Other names: William Henry
Locations in this story: Barton Hill, Shaftesbury, DorsetSturminster, Dorset
Story: William Henry Brockway was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 22nd October 1893 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 16th November 1893, the son of Thomas Brockway and Emma Jane Brockway (née Foot). He lived all his life, apart from Military Service, at 6 Barton Hill, Shaftesbury. He enlisted with the Royal Engineers as a Sapper (Service No. 143210). It is not known which theatre of war he served in but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He had returned to the family home at 6 Bell Street by the 1921 Census and was working as a Carpenter for Edward Wright, Builder, of Angel Square, Shaftesbury. By the 1939 Register he was still at 6 Barton Hill and was described as a Master Builder and still single. He death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1973.