Other names: John
Locations in this story: Downpatrick, Co. Down, IrelandWincombe Park, Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireShaftesbury, DorsetEtaples, FranceBoulogne, France
Story: John Hastings was born in Downpatrick, Co. Down, Ireland, in 1862. He had retired as a Solicitor and moved to Wincombe Park, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire with his wife, Dorothy H. Hastings, whom he had married in 1902. 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 17th March 1915 and April 1916 as an ambulance driver. He remained at Wincombe Park throughout and died in 1932.