Tollard Royal

Herbert Alexander Dudman

Surname: Dudman
Other names: Herbert Alexander
Other people in this story:
Thomas Dudman
Emily Dudman née Pike
Locations in this story:
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
Hindon, Tisbury, Wiltshire
France
Bodenham, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Iwerne Minster, Dorset

Story:
Herbert Alexander Dudman was born at Tollard Royal, Wiltshire in 1895, the son of Thomas Dudman and Emily Dudman (née Pike).  His early life was spent at 16 Silver Street, Hindon, Tisbury, Wiltshire.  He enlisted on 5th September 1914 and joined the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 12186). He later transferred to the 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers (Service No. 14950) and was promoted to Lance Corporal.  During his time in France he received gunshot wounds in his back which ultimately caused tuberculosis and was the main cause for his discharge on 4th November 1919.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals and the 1914/15 Star. He was also issued with the Silver War Badge (No. B331563), The King's Certificate of Service and a war pension. His last known address is not known but his parents were living at Bodenham, Salisbury, Wiltshire, per Edgar's military records. He had been working as a dairyman prior to the war but regrettably died, still single, of his disease on 31st July 1923, at Iwerne Minster, Dorset.

Source: Earlier research by Ken Baxter.

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Tollard Royal

George Cole

Surname: Cole
Other names: George
Other people in this story:
Frederick Cole
Mary Cole née Triggle
Elizabeth Cole née Bingham
Locations in this story:
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
Quarry Street, Keighley, Yorkshire

Story:
George Cole was born at Tollard Royal, Wiltshire in 1869 the son of Frederick Cole and Mary Cole (née Triggle). He married Elizabeth Bingham in Keighley, Yorkshire, on 25th May 1889.  There were 5 children of the marriage.  George had previous military service from 1888 to 1908.  He re-enlisted with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment as a Private on 6th November 1914 (Service No. 12310).  He was demobilized on 19th March 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  Unfortunately at the time of his discharge he was suffering from cancer and died at his home at 29 Quarry Street, Keighley, Yorkshire, in 1920.

Source: Based on original research by Ken Baxter

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  • King John Hotel, Tollard Royal

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