Arthur Charles Maskell

Surname: Maskell
Other names: Arthur Charles
Other people in this story:
Arthur Uriah Maskell
Emily Jane Maskell (nee Toogood)
Lily Matilda Gray
Ernest E. Harris
Bertie George Maskell
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Bournemouth, Hampshire

Arthur Charles Maskell was born at Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire on 13 Oct 1892 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 25 Dec 1892 the son of Arthur Uriah Maskell and Emily Jane Maskell (nee Toogood).  He lived his early life in and around the Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, area.   He married Lily Matilda Gray in Bournemouth, Hampshire, in 1915.  He had enlisted with the Royal Navy (Service No. ZP/2019) on 5 Jul 1915 giving 7 Terrace Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire, as his address.  He was however discharged almost immediately for an unknown reason.  He then re-enlisted and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service Nos. 3608 & 201686).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 5 Jun 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   He had given Enmore Green as his address on the Absent Voters List in 1918/1919 and the Census of 1921 shows he was working as a Bricklayer and still living with his wife in Enmore Green their four children but by the time of his early death a further two children had been born, the last one in 1929. His death was recorded in Shaftesbury in 1932 and he was buried in the churchyard at St. John's Church, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, on 4 Jul 1932.  His wife went on to re-marry Ernest E. Harris in 1943.  His brother, Bertie George Maskell, also served in the conflict.


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