Alfred Montague Ryall

Surname: Ryall
Other names: Alfred Montague
Other people in this story:
Alfred Ryall
Emma Jane Ryall
Locations in this story:
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Otterbourne, Hampshire
Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Charminster, Dorset

Alfred Montague Ryall was born at Eastleigh, Hampshire, on 17th January 1898 and baptised at Otterbourne, Hampshire, on 6th March 1898, the son of Alfred and Emma Jane Ryall. Shortly after 1907 the family moved to Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where the father managed the Temperance Hotel.  Alfred enlisted on 7th June 1916 and was embodied on 20th September 1916, joining the Royal Army Service Corps as Private (Service No. M2/223383).  He apparently served some time in East and South Africa but was invalided out on 19th August 1918 due to 'feeble mindedness'.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the Silver War Badge No. 439133 plus a life pension.  The 1921 Census shows him as an inmate in the Herrison Hospital, Charminster, Dorset and by the time of the 1939 Register he had moved to Old Manor Mental Institute, Wilton Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, where he was described as 'incapacitated - former lorry driver'.  He died at the Institution on 17th February 1980.


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