Jubel Frederick Bridle

Surname: Bridle
Other names: Jubel Frederick
Other people in this story:
Frederick Eli Bridle
Maria Bridle nee Norris
Christina Mary Bridle née Reakes
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Wells, Somerset
Mere, Wiltshire

Jubel Frederick Bridle was born in Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 8th May 1894, the son of Frederick Eli Bridle and Maria Bridle (nee Norris).  He lived much of his life in Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire.  He enlisted on 11th December 1915 in Shaftesbury and joined the Somerset Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 20988).  On the 4th May 1916 he was transferred to the 2/5th Battalion of the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment (Service no. 241262) during which time he was also attached for a period to the Royal Berkshire Regiment.  He served all his time in the United Kingdom.  He was discharged on 26th June 1917 being no longer physically fit for military service due to heart problems.  He received the Silver War Badge No. B131877.   He married Christina Mary Reakes in Wells, Somerset, in 1917.  There is no information about children of the marriage.  The 1921 Census shows him living at Church Cottage, Church Hill, Donhead St. Mary, working as a Mason's Labourer. he was at the same address by the 1939 Register now working as a Chimney Sweep.  He died in the Mere, Wiltshire, Registration District in 1953.


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