Victor Sidney Taylor

Surname: Taylor
Other names: Victor Sidney
Other people in this story:
Sydney Taylor
Kate Taylor (nee Case)
Matilda Sarah Ann Ingle
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Surrey
Fitzroy Square, London
Willesden, Middlesex
North Dorset

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Victor Sidney Taylor was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 2 Apr 1893 and baptised at St. Rumbolds Church, Cann, Shaftesbury, on 11 May 1893 the son of Sydney Taylor and Kate Taylor (nee Case).   He lived his early life with his family at 16 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury.  He enlisted with the Royal Flying Corps on 14 Jan 1916 (the Royal Air Force from 1 Apr 1918) as an Aircraftsman 1 (AC1) (Service No. 18341).  He was employed a a fabric worker and served in France and Flanders.   He married Matilda Sarah Ann Ingle first at a civil ceremony on 14 Nov 1917 in Surrey and then, by licence, on 18 Nov 1917 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Fitzroy Square, London.  They went on to have six children.   Victor was discharged form the RAF on 8 May 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 51 Kings Road, Willesden, Middlesex, working as a Tailor on his own account.  It is recorded that by 1955 he had returned to Shaftesbury and was living at Alcester House, Bimport, Shaftesbury.  His death was recorded locally on 8 May 1977.

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James Henry Russell

Surname: Russell
Other names: James Henry
Other people in this story:
Mark Russell
Mary Ann Russell (nee Fry)
Gwendolyne Gladys Irene Alldritt
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Shefford, Bedfordshire
Woking, Surrey

Story:
James Henry Russell was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 2 Dec 1885 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 21 Jan 1886 the son of Mark Russell and Mary Ann Russell (nee Fry).   He lived his early life in and around the area and by 1911 the family home was at 13 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury.  He enlisted and joined the Royal Engineers as a Sapper (Service No. 71198).  He served with the Lines of Communication Signal Services in France and Flanders.  On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  He married Gwendolyne Gladys Irene Alldritt at St, Michael and All Angels Church, Shefford, Bedfordshire, in 1920.  They went on to have four children.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 157 York Road, Woking, Surrey, working as a GPO Sorting Clerk and Telegraphist.  His death was recorded on 15 Dec 1950 at Woking, Surrey.

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Arthur Edward Sidney Coaker

Surname: Coaker
Other names: Arthur Edward Sidney
Other people in this story:
Charles Coaker
Mary Ann Coaker (nee Weatherdon)
Lottie Longley
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Canterbury, Kent
Malta
Weymouth, Dorset

Story:
Arthur Edward Sidney Coaker was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 5 Dec 1897 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 9 Jan 1898 the son of Charles Coaker and Mary Ann Coaker (nee Weatherdon).  His early life was spent at home either at 11 Victoria Street or, from 1911, 8 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury.   He enlisted and joined the Royal Flying Corps (Royal Air Force from 1 Apr 1918) on 29 Mar 1917 becoming an Aircraftsman 1 (AC1) (Service No 69036).  It is not known where he served during the war period but he was posted to Malta for a short time in 1919.  He had married a Lottie Longley in Canterbury, Kent, on 23 Apr 1919 and gave 14 Palace Street, Canterbury, Kent, as his address.  There were possibly two children of the marriage.  Arthur was discharged on 10 Feb 1920.  There are no obvious medal records in this case.   By the 1939 Register he was living at Berkley, Shaftesbury, Dorset working as a Motor Transport Driver.  His death was recorded at the Weymouth, Dorset, Registry in 1959.

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Percival James Harding

Surname: Harding
Other names: Percival James
Other people in this story:
Rudolph James Harding
Mary Harding (nee Down)
Eva Lucy Freer
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Coventry, Warwickshire
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Solihull, Warwickshire
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Story:
Percival James Harding was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 7 Aug 1890 and baptised at Cann, Shaftesbury, on 31 Aug 1890 the son of Rudolph James Harding and Mary Harding (nee Down).  He lived his early life with the family at 4 Bleke Street, Shaftesbury,  He had moved to 36 Smithford Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, by 1911 to work with a Chemist and Druggist.  He enlisted and joined the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 23094) and later transferred to the Labour Corps (Service No. 622879).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   He married Eva Lucy Freer in the Birmingham South, Warwickshire, Registration District in 1925 and they went on to have one son.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 84 Burman Road, Solihull, Warwickshire, described as a Finance Representative.  His death was recorded at the Banbury, Oxfordshire, Registry in 1977.

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Maurice William Sidney Harris

Surname: Harris
Other names: Maurice William Sidney
Other people in this story:
William James Harris
Kathleen Emily Harris (nee Howe)
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sherborne, Dorset
France & Flanders
Salisbury, Wiltshire

Story:
Maurice William Sidney Harris was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 16 Oct 1897 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 17 Nov 1897 the son of William James Harris, MD, a local Doctor, and Kathleen Emily Harris (nee Howe).  He lived all his short life in and around Shaftesbury except for the period of Military Service.  He attended Sherborne School, Sherborne, Dorset, from Jun 1910 to Dec 1914.  He enlisted with the Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex) Regiment with the rank of Lieutenant.  He served in France and Flanders where, in May 1918, it was announced he had been awarded the Military Cross.  Following his discharge he was further awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  He returned to his, then, home at Arishays, Shaftesbury, Dorset, but he died in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 27 Jul 1922 at the early age of 24.  A brass plaque in his memory was placed in the Sherborne School Chapel.

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Reginald Storey

Surname: Storey
Other names: Reginald
Other people in this story:
Loftus Storey
Ellen Storey (nee Parsons)
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Wareham, Dorset

Story:
Reginald Storey was born in Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1895 and baptised there on 4 Aug 1895 the son of Loftus Storey, (a local schoolmaster), and Ellen Storey (nee Parsons).   He lived most of his early life at 1 Bleke Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, after his father died in 1900.   He enlisted and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Private (Service No. 44173).  He served in France and Flanders and on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.  He gave 1 Bleke Street, Shaftesbury, as his address on the Absent Voters List of 1918 but by 1919 was living at 10 Victoria Road, Mill Hill, London, NW.  The last known address was in 1927 when he was living at 1 East Street, Wareham, Dorset, and still single.  No other information has been found.

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Robert Moody

Surname: Moody
Other names: Robert
Other people in this story:
Thomas Henry Moody
Emma Moody (nee Case)
Kathleen Irene Abbott
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset

Story:
Robert Moody was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, according to Parish Records, on 10 Jun1894 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 19 Aug 1894 the son of Thomas Henry Moody and Emma Moody (nee Case).  He lived most of his early life apart from Military Service at 23 Bimport, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   He enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 2505) and later transferred to the Machine Gun Corps (Service No. 62085).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served in but on his discharge on 4 Jun 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   According to the Absent Voters List 1918 he also had a Service No. 200824 which is not recorded on his medal record or any other surviving service details.   He married Kathleen Irene Abbott at Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1932 and they went on to have at least four children.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 47 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Painter and Decorator.  His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1970.

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John Thomas Wareham

Surname: Wareham
Other names: John Thomas
Other people in this story:
George Wareham
Anna Wareham (nee Pickford)
Emmeline Johnson
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Story:
John Thomas Wareham was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9 Sep 1886 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 3 Oct 1886 the son of George Wareham and Anna Wareham (nee Pickford).  He lived all his early life mainly at 8 Church Lane, Shaftesbury, apart from when on Military Service.   He enlisted as a Territorial with the 1st/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 1955).  After embodiment at the outbreak of war he joined his regiment with Service No. 200411.  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 27 Apr 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the Territorial Force War Medal.  He married Emmeline Johnson at Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 30 Sep 1920 and they went on to have one daughter.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Knapp Villa, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Painter and  Decorator.  He died on 24 Aug 1959.

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George Charles Hodson Kent

Surname: Kent
Other names: George Charles Hodson
Other people in this story:
Charles Hodson Kent
Ethel Mary Kent (nee Manby)
Margaret Olive Henry
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Taunton, Somerset
Frome, Somerset
France & Flanders
Calcutta, India
Co. Monaghan, Ireland

Story:
George Charles Hodson Kent was born at Cann Villa, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1895 and baptised at Cann on 21 Nov 1895 the son of Charles Hodson Kent, a Solicitor, and Ethel Mary Kent (nee Manby).  He lived his early life at Cann and later on Bleke House, Bleke Street, Shaftesbury, until, by 1911, he had become a boarding scholar at Kings College, Taunton, Somerset.    He enlisted with the 6th Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment with the rank of Lieutenant later promoted to Captain.  He served in France and Flanders and on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.   He married Margaret Olive Henry in Co. Monaghan, Ireland on 30 Dec 1924.    He and his wife went to Calcutta, India, and his medals were directed there after the war.  He returned to the UK and died on 17 Mar, 1952 at Frome, Somerset, and was buried there at St. Mary's Church.

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William Richard Gamlin

Surname: Gamlin
Other names: William Richard
Other people in this story:
Richard Gamlin
Elizabeth Gamlin (nee Parrott)
Phyllis Moody
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Hanover Square, London
Suez Canal, Egypt
Cowes, Isle of Wight

Story:
William Richard Gamlin was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 3 Oct 1865 and baptised at St. Peter's Church, as Richard Willie, on 25 Oct 1865 the son of Richard Gamlin and Elizabeth Gamlin (nee Parrott).  He lived his early life in the family home in Magdalene Lane, Shaftesbury.  By 1881 he had moved to serve the Jolliffe family as a footman at 43 Charles Street, St. George's Hanover Square, London.  He enlisted on 7 May 1886 and joined the Royal Marines Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 3543) and by 1901 was serving in the Suez Canal Zone, Egypt.  He married Phyllis Moody at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, on 2 Nov 1905 and they went on to have two children.  He transferred to the Royal Navy as an Able Seaman (Service No. J101935) on 14 Apr 1921, and served at the Royal Naval College, Osborne, Isle of Wight, following which he was discharged on 9 Sep 1922   He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star. Throughout this time the family had lived at 23 Bimport, Shaftesbury.  By the 1939 Register he was living at 71 Adelaide Grove, Cowes, Isle of Wight, working as a General Labourer but also noted as a Royal Marine pensioner. His death was recorded on the Isle of Wight in 1952.

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