Frederick Edward Gillett

Surname: Gillett
Other names: Frederick Edward
Other people in this story:
Edwin John Gillett
Emily Mary Gillett née Gould
Ada Mary Gillett née Shute
Locations in this story:
Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset
Ditcheat, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
France & Flanders
Hartgrove Farm, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Marnull, Dorset
Putney, London
Moorcourt Farm, Moorside, Sturminster, Dorset
Weymouth, Dorset

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Frederick Edward Gillett was born in Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset, on 7th June 1897 and baptised there on 15th August 1897, the son of Edwin John Gillett and Emily Mary Gillett (née Gould).  He spent his early life in Hazelbury Bryan and later in Ditcheat, Shepton Mallet, Somerset.  He enlisted with the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry and was in due course transferred to the 5th Dragoon Guards on appointment as 2nd Lieutenant then Lieutenant.  He served with his Unit in France and Flanders and on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War medals.  It is not known when his family moved but by 1920 he was living at Hartgrove Farm, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   He married Ada Mary Shute at the Parish Church in Marnull, Dorset, on 18th May 1920.  By 1922 he had moved to Putney, London, and was there until at least 1925.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Moorcourt Farm, Moorside, Sturminster, Dorset, and was described as a Dairy Farmer.  His death was registered in the Weymouth, Dorset, Registry in 1983 and he was buried at Marnull, Dorset, on 4th May 1983.  His name appears on the Fontmell Magna Roll of Honour.

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Henry James Hiscox

Surname: Hiscox
Other names: Henry James
Other people in this story:
Egbert Hiscock
Emma Mary Hiscock (nee Mearing)
Maria Louisa Smith
Locations in this story:
Lamyatt, Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Bedminster, Bristol
Bedchester, Shaftesbury, Dorset
West Dean, Gloucestershire
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset

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Henry James Hiscox was born in Lamyett, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, on 4 Apr 1875 and baptised there on 30 May 1875 the son of Egbert Hiscock and Emma Mary Hiscock (nee Mearing).  He spent his early life in Somerset.  He married Maria Louisa Smith at St. Paul's Church, Bedminster, Bristol, on 18 Oct 1894.  By 1901 he had found employment in Bedchester, Shaftesbury, Dorset,  and lived at Pitts Cottages.  His name appears on the Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, WW1 Roll of Honour which indicates he served with the Royal Army Service Corps - Remnants (understood to be an amalgamation of various units).  No other military or medal records have been found.  His wife died in 1927 in Shepton Mallet. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Mill End, West Dean, Gloucestershire, described as a Widower and Incapacitated.  His death was recorded at the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, Registry in 1944.  (NB. The family name spelling switched frequently between Hiscox & Hiscock.)

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Frederick Robert Jenkins

Surname: Jenkins
Other names: Frederick Robert
Other people in this story:
Henry J. Jenkins
Ellen Jenkins (nee Coombs)
Evelyn Mary Whitmarsh
Locations in this story:
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Blandford, Dorset

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Frederick Robert Jenkins was born in Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 18 May 1899 the son of Henry J. Jenkins and Ellen Jenkins (nee Coombs).  He lived his early life at Smith's Hole, Fontmell Magna.  According to the Fontmell Magna Roll of Honour he served with the Dorsetshire Regiment though no service or medal records can be found.  His marriage to Evelyn Mary Whitmarsh was recorded at the Blandford, Dorset, Registry in 1922.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 26 Langton Road, Blandford, Dorset, working as a Driver of a Commercial Goods Vehicle.  He died in Blandford, Dorset, on 25 Feb 1984.

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Frank Mullins

Surname: Mullins
Other names: Frank
Other people in this story:
George Richard Stephen Mullins
Ellen Rosa Mullins (nee Gamlin)
Elizabeth Cleveley
Locations in this story:
Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Wakefield, Yorkshire West Riding,

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Frank Mullins was born in Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 25 Jul 1898 and baptised at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 4 Nov 1898 the son of George Richard Stephen Mullins and Ellen Rosa Mullins (nee Gamlin).  He lived his early life in Salisbury Road, Ludwell and later, by 1911, in Butts Knapp, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  His name appears on the Absent Voters List of 1918 indicating he was a Private with the 1st Garrison Battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment (Service No. 63151) and was registered at Magdalene Lane, Shaftesbury, where his parents were by then living.  No other military or medal records can be found.  He moved to Wakefield, Yorkshire West Riding, and married Elizabeth Cleveley in 1931.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 2 Francis Terrace, Ackworth, Wakefield, Yorkshire West Riding, working as a Colliery Surface Worker.  He died in Wakefield in 1977 and was buried there on 1 Jun 1977.

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Mary Alice Beatrice Mullins

Surname: Mullins
Other names: Mary Alice Beatrice
Other people in this story:
Stephen Richard Mullins
Mary Emma Mullins (nee Pooley)
Locations in this story:
Bristol
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Pancras, London

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Mary Alice Beatrice Mullins was born in Bristol on 8 Jan 1881 and her birth was registered in Shaftesbury, Dorset.  She was baptised at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 27 Jan 1881 the daughter of Stephen Richard Mullins and his second wife, Mary Emma Mullins (nee Pooley).  She lived all her early life in Briscombe Lane, Cann, Shaftesbury.  At some point in WW1 she was working as a waitress at a Royal Flying Corps base and was registered as an absent voter in 1918.  By 1919 she was living once more at Brinscombe Lane, Cann.  There are no records beyond this time except for a possible death in Pancras, London, in 1958 which indicates she remained single.  Her father had died in 1916 and her mother spent her last days in the Women's Almshouses, St. James, Shaftesbury, where she died in 1931.

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Roy George John Blanchard

Surname: Blanchard
Other names: Roy George John
Other people in this story:
Sidney James Blanchard
Hannah Blanchard (nee James)
Adelaide Sarah Butt
Locations in this story:
Highworth, Wiltshire
Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Tisbury, Wiltshire

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Roy George John Blanchard was born in Highworth, Wiltshire, on 18 Nov 1891 and baptised there on 17 Dec 1891 the son of Sidney James Blanchard and Hannah Blanchard (nee James).  He lived his early life in Highworth until by 1901 the family had moved to Donhead Street, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire.  He had joined the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Territorial soldier (Service No. 601).  On embodiment he was transferred to the Royal Garrison Artillery (Service No. 334557) and reached the rank of Bombardier.  It is not recorded in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  His marriage to Adelaide Sarah Butt was recorded in Tisbury, Wiltshire, Registry in 1921.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Manor Farm, Charlton, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, described as a Farmer.  He died in 1978 and was buried at St John the Evangelist Church, Charlton, on 3 Feb 1978.

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Frank Leslie Whittle

Surname: Whittle
Other names: Frank Leslie
Other people in this story:
John Robert Whittle
Hester Ada Whittle (nee Bord)
Cecily Chatfoeld Taylor
Locations in this story:
Yetminster, Dorset
Norton sub Hamdon, Somerset
Egypt
North Wootton, Dorset
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Wokingham, Berkshire
Eversley, Hampshire

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Frank Leslie Whittle was born in Yetminster, Dorset, on 15 Nov 1892 the son of John Robert Whittle and Hester Ada Whittle (nee Bord).  He lived his early life in Yetminster and later at Manor Farm, Norton sub Hamdon, Somerset.  He had enlisted and joined the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 857).  He later transferred to the Corps of Hussars (Service No. 230232) and rose to the rank of Corporal.  Whilst serving in the Egyptian region he had been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty with courage and initiative in a war zone.  He was eventually discharged on 25 Mar 1919 and further awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.  The Absent Voters List shows his address as North Wootton, Dorset but by the Electoral Roll of 1920 he was living at The Dairy, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, and for this reason his name was added to a Roll of Honour at Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  According to family records he had married Cecily Chatfield Taylor who came from Yorkshire and there was one son.  No marriage record has been found to substantiate this. By the 1939 Register he was living at Manor Farm, Wokingham, Berkshire, described as a Farmer and ARP Warden.   His death was recorded at Eversley, Hampshire, on 4 Aug 1959.

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Sidney Harold Warren Mowlem

Surname: Mowlem
Other names: Sidney Harold Warren
Other people in this story:
Robert William Mowlem
Rosetta Mowlem (nee Warren)
Louisa Mitcham
Locations in this story:
Holnest, Dorset
Fordington St. George, Dorset
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
East Pulham, Dorchester, Dorset
Bridport, Dorset
Minterne Magna, Dorset

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Sidney Harold Warren Mowlem was born at Holnest, Dorset on 11 Aug 1887 and baptised there on 14 Aug 1887 the son of Robert William Mowlem and Rosetta Mowlem (nee Warren).  He spent much of his early life in Holnest.  By 1911 his parents had moved to 58 West Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, but Sidney was boarding in Minterne Magna, Dorset.  He enlisted on 10 Sep 1914 and had served with the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry as a Private (Service Nos. 6285 & 202580).  He was discharged on 27 Nov 1918 due to sickness and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the Silver War Badge No. B55059.  He married Louisa Mitcham on 20 Aug 1919 at Fordington St. George, Dorset.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at East Pulham, Dorchester, Dorset, working as a Woodman.  He died in the Port Bredy Hospital, Bridport, Dorset, on 10 Sep 1959.

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Percy Augustus Garland

Surname: Garland
Other names: Percy Augustus
Other people in this story:
George Frederick Garland
Emily Garland (nee Poulter)
Susannah Catherine Meader
Locations in this story:
Sherborne, Dorset
Hinton Parva, Dorset
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Chalbury, Wimborne, Dorset
France & Flanders
Poole, Dorset

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Percy Augustus Garland was born in Sherborne, Dorset, on 1 Jan 1879 and baptised there on 31 Jan 1879 the son of George Frederick Garland and Emily Garland (nee Poulter).  He lived his early life in Sherborne and also at Gaunt's Stables, Charlbury, Wimborne, Dorset.  He married Susannah Catherine Meader in Hinton Parva, Dorset, on 2 Oct 1907.  By 1911 he had set up home at Ivy Cottage, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where he was working as a Domestic Motor Car Driver.   He enlisted and served with the (Royal) Army Service Corps as a Private (Service No. M2/074911).   He served in France and Flanders and on his discharge on 1 July 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War Medal as well as the 1915 Star.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living back at 2 Gaunt's Stables, Charlbury, Wimborne, Dorset, working as a Chauffeur in Private Service.  His death was recorded at the Poole, Dorset, Registry in 1969.

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Hubert Frank Ford

Surname: Ford
Other names: Hubert Frank
Other people in this story:
Sidney Ford
Flora Ford (nee Fanner)
Edith Maud Cummins
Audrey Stella Salanson
Locations in this story:
Dean, Woodcutts, Wiltshire
Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Sutton Waldron, Dorset
Boscombe, Hampshire
Poole, Dorset
Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Hubert Frank Ford was born at Dean, Woodcutts, Wiltshire, on 17 Jul 1893 and baptised at Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, on 20 Aug 1893 the son of Sidney Ford and Flora Ford (nee Fanner).  He lived his early life in the area and by 1911 was living at Sutton Hill Cottages, Sutton Waldron, Dorset.  He had enlisted and served with the Territorial Force of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment (Service No. 206421) and the 5th Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment (Service No. 2056).  He achieved the rank of Lance Corporal.  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the British War Medal only.  He possibly married an Edith Maud Cummins and there was one child born in 1931 but beyond that no marriage record can be found.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 58 Palmerston Road, Boscombe, Hampshire, working as a Lorry Driver at a Cordite Factory.  He is recorded as 'marrying' a second time to Audrey Stella Salanson in the Poole, Dorset, Registry area in 1942.  His death was recorded at the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry in 1985..

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