Charles Hunt Blackwell in the Dorset Yeomanry

Charles Hunt Blackwell

Surname: Blackwell
Other names: Charles Hunt
Other people in this story:
Henry Blackwell
Harriet Blackwell
Ada Blackwell née Arnold
Locations in this story:
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Bozley Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Iwerne Minster, Dorset

Charles Hunt Blackwell was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, on 10th July 1875, the son of Henry and Harriet Blackwell. He married Ada Arnold on 19th August 1900 at Iwerne Minster, Dorset.  There were three children of the marriage.  Charles had served previously with the Dorset Yeomanry and had been discharged to the Reserves. He was mobilized on 15th December 1914 and served as a Private in the Army Service Corps (Service No. M2/002083).  He served in France with the BEF finally ending up with the 77th Company ASC (27th Divisional Supply Corps).  He was demobilized on 5th March 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1914/15 Star.   His last known address, per the 1939 Register, was Spring Cottage, Bozley Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where he is shown working as a Chauffeur/Gardener.  Charles died in Shaftesbury in March, 1942.

Source: Based on original research by Ken Baxter.

  • Medals received by Charles Hunt Blackwell
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