Jubel Frederick Bridle

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

Story:
Jubel Frederick Bridle was born in Donhead, St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 8 May 1894 the son of Frederick Eli and Maria Bridle.  He lived his early life in Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire.  He enlisted on 11 Dec 1915 in Shaftesbury and joined the Somerset Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 20988).  On the 4 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 26 Jun 1917 being no longer physically fit for military service.  He received the Silver War Badge No. B131877.   He married Christina M. Reakes in Wells, Somerset, in 1917.  There is no information about children of the marriage.  By the 1939 Register he was living at Church Cottage, Mere, Wiltshire, working as a Chimney Sweep.  He died in the Mere, Wiltshire, Registration District in 1953.

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