Other names: Robert
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetSturminster, Dorset
Story: Robert Moody was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, according to Parish Records, on 10 Jun1894 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 19 Aug 1894 the son of Thomas Henry Moody and Emma Moody (nee Case). 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 later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (Service No. 62085). It is not known in which theatre of war he served in but on his discharge on 4 Jun 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. He married Kathleen Irene Abbott at Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1932 and they went on to have at least four children. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 47 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Painter and Decorator. His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1970.