Other names: Gabriel Adrian
Locations in this story: Chiselborough, SomersetNew Forest, HampshireFontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetYeovil. SomersetChristchurch, Hampshire
Story: Gabriel Adrian Langdon was born in Chiselborough, Somerset, on 14 Dec 1875 the son of Joseph Langdon and Elizabeth Langdon (nee Druce). He lived his early life in Chiselborough. He married Lillian Maude Latimer in the Christchurch, Hampshire, Registry area in 1895. Regrettably his wife died in 1898. He went on to re-marry Rose King in the New Forest, Hampshire, area in 1899. By 1911 he had moved to West Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, having found employment as an Estate Carpenter. He enlisted on 3 Jan 1915 and joined the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 1287). He was later attached to the Corps of Hussars (Service No. H/230568). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but he was discharged on 29 Jan 1917 being no longer physically fit for service due to Hydrocephalus & Varicose Veins. There is no record of any medals being awarded but he was issued with the Silver War Badge No. 326427. His death was recorded at the Yeovil, Somerset, Registry in 1925.