill
Other names: Walter Geoffrey
Other people in this story:
John Henry Hill
Elizabeth Ann Hill nee Bryant
Percival Henry Hill
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Theipval Memorial, France
Parkstone Avenue, Parkstone, Dorset
Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
St. Mary the Virgin Church, Bishops Knoyle (West Knoyle), Wiltshire
Salisbury
Pains Hill, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire

Story:
Walter Geoffrey Hill was born in January, 1896 in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, and baptised at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Bishops Knoyle (West Knoyle), Wiltshire. He was the son of John Henry Hill, a Gardener, and Elizabeth Ann Hill (nee Bryant). His siblings included Percival Henry, born in 1894, who also died in the war. About 1903 the family moved to Pains Hill, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as an Under Gardener and living in the family home at 78 Parkstone Avenue, Parkstone, Dorset. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private in the 3rd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards (Service No. 10920). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 15th September 1916 and his name appears on the Theipval Memorial (Pier & Face 7 D & 8 D). He is remembered on the Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial.

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  • Donhead St. Andrew Church
  • Donhead St. Andrew War Memorial

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St. James' War Memorial

Decimus Charles Hardiman

Surname: Hardiman
Other names: Decimus Charles
Other people in this story:
Charles Hardiman
Martha Ann Hardiman nee Brockway
Ernest George Hardiman
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Guard's Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury

Story:
Decimus Charles Hardiman was born in 1896 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of Charles Hardiman and Martha Ann Hardiman (nee Brockway). (NB There is no mention of his father in any Census record and no record of him elsewhere.) At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as an under gardener and living in St James, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in Dorchester as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards (Service No. 17289). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 26th September 1916 and was buried at Guard's Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France (grave id. VI.V.10).  He is remembered on the Park Walk and St. James’ war memorials. His name also appears on the Roll of Honour inside St. James’ Church and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury. His mother lived at 37 St. James, Shaftesbury and died in 1937 ages 73 years.  His brother, Ernest George Hardiman, also served in the conflict but survived.

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  • Park Walk War Memorial 3
  • Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Names on St. James' War Memorial 2
  • St. James' Roll of Honour
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

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Names on St. James' War Memorial 2

Arthur Edwin Mayo

Surname: Mayo
Other names: Arthur Edwin
Other people in this story:
Edwin Mayo
Georgina Mayo nee Mullins
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Tyne Cot Memorial, Flanders
Layton Cottages, Layton Lane, Shaftesbury
St. James' Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury

Story:
Arthur Edwin Mayo was born on 8th October, 1895 in Shaftesbury and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 29th December,1895. He was the son of Edwin Mayo, a plumber, and Georgina Mayo (nee Mullins). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a printer's apprentice and living at 2 Layton Cottages, Layton Lane, Shaftesbury. He enlisted as a Private in the 1st Battalion of the Coldstream Guards (Service No. 17092). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 17th September 1917 and his name appears on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Flanders (Panel 9 to 10). He is remembered on the Park Walk and St. James’ war memorials and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury. Inside St. James' Church his name appears on the Roll of Honour and is commemorated a Stations of the Cross plaque.  

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  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Shaftesbury Park Walk War Memorial 03
  • St. James' Roll of Honour
  • St. James' War Memorial
  • Arthur Mayo plaque in St. James' Church
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

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