The following members of my extended tree gave their lives for their Country during the Second World War. If you are connected with or have further information on any of them I would be pleased to hear from you.
St Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, Dorchester Road, Weymouth where Florence Jessie Tompkins and Francis Stephen Clark were married in 1918 is amongst the churches to be sold off in a reorganization of the Weymouth and Portland parishes of the Diocese of Plymouth. Read Martin Lea‘s story in the Dorset Echo.
Henry, or as he was better known Lew, was born on 3rd March 1910 at West Compton, Dorset, England the second youngest of eight children of farm labourer Frederick William Tompkins and his wife Annie Linda Eyers. He was christened at West Compton and early schooling was at nearby Wynford Eagle.
Florence Jessie Tompkins was born in 1897 at Frome Vauchurch, Dorset, England the daughter of farm labourer Frederick William Tompkins and his wife Annie Linda Eyers and spent her early years at Wynford Eagle and West Compton. Like many country girls of the time she entered domestic service, first with the local rector and at the time of the Great War as a cook at 14 Victoria Terrace in the seaside town of Weymouth, Dorset.