Frank William Henbest

Surname: Henbest
Other names: Frank William
Other people in this story:
Henry Henbest
Ellen Eliza Henbest (nee Floyd)
Amelia Nora Kate Tatler
Charles Henry Henbest
Locations in this story:
Tisbury, Wiltshire
Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Burbage, Near Marlborough, Wiltshire
Gallipoli, Turkey
Rottingdean, Sussex
Brighton, Sussex

Frank William Henbest was born on 2 Jul 1895 in Tisbury, Wiltshire the son of Henry (aka Harry) Henbest and Ellen Eliza Henbest (nee Floyd).  He lived his early life in Higher Coombe, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, until by 1911 he had found employment as an Apprentice Jockey at Racing Stables at Burbage, Near Marlborough, Wiltshire.  He had enlisted on 8 Jun 1915 and joined the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 21078).  He was posted on 4 Dec 1915 with the 5th Battalion and was in action at Gallipoli, Turkey, where he received wounds which rendered him unfit for further service.  He was discharged on 24 Apr 1917 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. 199165.  He was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.   He married Amelia Nora Kate Tatler at the Parish Church, Rottingdean, Sussex, on 29 May 1920.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 2 Victoria Cottages, West Street, Rottingdean, Sussex, working as a House Painter and Decorator as well as a Volunteer ARP Warden at a First Aid Post.  His death was recorded in Brighton, Sussex, on 5 May 1962.  His brother, Charles Henry Henbest, also served in the conflict.


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