Other names: Andrew
Locations in this story: Sedgehill, WiltshireBurcombe, WiltshireSalonika, GreeceWarminster, WiltshireEgypt
Story: 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. He married Augusta Strickland at Burcombe, Wiltshire, 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 before transferring to the 273rd Railway Construction Company 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. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 10 Victoria Road, Warminster, Wiltshire, and was employed as a Farm Worker. He died in Warminster in 1946.