Other names: Herbert George
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetCann, Shaftesbury, DorsetLudwell, Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireEgyptMarnull, DorsetPortland, Dorset
Story: Herbert George Gatehouse was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 30 Aug 1889 and baptised at Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 8 Dec 1889 the son of Frank John Gatehouse, a Tailor, and Elizabeth Gatehouse (nee Geen). He lived his early life in Cann until by 1901 the family had moved to Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary. Wiltshire. He had enlisted with the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 1276). He served in Egypt from 23 Apr 1915 and eventually his unit became part of the Corps of Hussars (Service No. 230560). On his discharge on 27 Jun 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Eva Lavinia Shute in Marnull, Dorset, on 27 Jun1919. Regrettably his wife died during 1934. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Rock Villa, Burton Street, Marnull, Dorset, (a Widower) working as a Master Butcher. He died at the Portland Hospital, Portland, Dorset, on 9 Jul 1961 and was buried at Marnull.