Other names: Herbert Charles
Locations in this story: Winterbourne Zelston, DorsetSt. Lawrence's Church, FarnhamFarnham, Blandford, DorsetAndover, HampshireChettle House, Farnham, Dorset
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 (née 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 Chettle House, 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.