Other names: Mark William Wallis
Locations in this story: Newtown, Tisbury, WiltshireWest Hatch, Tisbury, WiltshireShaftesbury, DorsetCanadaEgyptFonthill Gifford, WiltshireDevizes, WiltshireMere, Wiltshire
Story: Mark William Wallis Genge was born in Newtown, Tisbury, Wiltshire, in 1888 and baptised there on 5 Aug 1888 the son of Phillip Chitty Genge and Elizabeth Genge (nee Wallis). By 1891 he was living at Pyt House Farm, West Hatch, Tisbury, Wiltshire, where his father farmed. By 1901 he was boarding at Shaftesbury Grammar School as a Pupil. Sometime after leaving school he went to Canada but returned to the UK on 24 Oct 1912. He enlisted and joined the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 993) later encompassing the Corps of Hussars. He served in Egypt where he suffered from a gunshot wound to the left arm sufficient for him to be discharged on 25 Jun 1916. He received a pension for seven years from that time. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medal as well as the 1915 Star. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Stop Farm, Fonthill Gifford, Wiltshire, still single and described as a Farmer as well as a voluntary APR Warden. He married Sarah Smiley Morag Brownlie in Devizes, Wiltshire, in 1943. He died at Stop Farm, Fonthill Gifford, on 6 Jan 1965.