Harry Philip Moore

Surname: Moore
Other names: Harry Philip
Other people in this story:
Harry William Moore
Elizabeth Jane Moore (nee House)
Mary Louisa Savory
Arthur Charles Moore
Locations in this story:
West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset
West Hambrook, Langport, Yeovil, Somerset

Story:
Harry Philip Moore was born at West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 15 Oct 1896 the son of Harry William Moore and Elizabeth Jane Moore (nee House).  He lived his early life at Keybrook Road, West Orchard.  He had enlisted and served with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 16306) later transferring to the Hampshire Regiment (Service No. 0360).  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 Mary Louisa Savory in the Sturminster, Dorset, Registry area on 12 Nov 1922,  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at West Hambrook, Langport, Yeovil, Somerset, working as a General Labourer.  His death was recorded in Yeovil on 25 May 1963.  His brother, Arthur Charles Moore, also served in the conflict.

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Arthur Charles Moore

Surname: Moore
Other names: Arthur Charles
Other people in this story:
Harry William Moore
Elizabeth Jane Moore (nee House)
Harry Philip Moore
Lottie May Rose
Locations in this story:
West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sturminster, Dorset

Story:
Arthur Charles Moore was born at West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 12 Sep 1894 the son of Harry William Moore and Elizabeth Jane Moore (nee House).  He lived his early life at Keybrook Road, West Orchard.   He had enlisted and served with the 13th Hussars as a Private (Service No. 6880) later transferring to the Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry Division) (Service No. 56823).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 13 May 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.  He married  Lottie May Rose at Sturminster, Dorset, on 6 Apr 1920.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 98 Glue Hill, Sturminster, Dorset, working as a Dorset County Council Roadman.  He death was recorded in Sturminster in 1946.  His brother, Harry Philip Moore, also served in the conflict.

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Charles William Mockridge

Surname: Mockridge
Other names: Charles William
Other people in this story:
Samuel Edwin Mockridge
Charlotte Mockridge (nee West)
Locations in this story:
East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders

Story:
Charles William Mockridge was born in East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23 Apr 1893 the son of Samuel Edwin Mockridge and Charlotte Mockridge (nee West).    He spent all his life, apart from Military Service, in the area.  He had enlisted and served with the Machine Gun Corps as a Private (Service No. 36870).  It is believed he served in France and Flanders with the 11th Battalion and on his discharge on 16 Feb 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Willis Cottages, West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Farm Labourer and had remained single.  He died in the area on 25 Feb 1970.

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Robert John Bartlett

Surname: Bartlett
Other names: Robert John
Other people in this story:
Samuel Bartlett
Edith Bartlett (nee Bedford)
Victoria Annie Burlington
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
West Stour, Dorset

Story:
Robert John Bartlett was born in the Shaftesbury, Dorset, Registry area on 19 Aug 1898 the son of Samuel Bartlett and Edith Bartlett (nee Bedford).  Little is know of his early life but by the time WW1 occurred he enlisted and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 40987).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but he had been attached at times to both the 3rd (Reserve) and 6th Battalions.  He was discharged on 3 Jul 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  He was registered on the Absent Voters List in 1918 and 1919 at The Cottage, West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset.  He married Victoria Annie Burlington in the Tisbury, Wiltshire, Registry area in 1923.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Shaftesbury Road, West Stour, Dorset, working as a Farm Carter.  His death was recorded locally on 28 Jun 1969

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Louis Frederick Tuffin

Surname: Tuffin
Other names: Louis Frederick
Other people in this story:
Alfred Tuffin
Laura Luena Tuffin (nee Pope)
Lilian Gladys Oliver
Locations in this story:
Sutton Waldron, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Cadnam, New Forest, Hampshire
Swindon, Wiltshire

Story:
Louis Frederick Tuffin was born in Sutton Waldron, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 8 Oct 1898 the son of Alfred Tuffin and Laura Luena Tuffin (nee Pope).  He spent his early life at The Street, Sutton Waldron.  He enlisted and served with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 25802) and later with the Essex Regiment (Service No. 59182).  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 Lilian Gladys Oliver at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 12 Apr 1921.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 5 Pollards Moor, Cadnam, New Forest, Hampshire, working as a General Labourer.  His death was recorded at the Swindon, Wiltshire, Registry in 1981.

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Reginald Barter

Surname: Barter
Other names: Reginald
Other people in this story:
Frederick Barter
Elizabeth Jane Barter (nee Sims)
Ivy Nellie Ditum
William George Barter
Locations in this story:
Sutton Waldron, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Wimborne, Dorset
Bournemouth, Dorset
Calais, France
Salisbury, Wiltshire

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Reginald Barter was born in Sutton Waldron, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 9 Jan 1897 the son of Frederick Barter and Elizabeth Jane Barter (nee Sims).  He lived his early life at Applins, Sutton Waldron.  He enlisted with the Army Reserve on 3 Mar 1916 but was mobilized to the Royal Navy on 17 Jul 1917 as an Ordinary Seaman (Service No. R/5319).  He was basically serving in land Naval depots including Calais, France.  He was made an Able Seaman at some time prior to his discharge on 7 Apr 1919 when he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.   He married Ivy Nellie Ditum in the Salisbury, Wiltshire, Registry area in 1927.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Fern Villa, Pinewood Road, Wimborne, Dorset, described as a Market Gardener (own account).  He died in Bournemouth, Dorset, on 27 Feb 1978.  His brother, William George Barter, had also served but died during the conflict.

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Alan Frederick Lascelles

Surname: Lascelles
Other names: Alan Frederick
Other people in this story:
Frederick Canning Lascelles
Fredrica Maria Lascelles (nee Liddell)
Joan Frances Vere Thesiger
H.M. King George VI
H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
Locations in this story:
Sutton Waldron, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
London S.W.1.
Canada
Bombay, India
Delhi, India
Kensington, London, W.8.

Story:
The Rt. Hon. Sir Alan Frederick 'Tommy' Lascelles was born at Sutton Waldron, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 11 Apr 1887 and baptised there on 15 May 1887 the son of The Hon. Frederick Canning Lascelles and Fredrica Maria Lascelles (nee Liddell).   He spent much of his early life at Sutton House, Sutton Waldron.  He had enlisted with the Bedfordshire Yeomanry and served with them in France and Flanders where he was awarded the Military Cross as well as being Mentioned in Despatches.  He rose to the rank of Captain with the 9th Cavalry Brigade.  On his discharge he was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.  He became aide-de-camp to the Governor of Bombay from 1919 to 1920 and whilst there met and married Hon. Lady Joan Frances Vere Thesiger in Delhi, India, on 16 Mar 1920.  They went on to have three children.  The family moved around frequently and he was appointed Secretary to the Governor-General of Canada from 1931 to 1935.  In 1935 he was appointed Assistant Private Secretary to the Sovereign and from 1943 to 1953 he was Private Secretary to both H.M. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II.  The 1939 Register shows his address as Buckingham Palace, London, S.W.1.  He died at The Old Stables, Kensington Palace, London, W.8. on 10 Aug 1881.  (Further fuller information can be found on the internet.)

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Walter Lynn Ralph

Surname: Ralph
Other names: Walter Lynn
Other people in this story:
James Ralph
Eva Ralph (nee Pike)
Marion Jane Guy
Edward Tom Ralph
Ivor John Rose
Locations in this story:
Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Stour Provost, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Blandford, Dorset
Egypt
Palestine
Ramleh War Cemetery, Hamerkaz, Israel
Todber, Dorset

Story:
Walter Lynn Ralph was born in Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 20 Mar 1896 the son of James Ralph and Eva Ralph (nee Pike).  He lived his early life at Yew Tree Farm. Stour Provost, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   He enlisted with the Royal Navy as a Boy Class II on 3 Jan 1912 but was invalided out on 3 Feb 1912.  He was married at a very early age to Marion Jane Guy at Blandford, Dorset, on 27 Oct 1913.    They went on to have two children. He had enlisted and joined the 2nd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 15164) and was  posted to the Egyptian Theatre of War.  He was killed in action in Palestine on 19 Sep 1918 and buried in the Ramleh War Cemetery, Hamerkaz, Israel, (Grave ref: F.46).  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  His widow received allowances for her children up until 1932 but had herself re-married Ivor John Rose on 10 Jun 1919 at Todber, Dorset.  Ralph is mentioned on the Memorial Plaque in St. Michael and All Angels Church, Stour Provost, Dorset, along with the name of his brother, Edward Tom Ralph, who also died in the conflict.

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Frederick Wareham

Surname: Wareham
Other names: Frederick
Other people in this story:
John Wareham
Elizabeth Wareham (nee Francis)
Kate Gulliford
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset

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Frederick Wareham was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1864 and baptised there on 4 Jan 1895 the son of John Wareham and Elizabeth Wareham (nee Francis).  The family had lived in Malthouse Lane, (now Victoria Street), Shaftesbury.   Frederick married Kate Gulliford at Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury, on 1 May 1887.   He had originally enlisted on 26 Sep 1914 with the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service Nos. 8810).  This unit was the National Reserve Prison Guard in the UK  He was transferred to the Royal Defence Corps on 29 Apr 1916 (Service No. 20116) and was discharged on 7 Dec 1917 being no longer physically fit for service due to Arterio Sclerosis and awarded a small pension plus the Silver War Badge No. B285900.  Following his discharge he lived in Enmore Green (near the Chapel), Shaftesbury, Dorset, and died there in 1929 being buried at St. John's Church, Enmore Green, on 23 Jul 1929.

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Walter Lane

Surname: Lane
Other names: Walter
Other people in this story:
James Lane
Emily Eliza Lane (nee Smart)
Rose Anna Burden
Locations in this story:
Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
France & Flanders
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Cann Common, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Germany

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Walter Lane was born in Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, on 17 Jul 1894 the son of James Lane and Emily Eliza Lane (nee Smart).  By 1901 the family had moved to 31 Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset.   Walter had enlisted on 19 Feb 1912 with the Territorial Reserves (Service No. 1552).  He was mobilized with the regular forces on 30 Apr 1913 and served with the 1st Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 9539).  He was posted to France and Flanders at the outbreak of hostilities and was reported wounded and missing on 13 Oct 1914.  It was later learned he had become a POW and had been sent to Germany.  The family records indicate that he was ultimately put to work in a salt mine.  Following the armistice he rejoined his unit on 27 Nov 1918.  He was finally discharged on 4 Mar 1919 being no longer physically fit for military service and was awarded a pension due gun shot wounds sustained in 1914 to the right leg, thigh, chest and hand.  He also received the Silver War Badge No. B160851.  He was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914 Star.  He married Rose Anna Burden at St. James Church, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 29 Sep 1920.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at Cann Common, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Cowman and General Farmworker.  He died locally in 1967.

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