Edwin John Domoney

Surname: Domoney
Other names: Edwin John
Other people in this story:
Robert Domoney
Martha Jeans (nee Domoney)
Minnie Amelia Lockley
Locations in this story:
Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Bryanstone, Blandford, Dorset
France & Flanders
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

Edwin John Domoney was born at Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 27 Mar 1894 and baptised there on 17 Jun 1894 the son of Robert Domoney and Martha Domoney (nee Jeans).  He spent his early life in Iwerne Minster until, by 1911, he was living with his uncle at Bryanstone Farm, Bryanstone, Blandford, Dorset, working as a Blacksmith's Shoe Boy.   He had enlisted and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Private (Service No. 46813).   He served in France and Flanders with the 42nd Field Ambulance and was discharged on 6 Feb 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.   He had married Minnie Amelia Lockley at Bryanstone, Blandford, Dorset, on 10 Oct 1918.   The 1921 Census shows him living at 37 Stafford Road, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, working as a General Labourer in the Wolverhampton Gas Works.  By the time of the 1939 Register he had moved to 73 Dickinson Avenue, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, still working as a Gasworks General Labourer.  He died in Wolverhampton in 1969.  (Whilst Edwin was registered and baptised with the names Edwin John some records, i.e. marriage and military, show him as Edmond or Edmund).


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