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Amos John Caudle

Surname: Caudle
Other names: Amos John
Other people in this story:
John Perkins Caudle
Martha Caudle née Crew
Ellen Mary Caudle née Bound
Locations in this story:
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Yeovil, Somerset
Kingsman Lane, Shaftesbury

Story:
Amos John Caudle was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, on 16th August 1884, the son of John Perkins Caudle and Martha Caudle (née Crew).  Amos lived his early years in the Yorkshire area until, by 1911, he had moved to Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was living at 3 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, and was working as a Grocer's Assistant.  He married Ellen Mary Bound in Shaftesbury on 18th August 1915 and they had one son. 

Amos enlisted on 2nd December 1915 but was not embodied until 31st May 1917 when he joined the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 239630).  On 27th November 1917 he transferred to the 4th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment as Private (Service No. 56698). He served in France and Flanders. On 15th July 1918 he transferred to the Labour Corps (Service No. 573057).  He was discharged on 16th October 1919 and, though no medal record can be found, his Service papers show he was entitled to the Victory and British War medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 4 Kingsman Lane, St. James, Shaftesbury, Dorset, described as a Hardware and Furnishing Manager.  His death was recorded at the Yeovil, Somerset, Registry in 1953.

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Arthur Broomfield

Surname: Broomfield
Other names: Arthur
Other people in this story:
Harry Jesse Broomfield
Fanny Matilda Broomfield née Cooke
Lilian Rose Dorothea Broomfield née Bealing
Eva Theresa Rose Norman née Broomfield
William Percy Norman
Frederick John Robert Broomfield
Edward William Broomfield
Ernest Broomfield
Harry Broomfield
Walter James Broomfield
Locations in this story:
Ellingham, Hampshire
Grove Arms, Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Ireland
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury

Story:
Arthur Broomfield was born at Ellingham, Hampshire, on 26th January 1895, the son of Harry Jesse Broomfield and Fanny Matilda Broomfield (née Cooke).  He spent his early life with his family in the Hampshire and Dorset areas where, by 1911, his father had become the landlord of the Grove Arms, Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire.  Arthur enlisted for the war and joined the Royal Army Service Corps (Service No. M/152385) with whom he served in France and Flanders.  He transferred to the Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. Following the end of the war he was posted to Ireland and was attached to the Auxiliary Division of the Royal Irish Constabulary until it was disbanded in 1922.  He was finally discharged on 4th February 1922 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. 

Arthur married Lilian Rose Dorothea Bealing at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 24th June 1919 and they went on to have three children.  By 1939 Register he was shown living at 30 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, working as a Motor Mechanic.  It is understood that he also served for a period in the Second World War.  His death was recorded in the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry in 1986. 

Arthur's brothers, Frederick John Robert Broomfield and Edward William Broomfield both served but were regrettably killed in action.  Three more brothers served and survived the war: Ernest, Harry and Walter James. His sister, Eva Theresa Rose Broomfield had married William Percy Norman who also served and survived.

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Walter James Broomfield
William Percy Norman
Ernest Broomfield
Edward William Broomfield
Frederick John Robert Broomfield
Harry Broomfield