Other names: Harold James
Locations in this story: Charlton, Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireDevizes, WiltshireSalonika, GreeceFrance & FlandersSouth Newton, Wiltshire
Story: Harold James Stone was born in Charlton, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, in 1890 and baptised there on 13th August 1890, the son of James Stone and Ellen Stone (née Merryweather). He lived in Charlton until his family moved to Devizes, Wiltshire, just before 1911. He enlisted on 5th September 1914 and was posted to the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 12181). Within weeks of enlistment he was transferred to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers (Service No. 7/14949) and served in Salonika and France & Flanders, eventually becoming an Acting Lance Corporal. He was discharged on 20th February 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. He remained single throughout his short life and died in 1934 being buried at St. Andrews Church, South Newton, Wiltshire.