Other names: Hector
Locations in this story: Wimborne, DorsetSixpenny Handley, DorsetAbbotsbury Road Cemetery, Weymouth, DorsetSidney Hall Military Hospital, Weymouth
Story: Hector Card was born in 1891 in Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, and baptised there on 18th October, 1891. He was the son of Harry Card, a farm labourer, and Ellen Card (nee Bailey). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a bricklayer's labourer and living at Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. He enlisted in Wimborne, Dorset, on 2nd February, 1915, as a Private in the 3rd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 12892) and served in the United Kingdom. He died of pneumonia on 21st February, 1915, at the Sidney Hall Military Hospital, Weymouth, 19 days after enlisting and was buried at Abbotsbury Road Cemetery, Weymouth on the 25th February, 1915. (grave id. B. "Gen" 446). His length of service precluded the award of any medals. He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.