Other names: Percy Augustus
Locations in this story: Sherborne, DorsetHinton Parva, DorsetFontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetChalbury, Wimborne, DorsetFrance & FlandersPoole, Dorset
Story: Percy Augustus Garland was born in Sherborne, Dorset, on 1 Jan 1879 and baptised there on 31 Jan 1879 the son of George Frederick Garland and Emily Garland (nee Poulter). He lived his early life in Sherborne and also at Gaunt's Stables, Charlbury, Wimborne, Dorset. He married Susannah Catherine Meader in Hinton Parva, Dorset, on 2 Oct 1907. By 1911 he had set up home at Ivy Cottage, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where he was working as a Domestic Motor Car Driver. He enlisted and served with the (Royal) Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. M2/074911). He served in France and Flanders and on his discharge on 1 July 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War Medal as well as the 1915 Star. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living back at 2 Gaunt's Stables, Charlbury, Wimborne, Dorset, working as a Chauffeur in Private Service. His death was recorded at the Poole, Dorset, Registry in 1969.