Edgar Charles Toogood

Surname: Toogood
Other names: Edgar Charles
Other people in this story:
Albert Charles Toogood
Selina Maud Toogood née Munday
Doris Gertrude Toogood née Branson
Locations in this story:
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Hounslow, Middlesex
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Yeovil, Somerset

Edgar Charles Toogood was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 22nd December 1899 and baptised at St. John's Church on 14th January 1900, the son of Albert Charles Toogood and Selina Maud Toogood (née Munday).  He lived his early life at The Bartons, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury.  He enlisted with the Royal Navy (Royal Naval Air Service) on 25th January 1918 (Service No. F47909) but only remained with them until 31st March 1918 when he was transferred to the newly formed Royal Air Force (as from 1st April 1918) as an Aircraftsman Class 2 (Service No 247909) employed as a Rib Fitter (Aero).  It is not known in which theatre he served but he was discharged on 7th May 1919 and awarded the British War medal only.     The 1921 Census shows he was living with his parents at 4 Magdalene Lane, Shaftesbury, was working as a Rib Maker for Petters Aircraft Works, Yeovil, Somerset.  His marriage to Doris Gertrude Branson was recorded at the Sturminster Newton, Dorset, Registry in 1926.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 13 Parsons Pool, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was working as a Painter and Decorator.  He died in Hounslow, Middlesex, on 1st April 1975 whilst living at 24 Lyncroft Gardens, Hounslow.


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