Charles William Mockridge

Surname: Mockridge
Other names: Charles William
Other people in this story:
Samuel Edwin Mockridge
Charlotte Mockridge (nee West)
Locations in this story:
East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders

Charles William Mockridge was born in East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23 Apr 1893 the son of Samuel Edwin Mockridge and Charlotte Mockridge (nee West).    He spent all his life, apart from Military Service, in the area.  He had enlisted and served with the Machine Gun Corps as a Private (Service No. 36870).  It is believed he served in France and Flanders with the 11th Battalion and on his discharge on 16 Feb 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  At the time of the 1921 Census he was living with his parents in Willis Cottages, West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Farm Labourer and was still there by the time of the 1939 Register still working as a Farm Labourer and had remained single.  His death was recorded at the Poole, Dorset, Registry, on 25 Feb 1970.


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