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LUTON WAR MEMORIAL
WORLD WAR 1 - SURNAMES D

World War 1
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2019

Note: The Luton Roll of Honour gives military detail, martital status and an address that is noted as residence but is probably the address of the person notifying them. Addresses differ from that given on the Luton RoH, CWGC and census records. Names can vary between records and thus there may be conflicting entries by a name. Spellings differ between records. All this we have tried to indicate here.

DALE Owen Brownlow
Private 764687, 17th (County of London) Battalion (Artist Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 24 August 1917. Aged 19. Born 11 May 1898 in Woolwich, resident and enlisted Luton. Baptised 16 June 1898 in Woolwich, Holy Trinity, son of Annie and Owen Cliffrord Dale. Unmarried. Son of Owen Clifford Dale and Annie Dale, of "Brooklands," 92, New Bedford Road, Luton. Attested 10 May 1916 at Luton, aged 18 years, resident Brooklands, near Bedford Road, Luton, a Clerk at the War Office London (Civil Servant), unmarried, height 5 feet 10 inches, weight 124 lbs, chest 34½ inches. With British Expeditionary Force (B.E.F. ) in France 26 May 1917 until his death. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Woolwich, Kent, son of Owen C and Annie Dale, resident 2, Hare Street, Woolwich, London & Kent. Admitted to Cambridge Paradise Street School (higher grade) School, Cambridge in 7 October 1907, son of Owen C Dale, resident Horse & Groom, left 7 April 1909 when the family moved. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY, ST. LAURENT-BLANGY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row P. Grave 6.
DANIELS Colin [Campbell]
Acting Sergeant 45056, Bedford S.D. , Royal Engineers. Died 5 November 1919. Aged 25. Born Salford, Lancashire. Married. Son of William Daniels, husband of Rhoda (nee Hornsby) Daniels, of 10, Lincoln Road, Luton, married in the January to March Quarter 1918 in Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Salford, Lancashire, son of William R and Lilly Daniels, resident 52, Old Lane, Chadderton, Oldham, Lancashire. Enlisted 31 August 1914. Height 5 feet 11 inches, weight 120 lbs, chest 32 inches. Discharged 1 October 1918 under Para 2 (i) Sickness 392 xvi King's Regulations, aged 24, issued Silver War Badge B17636 11 October 1918, suffered inuries when he was blown up in a trench and buried at Chemindes Dermes, France, 27 May 1918. Formerly employed as a Weighing Machinist Fitter employed by W. & T. Avery Ltd. Posted 31 August 1914 at Chatham. Served in France, Belgium and Egypt. Buried in LUTON GENERAL CEMETERY, Bedfordshire. Grave 6881.
DARBY Frederick George
Signal Boy J/34280, H.M.S. "Black Prince", Royal Navy. Killed at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 17. Born 9 July 1899 in Luton. Son of Mary Ann Darby, of 7, Princess Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. Prior to enlistment he was a Straw Worker. Enlisted 9 July 1917 to 12 years (5 years and 7 years in Reserve). Height 5 feet 3½ inches, chest 33 inches, brown hair, brown eyes, fair complexion. Unmarried. Son of Mary Ann Darby, of 7, Princess St. , Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Luton, son of Walter and Mary A Darby, resident 1, Castle Street, Couples Place, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Luton, at school, son of Walter and Mary Darby, resident 63, Ivy Road, Luton. Admitted 4 July 1910 to Luton, Beech Hill High School as george Frederick Darby, son of Walter Darby, resident 63, Ivy Road, Luton, left 22 December 1911 by permission. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent, Panel 16.
DARBY Percy Francis
[Luton RoH states 2nd Battalion] Private 2676, 1st/24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's), London Regiment. Killed in action 26 May 1915. Aged 19. Resident Luton, enlisted St. Alban's. Resident 31 Biscot Road, Luton. Son of George Francis and Emily Darby, of "St. Ive's", Oak Rd. , Leagrave, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 46 & 47.
DAVIS Edward Samuel
Private 7170, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 2 September 1918. Aged 36. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Son of Mrs. Margaret Pritchard, of Rear of 21, Duke St. , Luton. In the 1891 census he was aged 8, born Luton, a scholar, son of Margaret Davis (a widow), resident Duke Street, Luton. Regularly played truant from Luton, Hitchin Road Boys' School between 1894 and 1896. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Luton, a General Labourer, son of Margaret Pritchard (a widow), resident Rear of 23, Duke Street, Luton. Buried in RED CROSS CORNER CEMETERY, BEUGNY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 9.
DAVIS Frederick
Private 27629, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 June 1917. Aged 21. Born Croydon, Surrey, resident Leagrave, Bedfordshire, resident Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Resident 19, Tavistock Street. Buried in ORCHARD DUMP CEMETERY, ARLEUX-EN-GOHELLE,Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 4.
DAVIS Harry
Private G/638, 1st Battalion, the Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 16 February 1916. Born St. Albans, Herts, resident South Norwood, Surrey, enlisted Croydon, Surrey. Married. Resident 36, Bailey Street. Buried in CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row F. Grave 9.
DAY Albert James William
Private T4/141062, 1st Field Supply Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on service 23 June 1916. Aged 54. Born Bedford, resident Luton, enlisted Pontypool. Married. Resident 8, Talbot Road. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Day, of Luton, Beds; husband of Emily Day, of 5, Windsor St. , Wolverton, Bucks. Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 18.
DAY Albert Jesse William
Private 32114, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Birth registered in the January to March Quarter 1896, mother's maiden name Hammett. Resident 25, Brache Street. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Luton, son of Emily day (a widow), resident 34, St Anns Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Luton, an Errand Boy, son of Emily Day (a widow), resident 35, Chase Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
DAY

Francis aka Frank

Private 92711, 2nd/2nd Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment formerly Lance Corporal 6/9687 6th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds Wednesday 28 August 1918. Aged 22. Born Barrow-in-Furness, resident Belvedere, Kent, enlisted Woolwich. Son of Alice Day, 9 Hockingtone Lane, Luton. (poss. Stockingstone) and the late George William Day. Resident West View, Old Bedford Road. Unmarried. Buried in DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 30. See also Stopsley memorial

DAY George
Corporal 14/13647, No. 2 Platoon, "A" Company, 15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Born Luton, Bedford, resident Luton, enlisted Darlington. Son of George and Sophia Day, of Kennel Cottages, Kinsbourne Green, Luton. Attested 9 September 1914 in Darlington, aged 26 years 241 days, Luton, Kennel Man by trade, unmarried, heioght 5 feet 5¾ inches, weight 146 lbs, chest 37 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Posted 14th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry 9 September 1914. Promoted Corporal 19 August 1915. Posted 14th Battalion 9 July 1916, in France from 11 September 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C.
DAY Herbert James
Second Lieutenant (Observer), 11th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds received 8 August 1917 during an aerial combat while flying in an Bristol F2B serial number A71688 over France 7 August 1917, the pilot, Captain R. Raymond-Barker was unhurt. Aged 30. Native of Luton, Bedfordshire. Son of George and Eliza Day, of 27, Elizabeth Street, Luton. Was in the retreat from Mons. Wounded three times. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Luton, son of George and Eliza Day, resident Spring Place, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Luton, a Straw Hat Worker Assistant, son of George and Eliza Day, resident 2, Chapel Street, Plummers Row, Luton. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row K. Grave 4.
DAY Horace Charles
Private 15086, 7th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 21 January 1916. Aged 21. Born Slip End, Luton, resident and enlisted Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Slip End, Luton, a Boot Shop Assistant, son of Sophia Day (a widow), resident Pepperstock, Luton, Flamstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row B. Grave 33.
DAY Percy Haydn
Private 15608, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died of wounds 27 July 1916. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 17, Holly Walk. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Luton, a schoolboy, son of Arthur and Mary Jane Day, resident 17, Holly Walk, Luton. Buried in BRONFAY FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BRAY-SUR-SOMME, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 4.
DAY Percy Wilkinson
Lance Corporal 2435, 1st/4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915. Aged 22. Born 25 September 1893 in Barrow-In-Furness, Lancs, enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Baptised 8 November 1893 in Barrow, son of George William and Alice Day. Resident West View, Old Bedford Road. Son of Alice Day, of 9, Stockingstone Road, Luton, and the late George William Day. Admitted to Barrow Island Junior Boys’ School 3 September 1900, son of George Willoiam Day, resident Ferry, last day of attendance 27 May 1903 before going to America. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Barrow, Lancashire, son of Alice Day, resident 48, Ferry Road, Barrow in Furness, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Barrow in Furness, a Blacksmith Apprentice, boarding at Leverton, Boston, Lincolnshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 31 to 34.
DAY Stanley Edward
Sergeant 235790, 24th/27th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers formerly 3098 & 200110, 2nd/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 October 1917. Aged 23. Born, resident and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married. Son of Mrs. Emily Day, of 25, Brache St. , Luton; husband of Emily Cooper (formerly Day), of 27, Chase Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Luton, son of Emily Day (a widow), resident 34, St Anns Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Luton, an Iron Moulder, son of Emily Day (a widopw), resident 35, Chase Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 19 to 23.
DAY William
Sergeant 200287, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 27 April 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Married. Resident 196, High Town Road. In the 1891 censsu he was aged 7, born Luton, a scholar, son of Eliza day (a widow), boarding at Park Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Luton, a general Labourer, son of Eliza Day (a widow), brother-in-law to William George Usher, resident 30, Dorset Street. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Luton, a General Labourerer, married to Clara, with a son and a daughter, resident 196, High Town Road, Luton. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXII. Row B. Grave 15.
DE FRAINE Albert Edward
[Spelt DEFRAINE on memorial] Private 20615, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1916. Aged 37. Born Luton, Beds, resident Wembley Park, Middlesex, enlisted Kingston-On-Thames. Unmarried. Son of Mary Marsh (formerly De Fraine), of 112, Leagrave Road, Luton, Beds, and the late Joseph De Fraine; formerly of 48, Portea Road, West Kensington, London. In the 1891 census he was aged 11, born Luton, a scholar, grandson of Wiliam and Mariia Jellis, resident Peel Street, Luton. Attested 28 January 1895 in LOndon, aged 18 years 7 months, a Clerk by trade, born Luton, height 5 feet 5¾ inches, weight 121 lbs, chest 33½ to 34½ inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Discharged 21 April 1895 having made a mis-statement as to age on attestation, Queen's Regulations XIX Para IV. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 5.
DEACON Raymond Eric
Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment attached to 8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 7 August 1915. Aged 23. Born 2 May 1891. Unmarried. Son of Annie Deacon, of "Normanclyde," 11, Dunstable Road, Luton, Beds, and the late Edwin Deacon. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Bedfordshire, son of Edwin and Annie Deacon, resident 11, Dunstable Road, Luton. Admitted to Bedford Grammar School, Bedford, January 1908, left 5 December 1909. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Luton, a Hydraulic Engineer Apprentice, son of Edwin and Annie Deacon, resident 11, Dunstable Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 171 to 173.
DEAN Alfred Ewart
Private 32422, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 20 November 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Son of Thomas Alfred and Eva Dean, of 45, Bailey Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Luton, son of Thomas Alfred and Eva Dean, resident 45, Bailey Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Luton, at school, son of Thomas Alfred and Eva Dean, resident 45, Bailey Street, Luton. Buried in VILLERS HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-GUISLAIN, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 4.

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton:

DEAN, A. E. , Private, 7th Norfolk Regiment.
He joined in January 1917, and in the following June was drafted to France. After taking part in several important engagements he was killed in action at Gonnelieu on November 20th, 1917, and was entitled to the General Servtce and Victory Medals.
45, Bailey Street, Luton.
1385.
DEAN Frederick
Private 60115, 101st Company, Labour Corps formerly 3119, 34th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers [CWGC] or 26493, Royal Fusiliers [SDGW]. Died of wounds (Gas Shell) causing Lobar Pnuemonia in General Hopsital, Rouen, 18 May 1918; wounded and admitted to hospital 13 May 1918. Aged 36. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Baptised 1882 in Luton, son of Thomas William and Elizabeth Dean. Unmarried. Son of Elizabeth (formerly Dean) Buckingham, of 24, Shirley Road, Luton. Brother of Mrs. Annie K. Francis, of 24, Shirley Road, Luton. Next of kin Elizabeth (aka Nellie) Buckingham, of 24, Shirley Road, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Luton, a Straw Hat Blocker, a boarder at 6, Liverpool Road, Luton. Medical exmaination and attestation 9 December 1915, aged 33 years 2 months, in Luton, aged 34 years, resident 6, Liverpool Road, Luton, unmarried, religious denomination Church of England, Straw Hat Maker by trade, height 5 feet 2½ inches, weight 140 lbs, chest 35½ inches. Served in France from 7 May 1916. Transferred to Labour Company 14 May 1917. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section Q. Plot III. Row H. Grave 16.
DEAN Frederick
Gunner 7825, No. 2 Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on service 6 August 1916. Aged 29. Baptised 10 April 1889 in Markyate, son of Fredwerick and Mary Dean. Resident 44, Vernon Road. Son of Frederick and Mary Dean, of 106, Lea Rd. , Luton. Native of Markyate, Bedfordshire. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Bedfordshire, a scholar, son of Frederick and Mary Dean, resident North Cottages, High Street, Caddington, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Markyate, hertfordshire, a Newspaper Boy, son of Frederick and Mary Dean, resident Chapel Lane, Markyate, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Buried in WANDSWORTH (EARLSFIELD) CEMETERY, London. Screen Wall. G.B. 18. 139.
DEAN Thomas William
Private 60131, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) formerly 6446, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 2 April 1918. Born Mardock Street, Beds, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Resident 24, Shirley Road. In the 1881 census he was aged 9, born Luton, a scholar, son of Thomas and Eliza Dean, resident 33, Dudley Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
DENNIS Harry Stanley
Rifleman S/33011, 21st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) formerly 25209, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died at sea 15 April 1917. Aged 21. Born Shillington, Beds, enlisted and resident Luton, Bedfordshire. Son of Alfred and M. A. Dennis, of Fielden Cottage, Silsoe, Ampthill, Bedfordshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Shillington, Beds, visiting Ellen Devereux at Church Street, Shillington, Ampthill, Bedfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Shillington, beds, a Farm Labourer, son of Alfred and Maryann Dennis, resident Hanscombe End, Shillington, Bedfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MIKRA MEMORIAL, Greece.
DENNISON James
Lance Corporal S/6920, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs). Died of wounds 26 June 1916. Aged 29. Born Stronsay, Orkney, enlisted Stromness, Orkney. Unmarried. Resident 6, Cardiff Grove. Son of James Dennison, of Fingoe, Stronsay, Orkney. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Stronsay, Orkney, a Warehouseman Straw Hats, boarding at 26, Cromwell Road, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO.1, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 15.
DENNY Ronald [Weston]
Gunner 315336, 1st/1st (Wessex) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artilllery. Died on service 17 June 1917. Aged 27. Born Godstone, Surrey, enlisted Luton. Baptised 13 July 1890 in Godstone, Surrey, son of frederick and Louisa Ann Denny. Son of Mrs. L. A. Denny, of "Bassett Villa," Oxted Rd. , Godstone, Surrey. In the 1891 census he was newborn, born Godstone, Surrey, son of Frederick and Louisa Denny, resident Grocers Drapers Shop, Godstone Place, Godstone, Surrey. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Godstone, Surrey, a scholar, son of Fred and Louisa Denny, resident Oxted Road, Godstone, Surrey. In the 1911 censsu he was aged 20, born Godstone, Surrey, a Butcher, boarding at 10 Springcopse Road, Reigate, Surrey. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row F. Grave 16A.
DEVEREUX John
Private 3071, 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 August 1915. Enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married. Resident 63, Hampton Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
DEXTER Archibald George
Lance Corporal 233498, 1st/2nd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers). , London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) formerly 3471 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action Thursday 16 August 1917. Aged 20. Born Bexley Heath, Kent, resident and enlisted Luton. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Dexter. Resident 5, Warwick Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52. See also George Kent Ltd
DEXTER Edmund Charles
[Naval records list him as Edmond] Gunner (1st Class Gun Layer) RMA/12399, H.M.S. Invincible, Royal Marine Artillery. Killed at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Born 19 February 1890 in Luton. Unmarried. Resident 5, Warwick Road, Luton. Husband of Clara I Dexter (nee Ewen), of 28, Londesborough Road, Southsea, married 9 August 1913 in Luton. Telephone serviceman before enlistment. Enlisted 19 October 1908 in London. Height 5 feet 83/10 inches, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, light brown hair. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Luton, son of Edmund and Sarah Dexter, resident Occupation Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 21.
DICKENS - Frederick
Private 200582, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Palestine 21 November 1917. Resident and enlisted Luton. Married. Resident 3, Harcourt Street. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot XXX. Row B. Grave 7.
DICKMAN Jim
Sergeant 2774, "C" Company, 2nd/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 13 November 1916. Born and enlisted Leagrave, resident Luton. Resident 13, Taylor Street. Admitted to Catterick Military Hospital 30 October 1916 with V.O.N. (sic), died in the hospital. Buried in LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire. Plot N. Grave 38.
DIGWEED Ernest Frederick
Gunner 123059, "A" Battery, 92nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died on service 29 August 1917. Aged 29. Born Newbury, Berkshire, enlistment Luton, Bedfordshire. Married. Resident 114, Bury Park Road. Son of Charles and Ellen Digweed, of Newbury, Berks; husband of Maud Digweed (nee Brinklow), of 14, Belmont Road, Luton; married in the October to December Quarter 1915 in Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Newbury, Berkshire, an Insurance Agent, resident with his brother in law, Henry James Smith, at 14, Malvern Road, Luton. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot II. Row B. Grave 4B.
DILLEY David
Acting Corporal 33620, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment formerly 1984, Bedfordshire Yeomanry. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 23. Born Gravenhurst, Beds, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Unmarried. Son of William and Mary Ann Dilley, of 8, Milton Rd., Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton:

DILLEY, D., A/Corporal, 1st Bedfordshire Regt.
Volunteering in July 1915 he was retained after his training on important duties with his unit until December 1916, when he was drafted to France. While on this front he took part in the fighting in various engagements, and was killed in action near Lens on April 23rd, 1917. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
8, Milton Road, Luton.
1429 /B.
DILLINGHAM Arthur
Private 18421, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 April 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Married. In the 1914 Eectoral Roll he was resident at 14, Dudley Street. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
DILLINGHAM Walter George
Private 26572, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Born Luton, resident and enlisted Bedford. In the 1891 census he was aged 10, born Luton, a scholar, son of Frederick and Sophia Dillingham, resident Wenlock Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born Luton, a Fishmonger, resident 25, Tavistock Place, Bedford, being visited by Fanny Stokes, aged 19, born Sheffield. In the July to September Quarter 1906 he married Fanny Stokes in Bedford. In the 1911 census he was aged 34, born Luton, a Flowers Hawker, married to Fanny, born Sheffield, with three daughters, resident 19, Tavistock Place, Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated at POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 28 and 29.
DIMMOCK Archibald George
Private 43069, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 16 February 1919. Unmarried. Resident 32, Albert Road. Birth registered in the October to December Quarter 1891 in the Luton Registration District. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Luton, son of Annie Dimmock, resident 62, Brunswick Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Luton, a Painter and Decorator House, boarding at 48, Chobham Street, Luton. Buried at TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIII. Row D. Grave 16.
DIMMOCK Charles
Ship's Corporal 1st Class, H.M.S. "Good Hope," Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 1 November 1914. Aged 33. Born 22 April 1881 in Luton. Resident 87, Cambridge Street. Son of Charles Ezra and Sarah Ann Dimmock, of Luton, Beds; husband of Jane Dimmock, of 93, Methuen Rd., Eastney, Portsmouth. In the 1891 census he was aged 8, born Luton, son of Charles and Fanny Dimmock, resident Chequer Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 19, born Luton, single, a crew member, Able Seaman, H.M.S. "Mars" (Battleship First Class), Royal Navy, Channel Squadron, docked in Gibraltar. In the 1911 census he was aged 29, born Luton, married, a Ship's Corporal, H.M.S. "Vienna,", Royal Navy, docked at Portsmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 5.
DIMMOCK Sidney George

Private 42561, 8th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 20 October 1917. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Luton, resident Leagrave. Son of William and Mary Ann Dimmock of Luton; husband of Florence Mabel Dimmock of 22, Old Bedford Road, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Shillington, Beds, son of William and Mary A Dimmock, resident 2, Cardigan Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Luton, son of William and Mary Ann Dimmock, resident 10, Cardigan Street, Luton. Buried in MONCHY BRITISH CEMETERY, MONCHY-LE-PREUX, Pas-de-Calais, France. Plot I. Row O. Grave 14. See also Leagrave

Extract from England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1918:

DIMMOCK Sidney George of Hiawatha Toddington-road Leagrave Bedfordshire private 8th battalion Royal Fusiliers died 20 October 1917 in France Administration (with Will) London 10 April to Florence Mabel Dimmock widow.
Effects £158 1s. 3d.

DINGLEY Charles
Private 43063, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment formerly 26795, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 February 1917. Born and enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Unmarried. Resident 7, Windmill Road. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Luton, an Engineer Fitter (Mineral Water Machines), son of Charles and Lucy Dingley, resident 7, Windmill Road, Luton. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Luton, a scholarr, grandson of Henry Dingley (a widower), son of Charles and Lucy Dingley, resident Lea Road, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Luton, a Mason Labourer, grandson of Henry Dingley (a widower), son of Charles and Lucy Dingley, resident 7, Windmill Road, Luton. Buried in REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row C. Grave 17.
DISS William
Gunner 221096, "D" Battery, 255th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 29 September 1917. Aged 25. Born Bishop's Stortford, Herts, resident Leytonstone, E., enlisted Startford, E. Married. Resident 88, Park Road West, Luton. Son of Fredrick and Mary Ann Diss; husband of Gladys Irene Diss, of 28, Beachcroft Rd., Leytonstone, London. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XII. Row G. Grave 13.
DONNE Leonard Roland
Rifleman R/37031, 16th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps, formerly TR/13/26840, 109th Training Reserve Battalion. Died on service 23 June 1917. Aged 25. Born Luton, resident Tingrith, Beds, enlisted Bedford. Son of William and Clara J. Donne of “Rosedene”, Limbury Road, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Luton, resident with his grandmother, Jane W Smith, at 96, Wenlock Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Luton, an Accountant's Clerk, son of William and Clara Donne, resident Limbury near Luton. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL, Hessen, Germany. Plot I. Row G. Grave 2. See also Leagrave
DORRINGTON Sidney William
Rifleman 2630, 17th (County of London) Battalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 6 May 1915. Resident Luton, enlisted St. Alban's. Unmarried. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Luton, son of Jesse W and Jane E Dorrington, resident 97, New Town Street, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Luton, a Confectioner, resident with hism siblings at 97, New Town Street. Buried in WOBURN ABBEY CEMETERY, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 4.
DRAPER Alfred Edward
Private 80023, 16th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 34. Unmarried. Born Slipend, Luton, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. Son of Mrs. Emma Clara Draper, of 13, Newcombe Rd., Luton, Bedfordshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Slip End, Bedfordshire, an Assistant in Straw Hat, son of Frederick and Emma Draper, resident 13, Newcombe Road, Luton. Attested 27 October 1915 in Bedford, aged 23 years 3 months, a Warehouseman, resident 13, Newcombe Road, Luton, unmarried, height 5 feet 83/10 inches, weight 127 lbs, chest 34 inches, religious denomination Baptist. Proceeded overseas with B.E.F. Reinforcements to Base Depot, France, 27 August 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas-de-Calais, France. Bay 10.
DRAPER George
Private 10763, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 July 1915. Born Markyate, Beds, enlisted and resident Luton. Unmarried. Resident 11, Dumfries Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 and 33.
DRAPER George William
Private 82855, 3rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 8373 Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Aged 36. Born and enlisted Luton. Son of Charles Draper, of The Dye Works, Dunstable Road, Luton; husband of Ada Draper, of “Le Nid”, Limbury Road, Luton. In the 1891 census he was aged 8, born Luton, a scholar, son of Charles and Mary A C Draper, resident Dumfries Street, Luton. IN the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Luton, a Bleacher & Dyer (Straw Plait), son of Charles and Mary A Draper, resident Dunstable Road, Leagrave, Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Luton, a Straw Plait Buncher, married to Ada Draper, resident 34, Hampton Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas-de-Calais, France. Bay 10. See also Leagrave

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton:

DRAPER, G. W., Private, Machine Gun Corps.
He joined in October x916, and was sent to Frame in February of the following year. He took part in heavy fighting at the Battles of Arras, Messines, Passchendaele, Cambrai and many other engagements, and was killed in action on the Somme on March 28th, 1918. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
11, Norton Road, Leagrave, near Luton.
1486.
DRISCOLL John Patrick
Private 201995, 2nd/4th (City of Bristol) Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 27 August 1917. Aged 33. Born Cheltenham, enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 8, Ridgway Road. Son of Denis Driscoll, of 64, Marle Hill Parade, Cheltenham. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, a Railway Clerk, boarding at 51, Boyle Street, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 72 to 75.
DUMPLETON Larry Napoleon
Sapper 522186, 483rd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 5 January 1918. Enlisted Luton, Bedfordshire. Married. Resident 46, Bury Park Road. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Luton, son of Thomas and Ellen Dumpleton, resident North Street, Luton. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Luton, a Hat Block Maker, son of Thomas W and Ellen Dumpleton, resident 41, Henry Street, Luton. Married Ruth Crook in the October to December Quarter 1905 in Luton. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Luton, a Straw Hat Blockmaker, married to Ruth with two daughters and a son, resident 5, Gladstone Avenue, Luton. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot IX, Row B. Grave 11.
DUMPLETON Percy
Private 4631, 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died on service in Egypt 22 August 1916. Aged 34. Resident and enlisted Luton. Married. Resident 37, Hartley Road. Husband of Alice Emily (nee Folkes) Dumpleton, of 18, Glenferrie Rd., St. Albans, married April to June Quarter 1914 in Luton. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot F. Grave 138. See also Dunstable

According to the National Roll of the Great War - Section V - Luton:

DUMPLETON, P., Private, 5th Bedfordshire Regiment.
He volunteered in October 1914, and in January 1916 was drafted to Egypt and took part in important engagements in the Sinai Peninsula. Contracting malaria, he was invalided to hospital at Cairo, where he died in October 1916. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
37, Hartley Road, Luton.
1507.
DUMPLETON Walter
Lance Corporal 3715, 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 15 August 1915. Aged 35. Born, resident and enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 7, Adelaide Terrace. Son of Mrs. Thirza Dumpleton, of 4, Midland Rd., Luton. See 1st/5th Bedfordshires in Gallipoli. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 55 and 218.
DUNHAM Horace George
[Luton RoH lists him as Gunner] Private SPTS/2783, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 13 November 1916. Born 18 September 1892, and enlisted, Luton. Unmarried. Resident 1, North Street. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Luton, son of Alfred H and MaryM Ann Dunham, resident 1, North Street, Luton. Admitted to Luton Modern School 18 September 1906, his father was a Confectioner, left 29 July 1908, previous school Church School, Old bedford Road, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
DUNMILL John Barrow
Gunner 163556, 110th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 2 February 1918. Aged 32. Born Maidstone, Kent, enlisted Winchester. Married. Resident Dunstable Road. Son of Alfred Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Dunmill, of Maidstone, husband of Maggie Dunmill, of "St. Clement's," Hyde St., Winchester. A Bank Official. Buried at TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 24.
DYER Joshua
Lance Corporal G/14527 [CWGC states 15427], 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 22 September 1916. Born Flamstead, Hertfordshire, enlisted Luton, resident Pepperstock. Buried in FLAMSTEAD (ST. LEONARD) CHURCH CEMETERY, GOD'S ACRE, Hertfordshire. Plot/Row/Section/Area 2. Grave 13.
DYER Lewis
Private 8142, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 October 1914. Born Eaton Bray, Beds, resident Luton, enlisted Dunstable. Unmarried. Resident 143, Wellington Street. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born Eaton Bray, Loading Wagons at Limeworks, son of Sarah Dyer (a widow), resident Stordy Lane, Totternhoe, Luton. No known grave. Commemorated at LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 10 and 11.
DYER Sidney
Private 202505, 2nd/4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died on service as a German Prisoner of War 9 August 1918; captured 9 August 1918 at Durch Darmkatarrh. Aged 29. Enlisted Luton. Unmarried. Resident 149, Wellington Street. Brother of Mrs. Rosa Hughes, of 39, Chapel Street, Luton, Bedfordshire. Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 8.
DYSON John
Private 23182, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 November 1916. Born Bolton, Lancashire, resident Luton, enlisted Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 C.

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