Other names: Reginald Berkeley
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, WiltshireMere, WiltshireSturminster, DorsetFrance & FlandersMiddle East
Story: Reginald Berkeley Lampard was born in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, on 25 Oct 1895 and baptised there on 15 Dec 1895 the son of Henry John Lampard and Eleanor Edith Lampard (nee Giles). He lived all his life, apart from Military Service, in The Holloway, East Knoyle. He had enlisted in the Royal Navy seconded to the Royal Marines as a Private (Service No. PO/315/S). He served the 2nd Battalion and they were in action both in France and the Middle East and it was reported he had been gassed sometime in 1918. On his discharge on 21 Feb 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. His marriage to Elsie Victoria Gray was recorded in Mere, Wiltshire, during 1923. By the time of the 1939 Register he was still living in The Holloway, East Knoyle, Wiltshire, working as a Roadman as well as a Volunteer ARP Warden. His death was recorded in Sturminster, Dorset, during 1973.