Charley Toogood

Surname: Toogood
Other names: Charley
Other people in this story:
Frederick Toogood
Annie Elizabeth Toogood (nee Maskell)
Ethel Kate Parsons
Arthur Charles Toogood
Bertie Toogood
Reginald Toogood
George Toogood
Frederick George Toogood
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Sturminster, Dorset

Charley (spelt as registered) Toogood was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 2 Mar 1900 the son of Frederick Toogood and Annie Elizabeth Toogood (nee Maskell).  He lived his early years at 51 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury and, by 1911, 29 Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  He had enlisted on 2 Apr 1918 with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. TR7/25444). He was initially with the 53rd Training Battalion but by 29 Apr 1918 had transferred to the 52nd Training Battalion.  He served in the UK only and was admitted to 1st British General Hospital, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, on 6 Jan 1919 where he was found to be suffering from a continuation of a childhood problem.  He was judged to be unfit for further service and discharged on 5 Feb 1919 and awarded the Silver War Badge No.B113628.  No other medal record has been found.  He married Ethel Kate Parsons in Shaftesbury, Dorset, towards the end of 1919.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 4 St. Georges Road, Shaftesbury, working as a Cowman.  His death was registered at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry during 1970.  His brothers, Arthur Charles Toogood, Bertie Toogood, Reginald Toogood, George Toogood and Frederick George Toogood, also served in the conflict. (N.B. Some records show his christian name as 'Charles')


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