Cornelius Thomas Cusworth

Surname: Cusworth
Other names: Cornelius Thomas
Other people in this story:
Conelius Thomas Cusworth
Laura Cusworth (nee Summers)
George South
Emma Jane Barnes
Locations in this story:
Sheffield, Yorkshire
Attercliffe cum Darnall, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Christchurch, Hampshire
France & Flanders
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Blandford, Dorset
Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Cornelius Thomas Cusworth was born on 22 Jun 1894 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, the son of Cornelius Thomas Cusworth and Laura Cusworth (nee Summers).  Cornelius's father died in 1898 and his mother went on to marry George South and she and the children lived with him at The Loders Inn, 143 Newhall Road, Attercliffe cum Darnall, Sheffield.  Cornelius married Emma Jane Barnes in the Christchurch, Hampshire, Registry area in 1914.  He had enlisted with the Kings Own Rifles (Royal Lancashire Regiment) as a Private (Service No. 14055).  He served in France and Flanders with the 8th Battalion rising to the rank of Corporal.  He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal during this time as well as the Victory and British War Medals and the 1915 Star following his discharge.  He had given his address in the Absent Voters List as 54 West Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  He resumed civilian life by working in Blandford Dorset, as a Drapers Assistant but by 1931 had moved to become the licensee of The Bull Hotel, 11 Fisherton Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, and was registered there in the 1939 Register.  His death was recorded in Salisbury in 1947.

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Hugh Palmer

Surname: Palmer
Other names: Hugh
Other people in this story:
John Feltham Palmer
Amelia Palmer (nee Pitman)
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset

Story:
Hugh Palmer was born in Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 31 Dec 1897 and baptised there on 27 Mar 1898 the son of John Feltham Palmer and Amelia Palmer (nee Pitman).  He lived all his early life in Motcombe including at Elm Top and later at Wolfridge Farm.  He attended Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset for some of his education.  He enlisted in the Royal Air Force on 5 Jun1918 as a Private Class 2 (Service No. 178326).  On 24 Aug 1918 he was promoted to Flight Cadet (Pilot Learner) until his discharge on 27 Mar 1919.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Lastinglass Farm, Motcombe, Dorset, described as a Dairy Farmer and single. He also was an ARP Warden.   His death was recorded at Sturminster, Dorset, in 1954.

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Bernard Richard Paul Bukow

Surname: Bukow
Other names: Bernard Richard Paul
Other people in this story:
Richard Bernhard Paul Bukow
Lucy Amelia Stride
Winifred Amy Waite
Alice Stride
Locations in this story:
Bayswater, London
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Farnham, Surrey
Westminster, London
Lavender Hill, London
Newcastle upon Tyne

Story:
Bernard Richard Paul Bukow was born in Bayswater, London, on 26 Dec 1901 the son of Richard Bernhard Paul Bukow and Lucy Amelia Stride.  By 1911 he was living at 25  Elspeth Road, Lavender Hill, London, described as a Visitor living with Alice Stride (Widow).  He had been a pupil at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset, for some of his education.  In 1918 he had enlisted and joined the Grenadier Guards (Service No. 2605504) eventually becoming a Warrant Officer Class II based at the Guards HQ in Birdcage Walk, London.  He married Winifred Amy Waite in Farnham, Surrey, on 26 Dec 1926.  He remained in the Guards and by the 1939 Register was living at 31 South Park Grove, New Malden, Surrey.  He was transferred to the Royal Army Ordnance Corps in 1941 (Service No. 183002) and promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 28 Apr 1941 working at the Administration Branch of the Corps.  On his retirement from the Army in 1945 he was appointed an Honorary Captain.  He moved to Newcastle upon Tyne and remained in the area until his death on 28 Aug 1990.

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Geoffrey Noel Rawlings

Surname: Rawlings
Other names: Geoffrey Noel
Other people in this story:
George Herbert Rawlings
Ida Jeannie Rawlings (nee Sandbrook)
Marjorie Home Morrison
Locations in this story:
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Milford, Salisbury, Wiltshire
New Zealand
Portsmouth, Hampshire

Story:
Geoffrey Noel Rawlings was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 25 Nov 1899 and baptised at St. Martins Church, Salisbury, on 20 Dec 1899 the son of George Herbert Rawlings and Ida Jeannie Rawlings (nee Sandbrook).  He spent his very early years in Milford, Salisbury, until by 1911 he was shown as a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral and attending the Cathedral School.  He finished his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset, before enlisting in the Royal Navy becoming a Sub-Lieutenant and serving on HMS Tuscan.  Following the end of the war he was awarded the British War Medal and remained in the Navy eventually rising to the rank of Commander.  At one time he was in New Zealand and whilst there married Marjorie Home Morrison in 1929.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 3 South Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire.  His death was recorded in Salisbury on 29 Dec 1983.

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George Thomas Parsons

Surname: Parsons
Other names: George Thomas
Other people in this story:
John Parsons
Emily Catherine Parsons (nee Watts)
Arthur John Parsons
Phyllis Mary Halsey-Macer
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
St. Pancras, London
Frome, Somerset

Story:
George Thomas Parsons was born in Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 20 Jan 1900 the son of John Parsons (a Farmer and Builder) and Emily Catherine Parsons (nee Watts).  He spent his early life with his family in and around Motcombe Street, Motcombe.  He attended Shaftesbury Grammar School for some of his education.  According to school records he had enlisted in the Royal Engineers but no Military record has been found at this time.  He married Phyllis Mary Halsey-Macer in the St. Pancras area, London, in 1924.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 60 Rolls Hill, Frome, Somerset, described as a Transport Maintenance Engineer.  He died in Frome, Somerset, on 24 Jun 1967.

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James Bruce Senior

Surname: Senior
Other names: James Bruce
Other people in this story:
Horace Howell Senior
Gertrude Mary Senior (nee Cole)
Winifred Maud Ricketts
Locations in this story:
Hinton St. Mary, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Bullingdon, Oxfordshire
Oxford, Oxfordshire

Story:
James Bruce Senior was born in Hinton St. Mary, Dorset, on 9 Jun 1900 the son of Horace Howell Senior (a Farmer) and Gertrude Mary Senior (nee Cole).  He lived his early life at Parish Road, Hinton St. Mary, Dorset, until later when his family moved to East Stour Farm, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  He attended Shaftesbury Grammar School for some of his education.  He enlisted on 2 May 1918 and joined the Royal Air Force as a Private Class 2 (Service No. 175223).  On the 12 Oct 1918 he was promoted to Flight Cadet and became a learner pilot.  He was discharged on 23 Feb 1919.  He married Winifred Maud Ricketts at the Parish Church in Motcombe on 1 Jan 1920.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Forest Hill, Bullingdon, Oxfordshire, working as a Lorry Driver for a Builder's Contractor.  He died at the Cowley Road Hospital, Oxford, on 25 Sep 1967.

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James Bewley Hitchings

Surname: Hitchings
Other names: James Bewley
Other people in this story:
Frank Hitchings
Lucy Anna Hitchings (nee Bewley)
Alice Powell
Locations in this story:
Cleverton, Wiltshire
Wardour, Wiltshire
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Bournemouth, Hampshire

Story:
James Bewley Hitchings was born on 16 Mar 1899 in Cleverton, Wiltshire, and baptised there on 28 May 1899 the son of Frank Hitchings (a Farmer) and Lucy Anna Hitchings (nee Bewley).  He lived most of he early years in Cleverton until by 1911 the family had moved to Westfield Farm, Wardour, Wiltshire.  James received some of his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  According to the school records he had enlisted and joined the Royal Field Artillery although no military records have been found at this time.   He married Alice Powell in Bournemouth, Hampshire, in 1936 and by the time of the 1939 Register was living at 38 Eusbury Drive, Bournemouth, Hampshire, working as a Lorry Driver (General Haulage).  His death was recorded in Bournemouth in 1986.

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George William Beaumleigh Cheater

Surname: Cheater
Other names: George William Beaumleigh
Other people in this story:
Albert William Cheater
Mary Sarah Cheater (nee Tuffin)
Lillian Maud Hawes
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Kings College, London
Charing Cross, London
Droxford, Hampshire
Brighton, Sussex

Story:
George William Beaumleigh Cheater was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9 Jul 1893 and baptised at St. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, on 27 Aug 1893 the son of Albert William Cheater (a Tailor) and Mary Sarah Cheater (nee Tuffin).   He lived most of his early life with his parents at 48 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, and received some of his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School.  On leaving school he went on to study medicine at Kings College, London, and at Charing Cross Hospital, London, where he gained many distinctions for which his old school were justly proud.  Following the outbreak of WW1 he had enlisted with the Royal Naval Voluntary Reserve being gazetted as a Surgeon Sub Lieutenant on 13 Apr 1918.  According to the Roll of Service (Medical), published after the war, he had served on ships in the Northern Patrol in particular HMS Harebell, an Archusa Class convoy sloop.  On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  He married Lillian Maud Hawes in Droxford, Hampshire, on11 Aug 1923.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Peacock Lodge, Peacock Lane, Brighton, Sussex, described as a Physician.  In fact his honours were listed later as MRCS; LRCP; MB; BSc (London - Hons).  Regrettably he died in Brighton on 31 Jan 1940.

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Frederick Victor Oborne

Surname: Oborne
Other names: Frederick Victor
Other people in this story:
Frederick Sidney John Oborne
Lilla Blanche Oborne (nee Hallett)
Elizabeth Mary Ursula Helyar
Locations in this story:
Hound, Hampshire
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Nigeria
Kensington, London
Old Risbygate, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Sandhurst

Story:
Frederick Victor Oborne was born in Hound, Hampshire, on 8 Feb 1900 the son of Frederick Sidney John Oborne and Lilla Blanche Oborne (nee Hallett).  Frederick's father was a Clerk of Works and Surveyor with the Royal Engineers and had been born in Shaftesbury, Dorset.  Frederick had received some of his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School following which he spent time the the Royal Military College in Sandhurst.  He had served in with the Royal Sussex Regiment as a Lieutenant at one time being posted to Nigeria.  He had married Elizabeth Mary Ursula Helyar in Kensington, London, in 1933.  By the time of the 1939 Register Frederick was based at the Gibraltar Barracks, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, whilst his wife was in married quarters at Old Risbygate, Bury St. Edmunds.  By progression he rose in rank to Major by the end of WW2.  His death was recorded in Bury St. Edmunds on 12 Feb 1989.

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Charles William James Barnes

Surname: Barnes
Other names: Charles William James
Other people in this story:
Charles Henry Barnes
Laura Ethel Barnes (nee Spencer)
Christine May Burrow
Locations in this story:
Twyford, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Tisbury, Wiltshire
Dinton, Wiltshire

Story:
Charles William James Barnes was born at Twyford, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 31 Oct 1899 the son of Charles Henry Barnes and Laura Ethel Barnes (nee Spencer).  He lived his early life at Gumms Farm, Twyford, and received some of his education at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  The school records indicate that by 1918 he had enlisted with the Somerset Light Infantry but regrettably no Military Record can be found.  He married Christine May Burrow in the Tisbury, Wiltshire, area in 1927.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Mill Farm, Tisbury Row, Tisbury, Wiltshire, described as a Farmer.  He had retired to 'Honysuckle Mead', Dinton, Wiltshire, where he died on 5 Jan 1989.

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