Other names: Victor Henry
Locations in this story: East Knoyle, WiltshireFrance & FlandersLe Touret Memorial, Richebourg-l'Avoue, Nord Pas de Calais, FranceThe Green, East Knoyle, WiltshireSalisbury
Story: Victor Henry Jolliffe was born in 1897 in East Knoyle and baptised there on 25th July, 1897. He was the son of William Jolliffe, a Mason, and Caroline Mary Jolliffe (née Curtis). His siblings included Edwin William and Fred, born in 1896 and 1894 respectively, both of whom died in the war. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living at the family home in The Green, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He enlisted in Salisbury as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 10381). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He was missing and presumed killed in action on 12th March 1915 and his name appears on Le Touret Memorial, Richebourg-l'Avoue, Nord Pas de Calais, France (Panel 33 & 34.). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial.