Church Walk, Melbury Abbas

Harry Jolliffe

Surname: Jolliffe
Other names: Harry
Other people in this story:
John Jolliffe
Eliza Jolliffe nee Smith
Eliza Jolliffe née Parham
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
Pills Lane, Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Orchard Street, Rainham, Kent
Gillingham, Kent
Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire
Chatham, Kent

Harry Jolliffe was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 8th May 1873 and baptised there on 1st June 1873, the son of John Jolliffe and Eliza Jolliffe (nee Smith). By 1891 he was living with his parents in Pills Lane, Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He married Eliza Parham at Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire on 8th April 1895 and they went on to have at least one child. Harry enlisted with the 3rd Dorsetshire Regiment on the 1st January 1898. He served until 1904, having completed six years service, after which he became a reservist (Service No. 2099). He had moved to 39 Orchard Street, Rainham, Kent by the outbreak of war and was working as a Baker for Glass & Son, Bakers of Rainham. He re-enlisted as a Private on the 28th September 1914 and was posted to the Army Service Corps as a baker in the field - mainly in France from 29 Oct 1914 (Service No. 1029). He was discharged on 28th July 1916 having become physically unfit to continue in service. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals and the 1914/15 Star plus the Silver War Badge No. 54446. The 1921 Census shows him living in Gillingham, Kent, working as a Fitter's Labourer in the Chatham, Kent, Dockyard. His last known address was 39 The Bungalow, Gillingham, Kent, (1939 Register), where he was described as a Retired Fitter's Labourer and a widower. He died on 11 Nov 1952.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.


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