Cann from Melbury Hill

Percy Brockway

Surname: Brockway
Other names: Percy
Other people in this story:
Walter George Brockway
Martha Brockway née Barter
Nellie Charlotte Mabel Brockway née Farnfield
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Percy Brockway was born at Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset in 1896, the son of Walter George Brockway and Martha Brockway (née Barter). He enlisted on 22nd November 1914 and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Private (Service Nos. 2237 and 461450). He served in France with the 2nd/3rd Wessex Field Ambulance as a Stretcher Bearer and Water Carrier and as a result he suffered from a severe hernia due to heavy lifting. He was demobilized on 15th February 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He married Nellie Charlotte Mabel Farnfield in 1927 and there was one child of the marriage. Percy's last known address was 1 Hillside Cottages, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset (per the 1939 Register). He was in employment as a Cowman. He died in January 1964 and was buried at Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset on 31st January 1964. Source: Based on original research by Ken Baxter.

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