Green Lane, Ashmore

Reginald Taylor Gifford

Surname: Gifford
Other names: Reginald Taylor
Other people in this story:
William Gifford
Sarah Ann Gifford née Taylor
Locations in this story:
Green Lane, Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Norwich, Norfolk

Reginald Taylor Gifford was born at Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset on 16th May 1888, the son of William Gifford and Sarah Ann Gifford (née Taylor). He was a Baker by trade and his mother ran the local grocery shop. He enlisted on 3rd March 1916 but was not embodied until 26th February 1917 and joined as a Private with the 57th Field Bakery, Army Service Corps, near Norwich. (Service No. S/306788) He served in the UK only due to deafness problem and was finally demobilized on 17th December 1919. There are no medal records though he qualified for the British War Medal. He was living with the Taylor family at Green Lane, Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset at the time of the both the 1921 Census and 1939 Register. He was occupied in Wood Hauling and remained single. He died in Ashmore on 26th April 1977 and was buried at St. Nicholas Church, Ashmore, on 29th April 1977.

Source: Based on earlier research by Ken Baxter.

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