Other names: Ernest
Locations in this story: Donhead St. Andrew, SWiltshireIndiaMere, WiltshireSturminster, Dorset
Story: Ernest Gurd was born in Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, on 5 May 1898 the son of William Gurd and Annie Gurd (nee Lever). He lived all his life, apart from Military Service, in the Donhead St. Andrew area. He had enlisted on 27 May 1916 and was placed on reserve and embodied on 21 Feb 1917 and joined the 14th Reserve Battery of the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 212701). He was eventually posted to India as a Driver with the 101st Battery. He was discharged on 22 May 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. His marriage to Alice Elizabeth Jay was registered in Mere, Wiltshire, during 1936. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Donhead House Stables, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire, working as a Cowman. His death was recorded in Sturminster, Dorset, during 1974.