Other names: Walter George
Locations in this story: Winfrith, DorsetDonhead St. Andrew, WiltshireDonhead St. Mary, WiltshireMere, Wiltshire
Story: Walter George Bugler was born in Winfrith, Dorset, on 23 Dec 1888 and baptised at Donhead St. Andrew, Wiltshire on 16 May 1889 the son of Thomas Bugler and Elizabeth Bugler (nee Mabey). By 1911 his family had moved to Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire where he married Ellen Louise Scammel on 14 Apr 1913. They went on to have four children. He enlisted on 6 Nov 1914 with the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (with whom he had served as a Territorial earlier) as a Private (Service No. 3138 updated to 3730) He was immediately discharged on 7 Nov 1914 as being medically unfit for service. He re-enlisted on 22 Nov 1915 and was accepted into the 13th Battalion of the Princess Charlotte of Wales (Royal Berkshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 30947). He served in France before being transferred to the Royal Engineers as a Sapper (Service No. 308716) then again to the Labour Corps (Service No. 98541). He was eventually discharged on 22 Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the 1939 Register he was living at Jenkins Corner, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, working as a Stone Mason. His death is recorded at the Mere, Wiltshire, District Registry in 1968.