Other names: Henry George
Locations in this story: Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, WiltshirePortsmouth, HampshireShaftesbury, DorsetEast Knoyle, WiltshirePoole, Dorset
Story: Henry George Gatehouse was born in Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 14 Nov 1891 and baptised there at the Independent Chapel on 13 Dec 1891 the son of William Henry Gatehouse and Clara Madonna Gatehouse (nee Gray). He spent his early life in Ludwell until he enlisted in the Royal Navy in Portsmouth, Hampshire, on 8 Sep 1909 for a period of 12 years (Service No. J34860). He served in various ships rising in rank from Ordinary Seaman to Leading Seaman. He remained in the Royal Navy until his engagement ran out on 7 Sep 1921. He had been awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. He married Mable Clementina Hart in Shaftesbury, Dorset, during 1935. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Lower Leigh Farm, Leigh Lane, East Knoyle, Wiltshire, working as a Dairy Farmer. His death was recorded at the Poole, Dorset, Registry in 1977. His father and seven other brothers all served in the conflict and details of their service can be found by following the link below.