Thomas Walter Winsor

Surname: Winsor
Other names: Thomas Walter
Other people in this story:
George Winsor
Louisa Lucy Winsor (nee Horne)
Amy Mildred Wareham
Frederick James Winsor
Locations in this story:
Dorchester, Dorset
Tarrant Hinton, Blandford, Dorset
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Balkans
Dorchester, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset

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Thomas Walter Winsor was born in Dorchester, Dorset, on 16 Sep 1887 and baptised at St. Peter's Church, Dorchester, on 6 Nov 1887 the son of George Winsor and Louisa Lucy Winsor (nee Horne).  He lived his early life in Dorchester and later in Tarrant Hinton, Blandford, Dorset.   He enlisted in the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 11102).  He served in the Balkans rising to the rank of Sergeant.  He was listed on the Absent Voters List 1918 as living at The Drove, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, where he married Amy Mildred Wareham on 10 Jul 1918.  He was discharged from the Army on 5 Feb 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at The Forge, West Hill, Dorchester, Dorset, working as a Permanent Way Labourer on the Railway.  His death was registered at Sturminster, Dorset, in 1956.  His brother, Frederick James Winsor, also served in the conflict.

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Frederick James Winsor

Surname: Winsor
Other names: Frederick James
Other people in this story:
George Winsor
Louisa Lucy Winsor (nee Horne)
Agnes Laura Elizabeth Bell
Thomas Walter Winsor
Locations in this story:
Tarrant Hinton, Blandford, Dorset
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Yeovil, Dorset

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Frederick James Winsor was born in Tarrant Hinton, Blandford, Dorset, on 29 May 1895 and baptised there on 21 Jul 1895 the son of George Winsor and Louisa Lucy Winsor (nee Horne).  He lived his early life in Tarrant Hinton.  He enlisted in the Royal Navy as a Stoker on 26 Jun 1916 (Service No. K34783) and served on a number of ships becoming a Stoker Class 1.  His given address per the Absent Voter List 1918 was The Drove, Iwerne Minster, Dorset.  He was discharged on 21 Dec 1918 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  He married Agnes Laura Elizabeth Bell in Iwerne Minster on 2 Oct 1924.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Lower Stone Farm Cottage, Mudford Road, Yeovil, Somerset, working as a Pig Herdsman.  His death occurred in Yeovil on 8 Dec 1975.  His brother, Thomas Walter Winsor, also served in the conflict.

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Harold Sprackland

Surname: Sprackland
Other names: Harold
Other people in this story:
William George Sprackland
Emily Jane Sprackland (nee Noake)
Olive Myrtle Mortimer
Arthur William Sprackland
Locations in this story:
Chilmark, Wiltshire
Salisbury, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Plymouth, Devon
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Harold Sprackland was born in Chilmark, Wiltshire, on 28 Jun 1896 the son of William George Sprackland and Emily Jane Sprackland (nee Noake).  He spent his very early life in Chilmark until he boarded out with his Uncle at Upper Street,  Breamore, Salisbury, Wiltshire.  Family records show that he had enlisted with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment and his medal record shows his Service No. 38547 and his final rank as Bombardier. It is understood he served in France and Flanders and at the end of hostilities was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  There was no mention of the 1914/15 Star.   His address at the time was given in the Absent Voters Lists of 1918 and 1919 as Bowers Barn, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, where his brother, Arthur William Sprackland, lived.  He married Olive Myrtle Mortimer in Plymouth, Devon, in 1921.  By 1929 he was employed as civilian Sergeant Instructor for the Officer Training Corps (OTC) at Cambridge University.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Rifle Range Cottage, Grange Road, Cambridge, described as a Caretaker of the Rifle Range.  In 1967 he was awarded the British Empire Medal for his services to the Country and the OTC.    He died in Cambridge on 18 Jun 1971.

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William Stephen Riglar

Surname: Riglar
Other names: William Stephen
Other people in this story:
Walter William Riglar
Harriet Riglar (nee Samways)
Hilda V. Mills
Locations in this story:
Loders, Dorset
Blandford, Dorset
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
France & Flanders
Wareham, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset
Salisbury, Wiltshire

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William Stephen Riglar was born in Loders, Dorset, on 14 Sep 1897 the son of Walter William Riglar and Harriet Riglar (nee Samways).  He spent his early life with his parents at Upton Farm Dairy, Uploaders. Loders, Dorset.  By 1915 he had moved to Littleton Dairy, Blandford, Dorset.  He enlisted in Dec 1915 and joined the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner (Service No. 163958).  He served with the 40th DAC in France and Flanders.  He was wounded on 30 Apr 1918 and was not returned to duty until 31 Oct 1918.   His address based on the Absent Voter List 1918 was Church Path, Iwerne Minster, Dorset where he remained after discharge until 1922.  On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  He married Hilda V. Mills in Wareham, Dorset, in 1923.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Church House Cottages, Sturminster, Dorset, working as a Gardener.   His death was registered in Salisbury, Wiltshire, in 1971 and he was buried on 12 Feb 1971 at St. Mary's Church, Wareham, Dorset.

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Claude John Howard Rawlings

Surname: Rawlings
Other names: Claude John Howard
Other people in this story:
Sidney James Rawlings
Alice Ellen Rawlings (nee Webb)
Locations in this story:
Llanhilleth, Monmouthshire
Weston super Mare, Somerset
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
France & Flanders
Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire,
Bath, Somerset

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Claude John Howard Rawlings was born in Llanhilleth, Monmouthshire, on 5 Nov 1896 and baptised there on 2 Dec 1896 the son of Sidney James Rawlings and Alice Ellen Rawlings (nee Webb).  He lived his early life in Monmouthshire until by 1911 he was a pupil boarder in Weston super Mare, Somerset.  He had joined the Territorial Unit of the 4th Reserve Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 3665).  He had served in France and Flanders with the 3/6th Battalion later being allotted Service No. 201075.  His address had been recorded in the Absent Voters List as Iwerne Minster, Dorset.  He transferred to the Royal Air Force as a Flight Cadet with the 125th Squadron.  Regrettably he was killed in a flying accident at Fowlmere Aerodrome, Cambridgeshire, on 12 Aug 1918.  He was buried in a WGC plot at Bath Abbey Cemetery, Bath, Somerset, (Grave Ref: East Border 4. E. 29.).  He had been awarded the Victory and British War Medals (these had later been returned to the Medal Office in 1922 for disposal).

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Walter George Clement Batstone

Surname: Batstone
Other names: Walter George Clement
Other people in this story:
Walter Batstone
Alice Maud Batstone (nee Ponsford)
Alice Mary Blackmore Tanner
Locations in this story:
Alyesbeare, Devon
Corscombe, Dorset
West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey
Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Bullingdon, Oxfordshire
Stenson Harcourt, Oxfordshire

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Walter George Clement Batstone was born in Alyesbeare, Devon, on 5 Apr 1886 the son of Walter Batstone and Alice Maria Batstone (nee Ponsford).  He lived his early life in Aylesbeare until by 1901 he and the family had moved to Corscombe, Dorset.  He married Alice Mary Blackford Tanner at the Parish Church, Crewkerne, Somerset, on 6 Jul 1910.  By 1911 he had set up home at 2 Stoughton Cottages, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, working as a Cowman on a Farm.  he had enlisted and joined the Royal Engineers as a Driver (Service No. 16131).  He later transferred to the Labour Corps as a Private with Service No. 641086.  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914 Star.  His address in 1918 per the Absent Voters List was given as 18 Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Drayton House, Bullingdon, Oxfordshire, working as a Foreman to a Farmer and Market Gardener.  His death was recorded at Stenson Harcourt, Oxfordshire, on 2 Jan 1979.

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Harry Adlem Trimbee

Surname: Trimbee
Other names: Harry Adlem
Other people in this story:
Harry Trimbee
Ellen Trimbee (nee Adlem)
Ethel S. Summers
Fanny Adlem
Locations in this story:
Teddington, Middlesex
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Reigate, Surrey
Epping, Essex

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Harry Adlem Trimbee was born in Teddington, Middlesex, on 12 Feb 1896 and baptised at Christ Church, Teddington, on 15 Apr 1896 the son of Harry Trimbee (born in Shaftesbury, Dorset,) and Ellen Trimbee (nee Adlem) (born in Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset.)    Harry lived his early life in Teddington until by 1911 he was living with his Grandmother, Fanny Adlem, in Green Lane, Ashmore, Shaftesbury.  He had enlisted with the Territorial Unit of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 1956).  At a later stage his Service Number was changed to 200412.  It is now known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on13 Dec 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the Territorial Force Medal.  He married Ethel S. Summers in Epping, Essex in 1922.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Vendale, Reigate, Surrey, working as a Chauffeur Mechanic.  He died in the Reigate area in 1984.

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Harry George Edgar Neale

Surname: Neale
Other names: Harry George Edgar
Other people in this story:
Edgar Neale
Marianne Neale (nee Nodder)
Dorothy Gwendoline Turner
Locations in this story:
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Romsey, Hampshire
Shaftesbury, Dorset
West Hampstead, Middlesex
Upton Lovell, Warminster, Wiltshire
Brighton, Sussex

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Harry George Edgar Neale was born in Chippenham, Wiltshire, on 15 Jun 1881 and baptised there on 1 Oct 1881 the son of Edgar Neale and Marianne Neale (nee Nodder).  He lived all his early life in Chippenham until by the 1911 Census he was boarding out in Romsey, Hampshire.  He had enlisted with the Honourable Artillery Company as a Private (Service No. 10958) rising to the rank at one time to Lance Corporal.  He had registered his address on the Absent Voters Lists of 1918 and 1919 as 'Sorrento', Alcester, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  He had married Dorothy Gwendoline Turner in West Hampstead, Middlesex, on 11 Jul 1915.  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  By the time of the 1939 Register his wife was living at The Cottage, Upton House, Upton Lovell, Warminster, Wiltshire.  The reference to Harry has not been released (along with many others on the page) possibly due to military involvement in WW2.   His death was recorded in Brighton, Sussex, on 16 Jun 1968.

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Albert George Farmer

Surname: Farmer
Other names: Albert George
Other people in this story:
Thomas Farmer
Rosina Farmer (nee Bird)
Charles Cyril Farmer
Lily S. B. Dyer
Locations in this story:
Charminster, Dorset
Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Clutton, Somerset
Peasedown St. Johns, Bathavon, Somerset
Bath, Somerset

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Albert George Farmer was born in Charminster, Dorset, on 6 Dec 1895 and baptised there on 24 May 1896 the son of Thomas Farmer and Rosina Farmer (nee Bird).  He lived his early life in Charminster.  His father had died in 1898 and his mother had remarried in 1910 to Ephriam Rideout and had moved to The Common, Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where Albert also resided.  He had enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 3151).  He joined the 1/4th Battalion and his Service No. was changed to 201355.  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but he was discharged on 31 May 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  According to the records he married Lily S. B. Dyer in Clutton Somerset, in 1926.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 15 Bath Road, Peasedown St. Johns, Bathavon, Somerset, working as a Baker & Confectioner (Cakes).  His death was recorded in Bath, Somerset, on 17 Mar 1985.  His brother, Charles Cyril Farmer, also served in the conflict.

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Charles Cyril Farmer

Surname: Farmer
Other names: Charles Cyril
Other people in this story:
Thomas Farmer
Rosina Farmer (nee Bird)
Florence Louisa Bloom
Ephriam Rideout
Albert George Farmer
Locations in this story:
Charminster, Dorset
Portland, Dorset
Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Portland, Dorset
Bath, Somerset

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Charles Cyril Farmer was born in Charminster, Dorset, on 25 Jun 1893 and baptised there on 17 Sep 1893 the son of Thomas Farmer and Rosina Farmer (nee Bird).  He lived his early life in Charminster and left when he enlisted in the Somerset Light Infantry on 5 Jul 1910 as a Private (Service No. 8988).  His father had died in 1898 and his mother remarried Ephriam Rideout in 1910 and came to live at The Common, Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  Charles gave this as his address throughout WW1 and was registered there on the Absent Voters Lists of 1918 and 1919.  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but he was discharged as being physically unfit for further service on 19 Sep 1919 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. B308357 as well as the Victory and British War Medals.   He married Florence Louisa Bloom in Bath, Somerset, in 1924.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 21 Wellington Place, Bath, working as a Hospital Porter.  His death was recorded in Bath on 8 Jul 1955.   His brother, Albert George Farmer, also served in the conflict.

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