Other names: Charles Henry
Locations in this story: Tisbury, WiltshireSouth Lambeth, LondonDonhead St. Mary. WiltshireBurbage, Malborough, WiltshireSavernake Forest, WiltshireFrance & FlandersBishops Canning, Devizes, WiltshireWallingford, Berkshire
Story: 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.