Angel Lane, Shaftesbury

Howard Jesse Trowbridge

Surname: Trowbridge
Other names: Howard Jesse
Other people in this story:
John Trowbridge
Huldah Maria Trowbridge
Hilda May Trowbridge née Grenyer
Locations in this story:
Tanyard Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Southgate, Middlesex
Bristol
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury
Angel Lane, Shaftesbury

Story:
Howard Jesse Trowbridge was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 5th October 1889, the son of John Trowbridge and Huldah Maria Trowbridge.   He lived his early life in the St. James area of Shaftesbury.  By 1911 his address was given as The Cedars, Angel Lane, Shaftesbury.   He enlisted with the 1st/3rd Battalion of the Buckinghamshire Yeomanry (Royal Bucks Hussars) as a Private (Service No. 1667).  He served in France & Flanders and was transferred to the 1st Battalion of the Machine Gun Corps (Service No.165850) where he was promoted to Corporal.  He was discharged on 22nd February 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.  He gave his address on the Absent Voter List of 1918 and 1919 as 17A Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury.    He married Hilda May Grenyer in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1920 and they went on to have two children.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 149 Hedge Lane,  Southgate, Middlesex, described as a Departmental Secretary (Children's Homes and Orphanages).   His death was recorded at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, on 5th September 1967.

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Reginald Southgate

Surname: Southgate
Other names: Reginald
Other people in this story:
Ernest Southgate
Sarah Sally Southgate née Dawson
Ernest Harold Southgate
Florence Mahalia Southgate née Bennett
Locations in this story:
Charlton, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Landsley Farm, Higher Coombe, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Knaphill, Woking, Surrey
Honiton, Devon

Story:
Reginald Southgate was born at Higher Coombe, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 21st November 1899 and baptised at St. John the Baptist Church, Charlton, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 2nd June 1901, the son of Ernest Southgate and Sarah Sally Southgate (née Dawson). (Reginald's elder brother, Ernest Harold Southgate, was baptised on the same day and also served in the war.)  Reginald lived most of his early life at Landsley Farm, Higher Coombe.  He enlisted on 27th December 1917 and joined the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 30521).  He later transferred to the Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars on 29th March 1918 (Service No. 67043).  He served in the UK only and was discharged on 10th February 1919.  There are no medal records.   Reginald married Florence Mahalia Bennett at Charlton, Donhead St. Mary, in 1923 and they went on to have two children.  By the 1939 Register he was living at 34 Herbert Crescent, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, working as a Wholesale Dairy Producer.  He died in the Honiton, Devon, Registry District in 1982.

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