William Edward Dorymeade

Surname: Dorymeade
Other names: William Edward
Other people in this story:
Edward Dorymeade
Rosanna Dorymeade (nee Joy)
Lillian Jane Austey (nee Maidment)
Frederick George Dorymeade
Locations in this story:
Pentridge, Dorset
Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Stockbridge, Hampshire
Kings Somborne, Hampshire
Lockerley Green, Romsey, Hampshire
Salisbury, Wiltshire

William Edward Dorymeade was born in Pentridge, Dorset, on 5 Jul 1880 and baptised there on the 15 Aug 1880 the son of Edward Dorymeade and Rosanna Dorymeade (nee Joy).  He lived his early life in the vicinity including Water Street, Berwick St. John, Wiltshire and Chapel Farm Cottages, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset.  He married Lillian Jane Austey (nee Maidment), a widow, in Stockbridge, Hampshire, during 1906 and by 1911 they were living at Horsebridge, Kings Somborne, Hampshire.   William had enlisted on 6 Feb 1915 and joined the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 242302).  He is known to have served overseas with the 2/5th Battalion but no location has been found. There is also some evidence that he was attached to the Royal Defence Corps for a time.  He was judged to be unfit for further service and discharged on 15 Jul 1919 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. B.268521.  He was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living in Lockerley Green, Romsey, Hampshire, as a Flour Mill Worker.  His death was recorded in Salisbury, Wiltshire, during 1962.   His brother, Frederick George Dorymeade, also served in the conflict.


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