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Edgar Read

Surname: Read
Other names: Edgar
Other people in this story:
(Mrs) Read
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Woolwich Road, Upper Parkstone, Dorset
Shaftesbury Union Workhouse, Shaftesbury

Story:
Edgar Read was supposedly born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, about 1880. There is no record of anyone of this name or even parents in the area at this time. There is however an Edgar Read in the Shaftesbury Workhouse born about 1876, an inmate pupil. What is known is that he declared on his enlistment form on 28th August 1914 that he had previous service with the 3rd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment Territorials and was on the reserve list. He had the Service No. 3/7863 and the rank of Private. Within weeks he was examined by medical staff and declared unfit for further service due to deformed feet. The report stated that he should never been allowed to enlist. He was duly discharged on 27th October 1914. His military forms state he was married to 'Mrs Read' who lived in Woolwich Road, Upper Parkstone, Dorset. Beyond this information nothing else is known.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.

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Sidney Raymond

Surname: Raymond
Other names: Sidney
Other people in this story:
Henry Raymond
Susan Raymond née Small
Ethel Jane Raymond née Cheeseman
Locations in this story:
Tollard Royal, Wiltshire
West Street, Blandford, Dorset
Poole, Dorset
Whitchurch

Story:
Sidney Raymond was born at Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, on 14th March 1873, the son of Henry Raymond and Susan Raymond (née Small). Before the war Sidney had served for a period in the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment and had been discharged to the Special Reserve. He married Ethel Jane Cheeseman in Whitchurch in 1908. It is not know if there were any children of the marriage. Sidney was re-embodied as a Private on 24th August 1914 with his old Regiment (Service No. 3/269). He was however discharged on 8th October 1914 being 'unlikely to be an efficient soldier'. No medals were awarded. His last known address, on the 1939 Register, was West Street, Blandford, Dorset. He died in January 1945 (Poole, Dorset, Registration).

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.

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Frederick William Phillips

Surname: Phillips
Other names: Frederick William
Other people in this story:
Edward Phillips
Edith Phillips
Ellen Georgina Phillips née Padfield
James Phillips
Frank Phillips
Albert Charles Phillips
Locations in this story:
Bleke Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Malta
India

Story:
Frederick William Phillips was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset on 6th September 1875, the son of Edward and Edith Phillips. He enlisted in the Dorsetshire Regiment on 17th January 1898 (Service No. S/5650). He served in Malta and India before being discharged as unfit on 29th May 1900. He married Ellen Georgina Padfield in Shaftesbury on 4th August 1902 and they went on to have nine children. Frederick re-enlisted as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment on 24th August 1914 (Service No. 3/7650). He served in the UK only, until he was discharged, again because he was unfit, on 4th October 1916. No medals were recorded. He went on to become the steward of the local Ex-Servicemen's Club and his address, in 1939, is shown as 6 Bleke Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He died there on 7th January 1942.

Three of Frederick's siblings served in the First World War: Frank (b.1885) with the Wiltshire Regiment and the Royal Field Artillery; Albert Charles (b.1877) with the Dorsetshire Regiment and the South Wales Borderers.The youngest, James (b.1886) died on 21st October 1914 while serving with the Wiltshire Regiment in France.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.

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James Phillips
Albert Charles
Frank Phillips

Robert Patience

Surname: Patience
Other names: Robert
Other people in this story:
Joseph Patience
Sarah Patience
Ellen Patience née Blackman
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Dorset
India
Egypt
France
Terrace Stock, Ingatestone, Sussex

Story:
Robert Patience was born in 1871 in Motcombe, Dorset, (according to military records), the son of Joseph or Joshua or Josiah (differs in each Census) Patience and Sarah Patience. He enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment on 10th September 1890 (Service No. 3098). He transferred to the Royal Field Artillery on 24th January 1901 (Service No. 22158) and served in India and Egypt. He was awarded the India Medal 1901 and Clasp 'Tirah - North West Frontier'. He was discharged to the reserves on 9th September 1902. He married Ellen Blackman on 18th December 1904 and they had four children. Robert was re-embodied on 19th November 1914 as a Driver and served in France with the 30th Brigade, RFA. He sustained gunshot wounds to the left thigh during his service which counted towards an eventual pension. He was demobilized on 31st March 1920 and awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1915 Star. His last known address in 1920, per his discharge documents, was 1 Terrace Stock, Ingatestone, Sussex. It is not know when he died.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.

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Frank Phillips

Surname: Phillips
Other names: Frank
Other people in this story:
Edward Phillips
Edith Phillips née White
Lucy Alice Phillips née Morgan
James Phillips
Frederick William Phillips
Albert Charles Phillips
Locations in this story:
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Wardour, Wiltshire
Tisbury, Wiltshire
Braishfield, Romsey, Hampshire

Story:
Frank Phillips was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset in 1885, the son of Edward Phillips and Edith Phillips (née White). By 1901 he was living at Wardour, Wiltshire. He enlisted with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment on 28th March 1901 (Service No. 6635). He transferred to the Royal Field Artillery on 3rd November 1902 (Service No. 27222) until discharged to the reserves on 2nd November 1905. He was mobilized on 5th August 1914 but discharged on 9th November 1915 having completed his term of service. He married Lucy Alice Morgan at Tisbury on 1st February 1916 (no known children) but was later recalled to duty the same year and served through until demobilization on 19th February 1919 with the rank of Bombardier. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914 Star. His last known address was Braishfield, Romsey, Hampshire. His date of death is unknown.

Three of Frank's siblings served in the First World War: Frederick William (b.1875) with the Dorsetshire Regiment; Albert Charles (b.1877) with the Dorsetshire Regiment and the South Wales Borderers. The youngest James (b.1886) died on 21st October 1914 while serving in France with the Wiltshire Regiment.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.

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Albert Charles Phillips
James Phillips
Frederick William Phillips
Shaftesbury from St. Peter's Church

William Henry Packer

Surname: Packer
Other names: William Henry
Other people in this story:
James John Packer
Fanny Packer née Fussell
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
India
Palestine
Brookside, Batheaston, Bath, Somerset

Story:
William Henry Packer was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset in 1879, the son of James John Packer and Fanny Packer (née Fussell). The first address recorded after the birth was in Batheaston, Bath, Somerset, where the father was employed on the railway. William enlisted on the 21st November 1898 and joined the Somerset Light Infantry (Service No. 5303). During World War 1 he served with distinction in both India and Palestine and held the rank of Company Quartermaster Sergeant. He was discharged on the 25th June 1920 following completion of his full service and was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the India Medal. There is no record of any marriage and his last known address was Brookside, Batheaston, Bath, Somerset. His death in 1969 was registered in Bristol.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.

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Henry Munday

Surname: Munday
Other names: Henry
Other people in this story:
Harry Munday
Emily Kate Oaten née Beale
(Mrs) Gray
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Paul Street. Taunton, Somerset
Motcombe Brickyard, Motcombe, Dorset

Story:
Henry Munday was born about 1872 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, the son of Harry Munday. There is no record of his mother's name, though his military records show a next of kin as Mrs.Gray of Motcombe Brickyard, Motcombe, Dorset. He had served in the Somerset Light Infantry from 31st August 1891 to 31st August 1898 and was then transferred to the Reserve. He married Emily Kate Oaten (née Beale), a widow, on 25th December 1900. They had at least two children. Henry was re-embodied on 10th December 1914 and was posted as a Private with the Royal Defence Corps (Service No. 29584). He served in the UK only and was discharged on 25th March 1918 being 'not physically fit' due to varicose veins. He was issued with the Silver Badge No. 373895 together with the Victory and British War medals. His last known address was 13 Chapel Terrace, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset. He died in 1938.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.

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Tyrell William Moody

Surname: Moody
Other names: Tyrell William
Other people in this story:
Thomas Henry Moody
Emma Moody née Case
Agatha Maria Moody née Triebner
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Kilburn Square, Willesden, Middlesex
France & Flanders
Salonica
Egypt
Brent, London
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury

Story:
Tyrell William Moody was born on 29th August 1883 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, and baptised at Holy Trinity on 14th October 1883, the son of Thomas Henry Moody and Emma Moody (née Case). (His second name 'William' only appears on Military Records.)   He enlisted on 18th November 1903, and joined the Army Service Corps until 17th November 1906 when he was placed on Reserve.  He married Agatha Maria Treibner on 19th October 1908 and they went on to have two children. By 1911 they were living at 23 Bimport, Shaftesbury. Tyrell was mobilized on 6th August 1914 (Service No. M/21265). He served in Salonica, France and Egypt. He was demobilized on 21st June 1919 with the rank of Acting Sergeant. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914 Star. His last known address per the 1939 Register was 8 Kilburn Square, Willesden, Middlesex. He died on 25th May 1972. in the Brent, London, Registration District.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.

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Charles Ernest Miles

Surname: Miles
Other names: Charles Ernest
Other people in this story:
Frederick R. Miles
Sophia Miles
Mary Miles née Prendergast
Locations in this story:
Motcombe, Dorset
Waterford, Ireland
France
Beckford Lodge, Warminster, Wiltshire
Amesbury, Wiltshire

Story:
Charles Ernest Miles was born in Motcombe, Dorset in 1880, the son of Frederick R. Miles and Sophia Miles. He had enlisted on 15th May 1899 and joined the Royal Field Artillery as a Driver (Service Nos. 34986 and 1036630). He had married Mary Prendergast in Waterford, Ireland, on 25th September 1905. They went on to have seven children. During Charles's service his wife had lived in Amesbury, Wiltshire. He served in France during which time he was awarded the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. He was finally discharged (with pension) as being physically unfit due to Tuberculosis on 13th March 1922. He was then sent to Beckford Lodge Sanatorium, Warminster, Wiltshire, where he died on 13th November 1922. His wife later received his Victory and British War medals along with the 1914/15 Star.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.

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Arthur Edward Miles

Surname: Miles
Other names: Arthur Edward
Other people in this story:
Ernest Edward Miles
Harriet Rebecca Miles née Nottle
Dora Miles née Lane
Locations in this story:
Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Amesbury, Wiltshire
France
North Street, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Ansford, Castle Cary, Somerset

Story:
Arthur Edward Miles was born on 22nd July 1890 at Melbury Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, the son of Ernest Edward Miles and Harriet Rebecca Miles (née Nottle). His last local address was Dairy House, North Street, Fontmell Magna, Dorset. He enlisted as a Driver with the Royal Horse Artillery on 24th August 1914 (Service No. 87682). He served with the British Expeditionary Force in France and was finally discharged as unfit on 4th January 1919 suffering from ulcers aggravated by his service. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals and the 1915 Star along with Silver Badge No. B77275. He married Dora Lane in 1921 and they went on to have two children. By the 1939 Register he was working as a Registered Poultry Farmer at Amesbury, Wiltshire. He later moved to Ansford, Castle Cary, Somerset, where he died in 1977.

Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.

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