Howard Biddiscombe

Surname: Biddiscombe
Other names: Howard
Other people in this story:
William Henry Biddiscombe
Louisa Biddiscombe (nee Bugg)
Henry Biddiscombe
Emma Biddiscombe
Una Kathleen Ralph
Locations in this story:
Marnull, Dorset
Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Stour Provost, Dorset
Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire
Salisbury, Wiltshire

Howard Biddiscombe was born in Marnull, Dorset, on 26 Feb 1896 the son of William Henry Biddiscombe and Louisa Biddiscombe (nee Bugg).  Regrettably both his parents died in 1897 and he went to live his early life with his grandparents, Henry and Emma Biddiscombe, who lived in Salisbury Road, Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire.  He apparently enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 16301).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   He married Una Kathleen Ralph in the Parish Church at Stour Provost, Dorset, on 29 Sep 1920.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Brooklands Farm, Ebbesbourne Wake, Wiltshire, described as a Poultry and Sheep Farmer.   His death was registered in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 17 Nov 1977.


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