Daniel Ralph

Surname: Ralph
Other names: Daniel
Other people in this story:
Alpheus John Ralph
Emily Anna Ralph (nee Myall)
Elizabeth Jane Tucker
Locations in this story:
Stour Provost, Dorset
East Stour, Dorset
Glyncorrwg, Glamorgan, Wales
France & Flanders
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Gillingham, Dorset
Devizes, Wiltshire
Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset

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Daniel Ralph was born in Stour Provost, Dorset, on 20 Sep 1873 and baptised there on 14 Dec1873 the son of Alpheus John Ralph and Emily Anna Ralph (nee Myall).  He lived his early life at Stour Row Cottage, Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  He married Elizabeth Jane Tucker at East Stour, Dorset, on 24 Nov 1894.  They went on to have three children.  By 1901 he had moved to Glyncorrwg, Glamorgan, Wales, where he worked as a Coal Hewer.  Then by 1911 he had returned to East Stour, Gillingham.   He enlisted on 9 Aug 1915 and joined the Royal Engineers as a Pioneer (Service No. 110374).  He was with the 1st Labour Battalion in France and Flanders working with No. 3160 Chinese Labour Corps.  He transferred to the Labour Corps on 31 Jul 1917 (Service No. 290018) and joined the 700th Labour Company.  He had suffered a rupture at one time and was granted a pension as a result on his discharge on 26 Jan 1919.  He was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. His address at the time was given as 1 Fernbrook Cottage, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  His wife, Elizabeth, died in 1929.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living as a widower at 11 Lodbourne Terrace, Gillingham, Dorset, working as a Roadman.   His death was recorded at the Devizes, Wiltshire, Registry in 1959.

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Sidney Pitman

Surname: Pitman
Other names: Sidney
Other people in this story:
Dan Pitman
Mary Ann Pitman (nee Gray)
Catherine Emily Douglas
Arthur Victor Pitman
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Southampton, Hampshire
Great Chart, Ashford, Kent
Leeds, West Riding, Yorkshire

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Sidney Pitman was born in Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 27 May 1883 and baptised there on 24 Jun 1883 the son of Dan Pitman and Mary Ann Pitman (nee Gray).  He spent much of his early life at North End Lane, Motcombe.  He married Catherine Emily Douglas in the Southampton, Hampshire, Registry area in 1909.  There home was at Great Chart, Ashford, Kent.  Sidney enlisted and joined the Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. M2/103268). He served with the 1034th (Motor Transport) Company though it is not known in which theatre of war.  On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  His address on the Absent Voters List for 1918/1919 was given as Elm Hill, Motcombe.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 5 Croton Place, Leeds, West Riding, Yorkshire, working as an Engineering Works Photographer.  His death was recorded at the Leeds General Infirmary on 24 Oct 1960.   His brother, Arthur Victor Pitman, also served in the conflict.

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Arthur Victor Pitman

Surname: Pitman
Other names: Arthur Victor
Other people in this story:
Dan Pitman
Mary Ann Pitman (nee Gray)
Harriett Lily Coke
Sidney Pitman
Locations in this story:
Tisbury, Wiltshire
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Milton on Stour, Gillingham, Dorset
Warminster, Wiltshire

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Arthur Victor Pitman was born in the Tisbury, Wiltshire, Registry area on 31 Oct 1887 the son of Dan Pitman and Mary Ann Pitman (nee Gray).  He lived his early life mainly in North End Lane, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   He married Harriett Lily Coke at Milton on Stour, Gillingham, Dorset, on 30 Apr 1913.  He enlisted and joined the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry (Service No. 1442) and later was attached to the 1/1st Squadron of the Corps of Hussars (Service No. 230701).  He achieved the rank of Farrier Sergeant.  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 18 Jul 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 19 Sambourne Road, Warminster, Wiltshire, described as a General Farmer.  His death was recorded in Warminster on 14 Jan 1964.  His brother, Sidney Pitman, also served in the conflict.

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William Alfred Mogg

Surname: Mogg
Other names: William Alfred
Other people in this story:
Alfred Mogg
Hannah Maria Mogg (nee Sargent)
Clara Christina Stacey
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset
Poole, Dorset

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William Alfred Mogg was born in Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 12 Nov 1893 and baptised there on 10 Dec 1893 the son of Alfred Mogg and Hannah Maria Mogg (nee Sargent).  He lived his early life in The Street, Motcombe.   He married Clara Christina Stacey at St. John's Church, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9 Nov 1915.  They went on to have three children.  William enlisted and joined the Hampshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 40550).  He served with the 2/4th Battalion but it is not known in which theatre of war.  On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Longcross, Wareham Road, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset, working as a Carpenter.  His death was recorded at the Poole, Dorset, Registry in 1968.

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Stephen James King

Surname: King
Other names: Stephen James
Other people in this story:
Edwin Charles King
Sarah Ann King (nee Mercer)
Eliza Jane Padfield
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Minterne Parva, Dorchester, Dorset
Cerne Abbas, Dorset

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Stephen James King was born in Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 22 Oct 1884 and baptised there on 24 Nov 1884 the son of Edwin Charles King and Sarah Ann King (nee Mercer).  He spent his early life living in The Street, Motcombe. He married Eliza Jane Padfield in St. James Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23 May 1909.  They set up home at 19 St. James Street, Shaftesbury.  Stephen enlisted and joined the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 0523) and served with the 1/4th Battalion until he was transferred to the 2nd Battalion of the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry  (Service No. 17750).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served in but on his discharge on 14 Oct 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Minterne Parva, Dorchester, Dorset, working as an Estate Mason as well as a volunteer ARP Warden.  His death was recorded when living at The Lodge, Minterne Magna, Cerne Abbas, Dorset, on 24 Jun 1968.

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Harold Sydney Hillier

Surname: Hillier
Other names: Harold Sydney
Other people in this story:
George Hillier
Sarah Annie Hillier (nee Aldridge)
Ada Mary Brickell
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Mere, Wiltshire
Melksham, Wiltshire
Trowbridge, Wiltshire

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Harold Sydney Hillier was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 4 Jun 1880 (name registered as Sidney Harold but otherwise thereafter always Harold Sydney) the son of George Hillier and Sarah Annie Hillier (nee Aldridge).  He lived his early life mainly at 12 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury.   He married Ada Mary Brickell in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 27 May 1901.  By 1911 they were living at Chance Cottage, Causeway, Mere, Wiltshire.  Harold enlisted and joined the 5th (E) Mobile Repair Unit of the Royal Engineers as a Private (Service No. M2/103898).  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 59 King Street, Melksham, Wiltshire, as a Motor & Maintenance Engineer as well as voluntary work at the Melksham Fire Station.  His death was recorded in the Trowbridge, Wiltshire, Registry in 1955 and he was buried at Melksham on 16 Aug 1955.

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William Henry Hayter

Surname: Hayter
Other names: William Henry
Other people in this story:
Harry Hayter
Emily Georgina Hayter (nee Harris)
Sarah Brickell
Locations in this story:
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Potsmouth, Hampshire
Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire

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William Henry Hayter was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 20 Nov 1882 and baptised at St. John's Church on 7 Jan 1883 the son of Harry Hayter and Emily Georgina Hayter (nee Harris).  He spent his early life in Enmore Green and later at Higher Coombe, Donhead St. Mary. Wiltshire.  He enlisted in the Royal Navy on 30 Apr 1898 becoming in time a Chief Yeoman Signaller (Service No. 199356).  He married Sarah Brickell at Portsmouth, Hampshire, in 1902.  He was discharged on pension on 19 Nov 1922 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the Royal Naval Good Conduct Medal.  He died in Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire on 20 Feb 1934.

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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

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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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Albert Thomas Foot

Surname: Foot
Other names: Albert Thomas
Other people in this story:
Erastus Foot
Amelia Foot
Florence Louisa Stacey
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Poole, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sherborne, Dorset

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Albert Thomas Foot was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23 Dec 1885 and baptised at St. James Church, Shaftesbury, on 28 Feb 1886 the son of Erastus Foot and Amelia Foot.  He lived his early life in Church Hill, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  Albert married Florence Louisa Stacey recorded at the Sherborne, Dorset, Registry in 1904.  They went on to have at least 11 children.  He had enlisted on 12 Sep 1912 and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 1674).  He served in France & Flanders and later transferred to the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (Service Nos. 6783 & 202880).  He received wounds which resulted in a partial loss of function in his left arm for which he was discharged on pension on 16 Aug 1918 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. 436190.  He was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Higher Blandford Road, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Rural Postman.  His death was registered at the Poole, Dorset, Registry in 1971.

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Harry Silcox

Surname: Silcox
Other names: Harry
Other people in this story:
Edwin James Silcox
Emma Jane Silcox (nee Weldon)
Albert Coward
Edwin James Silcox
Philip Ernest Silcox
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftdesbury, Dorset
Dorchester, Dorset
Weymouth, Dorset

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Harry Wilcox was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 17 May 1895 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, on 16 Jun 1895 the son of Edwin James Silcox and Emma Jane Silcox (nee Weldon).  He lived most of his life in the Shaftesbury area including the King's Arms Inn, where his father was the Innkeeper, and later at Barton Cottage, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, with his step father, Albert Coward, who his mother had married following the death of his father in 1900.  Harry had enlisted and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service Nos. 2526 & 200540).  He served with the 1/4th Battalion but the theatre of war is not known. He was discharged on 22 May 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was an patient in the Dorset Mental Hospital, Dorchester, Dorset, described as a (former) Tailor.  His death was recorded at the Weymouth, Dorset, Registry in 1968.  His brothers, Edwin James Silcox and Philip Ernest Silcox, also served in the conflict.

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