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Harold James Stone

Surname: Stone
Other names: Harold James
Other people in this story:
James Stone
Ellen Stone née Merryweather
Sarah Elizabeth Stone nee Cruse
Locations in this story:
Charlton, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Tilshead, Devizes, Wiltshire
Salonika, Greece
France & Flanders
South Newton, Wiltshire
Egypt
Salisbury, Wiltshire

Story:
Harold James Stone was born in Charlton, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, in 1890 and baptised there on 13th August 1890, the son of James Stone and Ellen Stone (née Merryweather). He lived in Charlton until his family moved to Tilshead, Devizes, Wiltshire, just before 1911. He had previously enlisted with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Territorial on 22 Jul 1909 but had bought himself out of the service on 12 Oct 1910. He re-enlisted on 5th September 1914 and was posted to the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 12181). Almost immediately on 18 Sep 1914 he was transferred to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers (Service No. 7/14949) and served mainly in Salonika and France & Flanders, eventually becoming an Acting Lance Corporal. Whilst serving he had contracted malaria for which he was treated in Egypt.   He was discharged on 20th February 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. He married Sarah Elizabeth Cruse on 31 Jul 1920 in Tilshead, Wiltshire, and they had one child. The 1921 Census shows him boarding with his parents at Stotford Hill, South Newton, Wiltshire, working as a Ploughman. Regrettably he died during 1934 (registered at the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry) and was buried at St. Andrews Church, South Newton, Wiltshire.

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Walter Hardiman

Surname: Hardiman
Other names: Walter
Other people in this story:
Charles Hardiman
Louisa Hardiman née Burton
Locations in this story:
Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire
Salonika, Greece
Egypt
France & Flanders
East Winterslow, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Story:
Walter Hardiman was born on 16th February 1897 in Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 16th March 1897, the son of Charles Hardiman and Louisa Hardiman (née Burton).   He spent most of his early life, apart from Military Service, in the Ebbesbourne Wake area. He enlisted with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment on 6th September 1914 (Service No. 12159) but was almost immediately on 18 Sep 1914 transferred to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers (Service No. 15221).  He served with the 7th and then the 1st Battalions in Salonika and Egypt from 10 Jul 1915 and France & Flanders from 11 Jun 1918.  During his service he suffered various bouts of malaria but not sufficient to qualify for a pension.  He was discharged on 1st March 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star.  On discharge he went to live at East Winterslow, Nr. Salisbury, Wiltshire, with his brother working as a Dairyman as recorded in the 1921 Census.  Records beyond this point have not been found.

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Donhead St. Mary Church

William James Herbert Sansom

Surname: Sansom
Other names: William James Herbert
Other people in this story:
John Sansom
Amanda Sansom née Peters
Annie Victoria Samson née Wide
Locations in this story:
Jenkins Corner, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Kantara, Egypt
Wellington, Somerset

Story:
William James Herbert Sansom was born at Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 10th September 1890 the son of John Sansom and Amanda Sansom (née Peters). He had pre-war service with the Wiltshire Regiment (Service No. 12790) and was discharged to Reserve. He was embodied on 5th September 1914 and re-joined his Regiment but was transferred on 17th September 1914 to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers and on 23rd September 1914 to the Leinster Regiment (Service No. 1843). He was later further transferred to the Royal Engineers (Railway Operating Division) on 20th November 1917 (Service No. 288555). After training at Kantara, Egypt, he qualified as an Operational Driver with the rank of Sapper. He was demobilized on 4th May 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Annie Victoria Wide at Wellington, Somerset, in 1927 and they went on to have one child. His last known address was Jenkins Corner, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, per the 1939 Register, where he was employed as a Motor Engineer. He died in 1970 and was buried at Donhead St. Mary on 9th April 1970.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.

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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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