Other names: Charles Henry
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersThiepval Memorial, FranceBrickhill, Enmore Green, ShaftesburyMotcombe, DorsetThe Balkans
Story: Charles Henry Arney was born in December, 1891 in Shaftesbury and baptised at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury on 11th January, 1892. He was the son of Henry Arney, an agricultural labourer, and Emma Jane Arney (née Foot). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as an Ostler at an inn and living at Brickhill, Enmore Green. He enlisted in Shaftesbury as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment joining the 5th Battalion (Service No. 10871). He served in the Balkans as well as France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star medals. He died on 26th September 1916 and his name appears on the Thiepval Memorial in France (Pier & Face 7 B). He is remembered on the war memorials at Motcombe and Enmore Green, Shaftesbury.