Richard FitzGerald Glyn

Surname: Glyn
Other names: Richard FitzGerald
Other people in this story:
Richard George Glyn
Frances Geraldine Glyn née FitzGerald
Edith Hilda Glyn née Hamilton-Gordon
Locations in this story:
St. Georges, Hanover Square, Middlesex
Chelsea, London
France & Flanders
Cross House, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Poole, Dorset
Millbank Military Hospital, London
Hinton Parva, Dorset

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Sir Richard FitzGerald Glyn, Bt. was born at St. Georges, Hanover Square, Middlesex, on 13th May 1875, the son of Sir Richard George Glyn, Bt. and Frances Geraldine Glyn (née FitzGerald).   He lived most of his civilian life in the Dorset area.  He was with the Royal Dragoons as early as 1893 and served throughout, gaining many decorations and awards including the Distinguished Service Order.  He married Edith Hilda Hamilton-Gordon at Holy Trinity, Chelsea, London, on 12th December 1906 and they went on to have five children.  His service in the First World War in France and Flanders is noted for his being Mentioned in Dispatches twice as well as for being wounded and spending over a month at the Millbank Military Hospital, London.  He was a Staff Officer with the rank of Captain attached to the Army Service Corps as well as A.D.C. to the Commanding Officer of the 6th Cavalry Brigade.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.  He lived for a period at Cross House, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury.  He died in the Poole, Dorset, area on 23rd March 1960 and was buried at Hinton Parva, Dorset, on 26th March 1960.

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Harry Brown

Surname: Brown
Other names: Harry
Other people in this story:
Samuel Brown
Clara Brown née Moore
William Thomas Brown
Obery Archibald Brown
Bertram George Brown
Cyril Brown
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Chard, Somerset
Mediterranean Theatre
Poole, Dorset

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Harry Brown was born in Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1885, the son of Samuel Brown and Clara Brown (née Moore).  He lived his early life at the family home in Higher Blandford Road, Cann, until, by 1901, he had moved to Chard, Somerset, as a Journeyman Baker.  By 1911 he had joined the (Royal) Army Service Corps (Service No. S/18687) and was serving as a Lance Corporal in the Mediterranean area.  He later became a Staff Sergeant with the 21st Company Field Bakery.  Following discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  He died in the Poole, Dorset, Registration District in 1961.

Two of Harry's brothers died in the war: Bertram George (b.1895) died on 4th April 1915 in a German prisoner of war camp; Obery Archibald (b.1891) was killed in France on 19th March 1917 while serving with the East Kent Regiment. Two more brothers served in the war: William Thomas (b.1888) and Cyril (b.1894).

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Harry James Wareham

Surname: Wareham
Other names: Harry James
Other people in this story:
William Wareham
Anna Maria Wareham née Coombes
Mary Amelia Wareham née Gillingham
Locations in this story:
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Iwerne Steepleton, Dorset
Salonika, Greece
Egypt
Sturminster, Dorset
Brook Cottage, Iwerne Minster
Vale Cottages, Shillingstone, Dorset

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Harry James Wareham was born in Iwerne Minster, Dorset, on 19th September 1893, the son of William Wareham and Anna Maria Wareham (née Coombes).   He spent most of his civilian life in and around Iwerne Minster.   He enlisted on 1st June 1915 and joined the Royal Army Service Corps as a Driver (Service No. T4/109675).  He served in Salonika and Egypt during which time he had many bouts of malaria.  He was eventually discharged on 2nd April 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star.   He married Mary Amelia Gillingham on 21st April 1919 at Iwerne Steepleton, Dorset, and they went on to have one daughter.  By the 1939 Register he was living at Brook Cottage, Iwerne Minster and was working as a Coal Merchant and Haulage Contractor.   At the time of his death on 8th April 1973 he had moved to 16 Vale Cottages, Shillingstone, Dorset, (registered at the Sturminster District Registry, Dorset).

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Edward Charles Domoney

Surname: Domoney
Other names: Edward Charles
Other people in this story:
John Domoney
Emily Esther Domoney née Poore
Rosa Domoney née Coward
Locations in this story:
Shute Lane, Iwerne Minster, Dorset
France & Flanders
Gosport, Hampshire

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Edward Charles Domoney was born in Iwerne Minster, Dorset, on 2nd July 1887, the son of John Domoney and Emily Esther Domoney (née Poore).  He lived most of his civilian life in Iwerne Minster.  He married Rosa Coward on 28th June 1910 and they went on have one daughter.   Edward enlisted with the Royal Army Service Corps on 22nd November 1915 and was ranked as a Shoeing Smith (Service No. TS/9937).   He served in France & Flanders, being eventually discharged on 19th January 1920.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  By the 1939 Register he was living at his long term home in Shute Lane, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, and was employed as a Labourer.   His death is recorded in the Gosport, Hampshire, Registry in 1989.

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Alfred John Toogood

Surname: Toogood
Other names: Alfred John
Other people in this story:
George Levi Toogood
Mary Toogood née Haines
Harriet Sarah Kate Toogood née Trowbridge
Locations in this story:
Gutch Common, Semley, Wiltshire
Reading, Berkshire

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Alfred John Toogood was born on 16th May 1884 in Semley, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 13th July 1884, the son of George Levi Toogood and Mary Toogood (née Haines).  He lived all his early life at Gutch Common, Semley, Wiltshire.   He enlisted on 7th April 1916 and joined the Devonshire Regiment (Service No. 21463) as a Private.  On 30th March 1917 he transferred to the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment, Agricultural Company, (Service No. 34284) and again on the 30th June 1917 to the 442nd Agricultural Company of the Labour Corps (Service No. 263189).  He was transferred yet again to the Motor Transport Section of the Royal Army Service Corps on 1st December 1918 (Service No. M/410835).  Throughout this period he served solely in the UK.  He was discharged on 17th February 1919.  There are no evident medal records.  He married Harriet Sarah Kate Trowbridge in Semley in 1929 and they went on to have one child.   By the 1939 Register he was living at 16 Valentine Court, Reading, Berkshire, working as a Road Labourer.  He died in Reading on 19th December 1964.

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William Alfred Street

Surname: Street
Other names: William Alfred
Other people in this story:
Alfred Street
Julia Street née Love
Annie Street née Beale
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Hampreston, Dorset
Salonika, Greece
Egypt
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Copythorne, Hampshire

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William Alfred Street was born on 6th May 1876 at East Knoyle, Wiltshire, the son of Alfred Street and Julia Street (née Love).  He lived much of his early life in and around East Knoyle.   He married Annie Beale on 6th August 1899 at Hampreston, Dorset.  There is no evidence of children.   He enlisted on 16th January 1915 with the Royal Army Service Corps (Service No. RTS/5209) and served in Salonika and Egypt, being promoted in due course to Corporal Farrier.  He was discharged on 18th April 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  By the 1939 Register he was living at Heatherlea, Copythorne, Hampshire, and working as a blacksmith.  He died in 1960 in the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registration District.

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Ernest James Mallett

Surname: Mallett
Other names: Ernest James
Other people in this story:
William Mallett
Emma Selina Mallett née Draisey
Winifred Forward née Mallett
Locations in this story:
Milton, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
The Street, Mere, Wiltshire

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Ernest James Mallett was born on 20th November 1890 in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 1st March 1891, the son of William Mallett and Emma Selina Mallett (née Draisey).  He lived his early life at Park Cottage, Milton, East Knoyle.   He enlisted on 15th November 1915 and joined the Army Service Corps as a Private Wheeler (Service No. M2/137310).   He served in France & Flanders and, whilst there, received bayonet wounds on 22nd June 1916 from which he eventually recovered.  He was discharged on 8th September 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.  By the 1939 Register he was single and living at 33 The Street, Mere, Wiltshire, working as a carpenter and undertaker.   At the time of his death on 12th November 1974 he was living back at East Knoyle, Wiltshire.

Ernest's sister Winifred (b.1897) also served in the war, as a VAD nurse with the British Red Cross at the Tisbury Auxiliary Hospital.

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Percy Sandle Sharp

Surname: Sharp
Other names: Percy Sandle
Other people in this story:
Annie Maria Sandle Sharp
Florence Augusta Sharp née Peare
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Taunton, Somerset
Stoke St. Gregory, Taunton, Somerset

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Percy Sandle Sharp was born in Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 9th April 1883, the son of Annie Maria Sandle Sharp.  He lived his early life with his mother at his grandparents' home in Donhead St. Mary.  He enlisted on 6th December 1915 and joined the 531st Horse Transport Company of the Army Service Corps (Service No. TS/10133).  In view of his occupation as a wheelwright he was ranked as a Wheeler Driver.   He served in France & Flanders.  Towards the end of the conflict he was invalided back to the UK with an injury to his knee joint.  He was discharged on 5th April 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.   He married Florence Augusta Peare in Taunton, Somerset, on 15th October 1924 and they went on to have at least one child.   By the 1939 Register he was living at Dunfield House, Stoke St. Gregory, Taunton, Somerset, working as a Carpenter (Vehicle Builder).  He died in Stoke St. Gregory, Taunton, Somerset, in 1968.

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Harry Broomfield

Surname: Broomfield
Other names: Harry
Other people in this story:
Harry Jasse Broomfield
Fanny Broomfield née Cook
Ernest Broomfield
Frederick John Robert Broomfield
Edward William Broomfield
Percy William Norman
Eva Theresa Rose Norman née Broomfield
Edith Broomfield née Cox
Arthur Broomfield
Walter James Broomfield
Locations in this story:
Ringwood, Hampshire
Grove Arms, Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Little Bytham, Lincolnshire
Southampton, Hampshire

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Harry Broomfield was born in Ringwood, Hampshire, on 24th November 1891 the son of Harry Jesse Broomfield and Fanny Broomfield (nee Cook).  At the time of the outbreak of war he was living with his parents at The Grove Arms, Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, where his father was the licensee.  He enlisted in the 19th Squadron of the 2nd/1st Battalion of the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry on 21st September 1914 (Service No 1157).  He served in France and Flanders and was discharged within a day or so of 1st January 1916.  He re-enlisted with the Army Service Corps (Motor Transport Section) on 6th January 1916 (Service No. M2/152395).  He was demobilized on 26th May 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.  He had married Edith Cox on 3rd August 1915 at Little Bytham, Lincolnshire, and they went on to have one child.    The 1939 Register shows him living at 25 Cannon Street, Southampton, Hampshire, working as a Corporation Carter.   He died in the Southampton area in 1976. 

His brothers Frederick John Robert and Edward William served and were both killed in action whilst Ernest, Arthur, and Walter James who also served, survived.  His brother-in-law, Percy William Norman, (married to sister Eva Theresa Rose) also served and survived.

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William Percy Norman

Surname: Norman
Other names: William Percy
Other people in this story:
William Norman
Louisa Elizabeth Norman
Eva Theresa Rose Broomfield
Frederick John Robert Broomfield
Edward William Broomfield
Arthur Broomfield
Ernest Broomfield
Harry Broomfield
Walter James Broomfield
Locations in this story:
Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Salonica, Greece
Epsom, Surrey
Christchurch, Hampshire

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William Percy Norman was born in Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 16th February 1889, and baptised there at St. John the Baptist Church on 24th February 1889. He was the son of William and Louisa Elizabeth Norman.  He spent all his early life in and around Donhead St. Mary.  He enlisted on 5th August 1915 and joined the Royal Army Service Corps (Service Nos. DM2/112692 and S4/143706).   He served in Salonica and the Mediterranean Theatre of War where, in due time, he rose to the rank of Warrant Officer Class 1 and held the position of Acting Staff Sergeant Major.  He was discharged on 28th March 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.  

He had married Eva Theresa Rose Broomfield at Ludwell on 22nd November 1915 and they went on to have at least one child.  By the 1939 Register he was living at 13 Lower Hill Road, Epsom, Surrey, and described as a Head Teacher.  His death was registered at the Christchurch, Hampshire, District Registry in 1964.  

Eva's brothers, Frederick John Robert Broomfield and Edward William Broomfield were both killed in the conflict whilst four other brothers served and survived: Arthur, Ernest, Harry and Walter James Broomfield.

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