Other names: Arthur Charles
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance & FlandersEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetSturminster, Dorset
Story: Arthur Charles Toogood was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 15 Jan 1897 the son of Frederick Toogood and Annie Elizabeth Toogood (nee Maskell). He lived all his life, apart from Military Service, in the Shaftesbury area. He enlisted with the 1st Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment and at one time held the rank of Lance Corporal (Service No. 9607). He later transferred to the 5th Battalion (Service No. 3/6907). By 1919 he had been transferred as a Private to the 654th Agricultural Company of the Labour Corps (Service No. 490134). He was discharged on 25 Nov 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Lucy Lydia Case at Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 20 Jan 1920. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 31 Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Roadman for Dorset County Council. His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1967. His brothers, Frederick George Toogood, George Toogood, Reginald Toogood, Charley Toogood and Bertie Toogood, also served in the conflict.