1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Donald Arthur Homersham

Contributed by: Mrs Jan Powell, on 2008-11-04

Corporal Donald Homersham MM
Rank
First Name Donald Arthur
Surname Homersham
Year of Birth 1895
Year of Death 1916
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Place of Wartime Residence Herne Bay, Kent

Donald Arthur's Story

Photo taken in February 1916. Donald was one of eight children, he had three brothers and four sisters. One of his brothers died in 1912 and two of his other brothers also fought in the First World War.

My Great Uncle Donald Homersham

He had served an apprenticeship as a bootmaker and before joing up was workin in one of the London shops of Messrs Upson the boot people. He joined the Army at Christmas 1914 and was killed instantly by a shell on Friday 6th October 1916. He had been promoted to Corporal and was awarded the military medal for rescuing his officer on the 1st July 1916.

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