Albert George Guppy

Surname: Guppy
Other names: Albert George
Other people in this story:
John Guppy
Mercy Ann Guppy (nee Dewland)
Lily Brake
Locations in this story:
Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Leigh, Dorset
France & Flanders
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Chetnole, Sherborne, Dorset
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Story:
Albert George Guppy was born at Chetnole, Sherborne, Dorset, on 30 Sep 1881 the son of John Guppy and Mercy Ann Guppy (nee Dewland).  He lived his early life in Leigh, Dorset, where he met and married Lily Brake on 6 Jun 1905.  They went on to have five children.  He came to live in Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, just prior to the outbreak of WW1.  He enlisted and served with the 1/1st Battalion of the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 1179) later transferring to the Corps of Hussars (Service No. 230482).  He served in France and Flanders and on his discharge on 23 Mar 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living in Higher Blandford Road, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset,  working as a Thatcher.  He died at the Odstock Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 13 Dec 1949 and was buried at Melbury Abbas on 17 Dec 1949.

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