Other names: William
Locations in this story: Warnford, HampshireCann, Shaftesbury, DorsetEgyptTaunton, SomersetShaftesbury, DorsetKenton Farm, Semley, WiltshireWestminster Memorial Hospital, ShaftesburySt. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury
Story: 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. 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.