Walter Domoney

Surname: Domoney
Other names: Walter
Other people in this story:
Laban Domoney
Mary Domoney (nee Henstridge)
Ruby Victoria Bull
Frank Domoney
Levi Domoney
Locations in this story:
Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Southampton, Hampshire
Portsmouth, Hampshire

Walter Domoney was born in Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 7 Jul 1885 the son of Laban Domoney and Mary Domoney (nee Henstridge).   He lived his early life in The Chalk, Iwerne Minster, until by 1901 he was boarding in Southampton, Hampshire, working as a Bricklayer.  He married Ruby Victoria Bull in Southampton on 25 Jul 1912.  He had enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery on 11 Dec 1915 but was not mobilized until 27 May 1916 when he became a Gunner (Service No. 2569).  He was based primarily in Portsmouth, Hampshire, with the 46th Company of the Hampshire Territorial unit.  When all the County units were amalgamated he was given a new Service No. 137556.  He was discharged on 24 Sep 1919 but no medal records can be found yet he would have qualified for the Victory and British War Medals.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 43 English Road, Southampton, Hampshire, working as a Bricklayer.  At time of his death in Southampton General Hospital on 10 Mar 1958 his address was registered as 'Ranleagh', 30 Elmes Drive, Millbrook, Southampton..   His brothers, Levi and Frank Domoney, also served in the conflict and all their names appear on a Roll of Honour published privately in Iwerne Minster.


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