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MILITARY - CHELSEA PENSIONERS

ADMISSION AND DISCHARGE RECORDS WO 116 Piece Number 39 (1715-1925)

© Compiled by Michael Russell OPC for Dorchester May 2017 (235 Records)

Note:- Word of caution, these records were extracted for investigation because they each gave their place of birth as Dorchester in Dorset. In fact many have proved to come from surrounding parishes and may have simply enlisted at Dorchester, or given Dorchester as the nearest large town. In some cases there may be an indication as to which parish they came from such as "Upwey, Dorchester Dorset" but even this may not be strictly accurate. For early records the vast majority were illiterate and by the time they enlisted or were examined could only remember where they grew up rather than where they were born. Added to this they often lied about thier age by one or two years in order to be eligible for the bounty on joining.

The information given below is only from the index and more information can probably be obtained by consulting WO97 and WO116 at the National Archives. Where I have been able to clearly identify individuals as coming from another parish I have deleted the word Dorchester. I have also added notes to the record pointing to other records about them that I have located but if they came from outside Dorchester or Fordington I have not researched them any further
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Richard AMEY

    Age: - 28
    Birth year: - abt 1777
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1805
    Service End Year: - 1815
    Regiment : - 13th Regt of Veterans
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Not identified

William AMY

    Age: - 44
    Birth year: - abt 1785
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 17 Jun 1829
    Regiment : - Regiment of Militia Dorset Earl Digley.
    Rank: - Corporal
    Comments: - [Note:- William AMEY was born at Knighton Dorset and baptised there on 3rd April 1785 the son of John and Diana AMEY. He was living in 1861, aged 76, at Mill Street in Fordington with his wife Grace and daughter Eliza]

William ARNOLD

    Age: - 29
    Birth year: - 1774
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - ?
    Regiment : - Dorset Regiment of Militia.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Discharge date 8th Jan 1803 - Not clearly identified

Richard ATKINS

    Age: - 40
    Birth year: - 1824
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 31 May 1864
    Regiment : - Falkland Island.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Not identified

Henry ATKINS

    Age: - 18 at attestation in 1860 and 19 in 1862 when service ended
    Birth year: - abt 1842 or 1843
    Birth Place: - Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 29 Jul 1862
    Regiment : - 61 Regiment of Foot.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - [Regtl number 696 - GRO Birth Dorchester district 2nd qtr 1844 Ref 8/52 not clearly identified but the only baptism is for a Henry William son of Ellen ATKINS a single woman 15th Oct 1846 at FStG. Ellen had another daughter Emily born in the Union House in Dorchester baptised at FStG on 8th May 1841. The 1851 Census records a Henry ATKINS aged 6 as born at Dorchester the son of a Sarah ATKINS a widow living in St Peters Parish and born at Piddlehinton a pauper aged 67 living with her is Ellen aged 30 unmarried who was born at Launceston in Cornwall so I suspect this is in fact Sarah's grandson ]

Daniel BAILEY

    Age: - given as 24 on service record and 26 when examined in 1860
    Birth year: - 1833/4
    Birth Place: - Bradford, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission (1857) Examination date : - 4 Sep 1860
    Regiment : - 22 Foot 1st Battalion.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - 543 [Note:- Probably came from Bradford Peverell but can only trace a baptism for a David BAILEY the son of John and Eliza BAILEY there on 5th Dec 1841, no trace in census]

John BAKER

    Age: - 37
    Birth year: - 1779
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - ?
    Regiment : - First Royal Regiment of Veterans.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Discharge date 24 May 1816 - not clearly identified

William David BANKS

    Age: - 21
    Birth year: - abt 1855
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1st March 1876 at London
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - The Army servoce Corps
    Rank: - Private: Regtl Number Franspt/1279
    Comments: - WO97: William David BANKS was baptised at Christchurch in West Fordington, next to Fordington Barracks, the illegitimate son of Rebecca SARGEANT on 21st Mar 1855. At attestation born Dorchester, age 21 years occupation commercial clerk, 5'. 5" tall; Fresh Complexion; eyes dark blue; hair brown; at discharge aged 27 + quarter years; no service abroad; tried twive June 1879 sleeping at post; and 2nd Sep 1879 drunk ; next of kin wife Alice (Mary Maud) Sargeant; Place of dischage Newcastle

John BARGE

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1808
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1826
    Service End Year: - 1851
    Regiment : - Royal Canadian Regiment of Rifles
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97:Rgmtl No. 1036:Not identified

Thomas BARNWELL

    Age: - [33]
    Birth year: - [1840]
    Birth Place: - Yetminster, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 21 Oct 1873
    Regiment : - Grenadier Guard G88193 1 Bt.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regimental Number 784; Located in 1871 Census resident at Infantry Barracks at Clewere New Windsor Berkshire a Private in the 1st Battalion of Grenadier Guards aged 31 years unmarried born in Yetminster Dorset]

John BARRY

    Age: - 18 at Admission in 1826 and 28? at examination in 1840
    Birth year: - 1812 or 1808
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission (1826) Serevice end year 1839: Examination for Pension date : - 26 Aug 1840
    Regiment : - 16th Regiment of Foot Lord Beresford.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl number 707 - [Note:- Located 1851 Census living in Tower Hamlets Bethnal Green John BARRY Head unmarried age 39 (i.e. born 1812) a Chelsea Pensioner born at Dorchester in Dorset. He was in fact baptised at St Georges church in Fordington on 26th May 1811 the son of Henry & Margaret BARRY from Fordington Barracks]

John BATTEN

    Age: - 21
    Birth year: - abt 1859
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1880
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - 40th Brigade
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 1666 - Not identified

Walter BEST

    Age: - 46
    Birth year: - 1863
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Examination date : - 10 Jun 1909
    Regiment : - Devonshire 1. Bn.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Discharge date 17 Jun 1909 [Note:- His extensive service record is available to view on ancestry.com and confirms his parish at birth was Bradford Peverell in Dorset. He attested 31st Dec 1881 and served in India and South Africa. His regimental number was 159 ]

John BILK

    Age: - 49
    Birth year: - 1743
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - ?
    Regiment : - Sussex, or 25th Regiment of Foot.
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - Discharge date 24 Apr 1792 [Note:- John the son of John BILKE & jane his wife was baptised at Winterbourne Steepleton in Dorset on 3rd June 1745]

William BILKE

    Age: - 20 on admission 1845 and 32 when examined
    Birth year: - about 1825
    Birth Place: - Upwey, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 9 Jun 1857
    Regiment : - 1st or Kings Regiment of Dragoon Guards.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl number 1157 [Note:- William BILKE the son of William and Sarah BILKE was baptised at Upwey on 22nd Sep 1824]

Frederick BIRD

    Age: - 36
    Birth year: - 1874
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Examination date : - 12 May 1910
    Regiment : - Dorsetshire.
    Rank: - Sergeant
    Comments: - Regimental Number 3405 - Discharge at his own request 19th May 1910 [Note:- Frederick BIRD's British Army Service Record Soldier 3405 is available to view on ancestry.com. He was born in West Fordington being baptised at Christchurch on 25th April 1875 [No.686] as Frederick James BIRD the son of Richard BIRD a shoemaker by his wife Hannah who were living in Grove Buildings in West Fordington close to Fordington Barracks. He attested at the age of 18 at Dorchester on 29th Feb 1892 when he was described as:- height 5 feet 3½ inches; weight 116lbs; chest 33½ inches; Fresh complexion; hazel eyes; light brown hair; religion C of E; previous occupation groom; vaccinated in infancy; re-vaccinated 22nd Mar 1892 joined as a private into Dorset Regiment at Dorchester Depot . Promoted to Lance Corporal 5th Apr 1897 promoted to Corporal 1st Nov 1899; extended his service to complete 12 years with the colours 28th Oct 1901 promoted serjeant 18th Nov 1901 ; at Portland from 30th Sep 1903. Married Emily Louisa CHURCHILL a spinster at St Mary's Parish Church in Charminster 7th March 1905; had two children Hannah Caroline Kathleen Bird born 4th Aug 1907 and Frederick Richard Bird born 23rd Oct 1909; In 1911 living at Church Lane Charminster with family]

Charles BLANDAMER

    Age: - 25
    Birth year: - 1847
    Birth Place: - Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 29 Oct 1872
    Regiment : - Scots Fusilier Guards 2 Bn.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regimental Number 1700 [Note:- 1st known child from the marriage of Robert Blandamer to Eve Dewland at Fordington St Georges Church on 23rd June 1848.]

John BODKIN

    Age: - 19
    Birth year: - abt 1776
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1795
    Service End Year: - 1819
    Regiment : - 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: [Note:- John Bodkin was baptised at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 20 Oct 1776 son of John & Ann BODKIN see also entry in Chelsea Pensioners who served in Canada Listing Entry 1]

Robert John BOWERING [BOWRING]

    Age: - 37
    Birth year: - abt 1873
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Examination date : - 20 Oct 1910
    Regiment : - Dorsetshire.
    Rank: - Drummer
    Comments: - Regtl Number 3335 - Discharge date 3rd Nov 1910 [Note:- Robert John BOWRING was baptised in the parish of Moreton on 6th Mar 1873 the son of Thomas and Emily BOWRING. He was killed in France during the 1st WW on 2nd May 1915 being buried at baileul, Dept Du Nord, Nord Pas de Calis ]

Francis BRETT

    Age: - 42
    Birth year: - abt 1823
    Birth Place: - Stratton, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 10 Oct 1865
    Regiment : - 9th Lancers.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl Number 744 [Note:- Francis BRETT the son of a taylor Christopher and Elizabeth BRETT was baptised at Stratton on 4th Feb 1824 ]

Edward BRIDLE

    Age: - 31
    Birth year: - 1835
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 24 Jul 1866
    Regiment : - Royal Horse Artillery G8692.
    Rank: - Gunner
    Comments: - Regtl Number 629 - Not clessrly identified

17. George Tuck Gray BRYER

    Age: - 30
    Birth year: - 1825
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 2 Oct 1855
    Regiment : - 15th Hussars.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - [Note:- George Gray Tuck Bryer was baptised on 27 Jun 1826 at Cerne-Abbas the son of a schoolmaster William Tuck by his wife Ann]

John BURT

    Age: - 19
    Birth year: - 1854
    Birth Place: - Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 2 Dec 1873
    Regiment : - 75th Foot.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl Number 16 {Note:- John BURT was baptised at Fordington St George Church on 20th Jan 1854 the son of a Railway Porter Robert BURT by his wife Anne whilst they were living in Ansty Street in Fordington. They are in the 1861 Census living at Cuckhold's Row Fordington].

James BUSHROD

    Age: - 20 in Service Record and 21 on examination
    Birth year: - 1853
    Birth Place: - Broadmayne, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 1 Sep 1874
    Regiment : - 39th Foot. Brigade 113
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl number 113 - Not clearly identified

Nathaniel BUSHROD

    Age: - 41
    Birth year: - 1754
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - ?
    Regiment : - Dorset Regiment of Militia.
    Rank: - Serjeant
    Comments: - Discharge date 4 Oct 1795[Note:- Nathaniel BUSHROD aged 21 years [i.e. born 1755] a Miller by trade was included in the Dorchester Division of the Dorset Militia Listing dated 13th May 1776 when he was described as a resident of the parish of Radipole in Dorset single and 5 feet 8½ inches tall]

Charles CALCUTT

    Age: - 19
    Birth year: - abt 1890
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1909
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Royal Field Artillery
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 57250

Walter CANDY

    Age: - 41
    Birth year: - 1850
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Examination date : - 2nd June 1891
    Regiment : - ?.
    Rank: - Corporal
    Comments: - Regtl number 3313 - Discharge date 1 Jun 1891 - [Note:- Walter CANDY appears to have been born at Wimborne Minster being baptised there 30th Jan 1848 as Alfred Walter younger son of John and Harriet Candy. They are in the 1851 Census when his father John was described as a Railway Labourer and he features in the 1901 Census living at Hooker Road, Pokesdown Hampshire aged 52 recorded as an Army Pensioner and arcade walker born at Wimborne with his wfe Helen aged 46 a native of Exeter and his daughter also Helen aged 17 born in India a British Subject. Also an adopted daughter Gladis Marchie born at Pokesdown aged 4]

George CAUNDLE

    Age: - 40
    Birth year: - 1828
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 14 Apr 1868
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery Coast.
    Rank: - Gunner
    Comments: - Regtl number 2541 [Note: His surname is spelt in a number of different ways and has been incorrectly transcribed from the UK Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Admission and Discharge registers by Fold 3 and then picked up by ancestry.com as George CARMDLE. George was in fact baptised at St Peters Church in Dorchester on 22nd March 1827 as the illegitimate son of Mary CANDELL. He enlisted in the Royal Artillery (regimental number 2541) and is shown in the 1861 Census as George CAUNDLE (the correct spelling of his surname) a 32 year old Gunner in the Royal Artillery which was then based at Christchurch in Hampshire. He was actually aged 34. This Census shows that he married a Sarah whose age was given as being 33 years and born in Ireland. He probably married Sarah in Ireland as they had 3 children Mary Ann born abt 1857 in Ireland, George Born abt 1858 in Ireland and Sarah J born in 1860 at Plymouth in Devon. He was examined for pension purposes on 14th April 1868. ]

Sidney William CAVENER

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1869
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1887
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97:Regtl No. 62686 Not identified

Joseph CHEESMEN

    Age: - 39
    Birth year: - 1822
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 30 Apr 1861
    Regiment : - 41st Foot.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - [Note:- Joseph son of John and Ann CHEESMEN of the parish of Holy Trinity Dorchester who was baptised at Piddletrenthide in Dorset on 13th Feb 1820 - See strays file]

John CHILDS

    Age: - 32
    Birth year: - 1835
    Birth Place: - Melbury, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 3 Sep 1867
    Regiment : - 64th Foot.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl number 272 [Note Parish probably Melbury Osmund where Childs family has resided for generations possibly John CHILDS bap 9th March 1834 son of Thomas & Mary]

Arthur CHURCHILL

    Age: - 20
    Birth year: - 1835
    Birth Place: - Frampton, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 13 Mar 1855
    Regiment : - Somerset Fusiller Guards.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - [Note:- Probably Arthur Robert CHURCHILL son of a carpenter Edward CHURCHILL by his wife Elizabeth born 3rd Dec 1834 and bap Frampton 20th Sep 1835]

John CHURCHILL

    Age: - 21
    Birth year: - abt 1876
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1897
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. RA/18479

Michael CLANCY

    Age: - 14
    Birth year: - abt 1881
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1895
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Gordon Highlanders
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl. No. 5369

William CLARKE

    Age: - 23
    Birth year: - 1837
    Birth Place: - Affpuddle, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 22 May 1860
    Regiment : - 7th Foot 2nd battalion.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - {Note:- William CLARKE bap Affpuddle Dorset 8th march 1835 son of William & Elizabeth ]

William Charles CLARKE

    Age: - 21
    Birth year: - abt 1872
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1893
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Medical Staff Corps
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 10085

Frederick CLEAL

    Age: - 19
    Birth year: - abt 1865
    Birth Place: - All Saints Parish, Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1884
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Royal Horse Artillery
    Rank: - Driver
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. RA/43126 Located Baptised at Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 17th Oct 1869 as George Frederick CLEAL the 3rd child from the marriage of George Kerslake CLEAL son of Charles CLEAL to Elizabeth Hallett on 15th Feb 1864 at Weymouth. Also in 1871 Census Frederick Cleall aged 3 years son of George Cleal a saddler born Bridport age 35 and Elizabeth age 34 native of Portisham with siblings living at the Half Moon Inn in North Square Dorchester states born in Dorchester - Also 1891 Census resident RA Barracks Woolwich Dockyard Frederick Cleal single age 23 Rank Driver RHA born Dochester.

William CLYNCH

    Age: - 33
    Birth year: - 1792
    Birth Place: - Dorchester?, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 12 Oct 1825
    Regiment : - ?.
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - [This may in fact be William CLYNCH who appears in the Canada British Regimental Registers of Service for the 35th Regt of Foot on 1st May 1811 who was recorded as being 5 foot 4 and a half inches tall; aged 19 years (1792) of fair complexion, hayzle eyes, dark brown hair, visage oval, born Lytchett Matravers in Dorset, a Labourer, attested at Weymouth, 1st May 1811 for life a volunteer from the Dorset Militia]

John COLE

    Age: - 41
    Birth year: - 1834
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 10 Aug 1875
    Regiment : - Army service Corps.
    Rank: - 1st class Staff Serjeant
    Comments: - Regtl number 961 - [Note:- John COLE was baptised at All Saints Church in Dorchester on 22nd July 1832 Note In 1871 Census at Aldershot recorded as John COLE Head Married age 37 (i.e. 1837) Staff Serjeant Army Special Corps born Dorchester with his wife Mary COLE Married age 20 [might be a second wife?] born Malta British Subject with 5 children. Isabella Cole age 15 born Yorkshire Leeds; Ellanora Cole age 11 born Aldershot; Cornelius Cole age 7 born Aldershot; John Cole age 2 born Malta British subject ; Frederick Cole age 3 months born Malta. ]

George COSH

    Age: - 27
    Birth year: - abt 1852
    Birth Place: - Tolpuddle, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 11 Feb 1879
    Regiment : - Royal Horse Artillery A Brigade.
    Rank: - Driver
    Comments: - Regtl number 1533 [Note:- Located in 1871 Census resident at Fordington Barracks George COSH a Soldier in the Royal Horse Artillery rank Driver aged 19 (i.e. b1852) born Tolpuddle]

John COURT

    Age: - 38
    Birth year: - abt 1801
    Birth Place: - Stoborough Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 27 Mar 1839
    Regiment : - Coldstreem Guards Duke of Cambridge.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - [Note:- The village of Stoborough lies is within the parish of Holy Trinity Wareham, located in 1851 Census living at Corfe Castle East Street John COURT Head unmasrried age 49 a labourer born Dorset Stoborough]

George CURME

    Age: - 39
    Birth year: - 1760
    Birth Place: - Dorchester?, Dorset
    Examination date : - ?
    Regiment : - Dorset Regiment of Militia.
    Rank: - Sergeant
    Comments: - Discharged 18 Nov 1799 - Not Clearly identified . There is a George CURME buried at St Georges Church in Fordington on 13 Feb 1800? Could be George CURME son of John baptised at Cerne Abbas Dorset 11th March 1764?]

Sidney Charles CUTLER

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1886
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1904
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Dorsetshire Regiment
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. Dorset/7245

Samuel DAMON

    Age: - 38
    Birth year: - 1790
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 18 Jun 1828
    Regiment : - 35th Regt Foot.
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - [Note:- Link to Chelsea Pensions Records for soldiers that served in Canada for Samuel DAMON a Corporal who was born in the parish of Portesham]

Henry DANIELS

    Age: - 32
    Birth year: - 1789
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Examination date : - ?
    Regiment : - Third Royal Veterans.
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - Discharged 16 Jun 1821 [Note:- Link to Chelsea Pensions Records for soldiers that served in Canada for Henry DANIELS born 25th January 1789 at Tolpuddle and baptised 1st Feb 1789 the son of Giles & Anne DANIEL]

Charles DANIELS

    Age: - 23
    Birth year: - 1846
    Birth Place: - Tolpuddle, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 27 Apr 1869
    Regiment : - 20th Foot G43368 1st Battalion.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl number 1698 - Located 1861 Census Charles son of Giles and Ann DANIELS aged 14 living at Tolpuddle with parents and sibling he was baptised there as Charles Albert DANIELS son of Giles and Eliza Ann DANIELS on 19th Oct 1845]

Mark DAVID [Should be DAVIS]

    Age: - 46
    Birth year: - 1849
    Birth Place: - Piddletown, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 22 Oct 1895
    Regiment : - Army Service Corps.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl number 2692 [Note:- Piddletown is better known as Puddletown located living at Woolwich Arsenal London as Mark DAVIS an unmarried Soldier with the rank of Private in the A S Corps aged 32 years (1849) born Piddletown Dorset. In 1901 Census he is living at Aldershot 19 Browne St now married aged 52 working as a plumbers labourer born Puddletown Dorset with wife Emily A DAVIS a native of Westminster.]

36. Joseph DAVIS

    Age: - 41
    Birth year: - 1813
    Birth Place: - Haselbury, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - xxx
    Regiment : - xxx.
    Rank: - xxx
    Comments: - [Note:- Located 1861 Census living in Marylebone 13 New St Joseph DAVIS Head Married age 48 Chelsea but Pensioner born Haselbury Dorset married to Harriet aged 41 Sempstress born Derby and daughter Elizabeth aged 8 born St James Middlesex]

Frederick DAVIS

    Age: - 32
    Birth year: - 1829
    Birth Place: - Piddletown, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 27 Aug 1861
    Regiment : - Genadier Guards 2nd Battalion.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - [Note:- Piddletown is better known as Puddletown] located 1841 Census living in Puddletown with parents William & Elizabeth DAVIS aged 11 (1830) : He was privately baptised at Puddletown on 2nd Oct 1829]

Harry Hayward DEAN

    Age: - 21
    Birth year: - abt 1864
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1885
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - 14th Hussars
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97:Regmtl No. M.M.P./322 [Note:- Probably bap as Henry Hayward DEAN at Langton Matravers Dorset 27 April 1862 son of a butler William Henry DEAN by his wife Sarah. May have married twice recorded 1891 as single occupation Soldier living at Anchor Inn in Seal Surrey ; in 1901 living London Southwark Wine Merchant aged 39 born Dorchester with wife Millie emplying domestic servant and 3 bar maids.

Thomas DEAN

    Age: - 40
    Birth year: - 1776
    Birth Place: - Pulham, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 30 Oct 1816
    Regiment : - Hereford Militia.
    Rank: - Drummer
    Comments: - [Note:- Not identified]

Henry DERRYMAN

    Age: - 43
    Birth year: - 1850
    Birth Place: - Puddlemill, Dorchester, Dorset
    Examination date : - 4 Jul 1893
    Regiment : - Farrier Quartermaster
    Rank: - Corporal
    Comments: - Regtl number 742; Joined 1872; Discharged 4 Jul 1893 Located 1881 Census resident at Aldershot Hampshire Army Service Corps South Camp: Henry DERRYMAN unmarried age 30 (1851) Farrier Soldier born Wareham Dorset Located 1891 Census Parish St Margaret and st John the Evangelist Westminster resident at Hyde Park Cavalry Barracks Henry DERRYMAN Head Married age 40 Farrier Quarter Master Corporal born Dorchester Dorset with wife Sarah Anne age 37 native of Staines Middlesex and 2 sons Henry age 4 and Charles age 2 both born in LondonAlso with them Sarah LOVICK Mother age 69 born Stains. Henry Derryman was probably the son of Henry & Phoebe Derryman and baptised at Affpuddle in Dorset 9th June 1850

Robert DICKISON

    Age: - 33
    Birth year: - abt 1759
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1792
    Service End Year: - 1815
    Regiment : - ?
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Not located - tried Dickinson

James DISKETT

    Age: - 31
    Birth year: - 1843
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 9 Jun 1874
    Regiment : - 14th Regt of Foot G95682 2nd battalion.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl number 1210 - See UK Military Campaigne Medals - James Diskett Regtl No 1210 "Employed on active service in the field in New Zealand from January 1861 to Sep 1866 including Wai tara Campaign & actions Maitlats" - "Campaign & Actions of Koherra & Paparata & Raugiriri and Wangainn" . Campaign and Actions of Kutuke; Putalu; Otapawa and Waiklko. WO 100/16 Private of 14th Regiment . [Not identified]

George Charles DOBSON

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1870
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1888
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - The Middlesex Regiment
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 2423 [Note:- George Charles DONSON the son of William & Harriet DOBSON was baptised at St Peters Church in Dorchester on 6th Jan 1869; Died July 1898 Woolwich]

George DOWNTON

    Age: - 23
    Birth year: - abt 1846
    Birth Place: - Stinsford, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 12 Oct 1869
    Regiment : - ?.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl number 2029 [Note:- Bap Stinsford 1844 May 5th abode Higher Bockhampton (hamlet) George son of James & Ellen DOWNTON a labourer]

Andrew DREW

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1869
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1887
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - The South Wales Borderers
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97:S.W.B./2302 Located 1871 Census Andrew DREW aged 6 months (i.e. born circa Oct 1870 - GRO 5a/318) living in Mill Street Fordington son of John and Rosina DREW. John was a sawyer by trade and his elder sister Emma was baptised at Fordington St George church on 27th Jan 1869 but I have not located his baptism.

Thomas DUFFALL

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - 1852
    Birth Place: - Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 3 May 1870
    Regiment : - 51st foot.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl number 1918 [Note:- Baptised at Fordington St George Church 31st Aug 1851 as Tom son of Thomas and Louisa DUFALL who were then living in Anstey Street Fordington fathers occupation labourer]

Charles DUNESBY

    Age: - 23
    Birth year: - abt 1869
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1892
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Royal Engineers?
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 26939 [Note:- GRO Dorchester Dstrict Births Charles Dunesby 3rd qtr 1873 Ref 5a/329. Did not trace a baptism. Charles Dunesby also located in 1881 Census :- Charles aged 7 years born Dorchester the son of John H Dunesby painter journeyman aged 53 born Beaminster and Maria age 57 also Beaminster living in Millers Close West Fordington. Charles married at Christchurch West Fordington on 12th Dec 1895 to Adelaide SWAFFIELD known as Addie. In 1911 Census living with his wife at The Chase Bishops Waltham Hampshire licence4 Victualler of the Fountain Inn]

William John EARNSHAW

    Age: - 22
    Birth year: - abt 1838
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1860
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Lancers of the Line
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 5120 [Note:- There is a baptism at Christchurch West Fordington on 28th june 1868 for Albert Ernest the son of William John & Anne EARNSHAW living in Dorchester Barracks his occupation given as a Serjeant in the Royal Horse Artillery]

Charles EDWARDS

    Age: - 22
    Birth year: - abt 1860
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1882
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - The Royal Fusiliers
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97:Regtl No. 327 not identrified

George EDWARDS

    Age: - 23
    Birth year: - 1848
    Birth Place: - Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 8 Aug 1871
    Regiment : - 3rd Hussars G67745.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl number 853 [Not clearly identified]

William ELLIOTT

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1863
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1881
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - 39th Brigade
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97:Regtl No. 2166

William ELLIOTT

    Age: - 23
    Birth year: - abt 1864
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1887
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - South Lancashire Regiment
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 2374

Charles Henry ELSWORTH

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1858
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1876
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - 22nd Brigade
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 199 - not identified

John ENGLAND

    Age: - 30
    Birth year: - abt 1774
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1804
    Service End Year: - 1818
    Regiment : - First (or Royal) Regiment of Dragoons
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97:[Note:- John England was baptised at The Presbyterian Chapel in Pease Lane in Dorchester on 29th January 1785 the son of Thomas England and Sarah Vincent who had married at Holy Trinity Church in Dorset on 4th Feb 1777 - See also Chelsea Pensioners who served in Canada]

Thomas EYRES

    Age: - 25
    Birth year: - 1823
    Birth Place: - Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 22 Aug 1848
    Regiment : - 16th Foot.
    Rank: - Corporal
    Comments: - [Baptised at Fordington St Georges Church on 04 Dec 1823 as Thomas the son of Robert & Mary EYRES resident at Fordington fathers occupation Shoemaker]

Charles FOOT

    Age: - 37
    Birth year: - abt 1829
    Birth Place: - St Peters Parish Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 17 Apr 1866
    Regiment : - Royal Engineers G5584.
    Rank: - Sapper
    Comments: - Regtl number 1283 [Note: Baptised at St Peters Church in Dorchester on 16 Apr 1828 - Charles son of Thomas & Sarah FOOTE]

Thomas FORSE

    Age: - 24
    Birth year: - 1779
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 7th Feb 1803, 18 Apr 1803 and 6th Jun 1803
    Regiment : - 40th Foot.
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - Pension admission date 18 Apr 1803 not clearly identified -

William FOSTER

    Age: - 17
    Birth year: - abt 1800
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1817
    Service End Year: - 1836
    Regiment : - 11th Regiment of 2nd Dragoons
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97:Regtl No. 225 [John FOSTER Family Tree ancestry.com - Source Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs " Marriage solemnized at the chapel at Garrison Ford William 20th Feb 1826 between William FOSTER, age 26, bachelor, private of H.M. Dragoons residing at Fort William married Judith TULLY, age 30, widow residing same. 2 children listed John Foster born 4th June 1829 Cawnpore, Uttar Pradesh, India Christened 12th June 1829 and Sarah Foster born 28th Aug 1831 born Cawnpore Uttar Pradesh India. Death recorded as Uttar Pradesh? 1870? no source given. ]

John FRAMPTON

    Age: - 28
    Birth year: - 1780
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 15 Nov 1808
    Regiment : - 2nd battalion 35th Regt Foot.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - xxx

Azariah FUDGE [Not FRIDGE]

    Age: - ?
    Birth year: - ?
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - ?
    Regiment : - 7th Royal Veteran Battalion. - 7th Regiment of Foot
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - Discharge Date 24th Sep 1818 from 7th and 11th Dec 1820 from Veterans [Note:- Royal Hospital Chelsea Reg of Pensioners who served in Canada -- his surname has been incorrectly indexed as FRIDGE -- 7th Regt Foot records - Admission 28th Sep 1818 aged 35 years (b. 1783?) Service as Private 6 years 4 months + 1 year 1 month in 7th Veterans to 20th Dec 1820 Pay 6d day; Fractured leg at Cambria in 1817 which affects his marching & fractured thigh (totally unfit) while in 7th Vet ; Born Moreton Dorchester Dorset; Cordwainer Allow to receive his pension in France 31 May 32. --- Azariah FUDGE was baptised at Moreton 8 miles east of Dorchester on 19th January 1794 the son of Sylvestor FUDGE and Elizabeth LESTER who married there on 19th Nov 1793 so looks as though he was 25 not 35 ]

Alfred Joseph FROST

    Age: - 36
    Birth year: - abt 1875
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 29 Jun 1911
    Regiment : - Dorsetshire.
    Rank: - Corporal
    Comments: - Regtl number 3884 Discharged date 7th July 1911 [ Alfred Joseph was baptised at All Saints Church in Dorchester the son of Joseph and Mary FROST in August 1875]

William GALE

    Age: - 19
    Birth year: - abt 1876
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1895
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Army service Corps
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. S/12446 [Note:- William Gale is recorded in the 1881 Census aged 5 (1876) as being born in Dorchester the son of a Stone Mason Thomas [Iona] GALE by his wife Harriett. He has 3 siblings all born in Fordington. Curiously he was actually baptised at Holy Trinity Church in Dorchester by the Rev Thomas Sanctuary the Rector of Powerstock, but the baptism is not recorded at Holy Trinity but entered into the parish register at Powerstock on 2nd July 1876 with a side line entry in a different hand explaining that it took place in Dorchester. [Link to transcription in Strays File] Thomas Iona Gale gave his families abode as Powerstock so presumably they were living in the parish while he was temporarily working there. His sister Harriett Kate GALE was baptised at Christchurch West Fordington on 25th Jan 1880 and his younger brother Frederick Arthur Gale baptised there on 13th Feb 1881. By the time of the 1891 Census Thomas has found work as a bricklayer in Buckinghamshire and moved the family who are living at Jubilee Cottages Upton cum Chalvey. William is aged 15 and again shown as being born in Dorchester. As shown above he joibed the Army service Corps in 1895.

Eli GALTON [GAULTON]

    Age: - 40
    Birth year: - 1830
    Birth Place: - Dewlish, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 8 Mar 1870
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery Depot Brigade G51960.
    Rank: - Gunner
    Comments: - Regtl number 671 -[ Eli GAULTON was baptised at Dewlish in Dorset on 26th Aug 1830 the son of Levi and Eliza GAULTON a labourer ]

Bertram Linden Riche GARDNER

    Age: - 19
    Birth year: - abt 1880
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset ?
    Service Start year : - 1899
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. RA/33301 [Note:- GRO Births 3rd qtr 1881 Dorchester district Ref 5a/329 - A Bertram L.R. GARDNER is recorded in the UK Lunacy Patient Admission Register entry 59023 for 18th November 1899 to the Cane H Institution based in Surrey. He was discharged 29th March 1900]

Albert GIBBS

    Age: - 18 at enlistment in 1870 and 41 when examined 1894
    Birth year: - 1852/3
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 31 Jul 1894
    Regiment : - 65th Regt of Foot enlistment & Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1st Battalion.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regt Number 1870 was 2087 - Discharged 14th Jun 1894 Regtl number 625 [Note:- May be different soldiers but not identified in Dorchester]

David William GIBSON

    Age: - 14
    Birth year: - abt 1864
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1878
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. Lx Bde./5436 - [Note:- GRO 4th qtr 1864 Dorchester district Ref 5a/319 - not identified]

William GILL

    Age: - 25
    Birth year: - abt 1801
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1826
    Service End Year: - 1830
    Regiment : - 32nd Regiment of Foot
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 498 - not identified

George GODDARD

    Age: - 32
    Birth year: - 1846
    Birth Place: - Nether Cerne, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 13 Aug 1878
    Regiment : - 9 Lancers.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - 1064 [Note:- George GODDARD was baptised at Nether Cerne in Dorset the son of John and Amelia GODDARD on 13th July 1845]

William GOULD

    Age: - 44
    Birth year: - abt 1856
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1900
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Royal Regiment of Guards
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 4966/67 - not clearly identified

Joseph GREEN

    Age: - 28
    Birth year: - 1760
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - ?
    Regiment : - 71st Regiment of Foot.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Discharge date 1788 [Note:- May be the same as 54 and 55 - Not identified]

Josh GREEN

    Age: - 32
    Birth year: - 1760
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, County of Dorset
    Pension Admission or Examination date : - 6 Feb 1792
    Regiment : - 71st Foot.
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - [Note:- May be the same as 53 and 55]

Josh GREEN

    Age: - 30
    Birth year: - 1761
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, County of Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 19 Dec 1791
    Regiment : - 71st Foot.
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - [Note:- May be the same as 53 and 54]

Mark GREEN

    Age: - 40
    Birth year: - 1833
    Birth Place: - Stratton, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 23 Dec 1873
    Regiment : - Army Hospital Corps.
    Rank: - Serjeant
    Comments: - Regtl number 300 - not identified

Alfred GROVES

    Age: - 30
    Birth year: - 1838
    Birth Place: - Evershot, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 21 Apr 1868
    Regiment : - Grenadier Guards 1st battalion. G30569
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl number 114 - not identified

George GUY

    Age: - 34
    Birth year: - 1831
    Birth Place: - Winfrith [Newburgh], Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 20 Jun 1865
    Regiment : - 58th Foot.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl number 3192 [Note:- Probably George James son of James and Bathia GUY resident at Knighton who was baptised at Winfrith Newburgh 17th April 1831]

John HARRIS

    Age: - 31
    Birth year: - 1844
    Birth Place: - Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 2 Mar 1875
    Regiment : - Rifle Brigade.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl number 3737 - Not clearly identified - there is a John HARRIS aged 19 (1844) who joined the 6th Regt Foot in 1863 who gives his place of birth as Netherbury Dorset in Chelsea Service Records?]

John HART

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1869
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1887
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Rifle Brigade
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 88 - not identified

Charles HAWKES

    Age: - 14
    Birth year: - abt 1854
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1868
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - 72nd Regiment of Foot
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: [Note:- GRO Births 1st qtr 1854 Dorchester district Ref 5a/327: Located 1881 Census residenty at Cavalry Barracks Colchester St Giles Essex Charles HAWKES age 27 unmarried Soldier born Dorchester Dorset - not clearly identified]

Thomas HAWKINS

    Age: - 19
    Birth year: - abt 1882
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1901
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Lancers of the Linc
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 5467 - not identified

John HELLIER

    Age: - 44
    Birth year: - 1821
    Birth Place: - Sydling, Dorchester, Dorset
    Examination date : - 9 May 1865
    Regiment : - 2nd Life Guards.
    Rank: - Corporal
    Comments: - Regtl number 710 - Probably refers to Sydling st Nicholas but not clearly identified

Walter HELLYER

    Age: - 19
    Birth year: - abt 1881
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1900
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - RAMCorps
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97:Regtl No.13034 - Note:- GRO Birth 1st qtr 1881 Dorchester district Ref 5a/348 but no baptism located - Located 1881 Census Friary Buildings St Peters Dorchester; Walter HELLYER aged 1 month (March 1881) born Dorchester son of John & Ann HELLYER (age 40) a shoemaker born Shepton Mallett Somerset and wife Ann age 42 born Hilcoot Wilts: With them are his siblings Robert aged 13; Charles aged 9 and Henry aged 2. Also located in the 1891 Census still living St Peters Parish Dorchester aged 10 born Dorchester son of John & Ann HELLYER a boot maker born Shepton Mallett Somerset. His father John HELLYER married his mother Ann GIDDINGS at Holy Trinity Church in Dorchester on 21 Jan 1867, his borother Robert was born at Dorchester the following year. The family prior to his birth in 1871 was living in Durngate Street All Saints Parish. Also in Durngate Street was the Independant Church for which we only have access to baptism records up to 1837 so he may have been baptised there.]

George HICKS

    Age: - 39
    Birth year: - 1827
    Birth Place: - Baghampton?, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 13 Feb 1866
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery 5th Brigade G3647.
    Rank: - Gunner
    Comments: - Regtl number 1201 Note:- possibly Bockhampton in Stinsford parish see next ? or Botherhampton? etc not clearly identified no Hicks baptised at Stinsford

James HICKS

    Age: - 39
    Birth year: - 1828
    Birth Place: - Stinsford, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 2 Apr 1867
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery 5th Brigade G17189..
    Rank: - Sergeant
    Comments: - Regtl number 78 - not identified

Joseph HIDE

    Age: - 20
    Birth year: - abt 1847
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1867
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Birth Not Located at GRO? - 1891 Census shows Joseph Hide age 47 Married caretaker born Dorchester Dorset with wife Emma age 43 born Springfield Essex living Bloomsbury London 14 Hart St - In 1901 Census they are living at Erith Kent recorded as Joseph HYDE age 52 with Emma age 51 when he gives his birthplace as Forington [i.e. Fordington] Dorset? Still not identied

John HIGGENS

    Age: - 42
    Birth year: - 1757
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 2 Dec 1799
    Regiment : - Dorset Regiment of Militia.
    Rank: - Sergeant
    Comments: - Discharge date 18th Nov 1799 [Note:- John HIGGINS was baptised at All Saints Church in Dorchester on 3rd Aug 1754]

John HISCOCK

    Age: - 34
    Birth year: - 1789
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 30 Sep 1823
    Regiment : - 35th Foot.
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - Canada British regtl Reg Service 35th Foot - ancestry image 57 - Name John HISCOCK ; at enlistment:- height 5 ft 5½ inches, age 21, description complexion brown, eyes hayzle, hair light, visage long, born Dorset gessage [Gussage], trade baker, attestation at Winchester, 8th May 1811, for life, deserted 30th Sep 1823, Discharged 30th Sep 1823, excanged service with a man who was attested for limited service This exchange took place by the special authority of the commander of the forces in consequence of the man having (illegible) family. He may be the John HISCOCK baptised at Gussage St Michael Dorset the son of William and Rebecca HISCOCK.

James HOBBS

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1852
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1870
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Army Service Corps
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 2427 not identified

George Evans HOOPER

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - 1850
    Birth Place: - Gordington?, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 3 Nov 1868
    Regiment : - 13th Foot 2nd battalion.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl number 719 - Not identified

William HOUNSELL

    Age: - 28
    Birth year: - abt 1817
    Birth Place: - Long Bredy, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 23 Sep 1845
    Regiment : - 6th Dragoons.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - [Note:- William HOUNSELL the son of Abraham and Barbara HOUNSELL a butcher by trade was baptised at Long Bredy in Dorset on 19th May 1816]

Alfred HOUSE

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1871
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1889
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Dorsetshire Regiment
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. Dors/2819 - Not identified

James HOUSE

    Age: - 39
    Birth year: - 1834
    Birth Place: - Piddletown [Puddletown] , Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 9 Dec 1873
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery Depot Brigade G 89500 / 9/12/73.
    Rank: - Sergeant
    Comments: - Regtl number 192 [Note:-Located 1861 Census resident at Fordington Barracks Dorset James House Married age 26 (1835) a Bombadier born Puddletown Dorset with wife Jane age 23 native of Woolwich Kent and son James John House age 1 ]

William HOUSE

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1866
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1884
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - R.W.Surry Regiment
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. Ws1046 not identified

John HOWARD

    Age: - 44
    Birth year: - 1864
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Examination date : - 17 Dec 1908
    Regiment : - Dorsetshire Regiment.
    Rank: - Color Sergeant
    Comments: - Discharge date 23 Dec 1908 Regtl number 650

    [Note:- John Kelloway HOWARD (1864-1931) was the son of a dairyman James HOWARD (1832-1879) by his wife Phobe Martha KELLAWAY (b.1834) a native of Charminster and was born where they lived at Lower Wrackleford. (Note The hamlet of Wrackleford lies within the parish of Stratton 3½ miles North-West of Dorchester). He was privately baptised at their home on on 16th Jan 1864 and admitted into the church of St Mary's at Stratton on 6th March 1864. His father died in 1879 and he moved with his widowed mother and siblings to live at Hurst Farm in Moreton Dorset where in 1881 he and his eldest sister Ada were helping their mother look after the dairy herd there. John enlisted into the Dorsetshire Regiment of the Army and by 1891, although still single, was already serving as a corporal in the Regiment which was stationed at the Citadel in Plymouth Devon. He married in the district of Plymouth during the first quarter of 1893 to Bessie ROWE and they had the children listed below. By July 1893 John was the Depot Serjeant stationed at West Fordington Barrcks. The Regiment was posted to Malta where their daughter May was born before returning to Dorchester Barracks by March 1901. John was discharged from the Army on 23rd December 1908. By the time of the 1911 Census the family was living at 36 Providence St, Plymouth in Devon when John HOWARD was described as an Army Pensioner who also worked in the Government dockyard. John died at the age of 66 at Plymouth on 7th Jan 1931.
    (1) John Kellaway Howard Junior was baptised at Christchurch in West Fordington on 26th July 1893
    (2) Florence Ada Howard was baptised at Christchurch in West Fordington on 8th ay 1895
    (3) May Howard was born at Malta circa 1898
    (4) William James Howard was baptised at St Mary's Church in Dorchester on 2nd Nov 1899
    (5) Marie Irene Howardwas baptised at St Mary's Church in Dorchester on 22nd May 1902
    (6) Phillis Vera Howard was baptised at St Mary's Church in Dorchester on 28th Dec 1904

Charles Clarence Edwin HYDE

    Age: - 39
    Birth year: - 1872
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 2 Feb 1911
    Regiment : - RI Engineers.
    Rank: - Troop Sergeant Major
    Comments: - Regtl number 24610 Discharge date 9th Feb 1911; Note:- Born 1st July 1872 at Winterbourne Steepleton the son of Charles HYDE and Emma CROSS. He married Lucy Cutler (born at Bournemouth) 6th April 1902 at West Parley and died in 1969. In the 1891 Census as Charles Clarence Edward HYDE age 19 a Soldier (a Sapper) in the Royal Engineers born at Steepleton in Dorset. In 1911 Census age 39 living in Winterborne St Martin with wife and 4 children ]

Samuel IRWIN

    Age: - 21
    Birth year: - 1853
    Birth Place: - Stafford, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 27 Oct 1874
    Regiment : - Scots Guards 2nd Battalion.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl number 2650 [Note:- probably a ref to West Stafford in Dorset but not identified. ]

Thomas JACKSON

    Age: - 44
    Birth year: - abt 1775
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 25 Feb 1819
    Regiment : - ? [3rd Regiment Dragoons]
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - [Thomas son of Edward & Elizabeth JACKSON bap Holy Trinity Church Dorchester ; see Chelsea Pensions for Soldiers that served in Canada

John JEFFRIES

    Age: - 30
    Birth year: - abt 1774
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1804
    Service End Year: - 1817
    Regiment : - Regimenmt of Light Dragoons
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - WO97: Not identified

Henry JESSOP

    Age: - 25
    Birth year: - abt 1834
    Birth Place: - Evershot, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 8 Nov 1859
    Regiment : - Scots Fusillier Guards 1st Battalion.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - [Note:- Possibly Henry Jessop son of Joseph & Maria Jessop who was baptised at Evershot 5th June 1831 and buried there aged 56 on 29 Jan 1888; but with his family in 1861 recorded as aged 30 unmarried ag lab - his younger brother Steven aged 25 is a soldier in the Royal marines?]

George JOHNSON

    Age: - 37
    Birth year: - abt 1781
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 18 Mar 1818
    Regiment : - ?.
    Rank: - Sergeant
    Comments: - Not identified

Sydney Edward Ingleson JORDAN

    Age: - 14
    Birth year: - abt 1870
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1884 (or 1891 aged 21?)
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery (or 20th Hussars?)
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. RA/4079 (or RA/84664) As above two separate Service records - Note:- Sydney Edward Igleseant JORDAN (1870-1929) the son of William & Mary Ann JORDAN was baptised at Christchurch in West Fordington on 30th January 1870, his birth was incorrectly registered at the GRO in the 1st qtr 1870 in Dorchester district as Sydney Edward E JORDAN. His father was a Sergeant in the Royal Horse Artillery who were then based at the Barracks in West Fordington. After joining the RA in 1884 he was posted to Ireland where he married when he was 28 years old at Cork in Ireland to Ellie Alenia AHERN (generally known as Nellie- See civil registration of their marriage CLDS Film 101259 Vol 5 page 68 his third name is spelt 'Inglesant' )The 1911 Census shows Sydney married to Nellie E [Elena?] a native of County Cork in Ireland circa 1899 and they had 4 children born in Leicestershire circa 1900-1909 and in 1911 were resident at 2 Gentry Street Leicester. Nellie E Jordan died Dec 1921 aged 45 years at Leicester (GRO Ref 7a/262) and Sydney remarried to Margaret A MATTOCK in leicester in Dec 1923 GRO 7a/537. Sydney E Jordan died in Sep 1929 GRO Ref 6a/204 aged 59 years]

William JORDAN

    Age: - 20
    Birth year: - abt 1813
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1833
    Service End Year: - 1857
    Regiment : - 12th Royal Regiment of Lancers
    Rank: - Sergeant Major
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 408 Examined for Pension 25th May 1857 when aged 44 years [Note:- William JORDAN was baptiused at Melcombe Regis the son of John & Mary JORDAN on 10th April 1812 - Also located in 1871 Census living in Lambeth London William JORDAN head Married aged 59 a Pensioner born Dorset Weymouth with wife Ellen aged 43 a dressmaker born Ledbury Gloucestershire with his step children.

Alfred KEATS

    Age: - 20
    Birth year: - abt 1855
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 12 Jan 1875
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery Depot Brigade.
    Rank: - Driver
    Comments: - Regtl number 38519 - 2nd record states service start year 1873 aged 19 not identified

Edward KERTES KEATES

    Age: - 41
    Birth year: - abt 1768 (1786?)
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1809
    Service End Year: - 1827
    Regiment : - 81st Regiment of Foot
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - WO97:[Note:- Link to further information]

Herbert George KERRY

    Age: - 14
    Birth year: - abt 1875
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1889
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No.RA/72784 [Note:- Baptised at Christchurch West Fordington on 18th April 1875 the son of George & Eliza KERRY. His father was a soldier and they were resident in Fordington Barrcks. Located 1911 Census Sandhurst - 1 College Road, College Camberley Surrey recorded as Herbert George KERRY an Army pensioner aged 36 born Dorchester married to Mary Ann native of Waltham Essex aged 36 married for 15 years had 7 children 6 living 5 youngest children all born in India.

John LANE

    Age: - 37
    Birth year: - abt 1855
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 5 Jan 1892
    Regiment : - Dorsetshire.
    Rank: - Drummer
    Comments: - Regtl number 1780 not identified

George LAWES

    Age: - 22
    Birth year: - 1851
    Birth Place: - Handley (i.e. Sixpenny Handley), Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 30 Dec 1873
    Regiment : - Rifle Brigade 2nd battalion.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl number 1871 not identified

Edward LEGG

    Age: - 21
    Birth year: - 1835
    Birth Place: - Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 14 Oct 1856
    Regiment : - 13th Battalion.
    Rank: - gunner driver
    Comments: - [Note:- The Edward Legg son of George and Jane LEGGE who was baptised at Fordington St Georges church 18th Nov 1832 does not appear to have been in the army in 1851? so not so far identified]

Edward LEGG

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1850
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1868
    Service End Year: - [Bef 1901] ?
    Regiment : - [RA 2/13] ?
    Rank: - [Private]
    Comments: - WO97: Regyl No. 1811 Located

    Edward LEGG (1850-1915) was baptised at All Saints Church in Dorchester on 26th Dec 1850, the son of Edward LEGG (1816- 1859) by his wife Sarah nee WILLS (1815-1866). Follow link for information about his early life with his family. He joined the Army in 1868 and in 1871 is with the Popton Point Battery based in Pembrokeshire South Wales, at Pwllcrochan where he is recorded as Edward LEGG unmarried aged 23 (1848?) Private Soldier 2/13 Regiment R.A. born Dorchester Dorset. By 1891 he is still a private, but now more correctly recorded as being aged 40 and he has moved to the Barracks at Taunton in Somerset - although the enumerator records this as the 13th Regt of Somerset Light Infantry?. He married in Taunton to Jane NEAL in the 2nd quarter of 1893 (GRO Ref 5c/579).

    By the time of the 1901 Census Edward is recorded as an Army Pensioner still resident at Taunton but no longer at the barracks but living at Court No11 in the High street where he is supplementing his pension by working as a mason's labourer. He is married to Jane aged 46 a native of Plymouth & with them is their 4 children all born at Taunton. They are still there in 1911 shown as Edward LEGG Head aged 60 (1851) married for 18 years 3 living children, an Army Pensioner & Jobbing gardener born Dorchester Dorset with wife Jane Legg aged 57 a collar ironer and their children aged 17, 15 and 11. Edward died at Taunton aged 65 in the 4th qtr 1915 (GRO Ref 5c/372)

George LEGG

    Age: - 38
    Birth year: - 1789
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 20 Jun 1827
    Regiment : - Vide Rept?.
    Rank: - Drummer
    Comments: - Common name but might be George son of James & Christian LEGG bap All Saints Church Dorchester 9th Jan 1785?

Henry LEGGAT

    Age: - 42
    Birth year: - abt 1776
    Birth Place: - Dewlish, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 18 Mar 1818
    Regiment : - ?.
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - Not identified

Charles LESTER

    Age: - 32
    Birth year: - abt 1839
    Birth Place: - Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 11 Jul 1871
    Regiment : - 42nd Foot.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl number 695 [Note:- Charles LESTER the son of William & Mariann LESTER was baptised at St Georges Church Fordington on 9th Jan 1840]

Herbert LESTER

    Age: - 20
    Birth year: - abt 1865
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1885
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Coldstream Guards
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 6719 GRO Births 3rd qtr 1865 Dorchester district Ref 5a/329 Not identified

George LOCK

    Age: - 42
    Birth year: - 1823
    Birth Place: - Parish of All Saints, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 21 Mar 1865
    Regiment : - 8th Hussars.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl number 671 - Not identified

John LOCK

    Age: - 48
    Birth year: - abt 1751
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 2nd Dec 1799
    Regiment : - Dorset Regiment of Militia
    Rank: - Sargeant
    Comments: - Discharged 18 Nov 1799 Not clearly indentified common name

James LOVEWELL

    Age: - 50
    Birth year: - 1752
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - ?
    Regiment : - 4 Companies of Royal Town Invalids?.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Discharge Date 3rd June 1802 [Note Invalid companies were formed in the Royal Artillery to accommodate older and invalid soldiers who were utilised on garrison duties]

William LUCAS

    Age: - 14
    Birth year: - abt 1864
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1878
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 2743 - Note:- GRO Births 3rd qtr 1865 Dorchester District William Charles David LUCAS Ref 5a/324: Baptised Christchurch West Fordington 27th August 1865 the son of a shoeing smith in the Royal Horse Artillery George David LUCAS by his wife Esther Anne. Located 1871 Census William LUCAS aged 5 born Dorchester, with parents living at Plumstead Greenwich London 36 Royal Artillery Cottages; father George LUCAS age 37 shoeing smith RHA born Brompton Middlesex; mother Ann aged 31 born Canterbury Kent also with a younger sister Rosina aged 2. In 1881 Census William LUCAS resident at the Barracks at Canterbury Kent Single aged 16 years Boy Ads Trumpeter born Dorchester Dorset;

Richard LYMBB

    Age: - 56
    Birth year: - 1746
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 25 Aug 1802
    Regiment : - 40th Regt Foot.
    Rank: - Sergeant
    Comments: - Not identified

Harry LYONS

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1889
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1907
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - South Staffordshire Regiment
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97:Regtl No. Dorset/8476 [Note:- Samuel Henry LYONS Baptised at Fordington St Georges Church 22nd Dec 1889 resident at Mill St Fordington son of Henry & Maud LYONS fathers occupation Medical Staff Corps : Located 1891 Census living in Mill Street Fordington with his fathers mother in law Mary Young Head widow age 59 own means born Wilts Salisbury Henry Lyons his father aged 21 Labourer at Foundry born Stafford Burton on Trent with Maud born Fordington aged 23 years and Henry LYONS aged 2 years grandson of Mary Young born Fordington].

Frederick MATTHEWS

    Age: - 39
    Birth year: - 1871
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 29 Sep 1910
    Regiment : - Somersetshire L.I. 2nd battalion.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl Number 2630 [Note:- GRO Birth 1st qtr 1870 Dorchester District Ref 5a 368 not identified]

Daniel Mc GONEGLE

    Age: - 15
    Birth year: - abt 1886
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1901
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - [1st Battalion] Dorset Regiment
    Rank: - [Lance Corporal 1911] ?
    Comments: - WO97:Regtl No. 6357 [Note:- Located 1911 Census based at Frimley Surrey Daniel Mc GONEGLE Lance Corporal aged 26 years Single 1st Battalion Dorset Regiment born Dorchester Dorset.

Arthur James Mc INTOSH

    Age: - 14
    Birth year: - abt 1878
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1892
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - East Yorkshire Regiment
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 3936 [Note:- GRO Births Arthur James McIntosh 4th qtr 1878 Dorchester district Ref 5a/348 : Arthur James MacEntosh was baptised Dorchester 1st Dec 1878 the son of a soldier stationed at West Fordington barracks John & Jane MacENTOSH ]

Charles Godfrey Mc LEAN

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1873
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1891
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Cameron Highlanders
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97:Regtl No. Cam/2755 [Note: Located 1891 Census living Waterloo Place Southampton Hampshire Chas G McLean Servant age 16 Single Domestic Servant born Dorchester Dorset - not identified]

Frederick James MILLER

    Age: - 39
    Birth year: - 1836
    Birth Place: - Bradford, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 3 Aug 1875
    Regiment : - 4th Hussars.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl Number 1605

George Robert MILLER

    Age: - 21
    Birth year: - abt 1860
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1881
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - 45th Brigade
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97:Regtl No. 1895 [Note:-George Robert MILLER (1855-1935) Born 10th Jan 1855 at Druce Piddletown son of John Homer MILLER and Charlotte Edith STROUD fathers occupation Groom; Baptised 22nd July 1855 Up Cerne Dorset George Robert MILLER son of John Homer and Charlotte Edith MILLER residence Dorchester Dorset fathers occupation Labourer. His parents were married in Cerne Abbas 25th May 1851 Charlotte Edith being the daughter of John STROUD a Miller by trade. Charlotte was born in St Peters Parish in Dorchester but baptised at Godmanstone on 12th Sep 1824. In the 1861 Census living at Church St All Saints Parish Dorchester father John Homer MILLER Head married age 33 Foreman Brewer born Yeovil Somerset; Charlotte E Miller wife married age 37 born Dorchester Dorset. With them are their 3 children :- Henry Turner Miller age 8 born Dorchester ; George Robert Miller aged 6 born Druce Puddletown ; Frederick William Miller aged 2 born Dorchester (baptised All Saints Church Dorchester 27 July 1859). Further children were John Stroud MILLER bap All Saints church Dorchester 26 Oct 1861; Albert Edward MILLER bap All Saints Church Dorchester 7th Aug 1863; George Robert MILLER married 19th June 1889 when aged 28 to Clara RICHARDS at the registry office in Wolverhampton and they raised a family in Shropshire before George died at Market Drayton in June 1935.

James MILLIGAN

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1803
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1821
    Service End Year: - 1834
    Regiment : - Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners
    Rank: - Private (1851 Serjeant)
    Comments: - WO97/1151: [Note:-James MILLIGAN (1803-1883) Attested at Woolwich 8th March 1821 aged 18 born Dorchester trade a tailor : later serving for 5 years at Gibralter the remainder of his 13 years and 90 days service at home before discharged with a medical condition "organic disease of the stomach". Examined for Pension 9th April 1834 aged 31 years described at 5feet 7 inches tall brown hair grey eyes fair complexion. He was twice refused an in Pension on 22nd Sep 1857 and 24th Sep 1861 then admitted 1st Oct 1863. Papers state "Died 20th Nov 1883". Located 1851 Census at Royal Military Asylum Chelsea recored as James MILLIGAN a master Tailor Married aged 52 a Serjeant in the Army born Dorchester Dorset. Also 1871 Census still at Chelsea Royal Hospital for Pensioners as an Inmate aged 75 a widower born Dorchester and again in 1881.

George MITCHELL

    Age: - 40
    Birth year: - 1777
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 26 Nov 1817
    Regiment : - Rifle Brigade.
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - [Note:- See entry 19 Chelsea Pensions who served in Canada]

Joseph MITCHELL

    Age: - 20
    Birth year: - 1836
    Birth Place: - Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 26 Aug 1856
    Regiment : - Royal Horse Artillery.
    Rank: - Driver
    Comments: - There is a Joseph son of Joseph & Elizabeth baptised at St Georges church Fordington 27th Mar 1838 but have not traced him in the Army?

Stephen MITCHELL

    Age: - 27
    Birth year: - 1775
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - ?
    Regiment : - 24th Regiment of Foot.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Discharge Date 24th Jan 1802

John MORELAND

    Age: - 20
    Birth year: - abt 1867
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1887
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97:Regtl No. 60217 [Note:- GRO Births 1st qtr 1867 Dorchester District John Moreland Ref 5a/339 - Baptised Christchurch West Fordington entry 486 24th Feb 1867 John son of William & Elizabeth MORELAND resident at Dorchester Barracks fathers occupation shoeing smith in Royal Horse Artillery]

Thomas MOORE

    Age: - 37
    Birth year: - abt 1816
    Birth Place: - Beaminster, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 8 Nov 1853
    Regiment : - 36 Dn [Dragoons?].
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - not identified

Samuel MOORES

    Age: - 39
    Birth year: - abt 1757
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - ?
    Regiment : - Dorset Regiment of Militia.
    Rank: - Sergeant
    Comments: - Discharge Date 15 Jun 1796[Note:- Samuel son of Daniel & Susannah MOORES was baptised at Holy Trinity Church in Dorchester on 23rd Sep 1756. His name appears on the Militia Listing for Dorchester dated 13 May 1776 aged 19 years, when he was described as a journeyman, single, and his height was given as 5 feet 6 inches tall ]

Thomas Andrew John MORRIS

    Age: - 37
    Birth year: - abt 1868 or 1869
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 18 Jan 1906
    Regiment : - Royal Garrison Regiment 3.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Discharge Date 26th Jan 1906, Regtl Number 6285 not identified

Ernest James NEWMAN

    Age: - 34
    Birth year: - 1877
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 16 Nov 1911
    Regiment : - Dorsetshire 1st Battalion.
    Rank: - Sargeant
    Comments: - Regtl Number 3513 [Note:- Located 1911 Census resident at Frimley Surrey with 1st Battalion of Dorset Regiment Ernest James NEWMAN a Serjeant aged 33 years married born Dorset Maiden Newton

Arthur Henry NICHOLS

    Age: - 14
    Birth year: - abt 1882
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1896
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Queens (Royal West Surrey) Regiment
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. W.S./5082 - not identified

John NORMAN

    Age: - 42
    Birth year: - 1757
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 2nd Dec 1799
    Regiment : - Dorset.
    Rank: - Sargeant
    Comments: - [Note:- See 2 records below for more info]

John NORMAN

    Age: - 57
    Birth year: - 1757
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - ?
    Regiment : - Third Garrison Battalion.
    Rank: - Sergeant
    Comments: - [Discharge Date 26th Mar 1814 See record above and below for more info]

John NORMAN

    Age: - 42
    Birth year: - 1757
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - ?
    Regiment : - Dorset Regiment of Militia.
    Rank: - Sergeant
    Comments: - [Discharge Date 18th Nov 1799 - See 2 records above for more info - possibly of Charminster bap 10 Apr 1757 - but also note 25 Aug 1753 Fordington? ]

Salathiel NORRIS

    Age: - 40
    Birth year: - 1756
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - ?
    Regiment : - Dorset Regiment of Militia.
    Rank: - Sergeant
    Comments: - Discharge Date 15 Aug 1796 - Salathian NORRIS the son of William and Mary NORRIS was baptised at St Georges Church in Fordington on 4th May 1758. He joined the Dorset Regiment of Militia on 2nd May 1777 by volunteering to be a substitute for a millwright called Stephen Lawrence of Cerne Abbnas for which he received £1.10s. He was buried at FStG 10th Dec 1826 aged 68]

William NUTTING

    Age: - 36
    Birth year: - 1861
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 24 Aug 1897
    Regiment : - 14th Hussars.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Discharge Date 17th Aug 1897 - Regtl Number 2121

John OLD

    Age: - 21
    Birth year: - abt 1856
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1877
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Army service Corps
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97:Regtl No. 1496 [Note:- Located 1881 Census resident at Woolwich Arsenal John OLD son [incorrect?]unmarried age 23 Private AS Corps born Dorset Dorchester

William OLIVER

    Age: - 32
    Birth year: - 1781
    Birth Place: - St Over, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 12 Oct 1813
    Regiment : - 1 Foot HRH Duke of Kent.
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - not identified

John ORCHARD

    Age: - 48
    Birth year: - 1768
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - ?
    Regiment : - 1st Royal Regiment of Veterans.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Discharge Date 24 May 1816 not identified

William Alexander PALMER [Note Grateful for research carried out by Palmer Family Tree Ancestry.com where more detailed information is available]

    Age: - 14
    Birth year: - abt 1842
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1856
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : [Royal Engineers]
    Rank: - [Quaret Master Sergeant]
    Comments: - WO97: William Alexander PALMER (1842-1920) born 23rd June 1842 (GRO 3rd qtr 1842 Dorchester District Ref 8/43) - the son of a prison warder Thomas Palmer by his wife Jane Emma nee Goddard; no trace of baptism which could have been at Stonehouse Devon where his father was 1841 Census and 1845 when Thomas & Emma's son John Richard Palmer was born.
    Located 1851 Census with father a Colour Serjeant at East Stonehouse Royal Marine Barracks Devon William Palmer son aged 2 born Dorchester Dorset.:
    Located 1861 Census at Aldershot William A Palmer unmarried age 18 Buglar born DD;
    Located 1871 Census at Aldershot RE - William Alexander Palmer age 28 unmarried Corporal RE born DD ;
    He married Jane Emma GODDARD (1850-1891)16 Mar 1872 at Yorktown church Camberley Surrey, recorded as resident at Chatham a Serjeant Royal Engineers father Thomas a Pensioner;
    Located 1881 Census Gillingham Kent at School of Military William Alexander PALMER Head effectively married aged 38 Quarter master Serjeant born Dorchester Dorset with Jane Emma Palmer wife married age 31 born York Town Surrey;
    Located 1891 Census living Hackney Collector of Rents with wife and 6 children and Emma's mother. Wife Emma died 10 Oct 1891 Hackney
    Married 2nd time at the age of 50 to Mary Ann GRIMWOOD (1853-1944) at St Marks Dalston London 24th Jan 1893 a widower occupation estate agent
    Located 1901 Census Chingford William Alexander Palmer head age 58 grocer born DD with 2nd wife and children from 1st
    Located 1911 census Walthamstow Essex WAP Head 68 Married 18 years 6 children all living an Army Pensioner bor Dorchester Dorset
    See Probate Calander 1920 died 20th June 1920 at 16 Cavendish Road Highams Park Essex Effects £175. 1s admin to Ada Amelia Palmer spinster (i.e. his daughter) - GRO Deaths June 1920 aged 77 years Ref 4a.356

William George PALMER

    Age: - 19
    Birth year: - abt 1882
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1901
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Coldstream Guards
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 4105 not identified

James PARTRIDGE

    Age: - 43
    Birth year: - 1867
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 17 Nov 1910
    Regiment : - West Riding.
    Rank: - Color Sergeant
    Comments: - Discharge Date 24th Nov 1910 - Regtl Number 2552

Joseph PAYNE

    Age: - 55
    Birth year: - 1738
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - ?
    Regiment : - Dorset Regiment of Militia.
    Rank: - xxx
    Comments: - Discharge date 27 Mar 1793 - Not identified

Samuel PAYNE

    Age: - 37
    Birth year: - abt 1767
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1804
    Service End Year: - 1816
    Regiment : - 4th Royal Vetreran Battalion
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: [Link to more information in Chelsea Pensioners that served in Canada]

William Henry PAYNE

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1862
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1880
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - 38th Brigade
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 2492 [Note:- GRO Births 4th qtr 1862 Dorchester District Ref 5a/360]

Edward PEATY

    Age: - 19 on enlistment 1840 and 33 at examination for Pension
    Birth year: - 1821/1822
    Birth Place: - Cerne, Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1840
    Service End Year: - 1855
    Examination date : - 27 Feb1855
    Regiment : - 1st Regiment of Life Guards [e 95 685.H. ]
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - Regtl No. 761 - not identified

James PERRITT

    Age: - 30
    Birth year: - 1834
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 12 Jul 1834
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery 23rd Brigade.
    Rank: - Driver
    Comments: - Regtl number 798

George PETTY

    Age: - 48
    Birth year: - abt 1770
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 29 Apr 1818
    Regiment : - ?.
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - xxx

David PITMAN

    Age: - 45
    Birth year: - 1774
    Birth Place: - All Saints Parish, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 17 Mar 1819
    Regiment : - 9th Regiment of Foot.
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - [Note:- See Chelsea Pensioners that served in Canada entry 23 - and his 2nd marriage to Jane Orchard widow at St Georges Church Fordington 23rd May 1836 for more background information]

John PITMAN

    Age: - 40
    Birth year: - 1833
    Birth Place: - Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 24 Jun 1873
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery Coast Brigade.
    Rank: - Sergeant
    Comments: - Regtl Number 1919

William PORTER

    Age: - 35
    Birth year: - 1782
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 5 Jun 1817
    Regiment : - 30th Foot General Marners.
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: [Note:-- See entry 24 of Chelsea Pensioners that served in Canada for more information]

Matthew POUNCY

    Age: - 21 in 1835 and 39? in 1856
    Birth year: - abt 1814 to 1817
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1835
    Service End Year: - 1856
    Admission or Examination date : - 30 Sep 1856
    Regiment : - 10th Royal Regiment of Hussars.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl No. 1148 The Pouncy family in Dorchester had a reputation for late and sometimes multiple baptisms. Matthew POUNCY was the son of Robert and Hannah POUNCY and although born in 1817 was baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 14th March 1824 with his brother William. After discharge Matthew returned to live in Holy Trinity Parish Dorchester where he died at the age of 43 years (GRO Deaths 1st qtr 1860 Dorchester district Ref 5a/265) and was buried in the Civic Cemetery on 21st January 1860 when he was recorded as being a pensioner.

William RAYNOLD

    Age: - 61
    Birth year: - abt 1774
    Birth Place: - St Peters Parish, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 20 Oct 1835
    Regiment : - Dorset Earl Digby.
    Rank: - Serjeant Major
    Comments: - Note:- William RAYNOLD was the 2nd child from the marriage of William RAYNOLD who married Elizabeth ROLLS in St Peters church in Dorchester on 13 Apr 1773 ]

Daniel READ

    Age: - 20
    Birth year: - 1850
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 30 Aug 1870
    Regiment : - 13th foot G57610.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl Number 724

John REYNOLDS

    Age: - 28
    Birth year: - 1788
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset?
    Admission or Examination date : - 3 May 1816
    Regiment : - ?.
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - [Note:- Refer to entry 25 Chelsea Pensioners who served in Canada]

Edward RICKARDS

    Age: - 19
    Birth year: - abt 1849
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1868
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - ?
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: [Note:- Edward RICKARD was the son of a labourer Edward RICKARD by his wife Caroline nee STANLEY who married at Christchurch West Fordington on 1st May 1848. They are in the 1851 Census living at Grove Buildings in West Fordington with Henry Stanley who is Caroline's father, a master chimney sweep. Caroline is a native of Fordington whilst Edward Rickard Senior came from Kingston in Dorset. Edward Junior is aged 2 years and shown as being born at Fordington but I have not located a baptism. In the 1861 Census the family are living independently in Fordington at Millers Close when Edward Junior was aged 12 years. With him are two younger siblings:- William aged 8 years and Elizabeth aged 4 all born at Fordington. He is probably the Edward RICKARDS resident at The Raglan Barracks Stoke Damerel; Devonport; unmarried aged 21 years a Private in the 2nd battalion 18th Regiment shown as born in Dorchester Dorset. Also the Edward RICHARDS located in 1881 Census resident at 1/13th Light infantry aged 31 years [born cicra 1850] at Dorchester Dorset a private.

George RIGGS

    Age: - 21
    Birth year: - abt 1866
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1887
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 60788 - not clearly identified

James RITCHIE

    Age: - aged given as 17 at enlistment and 43 on examination for pension
    Birth year: - 1799 or 1802
    Birth Place: - Highary Ferrers?, Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1819
    Service End Year: - 1842
    Examination date : - 25 Oct 1842
    Regiment : - 2nd Dragoons Sir WH Grant.
    Rank: - Sargeant
    Comments: - not identified

Joseph RODGERS

    Age: - 40
    Birth year: - abt 1756
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1796
    Service End Year: - 1813
    Regiment : - 2nd Battalion of 88th Regiment of Infantry [Foot]
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: - See next record for Josh RODGERS

Josh RODGERS

    Age: - 43
    Birth year: - abt 1773
    Birth Place: - Holy Trinity Parish, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 22 Oct 1816
    Regiment : - General Hodgson.
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - [Note:- Refer to entry 26 Chelsea Pensioners who served in Canada. and above record for Joseph RODGERS]

George Harry RUSLING

    Age: - 22
    Birth year: - abt 1886
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1908
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - 23rd battalion Cs of London
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 156 - Note: GRO Births Dorchester District George Harry RUSLING 1886 2nd qtr Ref 5a/340. Not traced a Baptism -- In 1911 Census Married 2 uyears with 2 living children assistant conservative registration agent born Dorchester Dorset; living 58 Elmsleigh Road Wandsworth age 25

    Re-enlisted WWI 1st Sep 1914 into 24th Battalion of County of London Regt Royal Defence Corps aged 28 years 58 days, born Dorchester Dorset, height 5'10"; trade political agent; Resident at 2 Vicarage Terrace Wandsworth previously served in 4th VB East Surrey Regt and 23rd County of London Regt; Rank Sargeant; Married Mrs Alice Maud Jane RUSLING still at this address 4th Sep 1920; Service No 702045; Son of Edmund and Harriett RUSLING born 25th March 1886 ;4 children named served in India, Russia and Ireland - He was killed in action in Egypt 7th Nov 1917

Arthur SARGENT

    Age: - 42
    Birth year: - abt 1837
    Birth Place: - Stinsford, Dorchester, Dorset
    Examination date : - 6 May 1879
    Regiment : - Coast Brigade Royal Artillery.
    Rank: - Gunner
    Comments: - Regtl number 4731 - Note:- Arthur SARGENT (1835-?) son of Jacob SARGENT (1796-1864) and Susanna COWARD (1800-1873) baptised at Stinsford 15th March 1835; Family living in Stinsford in June 1841 but poor record Arthur aged 6 years; In 1851 Census Family living at London Street Fordington Dorset ; In 1871 Census living Plumstead Kent married aged 35 a Gunner in the Royal Artillery born Dorchester Dorset with wife Mary aged 36 and son Willie aged 6 years born at Malta.

Harry SAVAGE

    Age: - 21
    Birth year: - abt 1886
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1907
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Royal Engineers
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 16592: GRO Births Harry Savage 1885 3rd qtr Dorchester district ref 5a/337; Baptised Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 09 Oct 1885. In 1891 Census Titchfield Hants; In 1901 Census with parents Charles James SAVAGE (1860-1942) Head Married age 40 a butler born Stubbington Hants, with wife Elizabeth - Nee CRANMER (1873- aft 1911) ) Married age 28 born South Lambeth London and Harry SAVAGE son aged 15 years In School born Dorchester Dorset with 4 siblings born different locations:

John SEALE

    Age: - 43
    Birth year: - abt 1756
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Examination date : - 2nd Dec 1799
    Regiment : - Dorset Regiment of Militia
    Rank: - Sergeant
    Comments: - Discharge Date 18 Nov 1799 [Note:- Joan SEAL Baptised Holy Trinity Church Dorchester Dorset 24th April 1757 son of Joseph & Sarah SEAL. When he was 20 years old and a hellier by trade he volunteered as a substitute to serve in the Dorset Regiment of Militia in place of a Yeoman called Robert AMEY from the parish of Tincleton for which he was paid 1. 7s 6d . He was then described as being 5 feet 8 inches tall and unmarried. ]

John SERGEANT

    Age: - 37
    Birth year: - abt 1768
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1805
    Service End Year: - 1816
    Regiment : - 2nd Garrison Battalion
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - WO97: not identified

Thomas William SHANE

    Age: - 40
    Birth year: - 1872
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 25 Jan 1912
    Regiment : - Army service Corps A Supply Co.
    Rank: - Staff Sergeant
    Comments: - Regtl Number 9771 Probably Thomas William son of a shepherd George Gill and Eleanor Shane who was baptised at Godmanstone 14th Nov 1769

Thomas SHIPPICK

    Age: - ?
    Birth year: - ?
    Birth Place: - Bridport, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 5 Sep 1871
    Regiment : - 1 Foot 1 Battalion.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl Number 3422 - not identified

William Charles SHORTS? [SHORTO]

    Age: - 20
    Birth year: - abt 1864
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1884
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Coldstream Guards
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 5917 [Note:-This is William Charles the son of a Labourer David & Emma SHORTO GRO Births reg 1862 3rd qtr Weymouth district Ref 5a 306 who was baptised at Sydling St Nicholas on 25th Dec 1862. The family moved to live in Millers Close West Fordingon (recorded in the census returns for 1871 as SPORTS and 1881 with surname 'SHORTS') where he died at the age of 26 years being buried at St Georges Church Fordington on 14th Feb 1889. His father David SHORTO is also buried at Fordington on 12th Dec 1893 ]

Henry SIMMONDS

    Age: - 22
    Birth year: - abt 1798
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1820
    Service End Year: - 1842
    Regiment : - 51st Regiment of Foot
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97:Regtl No. 315 [Note:- Baptised St Georges Church Fordington on 25th Dec 1799 with sister Ann the children of Samnuel & Sarah SIMMONDS]

John SINGLETON

    Age: - 23
    Birth year: - abt 1862
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1885
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Somerset Light Infantry
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. Somt/1214 [Note:- Might be John son of Hugh and Susan Singleton bap Thornicombe Dorset 13th Oct 1861 as Family living at Durngate Street All Saints Parish Dorchester in 1871 John a scholar aged 9 years but moved to Holdenhurst Hants by 1881

Edward SLADE

    Age: - 40
    Birth year: - 1870
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 6 Jan 1910
    Regiment : - Dorsetshire 1 Battalion.
    Rank: - Sergeant
    Comments: - Discharge Date 13 Jan 1870 Regtl No. 2793 Note:- Edward SLADE Attested WW1 Soldier 2793 on 7th Jan 1889 aged 19 years 11 months born Dewlish Dorset trade a shepherd height 5feet 4¾ inches Fresh Complexion Grey eyes Brown hair scar on front of right thigh promoted corporal 2nd June 1893 appointed Lance Sargeant 13 Jun 1895 promoted serjeant 17 Nov 1897 re engaged to complete 21 years service 10 Apr 1901 Discharged 6th Jan 1910Service Home 4 Jan 1889 to 13 Sep 1891 ; Egypt 14 Sep 1891 to 26 Sep 1893 ; India 27th Sep 1893 to 30th Apr 1907 Home 1st May 1907 to 6th Jan 1910Mother Jane - China Hill Piddlehinton Dorset Married Elizabeth Scorah spinster Umballa 16th Oct 1900 lists 4 children 1 deceased. Next of Kin Wife Elizabeth SLADE 22 Whitworth Road Portsmouth. Edward Oded SLADE the son of Matthew and Jane SLADE was baptised at Dewlish 25th March 1869 and his birth registered at the GRO in 1st qtr 1869 Dorchester District Ref 5a/366]

Thomas SMITH

    Age: - 33
    Birth year: - 1832
    Birth Place: - Parish of Holy Trinity, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 5 Dec 1855
    Regiment : - Royal Engineers G1440.
    Rank: - Sapper
    Comments: - Regtl Number 2726 [Note:- Thomas son of George and Ann SMITH baptised Holy Trinity Church Dorchester 16th Feb 1832 In 1851 resident at Cuckolds Row Fordington Thomas SMITH son unmarried aged 19 years born Dorchester. His father George aged 42 was a Cordwainer born Blandford and his mother Ann aged 412 born Shatfesbury brotheers John aged 17, William aged 13 and George ? all born Fordington. See parents marriage at All Saints Church Dorchester on 3rd Apr 1831 for more information about the family]

Thomas SMITH

    Age: - 25
    Birth year: - 1849
    Birth Place: - Malden New [Maiden Newton?] , Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 5 May 1874
    Regiment : - 21 Brigade.
    Rank: - Gunner
    Comments: - Regtl Number 1951

John Gregory SMITH

    Age: - 42
    Birth year: - 1868
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 26 May 1910
    Regiment : - Army service Corps C Supply Co.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Discharge Date 2 Jun 1910 Regtl Number 8732 Note:- John Gregory SMITH (1867-1944) Bap 29th Dec 1867 Christchurch West Fordington Dorset the son of Henry Charles SMITH (1832-1897) and Elizabeth GREGORY (b 1837); 1871 Census living at Hamiltons Row Fordington with parents and siblings John G Smith aged 3 years born Dorchester.

Charles SPRACKLING

    Age: - 20
    Birth year: - 1854
    Birth Place: - Stratton, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 10 Mar 1874
    Regiment : - 46th Foot.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl Number 1293 [Note:- Charles Bagg SPRACKLING bap Stratton 19th Dec 1852 son of Eli and Martha SPRACKLING; 1861 Census Stratton Charles Sprackling son of Martha a widow aged 8 years born Stratton]

James STANLEY

    Age: - 30
    Birth year: - 1837
    Birth Place: - Farrington [Fordington], Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 10 Dec 1867
    Regiment : - 13th Hussars F26422.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl Number 15 - not identified

John STECKLEIN

    Age: - 22
    Birth year: - abt 1803
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1825
    Service End Year: - 1827
    Regiment : - 45th Regt of Foot
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: not identified

John STRICKLAND

    Age: - 24
    Birth year: - 1804
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 21 May 1828
    Regiment : - 45 Foot Earl Cavans.
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - not identified

William James STRICKLAND

    Age: - 24
    Birth year: - abt 1791
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1815
    Service End Year: - 1818
    Regiment : - 1st Battalion Regiment of Rifle Brigade
    Rank: - Corporal
    Comments: - WO97: See also Chelsea pensioners who served in Canada for more information - not identified

John STROUD

    Age: - 49
    Birth year: - 1711
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 2nd May 1760
    Regiment : - 2nd Dragoons.
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - possibly John Stroud bap at Puddletown Dorset 9th Nov 1707 son of William and Ann Stroud?

Charles STURMEY

    Age: - 40
    Birth year: - 1848
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 18th Sep 1888
    Regiment : - 10th Hussars.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl Number 905 [Note:- GRO Births Charles STURMEY Dorchester Dostrict 4th qtr Ref 8/43 - might be Alfred Charles son of a groom James STURMEY (1821-1885) and Elizabeth nee ROBINS (1823-1894) who married Blandford St Mary 22 Sep 1844. Alfred Charles bap Nether Cerne Dorset 5th Nov 1848 ; in 1851 Census Nether Cerne Alfred Charles STURMY aged 2 years but no trace4 after that inc GRO Deaths?

Charles SWYER

    Age: - 42
    Birth year: - 1832
    Birth Place: - Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 14 Jul 1874
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery 4th Brigade
    Rank: - Gunner
    Comments: - Regtl Number 620 [Note:- Baptised at Fordington St George's Church 4th jan 1829 the son of John & Honor SWYER resident at Fordington. Located 1841 (aged 8 ) and 1851 Census living with parents and siblings at Mill St Fordington Charles SWYER a tailors apprentice by trade born Fordington aged 18 years (1833) son of John & Sarah SWYER father a shoemaker ; Located 1881 Census living Tottenham Middlesex London Head Married age 49 a Tailor born Fordington with wife Sarah aged 43 native of Northamptonshire with children William aged 26 unmarried deaf and dumb born Cripplegate Midd Charles son aged 21 born Shorncliffe Kent (Note a military barracks) George son aged 17 born Montreal Canada and Alfred born New Brunswick St John's Canada

George SYMES

    Age: - 39
    Birth year: - 1840
    Birth Place: -Frampton, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 10 Jun 1879
    Regiment : - Scots Guards
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl Number 315 [Note:- Located 1871 Census living at Chelsea London aged 31 unmarried Private Soldier at Barracks for 2nd battalion Scots Fusiller Guards born Dorset Frampton]

Tom TEWKESBURY

    Age: - 23
    Birth year: - abt 1866
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1889
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97:Regtl No. 72799 [Note:- Located 1901 Census living at Godalming Guildfrod Surrey with his parents Thomas TEWKSBURY Head Married age 60 Head Gamekeeper born Dorset Sutton Chigwell and his wife Louisa aged 57 born Sherborne and Tom TEWKESBURY son single aged 39 a Reservist in the Royal Field Artillery born Dorset Buckland Ripers . He was baptised at Buckland Ripers Dorset 27th Feb 1863 See also 1881 Census at Buckland

George THOMAS

    Age: - 29
    Birth year: - 1833
    Birth Place: - St James? Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 16 Sep 1862
    Regiment : - Royal Arillery Depot Brigade
    Rank: - Gunner
    Comments: - Regtl Number not identified

John THOMAS

    Age: - 22
    Birth year: - 1847
    Birth Place: - Maiden Newton, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 20 Jul 1869
    Regiment : - ?
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl Number 1034

John TIBBS

    Age: - 19
    Birth year: - abt 1821
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1840
    Service End Year: - 1857
    Regiment : - 11th Regt of infantry
    Rank: - Corporal
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 1614 [Note:- He was baptised at All Saints Church in Dorchester on 20th April 1821 the 3rd child from the marriage of Henry TIBBS and Elizabeth SIVILL who married at HT Church in Dorchester 28th May 1816. In 1851 he was serving at Brompton Military Barracks in Gillingham Kent John TIBBS unmarried aged 30 Private in the Army born Dorchester; ]

Thomas TOBIAS

    Age: - 48
    Birth year: - 1860
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 12 Nov 1908
    Regiment : - Somersety Light Infantry
    Rank: - Militia Serjeant Major
    Comments: - Discharge Date 19 Nov 1908, Regtl Number 2406 [Note:- GRO Births Thomas TOBIAS 1860 1st qtr Dorchester District Ref 5a 395; The Light Bob Gazette July 1936 Obituary Ex R.S.M. Thomas TOBIAS D.C.M. Died at taunton on 23rd March 1936 aged 76 years a native of Cerne Abbas. Mr TOBIAS enlisted in the 13th Regiment of Light Infantry at Leeds on Sep 13th 1878, and was discharged at Taunton on Nov 19th 1908. During the great war he again answered the call to the colours and served for a few months with the Regiment until he was invalided out. Altogether his Armt service extended over 36 years. He was the possessor of the Zulu War Medal, the Boer War Medals (king's and Queen's ), the latter with three bars, the Distinguished Conduct medal and the Long service and good Conduct Medal. After his discharge he was awarded the Meritorious Medal for long service together with an annuity of £10 per annum. Picture on Family tree on Ancestry.com.

Albert Edward TRENT

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1883
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1901
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Dorsetshire Regiment
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. Dorset/18903 [Note:- GRO Births Dorchester District 1883 4th qtr Albert edward TRENT Ref 5a 317; Albert Edward son of Herbert & Annie TRENT baptised 16 Dec 1883 at All Saints Church Dorchester, fathers occupation assistant to a Baker. Birth given on brief UK Royal Navy Register of Seamans Services as 18th Nob 1881 born Dorchester Dorset occupation baker height 5 feet 4½ inches, Light Brown Hair, Grey eyes and fresh complexion served on ship "Colossus" 8th March 1900 to 5th Nov 1900 good conduct discharged to shore. He then enlisted in the Army aged 17 in 1901.At Portland with parents in 1901 census (entry deleted as in Ireland on Census night)

Thomas TRIM

    Age: - 37
    Birth year: - 1782
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - ?
    Regiment : - 10th Royal Regiment of Veterans
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Discharge Date 24 Mar 1819; Regtl Number ? Not identified

William TRIM

    Age: - 19
    Birth year: - abt 1878
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1897
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Hussars of the Line
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 4329 20th Hussars - not identified

Charles TRINKLE

    Age: - 21
    Birth year: - abt 1856
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1877
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - 40th
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 760 - not identied might be of West Lulworth?

William TRIPP

    Age: - 43
    Birth year: - 1756
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 2nd Dec 1799
    Regiment : - Dorset Regiment of Militia
    Rank: - Sergeant
    Comments: - Discharge Date 18 Nov 1799; Regtl Number ? - not identified might be of Melcombe Horsey bap 14 Sep 1757 son of William and Hannah TRIPP?

John TRIVETT [TREVETT]

    Age: - 22/23
    Birth year: - 1833
    Birth Place: - Winterbourne Steepleton, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 10 Jun 1856
    Service Start year : - 1855
    Service End Year: - 1856
    Regiment : - 13th battalion Royal Artillery
    Rank: - Gunner and Driver
    Comments: - Regtl Number 1744

James George VINCENT

    Age: - 20
    Birth year: - abt 1874
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1894
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. R.A./4235 [Note:- GRO Birth 1874 2nd qtr Dorchester district Ref 5a/337 - not clearly identified]

John VYE

    Age: - 43
    Birth year: - 1826
    Birth Place: - Tolpuddle, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 15 Jun 1869
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery G43839
    Rank: - Gunner
    Comments: - Regtl Number 1988

Alick James WALES

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1881
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1899
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97:RA/34465 [Note:- ALECK James WALES (1881-1929) was baptised at Holy Trinity Church in Dorchester on 21 Aug 1881 the son of George & Flora WALES, from Dorchester. His father was a soldier in the Royal Engineers and probably arrived in Dorchester circa 1878 but was discharged prior to 1879 when he became an Army Pensioner. In 1879 his sister Maggie (one of 10 siblings) was baptised at Christchurch in West Fordington when his father became a Post Office telegraph batteryman and the family lived in West Fordington at Great Western Terraces. By 1887 however they had moved to live at South Stoneham in Hampshire and Alec J. WALES their son is recorded as aged 9 born at Dorchester. In 1899 Aleck enlisted in the RA and in 1901 is resident at Leeds Cavalry Barracks an unmarried gunner in the Royal Field Artillery. He married in the 2nd qtr of 1902 at Leeds (GRO Ref 9b/931) to Mary Ann STATON by whom he had at least 4 children 1903-1910 - their address in 1911 was 10 Globe Road Holbeck Leeds where he worked as a van man for a cardboard box maker. In WWI he enlisted as soldier 879 in the 1st West Riding RFA on 6th March 1912 when he was described as 5 feet 9½ inches tall brown hair fair complexion and grey eyes. Re-engaged into the territorial Force Soldier 724030 1st Sep 1920 & 17th Aug 1921. 1st wife died and he re-married 25th Sep 1927 to Edith THEWLIS a widow at St Peters hunslet Leeds. Died 8th April 1929 at 87 Dartmouth St Dewsbury Road Leeds admin to second wife Edith]

George WALLIS

    Age: - 21
    Birth year: - 1853
    Birth Place: - Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 23 Jun 1874
    Regiment : - 43rd Foot
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl Number 2063 - not identified

Simon WARR

    Age: - 37
    Birth year: - 1777
    Birth Place: - Pulham, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 5 Aug 1814
    Regiment : - West Norfolk Militia Earl of Oxford
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - Regtl Number ? [Note:- Simon WARR was baptised in the parish of Pulham Dorset on 9th June 1776 the son of William & Eliza WARR]

John WARREN

    Age: - 52
    Birth year: - 1800
    Birth Place: - Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 21 Sep 1852
    Regiment : - Dorset Militia
    Rank: - Serjeant
    Comments: - Regtl Number ? [Note:- John WARREN (1799-1866) the son of William & Elizabeth WARREN was baptised at St Georges Church Fordington on 12th May 1799. He had a younger brother William baptised there in 1806. He married Mary Ann GAULTON at FStG Church on 31st July 1821 (follow link for information on his family) He is listed in the 1851 Census as a widower aged 51 a Sergeant in the Dorset Militia living on Fordington Hill with 4 of his surviving children. He died there on 7th March 1866 aged 66 and was buried at St Georges Church 10th March 1866 and is commemorated on a gravestone ]

John Gaulton WARREN

    Age: - 38
    Birth year: - 1837
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 19 Jan 1875
    Regiment : - Dorset Militia
    Rank: - Serjeant
    Comments: - Regtl Number ? [Note:- John Galton WARREN (1835-1884) was the 7th child of John WARREN (1799-1866) who married Mary Ann GAULTON at St Georges Church Fordington on 31st July 1821. Located 1871 Census HT Parish Dorchester Shirehall Lane John G WARREN Head Married age 35 Soldier Dorset Militia born Dorchester; with Jane Warren wife age 34 born Sherborne John Warren son age 10 born D; William son age 7 born D Martha B daughter age 5 born D; Henry C son born D; Fanny daughter age 3 months. John Galton Warren, a bachelor, labourer, son of John Warren - married Jane Gillard daughter of John Gillard, a shepherd, at Sherborne 3rd Nov 1859.

James Alfred WEEDEN

    Age: - 20
    Birth year: - abt 1862 [circa Oct 1862]
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1882
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Commissariat & Transport Corps
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. T/4716 [Note:- Located attestation papers ancestry.com - James Alfred WEEDEN born Dorchester Dorset trade butcher 18th Dec 1882 age 20 years 2 months height 5 feet 7¼ inches, weight 145lbs chest 34" Fresh complexion blue eyes dark brown hair C of E scars on back of neck, loins and left knee. Regtl No. 4716 , private, good conduct pay 18 Dec 1884; In custody of Civil Power 18th Oct 1891 to 31` Oct 1891 for embezzelment ; Discharged (Felony) Rank driver 31st Oct 1891. Service Record Home 18th Dec 1882 to 11 Nov 1884; South Africa 12th Nov 1884 to 8th Dec 1885; Home 9th Dec 1885. Next of Kin father John WEEDON 5 Willow Cottages Riverside Kew Surrey - Not located any baptism so far : -See 1871 Census as a James WHEADON aged 7 (1864) living at Chickerell Dorset son of John WHEADON Head married age 43 brickmaker born Chard So9merset and Honer wife age 43 laundress born Wool Bridge (near Dorchester) with them is John WHEADON son unmarried age 14 a labourer born in Dorchester - his younger brother Charles aged 11 was also born at Dorchester before moving to Wyke Regis where a sister Caroline was born aged 9 and James their son aged 7?.

Frederick WELLMAN

    Age: - 40
    Birth year: - 1834
    Birth Place: - Woodsford, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 7 Jul 1874
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery Coast Brigade
    Rank: - Gunner
    Comments: - Regtl Number 4530 Located 1911 Census Frederick Wellman Head aged 77 years Married to Mary for 37 years 4 children 2 living Army Pensioner born Woodsford

William WELLSPRING

    Age: - 34
    Birth year: - 1845
    Birth Place: - Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 14 Oct 1879
    Regiment : - Scots Guards 1st Battalion
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl Number 1163 [Note:- William WELLSPRING was Baptised FStG 24th May 1844 son of James & Hester WELLSPRING - Note GRO Marriages Dorchester District James Wellspring and Esther Woodland 1843 2nd qtr Ref 8/125]

Thomas WESLEY

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1879
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset?
    Service Start year : - 1897
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Army Service Corps
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. T/13289 - Attestation Papers image ancestry.com Thomas WESLEY born Dorchester Dorset age 18 years 6 months occupation horse keeper dated 11th May 1897 - Service record Home 11 May 1897 to 27 Oct 1899 ; South Africa 28 Oct 1899 to 8th June 1900; Home 9th June 1`900 to 10th May 1909 Father next of kin Frederick Wesley Vassel Mews Brixton london SW Description age 18 years 6m 5feet 3 inches tall; 115lbs 33 inch chest Fresh Complexion Brown eyes Dark brown hair

Richard Thomas WEST

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1869
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1887
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Shropshire Light Infantry
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97:Regtl No. 2302

George WETTEY

    Age: - 20
    Birth year: - abt 1864
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1884
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Scots Guards
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97: Regtl No. 6246

Charles WHEELER

    Age: - 55
    Birth year: - 1747
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - ?
    Regiment : - Dorset Militia
    Rank: - Drummer
    Comments: - Discxharge Date 24th April 1802; Regtl Number ?

Thomas WHITE

    Age: - 29
    Birth year: - 7 Jul 1874
    Birth Place: - Bolton?, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 7 July 1874
    Regiment : - Royal Artillery Depot Brigade
    Rank: - Gunner
    Comments: - Regtl Number 34835

Walter William WHITE

    Age: - 18
    Birth year: - abt 1876
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Service Start year : - 1894
    Service End Year: - ?
    Regiment : - Rifle Brigade
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - WO97:Regl No. 3087

John WHITTLE

    Age: - 41
    Birth year: - 1835
    Birth Place: - Winterbourne Steepleton, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 5 Sep 1876
    Regiment : - Boast Brigade Royal Artillery
    Rank: - Gunner
    Comments: - Regtl Number 5600

George WILLIAMS

    Age: - 29
    Birth year: - 1839
    Birth Place: - Combe Keynes, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 4 Aug 1868
    Regiment : - 19th Foot 2nd Battralion
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - Regtl Number 1377

James WILLIAMS

    Age: - 39
    Birth year: - 1775
    Birth Place: - Pettleton?, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 2nd Nov 1814
    Regiment : - ?
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - Regtl Number ?

Willoughby WILLS

    Age: - 45
    Birth year: - 1868
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 30 Jan 1913
    Regiment : - Durham Light Infantry 2nd Battalion
    Rank: - Quarter Master Serjeant
    Comments: - Discharge Date 6th Feb 1913; Regtl Number 4359

James WINZER

    Age: - 75?
    Birth year: - 1791?
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 11th Dec 1866
    Regiment : - Staff Corps
    Rank: - Serjeant
    Comments: - Regtl Number xxx

John WINZER

    Age: - 41
    Birth year: - 1786
    Birth Place: - Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 31 Oct 1827
    Regiment : - 2nd Life Guards Earl Cathe?
    Rank: - ?
    Comments: - Regtl Number ?

Thomas WINZER

    Age: - 37
    Birth year: - 1801
    Birth Place: - Fordington, Dorchester, Dorset
    Admission or Examination date : - 25 Jul 1838
    Regiment : - 45th Foot.
    Rank: - Private
    Comments: - [Note:- Thomas the son of William & Sarah WINZAR was baptised at St Georges Church in Fordingon on 15th Feb 1801]


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