William Harding

Surname: Harding
Other names: William
Other people in this story:
Thomas Baker Harding
Mary Ann Harding
Mary Elizabeth Parsons
Locations in this story:
Sedgehill, Wiltshire
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Butleigh Wootton, Wells, Somerset

William Harding was born in Sweetwell Cottage, Sedgehill, Wiltshire, on 8 Feb 1880 the son of Thomas Baker Harding and Mary Ann Harding.  He lived his early life in Sedgehill.  He married Mary Elizabeth Parsons at St. James Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 16 Apr 1906.  He set up home in The Street, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   He enlisted and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service Nos. 3475 & 201598).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served in but on his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 25 Butleigh Wootton, Wells, Somerset, working as a Private Gardener.  There is, as yet, an unconfirmed record of his death in Bournemouth, Hampshire, in 1949.


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