Manor Farm, Compton Abbas

John Clark Goldie

Surname: Goldie
Other names: John Clark
Other people in this story:
George Goldie
Fanny Goldie née Burt
Dorothy Nora Goldie née Cowing
Locations in this story:
Manor Farm, Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Gallipoli, Turkey
Sitterton, Bere Regis, Wareham, Dorset
Dorchester, Dorset
Stalbridge, Dorset

John Clark Goldie was born in Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 11th May 1888, the son of George Goldie and Fanny Goldie (née Burt).   He spent all his early life with his family at Manor Farm, Compton Abbas.   He enlisted on 9 Sep 1914 and joined the 1/1st Battalion of the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service Nos. 1004 & 230350).  He served at Gallipoli where he was captured and served his time as a POW in Turkey.  He had the unfortunate experience of losing his right arm at that time.  Following his release and later discharge on 22nd March 1919 he was given a pension and also awarded the Victory and British War medals along with the Silver Badge No. B214088.  He married Dorothy Nora Cowing at Compton Abbas on 24th April 1919.  The 1921 Census shows that he was living with his father at Cribhouse Farm, Stalbridge, Dorset, where he was helping out as a GeneraL Farmhand. By the time of the 1939 Register he had moved to 2 Manor House, Sitterton, Bere Regis, Wareham, Dorset, working as a Farm Bailiff.   He died in the Damers Road Hospital, Dorchester, Dorset, on 3 Mar 1960 and later buried at St. Mary's Church, Stalbridge.. John's sister Mildred Frances (b.1894) served with the Voluntary Aid Detachment in the UK and in Egypt.


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Mildred Frances Goldie
The National Archives