Horace Guy Docker, MC

1893 Sep 10.. Born Cardiff

1901 census at 9, Partridge Road, Roath

1911 census at 28 Clifton Street, Cardiff

1915 Welsh Army Corps papers . BD2/15. H. G. Docker, Cardiff, April 1915, letters on his behalf from his father

1915 May 11. Welsh Reg. 18th Battalion (2nd Glamorgan)β€” The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants.: β€” Horace Guy Docker

1916 Oct 1. Promoted Lt

1917 Feb 27. Labour Corps. Temp. Lt. H. G. Docker, from Welsh R., to be temp. Lt. 27 Feb. 1917, retaining his Army seniority

1917 Oct 30. Welsh R. Temp. Lt. H. G. Docker, from Lab. Corps, to be temp. Lt. (attd.). 30 Oct. 1917, with seniority 1 Oct. 1916.

1917 Oct/Dec Married in Cardiff to Margaret E Hutton

1918 Dec 21. Welsh E.β€”The undermentioned to be actg. Capts. (addtl.): β€” Temp. Lt. H. G. Docker, Serv. Bn.

1919 Oct 4. MC Gazetted T./Lt. Horace Guy Docker, 2nd Bn., Welsh Reg. He ably led his platoon on the 18th October, 1918, near Wassigny, and rounded up a machine-gun nest. He showed marked courage throughout the attack. Again, on 23rd October, 1918, near Rejet de Beaulieu, when his company commander had become a casualty, he took command, and in spite of heavy casualties gained and consolidated all his objectives. His work was of the highest order.

1921 Apr 15. Welch R. Temp. Lt. H. G. Docker, M.C., relinquishes his commission on completion of service and retains the rank of Lt.

1921 Jun 1. Joined ADRIC with service no.2014 . Posted to Depot

1921 Oct 2. Promoted Section Leader

1922 Jan discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1934 Apr/Jun . Married in London to Doris Martin

1939 Register. Living with brother Leslie M Docker at 104 Carlton Avenue West , Wembley. He is a General Manager, Wholesale Meat

1954 Jul/Sep. Died Willesden, Middlesex

 

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