Other names: Reginald Leslie
Locations in this story: Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireSturminster, Dorset
Story: Reginald Leslie Gurd was born in Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 5 Jun 1899 the son of Sidney Gurd, a Blacksmith, and Susan Gurd (nee Brown). He lived all his life apart from Military Service in Donhead St. Mary principally in Horse Hill Lane. He had enlisted and joined the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 41233). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but he was with the 1st Battalion when he received gunshot wounds to the right leg and left buttock. He was eventually discharged on 27 Nov 1919 and awarded a small pension plus grant. He was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He returned to Horse Hill Lane, Donhead St. Mary where he was recorded on the 1939 Register which shows him as a General Hand (Buildings) and still single. His death was recorded at Sturminster, Dorset, during 1956. His brothers, Keble Sidney Gurd and Albert Harold Gurd, also served in the conflict.