Other names: Arthur Raymond
Locations in this story: Milford, Salisbury, WiltshireSherborne, DorsetIwerne Minster, DorsetFrance & FlandersWestminster, London
Story: Arthur Raymond Rawlence was born in Milford, Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 13 Apr 1889 the son of Ernest and Gertrude Rawlence. BY 1911 he had moved to Till Hayes Cottage, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, from a previous address in London Road, Sherborne, Dorset, continuing his profession as a Surveyor. He enlisted on 15 Aug 1914 and joined the 3rd Hussars as a Private (Service No. 3991) and later transferred to the Military Mounted Police as a Lance Corporal on 6 Nov 1915 (Service No. P5272). He had transferred again to the Royal Army Service Corps on being promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. He had served in France and Flanders and it was announced in the London Gazette on 27 Dec 1917 that he had been Mentioned in Despatches and had been promoted to Major with the 11th Army Auxiliary Horse Company of the RASC. He was recorded as living still in Iwerne Minster in the Absent Voters Lists for 1918 and 1919. On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/1915 Star. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 4 The Sanctuary, Westminster, London, still employed as a Surveyor. The only marriage found was on 15 Jul 1955 when he married Constance Dorothy Lenox-Conyngham (nee Kean) in London. He died on 13 Jun 1974 and was buried at Sherborne, Dorset, on 18 Jun 1974.