Herbert Henry Light

Surname: Light
Other names: Herbert Henry
Other people in this story:
George Frederick Light
Bethsheba Light (nee Stevens)
Emily Dicks
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Freshford, Somerset
France
Woolwich, London

Story:
Herbert Henry Light was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 2 Dec 1877 the son of George Frederick Light and Bethsheba Light (nee Stevens). The family lived in Tanyard Lane, St. James, Shaftesbury. Herbert married Emily Dicks in Freshford, Somerset, on 21 Sep 1901 and they went on to have two children. He served for 6 years with the Dorset Volunteers and re-enlisted as a Driver Saddler with the Army Service Corps on 7 Oct 1914. (Service No. TS/3096). He served in France from 29 Oct 1914 to 29 Sep 1916 and latterly in the UK. He was demobilized on 25 May 1919. At the time he was reported to be suffering from heart trouble, dysentery and varicose veins. The 1939 Register shows him living at 61 Alwold Crescent, Woolwich, London, and described as a Harness Maker (Retired). He died in Woolwich in 1951.

(Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.)

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