Other names: Augustus Edward
Locations in this story: Athelhampton, DorsetSixpenny Handley, DorsetEbbesbourne Wake, WiltshireFrance & FlandersWarminster, WiltshireNewtown, Kerry, Montgomeryshire, WalesBlandford, Dorset
Story: Augustus Edward Hoare was born in Athelhampton, Dorset, on 25 Apr 1895 and baptised there on 16 Jun 1895 the son of Hiram Edward Hoare, a bricklayer, and Frances Mary Hoare (nee Gibbons). He lived most of his early life in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, or the nearby Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire. He had enlisted with the Devonshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 13887). He had served in France and Flanders from 22 Sep 1915 with the 10th Battalion until he was discharged on 2 May 1919. He was given a short lived pension due to debility caused by malaria and was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. His marriage to Elsie Marie Hacker was registered in Warminster, Wiltshire, during 1920. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Forest Cottage, The Forest, Newtown, Kerry, Montgomeryshire, Wales, working as a Gardener. His death was recorded on 21 Dec 1951 and he was buried at Blandford, Dorset, on 24 Dec 1951.