Herbert Charles Davidge headstone

Herbert Charles Davidge

Surname: Davidge
Other names: Herbert Charles
Other people in this story:
Harry Charles Davidge
Ellen Ann Davidge nee Foster
Edward Henry Davidge
Locations in this story:
Winterbourne Zelston, Dorset
St. Lawrence's Church, Farnham
Farnham, Blandford, Dorset
Andover, Hampshire

Story:
Herbert Charles Davidge was born in 1891 in Winterbourne Zelston, Dorset, and baptised there on 17th March, 1891. He was the son of Harry Charles Davidge, a Domestic Groom, and Ellen Ann Davidge (nee Foster). His siblings included Edward Henry, born in 1899, who also died in the war. At the time of the 1911 Census Herbert was single, working as a groom and living at Farnham, Blandford, Dorset. He enlisted in Andover, Hampshire, as a Private and joined the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (Service No. 27131) and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died at the Regimental Depot on 20th July 1918 and was buried in St. Lawrence's Church churchyard in Farnham, Dorset, (north-west of the church). He is remembered on the Farnham War Memorial inside the church.

Images:
  • Farnham churchyard
  • Farnham churchyard
  • Farnham churchyard
  • Farnham War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives