Harry William Domoney

Surname: Domoney
Other names: Harry William
Other people in this story:
Harry Adam Domoney
Elizabeth Ann Domoney (nee Plowman)
Annie Fudge
Locations in this story:
Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Sturminster, Dorset

Harry William Domoney was born at Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 19 Dec 1887 the son of Harry Adam Domoney and Elizabeth Ann Domoney (nee Plowman).  He lived all his early life with the family at The Chalk, Iwerne Minster.   He had originally enlisted with the Royal Marines Light Infantry on 2 Mar 1916 as a Private (Service No. 1896/S).  He however soon transferred to the 3/4th Battalion of the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment on 21 Nov 1916 (Service No. 242090).  He served in France and Flanders with various units and whilst there received a shrapnel wound in the shoulder on 4 Oct 1917.  He was treated at the 18th General Hospital in France and then repatriated to the 2nd Birmingham Hospital for further treatment.  On recovery he returned to his unit and was again transferred to the Royal Fusiliers (Service No. GS/93910) on 11 Oct 1918.  He was eventually discharged on 26 Feb 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals plus a small pension due to his previous wounds.  He married Annie Fudge at Iwerne Minster on 6 Jun 1920.  The 1921 Census shows them living at Fontmell Hill, Fontmell Magna, Harry working as a Woodman and General Labourer.   The 1939 Register indicates the same address and occupation.  His death was recorded in the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1954 and he was buried at St. Andrew's Church, Fontmell Magna, on 8 Dec 1954.


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