Other names: Henry George
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyMasaid, EgyptKantara War Memorial Cemetery, Ismalia, EgyptIwerne Minster, DorsetPalestineBlandfordTurners Puddle, Dorset
Story: Henry George Stockley was born in 1883 in Iwerne Minster. He was the son of Edwin Swyer Stockley, a house painter, and Caroline Stockley (née Domoney). On 27th October, 1907 he married Emma Froud Sargent at Turners Puddle, Dorset. They had three children, Eva Annie (b.1908-d.1908), Edwin T. (b. 1910) and Henry G. (b. 1912). At the time of the 1911 Census, he was living in Iwerne Minster, Dorset and was working as a house painter. He enlisted in Blandford as a Private and joined the 2nd/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 202036). He served in Egypt and Palestine and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He was wounded in Palestine on 19th April 1918 and died on 14th May 1918 at Masaid, Egypt. He was buried at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Ismalia, Egypt (grave id. E.252). He is remembered as George Stockley on the Iwerne Minster War Memorial, Shaftesbury. His wife, Emma, did not remarry and was living in Blandford Road, Shaftesbury in the 1939 Register.