Herbert Brown

Surname: Brown
Other names: Herbert
Other people in this story:
Annie Brown
Locations in this story:
Coventry, Warwickshire
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset

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Herbert Brown was, according to the 1911 Census, born in Coventry, Warwickshire, in 1884. It is not known who his parents were.  He had, by 1911, moved to Blandford Road, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, where he lived with his wife, Annie Brown, and their son.  Herbert was working as a Domestic Motor Driver.  His wife, Annie, died in 1914 and her death was registered at Shaftesbury, Dorset.  It is known from the Absent Voters List of 1918 that Herbert had enlisted and joined the 2/1st Surrey Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 46214).  No other relevant information has been found for this former resident.

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Henry Bertram Neville Morgan

Surname: Morgan
Other names: Henry Bertram Neville
Other people in this story:
Henry David Morgan
Paulina Martell Madocks Harries
Mildren Jane Allebone
Locations in this story:
Bristol, Gloucestershire
Henstridge, Somerset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Hereford, Herefordshire
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

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Henry Bertram Neville Morgan was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, on 26 Aug 1884 the son of Henry David Morgan and Paulina Martell Madocks Morgan (nee Harries).  He lived his early life in Bristol.  He married Mildred Jane Allebone at Henstridge, Somerset, on 17 Sep 1912.  His address for a period thereafter including the Absent Voters List of 1918 was 31 High Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  He enlisted on 26 Feb 1917 and joined the Royal Navy as a Deckhand (Service No. J67689).  He served on one known ship - HMS City of Perth.  There are no other Military or medal records to hand.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Overbury, Overbury Road, Hereford, Herefordshire, described as a Company Director.   He died at the General Hospital, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, on 12 Oct 1961.

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Edwin George Wright

Surname: Wright
Other names: Edwin George
Other people in this story:
Frederick George Wright
Mary Wright (nee Weldon)
Mabel Matilda Pickford
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset

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Edwin George Wright was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 16 Sep 1889 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 13 Oct 1889 the son of Frederick George Wright and Mary Wright (nee Weldon).   He lived all his life apart from any Military Service in Shaftesbury including 90 St. James Street, Shaftesbury.   He married Mabel Mary Pickford at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, on 28 Jun 1914.  According to the Absent Voters List of 1918 he was serving with the Military but no records can be found to confirm this.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was still living at 90 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, working as a Drover.  His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry in 1972.

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Frank Brockway

Surname: Brockway
Other names: Frank
Other people in this story:
Joseph Brockway
Emily Brockway (nee Hopkins)
Ellen Kate Francis
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset

Story:
Frank Brockway was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 6 Nov 1878 and baptised at St. James Church on 1 Dec 1878 the son of Joseph Brockway and Emily Brockway (nee Hopkins).   He lived all his life apart from Military Service in Shaftesbury including 41 Andrews Yard, St. James Street, Shaftesbury.   He married Ellen Kate Francis at Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, on 26 Apr 1914.   According to the Absent Voters List of 1918 he was serving with the Divisional Training Reserve of the Royal Marines (Royal Naval Division) as a Private (Service No. S/2697).  It is not known in which theatre of war her served in but was only awarded the British War Medal.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 57 St. James Street, Shaftesbury, described as a Carting Contractor.   His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Register in 1957.

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Edward Charles Mozley

Surname: Mozley
Other names: Edward Charles
Other people in this story:
William Edward Mozley
Ellen Mozley (nee Guppy)
Mary Elizabeth Judd
Locations in this story:
Plymouth, Devon
Loders, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Cape Province, South Africa

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Edward Charles Mozley was born in Plymouth, Devon, on 4 Nov 1892 and baptised after his family had moved to Loders, Dorset, on 25 Dec 1892 the son of William Edward Mozley and Ellen Mozley (nee Guppy).   The family move yet again by 1901 to 35 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  By 1911 Edward was a Student Teacher and living at 2 Grove Cottages, Bimport, Shaftesbury.  He had enlisted and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment becoming a Sergeant (Service No. 14973).  He had served with the 6th and 3rd Battalions during which time he had been awarded the Military Medal.  He was seconded to the King's African Rifles towards the end of his service which ended on 7 Aug 1919.  He was further awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  It would appear he move abroad to Cape Province, South Africa, not returning to the UK.   He had married Mary Elizabeth Judd but no UK record of a date has been found.  He died in Cape Province, South Africa, in 1975.

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Sidney Brockway

Surname: Brockway
Other names: Sidney
Other people in this story:
Mary Ellen Brockway
Ethel Mary Brazier
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Barnet, Middlesex
Rugby, Warwickshire
Birmingham, Warwickshire

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Sidney Brockway was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 25 Sep 1893 and baptised at St. James Church, Shaftesbury, on 3 Dec 1893 the son of Mary Ellen Brockway (no father was recorded).  He lived his early life in St. James, Shaftesbury.  He had enlisted on 8 Sep 1914 and joined the Royal Engineers as a Sapper (Service No. 48669).  He served in France and Flanders during which time he received gun shot wounds to the right thigh on 2 Jul 1916 and was off duty until 3 Oct 1916.  He returned to join the 149th Field Company and was finally discharged on 13 Mar 1919 returning to his home at 41 St. James Street, Shaftesbury.  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.  He married Ethel Marie Brazier in Barnet, Middlesex, in 1924.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 7 Old Council Houses, Rugby, Warwickshire, working as a Builders Labourer.   His death was recorded in the Birmingham, Warwickshire, Registry in 1942.

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William Ambrose

Surname: Ambrose
Other names: William
Other people in this story:
William Ambrose
Hannah Kate Ambrose (nee Tiller)
Locations in this story:
Woodcutts, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salisbury, Wiltshire

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William Ambrose was born at Woodcutts, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, in Apr 1898 the son of William Ambrose and Hannah Kate Ambrose (nee Tiller).  By 1901 the family had moved to 19 Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and later to 2 Tanyard Villas, Shaftesbury.  By 1911 William was working as a School Outfitters Errand Boy.  He had enlisted and joined the Royal Marines Light Infantry as a Private (Service No. 1891/S).  It is known he had served on HMS Commonwealth during his service but not the actual theatre of war.   On his discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   Regrettably he died at the early age of 27 years in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

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Edwin Powell

Surname: Powell
Other names: Edwin
Other people in this story:
Thomas Powell
Elizabeth Powell
Charlotte Mary Dean
Albert Dean
Emmeline Dean (nee Brickell)
Locations in this story:
Hulme, Manchester
Burnley, Lancashire
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Golders Green, Middlesex

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Edwin Powell was born in Hulme, Manchester, on 21 Feb 1880 and baptised there on 11 Apr 1880 the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Powell.  By 1902 he was in Burnley, Lancashire, and it was there at St. Peter's Church he married Charlotte Mary Dean in October of that year.  Charlotte had been born in Shaftesbury in 1878 the daughter of Albert Dean and Emmeline Dean (nee Brickell) who resided at the Post Office, St. James Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  Edwin had enlisted and joined the Royal Engineers (Signals Section) becoming a 2nd Corporal (Service No. 182283).  It is not known in which theatre of was he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. During his service he had registered in-laws address in St. James Street, Shaftesbury, as his residence where his wife had moved during the war.  He continued to live there up until 1926.  His death was recorded on 26 Feb 1936 in Golders Green, Middlesex, where he had been living at 285 Golders Green Road.  Charlotte died shortly after on 29 Apr 1936 having returned to Shaftesbury following her husband's passing.

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Percy Edwin Cook

Surname: Cook
Other names: Percy Edwin
Other people in this story:
Harry Cook
Annie Cook
Locations in this story:
Gayton, Norfolk
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
France & Flanders
East Africa
Notting Hill, London
Mortlake, London

Story:
Percy Edwin Cook was born in Gayton, Norfolk, in 1894 the son of Harry Cook and Annie Cook.  He lived his early life in various locations in Norfolk.  By 1911 he had moved to Iwerne Minster, Dorset, working as a Footman at Iwerne Minster House.  He enlisted on 7 Sep 1914 and joined the Norfolk Regiment as a Private (Service No. 14927).  He served in France and Flanders with the 9th Battalion and received gunshot wounds on 8 Aug 1916 and again more serious wounds on 24 Mar 1917 when he was repatriated to the UK and admitted to the Bevan Military Hospital, Sandgate, Kent, until his recovery and return to duty.  It was announce in the London Gazette on 11 May 1917 that he had been awarded the Military Medal.  He was gradually promoted to the rank of Sergeant when he was posted to East Africa and seconded to the Kings African Rifles.  He was discharged on 7 Jun 1919 and left Iwerne Minster to live at 51 Station Road, Cromer, Norfolk, with his parents. He had also been awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/1915 Star.  He died in hospital in Notting Hill, London, on 7 Oct 1927 and was buried in Mortlake Cemetery, London.  He had remained single throughout his short life.

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Percy Brown

Surname: Brown
Other names: Percy
Other people in this story:
Frederick George Brown
Annie Brown
Elizabeth Mary Waterson
Locations in this story:
Coventry, Warwickshire
Iwerne Minster, Dorset
Kingston, Liverpool

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Percy Brown was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, on 26 Feb 1881 and baptised there on 3 Apr 1881 the son of Frederick George and Annie Brown.  He lived most of his early life in Coventry,  He married Elizabeth Mary Waterson at Christ Church, Kingston, Liverpool, on 6 Mar 1901.  By 1911 he was living in Tower Hill, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, working as a Domestic Chauffeur and Mechanic.  According to the Absent Voters List for 1918 he was serving with the 2nd/1st Battalion of the Sussex Yeomanry as a Private (Service No. 46215).  No other military records have been found.  The Electoral Roll of 1927 shows that Percy was still living in Iwerne Minster but nothing has been beyond this time.

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