Other names: Henry John
Locations in this story: Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, DorsetGreenwich, LondonBelton, LeicestershireCoalville, LeicestershireLoughborough, LeicestershireAshby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
Story: Henry John Domoney was born in Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21 Nov 1883 the son of Harriet Alice Domoney (no father is mentioned). Harriet went on to marry Charles Kingsley in Iwerne Minster on 20 Apr 1893 though he was not assumed to be Henry's father. By the age of 18 years Henry had left home and was working as a Coachman in Greenwich, London, and by 1911 in Belton, Leicestershire, with the same occupation. He had married Alice Bradley in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, in 1907 and they went on to have at least eight children. Henry had enlisted with the Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. M2/177840). It is not known in which theatre of war he served in but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 51 Loughborough Road, Thringstone, Coalville, Leicestershire, working as a Chauffeur. He died in Loughborough Hospital on 29 Aug 1958. His name appears on a Roll of Honour published privately in Iwerne Minster.