Other names: John
Locations in this story: Downpatrick, Co. Down, IrelandWincombe Park, Donhead St, Mary, WiltsShaftesbury, DorsetEtaples, FranceBoulogne, France
Story: John Hastings was born in Downpatrick, Co. Down, Ireland, in 1862 and had retired as a Solicitor and moved with his wife, Dorothy H. Hastings, whom he had married in 1902, to Wincombe Park, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire. Following the outbreak of war he joined the British Red Cross (Voluntary Aid Detachment) Motor Ambulance Department and served in Etaples and Boulogne, France, between 17 Mar 1915 and Apr 1916 as an ambulance driver. He remained at Wincombe Park throughout and died in 1932.