Bimport, Shaftesbury 3

Robert Moody

Surname: Moody
Other names: Robert
Other people in this story:
Thomas Henry Moody
Emma Moody née Case
Kathleen Irene Moody née Abbott
Tyrell William Moody
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset

Robert Moody was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, according to Parish Records, on 10th June 1894 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 19th August 1894, the son of Thomas Henry Moody and Emma Moody (née Case).  Regrettably his father died in 1895. He lived most of his early life apart from Military Service at 23 Bimport, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   He enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 2505) and served with the 4th Battalion in India and Mesopotamia. While serving he sustained injuries to his hand and leg. He later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (Service No. 62085) and on his discharge on 4th June 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  According to the Absent Voters List 1918 he also had a Service No. 200824 which is not recorded on his medal record or any other surviving service details.  By the 1921 Census he was back in Bimport living with his widowed mother working as a Dental Technician for H. Harrington, Dentist, of 3 Bell Street, Shaftesbury. He married Kathleen Irene Abbott in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1932. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 47 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was working as a Painter and Decorator.  His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1970 and he was buried in the Shaftesbury Town Cemetery on 24 Dec 1970.

Robert's brother Tyrell (b.1883) also served in the war, with the Royal Army Service Corps.


Links to related web content / sources:
The National Archives
Tyrell William Moody