Reginald James Score

Surname: Score
Other names: Reginald James
Other people in this story:
James Score
Annie Sophia Score (nee House)
Ida Ann Rawles
Edward Archibald Score
Locations in this story:
Fifehead, Dorset
Donhead St. Andrews, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Newtonards, Ireland
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Fiddleford, Sturminster, Dorset
Shillingstone, Dorset

Reginald James Score was born in Fifehead, Dorset, on 6 Apr 1895 the son of James Score, a Dairyman, and Annie Sophia Score (nee House).  He lived his early life in Fifehead and at The Lodge, Ferne Park, Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire.   He had enlisted on 7 Feb 1916 and was embodied on 5 Apr 1916 by joining the Somerset Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 24433).  He served in France and Flanders and had three transfers during his service namely 2/9th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment (Service No. 4474),  the 18th Battalion of the Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment  (Service No. 34115) and the 135th Company of the Labour Corps (Service No. 65311) on 28 Jul 1917.  This latter transfer was brought about due to his poor eyesight and he served with this last unit in Newtonards, Ireland.   He was finally discharged on 8 Nov 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals.    He married Ida Ann Rawles at Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 14 Mar 1920.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 2 May Cottages, Fiddleford, Sturminster, Dorset, working as a Cowman.  He died during 1966 and was buried at Shillingstone, Dorset, on 17 Dec 1966.   His brother, Edward Archibald Score, also served in the conflict.


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