James Oswald Harrington

Surname: Harrington
Other names: James Oswald
Other people in this story:
Harry William Harrington
Mary Eliza Harrington (nee Lambert)
Mary Jane Whitney (nee Feltham)
Francis Livden Harrington
Locations in this story:
Birdbush, Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Tisbury, Wiltshire
West Knoyle, Wiltshire
Salisbury, Wiltshire

James Oswald Harrington was born in Birdbush, Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 21 Mar 1887 the son of Harry William Harrington, a Wheelwright, and Mary Eliza Harrington (nee Lambert).  He lived all his early life in Birdbush, Ludwell.   He enlisted in the Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. M2/156957).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  His marriage to Mary Jane Whitney (nee Feltham), a widow whose husband had died in 1921, was registered in Tisbury, Wiltshire, during 1922.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Oxlease Farm, West Knoyle, Wiltshire, described as a Farmer as well as a Special Constable.  He died at the Emergency Hospital, Tower House, Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 19 Sep 1942 and was later buried in the grounds of the Independent Chapel, Birdbush, Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire.  His brother, Francis Livden Harrington, also served in the conflict.


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