Other names: Arthur Joseph
Locations in this story: Broadmayne, Ebbesbourne Wake, WiltshireFrance & FlandersHeatherlands, Branksome, DorsetRomsey, HampshirePoole, Dorset
Story: Arthur Joseph Damon was born in Broadmayne, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, on 9 Nov 1889 and baptised there on 10 Nov 1889 the son of Robert Gale Damon and Keturah Damon (nee Gregory). He lived much of his very early life in Broadmayne. He had enlisted with the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 15386). He served with the 12th Battalion in France and Flanders from 20 Sep 1915. He transferred to the Army Service Corps on 12 Mar 1918 as a Driver (Service No. T/382863) and later to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers as a Private (Service No. 41368). On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Sarah Alice Dowland at St John's Church, Heatherlands, Branksome, Poole, on 1 Nov 1919. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Lower Brook, Romsey, Hampshire, working as a Farm Carter. He had moved to 'Heatherlands', Constitution Hill Road, Poole, Dorset, by the time he died on 9 Feb 1976.