Re: William Candy 1880 George Candy - Dorset, Bourmemouth
I think you'll find that William was a son of George Thomas CANDY and his wife Sarah MILLARD who married on 1st January 1878. As far as I know, he was born at Trudoxhill in Somerset and baptised (William Edmund) there on 24 Jan 1879.
George Thomas died on 9 Jul 1889; Sarah was still alive in 1917 as she was cited as the Next Of Kin when William enlisted in the First World War.
This is the only stumbling block to the story; if he was married to Lucy HORDLE then I would have expected her to be nominated as his NOK.And according to freebmd, William and Lucy were still having children as late as 1920, so it doesn't look as if she died before 1917.
Let me know if I can help further.