Walter William Reeves

Surname: Reeves
Other names: Walter William
Other people in this story:
William Reeves
Hannah Reeves
Emily Bennett
Locations in this story:
Bourton, Dorset
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
India

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Walter William Reeves was born in Bourton, Dorset, in 1858 and baptised there on 10 Oct 1858 the son of William and Hannah Reeves.  He married Emily Bennett at Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 7 Jan 1885.  They went on to have thirteen children.  From 1877 Walter had served in the Dorsetshire Regiment for a period of 19 years, some of them in India, but had been discharged.  He re-enlisted 17 Aug 1916 at the age of 57 years and joined the 164th Protection Company of the Royal Defence Corps as a Private (Service No. 33820).  He was discharged on 6 Mar 1919 being no longer physically fit to serve.  There are no obvious medal records.  He was living at 54 West Street, Fontmell Magna, when he died in 1937 and buried at Fontmell Magna on 30 Jul 1937.

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John Stephen Lodge

Surname: Lodge
Other names: John Stephen
Other people in this story:
Edward George Lodge
Amelia Jane Lodge (nee Bown)
Emily Jane Curtis
Margaret Emma Mary Joyce
Locations in this story:
Hartgrove, East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Bedchester, Shaftesbury, Dorset

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John Stephen Lodge was born at Hartgrove, East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21 Apr 1877 the son of Edward George Lodge and Amelia Jane Lodge (nee Bown).  He married Emily Jane Curtis at Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 20 May 1903 and by 1911 they were living at 85 Woodbridge Lane, Bedchester, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   John enlisted and joined the 6th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 12702).  He served in France and Flanders and later transferred to the 449th Agricultural Company of the Labour Corps.  On his discharge on 4 Mar 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Gear's Mill, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, described as a Farmer.   His wife, Emily, died in 1947 and John re-married Margaret Emma Mary Joyce in 1949.   John's death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry on 18 May 1958 and he was buried at Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, on 21 May 1958.

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Harry Jeanes

Surname: Jeanes
Other names: Harry
Other people in this story:
Henry Jeanes
Sarah Jane Jeanes (nee Stokes)
Thirza Mary Russell
Phyllis Joyce Frampton
Locations in this story:
Margaret Marsh, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Sturminster, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset

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Harry Jeanes was born in Margaret Marsh, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21 Sep 1873 the son of Henry Jeanes and Sarah Jane Jeanes (nee Stokes).  He lived all his life in the area apart from time on Military Service.  He married Thirza Mary Russell in the Shaftesbury, Dorset, Registration area in 1900 and they went on to have two children. They set up home in Church Road, Margaret Marsh.   Harry enlisted and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 13021).  He served in France and Flanders until he was transferred to the 449th Agricultural Company of the Labour Corps (Service No. 432009).  His address on the Absent Voters List for 1918 was 60 West Street, Fontmell Magna. He was discharged on 8 Mar 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.  His wife, Thirza, died in early 1932 and he went on to re-marry Phyllis Joyce Frampton in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in December 1932.  They went on to have three children.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was still living at 60 West Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset, described as a Occasional Council Worker and also an ARP Warden.   His death was recorded at the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry on 13 Mar 1958.

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Richard FitzGerald Glyn

Surname: Glyn
Other names: Richard FitzGerald
Other people in this story:
Richard George Glyn
Frances Geraldine Glyn née FitzGerald
Edith Hilda Glyn née Hamilton-Gordon
Locations in this story:
St. Georges, Hanover Square, Middlesex
Chelsea, London
France & Flanders
Cross House, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Poole, Dorset
Millbank Military Hospital, London
Hinton Parva, Dorset

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Sir Richard FitzGerald Glyn, Bt. was born at St. Georges, Hanover Square, Middlesex, on 13th May 1875, the son of Sir Richard George Glyn, Bt. and Frances Geraldine Glyn (née FitzGerald).   He lived most of his civilian life in the Dorset area.  He was with the Royal Dragoons as early as 1893 and served throughout, gaining many decorations and awards including the Distinguished Service Order.  He married Edith Hilda Hamilton-Gordon at Holy Trinity, Chelsea, London, on 12th December 1906 and they went on to have five children.  His service in the First World War in France and Flanders is noted for his being Mentioned in Dispatches twice as well as for being wounded and spending over a month at the Millbank Military Hospital, London.  He was a Staff Officer with the rank of Captain attached to the Army Service Corps as well as A.D.C. to the Commanding Officer of the 6th Cavalry Brigade.  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.  He lived for a period at Cross House, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury.  He died in the Poole, Dorset, area on 23rd March 1960 and was buried at Hinton Parva, Dorset, on 26th March 1960.

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Edith Hilda Hamilton-Gordon

James Appleyard

Surname: Appleyard
Other names: James
Other people in this story:
John Appleyard
Matilda Appleyard (nee Parsons)
Ruby Tizard
Locations in this story:
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Manningham, West Yorkshire
Battersea, London
France & Flanders
Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset

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James Appleyard was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, on 3 Jun1881 and baptised at St. Mark's Church, Manningham, West Yorkshire, on 27 Jun 1881 the son of John Appleyard and Matilda Appleyard (nee Deacon).   James had qualified as a Doctor by the time he married Ruby Tizard at St. Luke's Church, Battersea, London, on 6 Dec 1909.  By 1911 he had set up practice at Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset,  living in Glebe Cottage, Parsonage Street, Fontmell Magna.  He enlisted and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps eventually holding the rank of Captain.  He served in France and Flanders and on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Knapp Orchard, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset,  as a Medical Practitioner.  There is no confirmed date of his death.

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Charles Frederic Ratcliffe Webb

Surname: Webb
Other names: Charles Frederic Ratcliffe
Other people in this story:
George Webb
Caroline Elizabeth Webb (nee Chapman)
Locations in this story:
Forton, Andover, Hampshire
Pylle, Somerset
East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Asia
Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Charles Frederic Ratcliffe Webb was born at Forton, Andover, Hampshire, on 22 Jan 1890 and baptised at Pylle, Somerset, on 11 May 1890 the son of George Webb, a Schoolteacher, and Caroline Elizabeth Webb (nee Chapman).  His family had moved to East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, by 1901 where Charles's father was teaching and living at the National School, Sturminster Road, East Orchard.  Charles enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service Nos. 8345, 0545, 5719210).  He served in the Asiatic region and on discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.  He returned to live at East Orchard until the 1939 Register shows him living at 7 Langley Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, working as a Cinema Doorman.  He died in the Portsmouth area in 1957.

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Jesse Bradley

Surname: Bradley
Other names: Jesse
Other people in this story:
Thomas Edward Bradley
Sarah Ann Bradley (nee Rose)
Harry Bradley
Locations in this story:
Hartgrove, Shaftesbuyr, Dorset
East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Gillingham, Dorset
Manston, Sturminster, Dorset

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Jesse Bradley was born at Hartgrove, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 12 Aug 1882 the son of Thomas Edward Bradley and Sara Ann Bradley (nee Rose).   He lived for a significant period of his life, except for Military Service, in the Hartgrove, East Orchard, area.   He enlisted on 11 Dec 1915 and was embodied on 18 Mar 1916 and joined the 3/1st Battalion of the Buckinghamshire Regiment as a Private but very quickly was transferred to the Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire) Regiment (Service No. 30518).  He served in France and Flanders where he received a severe grenade wound on 15 May 1917 which necessitated the amputation of leg as well as leaving him with a fracture of his left arm.  He was repatriated and spent time recovering at the Red Cross facility at Kimberley House, Gillingham, Dorset.  On recovery he was transferred to the Southern Counties Company of the Labour Corps (Service No. 97893).  He was eventually assessed as no longer physically fit for service and discharged on 9 Aug 1918.   He was granted a pension and was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the Silver War Badge No. 431205.  He returned to East Orchard living in Parsons Lane.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Red House, Manston, Sturminster, Dorset, described as a Roadman (Disabled).  There is no confirmed date of his death.  His brother, Harry Bradley, also served in the conflict.

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Frank Moore

Surname: Moore
Other names: Frank
Other people in this story:
Harry William Moore
Elizabeth Jane Moore (nee Moore)
Beatrice Rideout
Locations in this story:
West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Manston, Nr, Blandford, Dorset
Wimborne, Dorset
Christchurch, Hampshire
Mesopotamia
India

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Frank Moore was born at West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 11 Oct 1883 the son of Harry William Moore and Elizabeth Jane Moore (nee Moore).  He lived his early life in and around East and West Orchard, Shaftesbury.   He married Beatrice Rideout at Manston, Nr. Blandford, Dorset, on 4 Feb 1903 and they went on to have eight children.  By 1911 they were living at Bowling Green Farm, East Orchard, Shaftesbury.  Frank enlisted on 17 May 1915 and joined the 7th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 14562),  He served in Mespotamia and later in India where he transferred to the 3rd Garrison Battalion of the Essex Regiment on 25 Mar 1918 (Service No. 33378).  He was discharged on 12 Jan 1920 with a small pension for his deafness which was attributable to his service conditions.  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 'Duncliffe', Christchurch Road, Wimborne, Dorset, working as a Public Works Contractor's Labourer.   His death was recorded at the Christchurch, Hampshire, Registry in 1968.

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Harry James Lodge

Surname: Lodge
Other names: Harry James
Other people in this story:
William Lodge
Phoebe Lodge (nee Stokes)
Nina Lavinia Bowering
George Stokes Lodge
Locations in this story:
East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Weymouth, Dorset
France & Flanders
Melcombe Regis, Weymouth, Dorset

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Harry James Lodge was born in East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9 Jul 1881 the son of William Lodge and Phoebe Lodge (nee Stokes).  He lived his early life in Hartgrove, East Orchard, until by 1901 he had moved to Melcombe Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, working as a Plasterer.  He married Nina Lavinia Bowering in the Weymouth, Dorset, Registry District in 1904.   He returned to East Orchard to live by 1911.   He enlisted with the Leinster Regiment as a Private (Service No. 5365).  He served in France and Flanders and, whilst there, received a gun shot wound in the neck.  He was discharged as being no longer physically fit on 31 Mar 1919 and was granted a pension.  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals together with the Silver War Badge No. B160884.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 6 Belle Vue, Melcombe Regis, Weymouth, Dorset, described as a Disabled Pensioner.  His death was recorded in Weymouth in 1970.  His brother, George Stokes Lodge, also served in the conflict.

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George Stokes Lodge

Surname: Lodge
Other names: George Stokes
Other people in this story:
William Lodge
Phoebe Lodge (nee Stokes)
Ida Bessie Matilda Curtis
Harry James Lodge
Locations in this story:
East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
West Bourton, Gillingham, Dorset
Abingdon, Berkshire

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George Stokes Lodge was born in East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 25 Oct 1884 the son of William Lodge and Phoebe Lodge (nee Stokes).  He lived most of his early life in Hartgrove, East Orchard.   He had originally enlisted in 1901 as a Boy in the Royal Navy (Service No. 214764) but purchased his discharge shortly thereafter.  He married Ida Bessie Matilda Curtis in the Shaftesbury, Dorset, Registry District on 26 Oct 1910.  He enlisted during WW1 and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 201999).  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.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 6 West Bourton Road, West Bourton, Gillingham, Dorset, working as a Jobbing Gardener.   His death was recorded at the Abingdon, Berkshire, Registry in 1971.  His brother, Harry James Lodge, also served in the conflict.

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