Alfred John Toogood

Surname: Toogood
Other names: Alfred John
Other people in this story:
George Levi Toogood
Mary Toogood née Haines
Harriet Sarah Kate Toogood née Trowbridge
Locations in this story:
Gutch Common, Semley, Wiltshire
Reading, Berkshire
Caversham, Reading, Berkshire

Alfred John Toogood was born on 16th May 1884 in Semley, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 13th July 1884, the son of George Levi Toogood and Mary Toogood (née Haines).  He lived all his early life at Gutch Common, Semley, Wiltshire.   He enlisted on 7th April 1916 and joined the Devonshire Regiment (Service No. 21463) as a Private.  On 30th March 1917 he transferred to the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment, Agricultural Company, (Service No. 34284) and again on the 30th June 1917 to the 442nd Agricultural Company of the Labour Corps (Service No. 263189).  He was transferred yet again to the Motor Transport Section of the Royal Army Service Corps on 1st December 1918 (Service No. M/410835).  Throughout this period he served solely in the UK.  He was discharged on 17th February 1919.  There are no evident medal records though he qualified for at least the British War Medal. By the 1921 Census he was back living with his parents in Gutch Common, Semley, where he assisted his father on the farm.   He married Harriet Sarah Kate Trowbridge in Semley in 1929 and they went on to have one child.   By the 1939 Register he was living at 16 Valentine Crescent, Reading, Berkshire, working as a Road Labourer.  He died in Reading on 19th December 1964 and was buried in the Henley Road Cemetery, Caversham, Reading, on 23 Dec 1964.


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