Other names: Richard Charles
Locations in this story: Cann Common, Shaftesbury, DorsetLudwell, WiltshireGrove Farm, Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, DorsetWestminster Memorial Hospital, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Richard Charles Mullins was born on 1st May 1895 at Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset and baptised there on 2nd June 1895, the son of Charles R. Mullins and Elizabeth Mullins (née Lucas). By the time of the 1911 Census he was living at Cann Common, Shaftesbury. He joined the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 560) but later transferred to the Royal Garrison Artillery (Territorial Force) as a Gunner (Service No.334552). Following his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He married Elsie Greenwood at Ludwell, Wiltshire, on 3rd April 1920 and they went on to have two children. The 1939 Register shows the family living at Grove Farm, Melbury Abbas, Dorset, where Richard was described as a Dairy Farmer. He died at Westminster Memorial Hospital, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 8th September 1973 and was later interred at Melbury Abbas alongside his wife who had predeceased him in 1966.