Other names: Hugh
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetGallipoli, TurkeyScapa Flo, Orkney IslesYeovil, SomersetWarminster, WiltshireChilmark, Wiltshire
Story: Hugh Stowell was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21 Jan 1893 and baptised at St. James Church on 19 Feb 1893 the son of Herbert Sympathy Hawkes Stowell (the then High Sheriff of Dorset) and Emma Jane Stowell (nee Maidment). He lived all his early life at the family home in Layton Lane, Shaftesbury. For part of his education he attended Shaftesbury Grammar School which he left in 1904. He had join the Merchant Navy as an an Engineer and during WW1 served on board HMS Hospital Ship 'Soudan' and was at times off Gallipoli, Turkey and Scapa Flo, Orkney Isles. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Amanda Sarah Board Cridland in Yeovil, Somerset, during 1919. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 35 Marsh Street, Warminster, Wiltshire, described as an Engineer and Garage Works Manager (Ex Merchant Marine). He died in Chilmark, Wiltshire, on 2 May 1973.