Andrew Harding

Surname: Harding
Other names: Andrew
Other people in this story:
George Harding
Dinah Harding née Haynes
Augusta Harding née Strickland
Locations in this story:
Sedgehill, Wiltshire
Burcombe, Wiltshire
Salonika, Greece
Warminster, Wiltshire

Andrew Harding was born at Sedgehill, Wiltshire, on 10th March 1881 and baptised there on 8th May 1881, the son of George Harding and Dinah Harding (née Haynes).  He lived his early life in and around Sedgehill.  Andrew at some time had been in the Territorial Unit of the 4th Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment. By 1911 he was boarding in Burcombe, Wiltshire where he met and married Augusta Strickland on 15th March 1911 and they went on to have one son.   Andrew enlisted on 16th November 1915 and was mobilized on 3rd June 1916, joining the Royal Engineers as a Sapper (Service No. 181430).  He served in Salonika from 19 Sep 1916 before quickly transferring to the 273rd Railway Construction Company as a Platelayer based mainly in Egypt (Service No. WR/295382) on 9th October 1916.  He was discharged on 5th May 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.  The 1921 Census and 1939 Register show he was living at 10A Victoria Road, Warminster, Wiltshire, and was employed as a Farm Worker.   He died in Warminster on 27 Aug 1946.


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