Other names: Ernest Charles
Locations in this story: Iwerne Courtney, Blandford, DorsetIwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, DorsetPoole, Dorset
Story: Ernest Charles Douch was born in Iwerne Courtney, Blandford, Dorset, on 5 Dec 1895 the son of Charles Douch and Martha Jane Douch (nee Collins). He lived his early life at Bessels, Iwerne Courtney. He had enlisted with the Territorial Unit of the Royal Field Artillery as a Driver (Service No. 2560). His service number changed on the amalgamation of his Unit into the regular force to 860451. It is not known in which theatre of was he served in but on his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Margaret Millar Baker (nee Deuchars) who was a widow but no marriage record can be found at this time. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 2 Station Square, Poole, Dorset, working as a Gas Stoker. His death was recorded in Poole in 1965. His name appears on a Roll of Honour published privately in Iwerne Minster.