Other names: Albert James
Locations in this story: Donhead St. Andrew, WiltshireSalisbury, WiltshireAnsty, WiltshireIndiaShaftesbury, DorsetPoole, DorsetCheltenham, Gloucestershire
Story: Albert James Toogood was born at Barkers Hill, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, on 16 Sep 1882 the son of John Toogood and Hannah Mary Ann Toogood (nee Stone). He lived all his early life in Donhead St. Andrew. He married Zillah Hawkins in the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry area on 24 Oct 1910. They went on to have two children. He enlisted on 30 Nov 1915 but was not mobilized until 20 Oct 1916 when he joined the 3rd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 25799). He served in India where he was transferred to the 1st Garrison Battalion of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (Service No. 37893). He suffered from Malaria which was judged attributable to his service and he was given a limited pension following his discharge on 12 Jan 1920. He was awarded the British War Medal only. His address in 1915 was 93 Pensbury Cottages, Shaftesbury, Dorset, but shortly after his discharge he moved to Poole, Dorset. Regrettably his wife died in 1930. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Redlands Lodge, Mornish Road, Poole, Dorset. a widower working as a Gardener. His death was recorded at the Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Registry in 1963.