Other names: Herbert
Locations in this story: Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetBurnham on Sea, SomersetBournemouth, Hampshire
Story: Herbert Gladdis was born in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 13 Dec 1886 and baptised there on 13 Feb 1887 the son of Harry Gladdis (the local schoolmaster) and Margaret Elizabeth Gladdis (nee Moffatt). He lived all his early life at the School House, West Street, Fontmell Magna, and, by 1911, he had himself become an Elementary School Teacher. He married Mabel Cox at St. Andrews Church, Burnham on Sea, Somerset, on 31 Dec 1912. He enlisted on 30 May 1916 and joined the Royal Flying Corps (later the Royal Air Force) and served in the UK only (Service No. 29662). He rose to the rank of Flight Sergeant (Armourer). He was discharged on 30 Apr 1920 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 27 Namu Road, Bournemouth, Hampshire, described as a Headmaster (it was also noted he was an RAF Emergency Reserve for Officers Special Duties). He died in Bournemouth on 16 Nov 1971. His brother, Thomas Richard Gladdis, served with the Army.