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 nee Hunt
Ada Blackwell née Arnold
Locations in this story:
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Bozley Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Baltonborough, Somerset

Charles Hunt Blackwell was born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, on 10th July 1875, the son of Henry Blackwell and Harriet Blackwell (nee Hunt). He married Ada Arnold on 28th August 1900 at St. Dunstan's Church, Baltonborough, Somerset.  There were three children of the marriage and by he 1901 had moved to Iwerne Minster, Dorset.  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 from 19 Dec 1914 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.  The 1921 Census shows him living in Blandford Road, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, working as a Chauffeur.   By the 1939 Register he had moved to Spring Cottage, Bozley Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where he is was shown working as a Chauffeur/Gardener.  Charles died in Shaftesbury on 5th March, 1942.

Source: Based on original research by Ken Baxter.

  • Medals received by Charles Hunt Blackwell
  • Medals received by Charles Hunt Blackwell 2

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