Levi Domoney

Surname: Domoney
Other names: Levi
Other people in this story:
Laban Domoney
Mary Domoney (nee Henstridge)
Matilda Oldham
Frank Domoney
Walter Domoney
Locations in this story:
Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Gillingham, Kent
Frindsbury, Rochester, Kent
France & Flanders

Levi Domoney was born in Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1882 the son of Laban Domoney and Mary Domoney (nee Henstridge).  He lived his early life in The Chalk then Tower Hill, Iwerne Minster until by 1901 he had enlisted with the Royal Engineers and was by then a Lance Corporal (Service No. 4806).  He was based near Gillingham, Kent, and it was there he married Matilda Oldham on 14 Jul 1909 and they set up home in the married quarters at Frindsbury, Rochester, Kent.  By that time Levi had been promoted to Sergeant.  He served in France and Flanders and whilst there was Mentioned in Dispatches in 1915 and was also awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in 1916.  By the time he was discharged on 21 Jan 1921 he had become a Warrant Officer Class 2 and was a Company Sergeant Major.  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.  Regrettably he died in Gillingham, Kent, on 5 Jul 1936 and was buried in the Woodlands Cemetery, Gillingham, on 9 Jul 1936.  His brothers, Frank and Walter Domoney, also served in the conflict and all their names appear on a Roll of Honour published privately in Iwerne Minster.


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