Frederick Charles Joy

Surname: Joy
Other names: Frederick Charles
Other people in this story:
William Henry Joy
Anne Joy (nee Devenish)
Kathleen Alice Stanley
Locations in this story:
Hinton-Martell, Wimborne, Dorset
Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire
Mottisfon, Romsey, Hampshire
France & Flanders
Wimbledon, Surrey
Bournemouth, Hampshire
Swindon, Wiltshire

Frederick Charles Joy was born in Hinton-Martell, Wimborne, Dorset, on 5 Jul 1899 and baptised there on 24 Sep 1899 the son of William Henry Joy and Anne Joy (nee Devenish).  By 1901 the family had moved to Topp Hill, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, and later to Mottisfont, Romsey, Hampshire.  Frederick had enlisted on 2 Jul 1917 and joined the 34th Training Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 7209). He was later transferred to the 2/4th Battalion of the Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire) Regiment and later still to the 1st Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment (Service No. 44794).  He served in France and Flanders and whilst there during 3rd Battle of the Somme on 9 Jun 1918 was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field.  This award appeared in the London Gazette dated 20 Aug 1919.  He was discharged on 29 Nov 1919 and further awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   He married Kathleen Alice Stanley at St. Mary's Church, Wimbledon, Surrey, on 13 Dec 1930.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 29 Handford Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire, working as a Sewage Works Labourer as well as bring a Volunteer ARP Warden.  His death was recorded in Swindon, Wiltshire, during 1971.


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