Charles Henry Henbest

Surname: Henblest
Other names: Charles Henry
Other people in this story:
Henry Henbest
Ellen Eliza Henbest (nee Floyd)
Daisy Isabella Waite
Frank William Henbest
Locations in this story:
Tisbury, Wiltshire
South Lambeth, London
Donhead St. Mary. Wiltshire
Burbage, Malborough, Wiltshire
Savernake Forest, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Bishops Canning, Devizes, Wiltshire
Wallingford, Berkshire

Charles Henry Henbest birth was registered in Tisbury, Wiltshire, during 1894 and baptised at St. Anne's Church, South Lambeth, London, on 13 May 1894 the son of Henry (aka Harry) Henbest and Ellen Eliza Henbest (nee Floyd).  He lived his early life in High Coombe, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, until by 1911 he found employment as an apprentice jockey at Racing Stables in Burbage, Near Marlborough, Wiltshire.   He married Daisy Isabella Waite at St. Katherine's Church, Savernake Forest, Wiltshire, on 30 May 1916.  He enlisted on 26 Nov 1916 and joined the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner (Driver) (Service No. 195742).  He served in France and Flanders with 'B' Battery from 5 May 1918.  He was discharged on 12 Dec 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  The 1921 Census shows he was working as a Groom at Racing Stables near Bishops Canning, Devizes, Wiltshire.  His death was recorded in Wallingford, Berkshire, during 1966.   His brother, Frank William Henbest, also served in the conflict.


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