Other names: William Edwin
Locations in this story: Semley, WiltshireEgyptRamleh War Cemetery, PalestineChurch Green, Semley, WiltshireSt. Leonard's Church, SemleySalisbury
Story: William Edwin Toogood was born in Semley, Wiltshire, in 1896 and baptised there on 11th October, 1896. He was the son of William Toogood, a Domestic Gardener, and Emily Toogood (nee Hull). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Garden Boy and living at Church Green, Semley, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private and joined the 1st/4th (T.F.) Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 201994). He served in Egypt and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 10th April 1918 and was buried at Ramleh War Cemetery in Palestine (grave id. T.1). He is remembered on the Semley War Memorial in St. Leonard's churchyard, and on the Roll of Honour inside the church. His name was included on the Baptist Chapel plaque, now also in the church.