William Doggrell

Surname: Doggrell
Other names: William
Other people in this story:
William Doggrell
Tamar Doggrell née Smith
Phyllis Elaine Doggrell née Power
Locations in this story:
Warnford, Hampshire
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Taunton, Somerset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Kenton Farm, Semley, Wiltshire
Westminster Memorial Hospital, Shaftesbury
St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury
Higher Beetham, Comb St. Nicholas, Near Chard, Somerset

William Doggrell was born in Warnford, Hampshire, in 1889, the son of William Doggrell and Tamar Doggrell (née Smith).  The family moved to Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, by 1901 and later to Kenton Farm, Semley, Wiltshire.   William enlisted on 13th July 1915 and joined the Royal Engineers as a Sapper (Service No. 108339).   He served in Egypt with the M Signal Company as a Telegraphist.  He was discharged on 13th June 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.   By the 1921 Census he was working as a Farmer in partnership with another at Higher Beetham, Combe St. Nicholas, Near Chard, Somerset. He married Phyllis Elaine Power in Taunton, Somerset, in 1923.  He died at the Westminster Memorial Hospital, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 5th January 1934 and was buried at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, on 8th January 1934 aged only 36 years.


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