Other names: James Baldwyn
Locations in this story: Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireFrance & FlandersEastleigh, HampshireSouthampton, HampshireWinchester, Hampshire
Story: James Baldwyn (sometimes spelt 'Baldwin') Gatehouse was born in Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 18 Sep 1890 and baptised there at the Independent Chapel on 14 Oct 1890 the son of William Henry Gatehouse and Clara Madonna Gatehouse (nee Gray). He lived all his early life in Ludwell and at some time had enlisted in the Territorial Section of the Army Service Corps (South Somerset Yeomanry Company) as a Private (Service No. T/51). At the outbreak of war he was mobilized as a Driver. He served in France and Flanders from 2 Nov 1914. On 1 Sep 1916 he was transferred formally into the Army Service Corps with Service No. T4/244346. On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. His marriage to Violet Frances Kate Hedges was recorded at the Winchester, Hampshire, Registry in 1926. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 168 Chamberlayne Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, working as a Carpenter. His death was recorded at the Southampton, Hampshire, Registry in 1966. His father and seven of his brothers also served in the conflict and details of their service can be found by following the link below.