Shaftesbury viewed from the south 2

Henry Munday

Surname: Munday
Other names: Henry
Other people in this story:
Harry Munday
Emily Kate Oaten née Beale
(Mrs) Gray
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Paul Street. Taunton, Somerset
Motcombe Brickyard, Motcombe, Dorset

Henry Munday was born about 1872 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, the son of Harry Munday (mother not known). Military records show a next of kin as Mrs.Gray of Motcombe Brickyard, Motcombe, Dorset. He had served in the Somerset Light Infantry from 31st August 1891 to 31st August 1898 and was then transferred to the Reserve. He married Emily Kate Oaten (née Beale), a widow, on 25th December 1900. They had at least two children. Henry was re-embodied on 10th December 1914 and was posted as a Private with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Defence Corps (Service No. 29584). He served in the UK only and was discharged on 25th March 1918 being 'not physically fit' due to varicose veins. He was issued with the Silver Badge No. 373895 together with the Victory and British War medals. The 1921 Census shows him living at 13 Chapel Terrace, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset, working as an Ostler. He died in 1938.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.


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