Other names: Reginald
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green, Shaftesbuyr, DorsetFrance & FlandersSturminster, Dorset
Story: Reginald Toogood was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 17 Oct 1893 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 6 Apr 1894 the son of Frederick Toogood and Annie Elizabeth Toogood (nee Maskell). He lived all his life, apart from Military Service, in the Shaftesbury area. He enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment and was attached to the 1st Battalion as a Private (Service No. 3/7053). He served in France and Flanders and on his discharge on 10 Mar 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Gwendoline Irix Dorothy Hill at Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 24 Oct 1937. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 'Beaulieu', Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, working as a Roadman for Dorset County Council. His death was registered at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry on 12 Jun 1949 and he was buried at Enmore Green on 15 Jun 1949. His brothers, Frederick George Toogood, Arthur Charles Toogood, George Toogood, Charley Toogood and Bertie Toogood, also served in the conflict.