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CAMBRIDGE GUILDHALL WAR MEMORIAL
WORLD WAR 1 - SURNAMES - D

World War 1 detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2014

Listed here are the surnames from the Guildhall Roll of Honour and to be also found on other memorials within the county.

Inscription on the Cambridge Guildhall World War 1 memorial
Photograph Copyright © Mary Naylor 2013
DAINTRY William Lovett
Private 33712, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 24 February 1917. Aged 32. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Woolwich, Kent. Husband of K. E. Daintry, of 17, Merton St., Newnham, Cambridge. Formerly 179185, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in south part of HASLINGFIELD (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire. See also Haslingfield
DAISLEY Alexander [William Arthur]
Leading Seaman, 220345, H.M.S. "Princess Irene", Royal Navy. Lost when the ship blew up off Sheerness 27th May 1915. Born 13 November 1866, in Devon. Enlisted 13 November 1904 for 12 years, aged 16. height 5 feet 1 nch, hair light brown, eyes hazel, complexion fresh. Widow. Lilian, Amelia, 138A, Malins Rd., Landport, Portsmouth. Buried in GILLINGHAM (WOODLANDS) CEMETERY, Kent. Naval. 19. 986. See also Milton
DAISLEY Leslie
In the 1911 census he is the son of Walter and Sarah Daisley, aged 18, born St Giles, resident 14 Gloucester Terrace, Cambridge. No further information currently available. See also Cambridge St Giles
DANN William Papworth
Rifleman S/17649, 2nd Battalion, Rifle briagde (the Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 27. Born Cambridge, enlisted Holloway, Middlesex, resident Highbury, Middlesex. Son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Dann, of 19, Hale St., Cambridge; husband of Mrs. C. Bidwell (formerly Dann), of 12A, Ram Yard, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 145 to 147.
DANT Alfred Herbert
Rifleman A/200636 9th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps who died of wounds on Wednesday, 27 March 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Alfred and Ellen Dant, of 1, Ivy Cottages, Bermuda Rd., Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 61 to 64. See also Cambridge Shire Hall and Cambridge St Lukes
DANT Cyril
No further information currently available
DANT L
No further information currently available
DANT Sidney Horace
Private 44643, "D" Company, 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 30 May 1918. Aged 18. Born cambridge, enlisted Whitehall, London. Son of Elizabeth Ann Dant, of 20, Victoria Rd., Cambridge, and the late Charles Dant. Formerly 537227, London Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL Aisne, France. See also Cambridge St Lukes
DARKINS Harry
[Listed as Henry on SDGW and CWGC] Lance Corporal 26689, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 11 June 1917. Aged 32. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Harrow. Son of George and Caroline Darkins, of 25, Malcolm St., Cambridge. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 8. See also Cambridge All Saints
DARLING Frederick George
Private 40299, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 7 September 1918. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs. Louisa Darling, of 90, Tring St., Cambridge. Formerly 4237, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE Pas de Calais, France. See also Cambridge St Mary the Great
DARLING Sidney Montague
Private 868, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Born 21st April 1891 at Cambridge, aged 17 years 11 months. Died between January and March 1917, aged 25 (GRO ref: Cambridge 3b 698). Attested at Cambridge 4th March 1909. Embodied 5th August 1914, discharged on 1st February 1916 as medically unfit for further service (Para 392 XVI Kings Regulations). Son of the late Joseph Frederick Darling and Emma Darling of 18 Wellington Street, Cambridge. He was a Gas Fitter's Mate for Cambridge Gas Company, in 1911, he was 19 and working as a gas fitter. Unmarried. Height 5 feet 7½ inches. Hair dark, eyes blue, medium figure. Recorded as having pain radiating down his left arm and shortness of breath; he was in hospital for 3 months; initial cause was influenza. Buried in Mill Road Cemetery, parish of St Andrew the Less section. See also Cambridge Gas Company
DARLING William James
Lance Corporal 202010 [SDGW] or 202016 [CWGC], 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 3793, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.
DARWIN Erasmus
Second Lieutenant 4th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday, 24th April 1915. Aged 33. Son of Horace and Ida Darwin, of The Orchard, Cambridge. Employed Cambridge Scientific Instrument Coy Ltd. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 33 Also listed on family gravestone in churchyard. See also Cambridge St Giles

Extract from de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour Volume 1, Part 1, Page 106:

DARWIN, Erasmus, 2nd Lieut 4th battalion, Aleaxandra, Princess of Wales Own Yorkshire Regiment (T.F) Only son of Horace Darwin, F.R.S. Chairman of Cambridge Scientific Instrument Co, by his wife, the Hon Emma Cecilla (Ida) nee Farrer, only daughter of Thomas Henry, 1st Lord Farrer and grandson of Charles Darwin.

Born Cambridge 7-12-1881, educated at Horris Hill and Marlborough (Cotton House) and gained an exhibition for Mathematics at Trinity College,Cambridge. He went up to Trinity in October 1901 and took the mathematical Tripos in his second year being placed among the senior Optimes. Afterwards he took the mechanical sciences Tripos and was placed in the second class in 1905.

On leaving Cambridge he went through the shops at Messrs Mather and Platts at Manchester. After this he worked for some little while with the Cambridge Scientific Instrument Co., of which he was a director, and then became assistant secretary of Bocklow Vaughan and Co Ltd at Middlesborough. Here he stayed for seven years and at the outbreak of war occupied the postion of secretary to the company.

As soon as war broke out he decided to join the army and on 12-9-14 was gazetted 2nd Lieut in the 4th (Territorial) battalion of the Yorkshires, which after training at Darlington and Newcastle crossed to France, as part of the Northumbria division on 17-4-15 and was within a week called upon to take part in the second battle of Ypres. Here these Territorial troops fresh from home and tried at the very outset almost as highly as men could be tried, behaved with a steadiness and coolness which gained for them the congratulations of the generals commanding their division and their army corps.

Early on the morning of the 24-4-15 the battalion was ordered to attack the village of Fortuin, close to St Julien where the Germans had broken through. This attack they successfully carried out in the face of terrific shellfire, being ordered to retire at dusk.

By driving the enemy back a mile or more they had attained their object which was to prevent a breach in the line, and they hade made good their front with the Canadians and Royal Irish on their right.

It was during this advance that Darwin fell, killed instantaneously. His Commanding Officer, Colonel Bell wrote of him "Loyalty, Courage and Devotion to duty - he had them all .... He died in an attack which gained many compliments to the battalion. He was right in front. It was a mans death". Corporal Wearmouth, who was in his platoon wrote "I am a section leader in his platoon and when we got the order to advance he proved himself a hero. He nursed us men, in fact the comment was, you would say we were on a field day. We had got to within twenty yards of our halting place when he turned to our platoon to say something. As he turned he fell, and I am sure he never spoke. As soon as I could I went to him but he was beyond human aid. Our platoon sadly miss him, as he could not do enough for us, and we are all extremely sorry for you, in your great loss".

Private Wood wrote to a friend in Middlesborough "I would expect you would know poor Mr. Darwin .... I was in his platoon and I can tell you he died a hero. He led us absolutely regardless of the bullets from the German Maxim guns and snipers that whistled all around him".

Just before he left England, when his battalion was under orders for the front, he was summoned to the war office and offered a staff appointment at home in connection with munitions of war. This would have given great scope to his capabilities. "It would have been interesting and important work" he wrote "but of course there are plenty of older men who can do it just as well as I can".

He felt that at the moment his place should be with his Regiment and made, in the words of one present at the interview, a fine appeal to be allowed to go with his men. It was granted and he went gladly with no looking back.

The Times (30-4-15) said of him "Erasmus Darwin would, if he had lived, have added fresh distinction to the name of his familyin a walk of life in which it has never before figured. Between Cambridge and a great iron works in the north there is something of a gulf fixed and one who knew Darwin only in his Cambridge home cannot say anything more than that all that met him in business conceived a very high opinion of his grasp of the subject, his acuteness and administrative ability. It was indeed impossibe to know him without realising that he combined with intellectual ability a calm, sound and practical judgement, and a general capacity for doing things well and thoroughly. He had, too, what must have been invaluable to him in his work, a most genuine sympathy with and affection for working men, and this quality, which, amongst so many other things, had made him love his work at Middlesborough, gave him intense pleasure when soldiering came to him as a wholly new and unlooked for esperience. He delighted in the men, and especially in long expeditions across the moors with his scouts. There is one more quality as to which all his friends would agree, namely a conscientiousness that was eminently sane and wide minded and completely unswerving. No one in the world was more certain what to do what he believd to be right.

DAVEY Ronald Thomas
Private 515632, 1st/14th (County of London Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Killed in action Saturday, 24th November 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Regent's Park, London, resident and enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 11 and 12. See also Cambridge St John's
DAVIES R T
No further information currently available
DAVIS Cyril Arthur Ernest
Second Lieutenant, "A" Battery, 108th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 18. See also Chesterton
DAWSON Alfred W
No further information currently available
DAWSON Frederick William
Private 1732, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 October 1916. Born Bexley Heath, Kent, enlisted Cambridge. Buried in GOMMECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY No. 2, HEBUTERNE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 7. Row B. Grave 7. See also Chesterton
DAY George Alfred Edward
Rifleman (Lance Corporal) A/200637, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 25 October 1918. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 323, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in ROMERIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 6.
DAY Harry
Private 6187, 24th (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's). London regiment. Killed in action 17 September 1916. Born St Andrew the Less, Cambridge, enlisted and resident Cambridge. Formerly 24892, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D, 9 C, 13 C and 12 C. See also Cambridge St Matthew's and possibly H B DAY see Cambridge County High School
DEAN Albert [Sidney]
Private 47465, 8th (Cyclist) Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died at sea 10 October 1918. Aged 19. Born, resident and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Albert James Dean, of 89, Histon Rd., Cambridge. Formerly 49410, Bedfordshire Regiment. Buried in GRANGEGORMAN MILITARY CEMETERY, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Church of England New Plot Grave 735.
DEAN Frank Cyril
Private 42054, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 203516, Bedfordshire Regiment. In the 1911 census he is aged 19, son of Melinda Elizabeth Dean (a widow), a Butcher, born Chesterton, resident 212 Victoria Road, Chesterton, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 25. See also Cambridge St Lukes
DEAR Leonard Percy
Lance Corporal 350129, 4th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) who died of wounds on Thursday, 18th April 1918. Enlisted Cambridge. Resident Cambridge. Formerly 3161, Cambs Regiment. In the 1911 census he is the son of John Joseph and Alice Maud May Dear, aged 17, a shop assistant, born Chesterton, resident 22 Histon Road, Chesterton, Cambridge. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row A. Grave 43. See also Cambridge St Giles
DEATH Charles
Rifleman 5225, 1st/12th Battalion, London Regiment (The Rangers) who was killed in action on Saturday, 7th October 1916. Born Bracknell. Enlisted London. Resident Cambridge. There is a Charles Albert Death listed in the 1911 census, unmarried, son of John and Susan Death, brother of Clarence (below), a domestic gardener, born Arborfield, berkshire, resident Madingley Road, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 C. See also Cambridge St Giles
DEATH Clarence
Private 4305 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment who died of wounds on Tuesday, 17th October 1916. Aged 21. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of John and J. Susan Death, of St. John's Cottage, Queen's Rd., Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is the son of John and Susan Death, brother of Charles Albert Death (possibly above), a Tennis Marker, born Great Shelford, resident Madingley Road, Cambridge. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY, CONTAY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 25. See also Cambridge St Giles
DEEKS Victor
[Spelt DECKS on SDGW] Private 61510, 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 8 November 1918. Aged 21. Born, resident nd enlisted Cambridge. Son of Alfred J. and E. Maud Deeks, of 6, Brunswick Terrace, Cambridge. Formerly 15123, Royal West Kent Regiment. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, Hessen, Germany. Plot X. Row S. Grave 1.
DEIGHTON, MC & Chevalier of the Legion of Honour Gerald William
Captain, ‘D’ Company, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action Ovillers 3rd July 1916. Aged 23. Awarded Military Cross (M.C.) and Chevalier of the Legion of Honour. Scholar of Eton College, and of King's College, Cambridge. Classical Honours degree, B.A. 1914. Son of Louisa Ellen Deighton, "Little St. Bernard's", Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, Cambridge, and the late Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Deighton (R.A.M.C.) Surgeon, Cambridge. Also resident at 47, Hills Road, Cambridge. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 1C & 2A. See also Cambridge St Paul's
DEIGHTON John
Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps attached 1/5th King's Own, Royal Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds 19th September 1916. Aged 29. Son of Louisa Ellen Deighton, "Little St. Bernard's, Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, Cambridge, and the late Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Deighton (R.A.M.C.) Surgeon, Cambridge. Also resident at 47, Hills Road, Cambridge. Buried in Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe, Plot IV. Row F. Grave 19. See also Cambridge St Paul's
DELLER Alfred Jmaes
[DELLAR on CWGC and Medal card] Private 7595 [SDGW same as Medal Card] or 342429 [CWGC], 4th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 18 November 1916. Enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 4011, Cambridgeshuire Regiment and 5169, Yorkshire Regiment. In the 1911 census he is the brother of Nelly Deller, aged 29, unmarried, House Painter & Builder, born Cambridge and resident 2 Honey Hill, Cambridge. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section O. Plot II. Row O. Grave 9. See also Cambridge St Lukes
DELLER Henry John
Private 29074, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment, Died of wounds 29 October 1917. Aged 36. Born and resident Cambridge, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. Son of John and Catherine Deller; husband of Annie Deller, of 20, Brandon Place, City Rd., Cambridge. Formerly 58682, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row I. Grave 88.
DENNARD Albert Edward
Private 40176, 9th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Killed in action 5 January 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Thomas Price Dennard and Harriet Elizabeth Dennard, of 16, Benson St., Huntingdon Rd., Cambridge. In the 1911 census he is aged 14, son of Harriet Dennard (a widow), at school, born Cambridge and rewsident with family at 16 Benson Street, Huntingdon Road, Chesterton, Cambridge. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 35. See also Cambridge St Lukes
DENT Bertram Robert aka Bert
Private 326027, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 23. Enlisted Cambridge. Husband of Ethel B. Sanders (formerly Dent), of 12, Gloucester Terrace, Swindon, Wilts. Formerly 2923, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52.
DEWEY Noble
[Spelt Nobel on memorial] Corporal, 1357, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday, 4th March 1915. Born Cambridge. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Thomas Henry and Elizabeth Dewey, of 6, Searle St., Cambridge. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 1. See also Cambridge St Lukes

From De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour Volume 1, Part 1 , Page 112

DEWEY, Noble, Corporal, number 1357, 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment (TF).

5th son of the late Thomas Henry Dewey of Chesterton co. Cambs, by his wife Elizabeth (6 Serle St, Chesterton), dau of William Rayner of Old Chesterton. Born Cambridge 28-9-1885, educated St Lukes school, Chesterton. Joined the 1st Cambridge Territorials in Jan 1912, volunteered for Imperial service after the outbreak of war, went to France in feb 1915, and was killed in action 4-3-15. He was shot by a sniper and died about 5.30 am.

His commanding officer, Lieut-Col C.E.F.Copeman, in a letter to the Cambridge Chronicle said "Corporal Dewey was shot through the lungs as he was getting into a trench, and died a few hours afterwards. He was most plucky and never once complained, his only regret being that he could not get at the Germans", and in a letter to Mrs Dewey he wrote "his platoon commander tells me he was the best n.c.o. that he had, and I know that he was one of the most useful men in the battalion".

He was buried in the churchyard at Dickebusch. Corporal Dewey was a well known Cambridge athlete, a member of the town and county cycling club, and earned a great reputation as a trainer.

DICKERSON Frederick W
Private 5334m 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 36. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Walter Dickerson; husband of Rose Dickerson, of 138, Thoday St., Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.
DICKERSON Henry Edward Patrick
[Listed as Henry Edward Percy DICKERSON on SDGW, 1911 census and CWGC give Patrick] Private 325149, 1/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Missing in action 12th October 1916, confirmed killed in action 14th October 1916. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Mrs Jane Johana Dickerson, 12 Earl St, Cambridge. Formerly 1370 Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B. See also Cambridge St Andrew the Great and Cambridge Univeristy Press
DICKSON William Gladwell
Private 481377, 1st Great Eastern Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps. Formerly 2102. In 1919 the death of Willian G Dickson was registered in the Chesterton Registration District in the April to June Quarter, aged 46. In 1891 he was aged 18, son of William L and Emma A Dickson, a China & Glass Assistant, born Cambridge St Andrew the Less, resident Victoria Road, Chesterton. When he attested and was passed as fit on 20 February 1916 at Cambridge he was living at 101 Victoria Road, Cambridge. He was discharged 7 Decmber 1917 suffering from Arteris Selerosis aggravated by ordinary military service (incapacity 30% later 100%) first detetced on 5 october 1917 when he was hospitalised until his discharge 17 Decmber 1917. His wife is listed as Mrs Elizabeth Sarah Dickson, of 101 Victoria Road, Cambridge. He was aged 46 years 6 months when he was discharged, height between 5 feet 7½ inches and 5 feet 9 inches, wieght 150 lbs complexion medium, eyes blue, hair brown, previosuly a China & Glass Salesman. He had suffered from Bonchitis between 19 December 1916 and 25 January 1917 and was in hospital during that time. He was listed as a pensioner and died 24 April 1919. He had two children, Bertram, born 4 August 1906 and Bessie, born 4 March 1913. He was born in 1872. See also Cambridge St Lukes
DILLEY Walter

Lance Corporal 326095 "A" Coy. 1st Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday, 31st July 1917. Age 24. Born Grantchester, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Frederick and Phoebe Dilley, of Grantchester, Cambs. Formerly 3048, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52. See also Grantchester

From a roll compiled by Caroline Burkitt that can be found in Cambridge Library, reference section:

Walter was the third child of Frederick was born in 1895. He went to school in Grantchester and then worked as a garden boy at West House, West Road for Misses Clay. He was later employed at 17, Trumpington Street by their nephew, Dr. Henry Buckley Roderick, Surgeon and University demonstrator of surgery.

Very early in the war he enlisted into A Company, 1st battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment and was sent to France at the beggining of 1915.

In the early hours of 31st July 1917, in very bad weather, the Allies launched the offensive in the Third Battle of Ypres. Walter was killed on the first day of the assault in the battle for Hill 19. Hill 19 was a mere apology for a hill, being four hundred yards long and only fifteen feet high, nevertheless it was regarded as strategically important. 302 officers and men of the Cambridgeshires lost their lives that day and the next. The courage and fighting spirit of the Regiment is Illistrated by the tale of Private Muffet. C Company had captured Border House and then had been outflanked and were ordered to fall back. Soon afterward a wounded runner brought the following message to battalion headquarters : "I received an order by orderly to retire, but as Captain Jones before he was killed said we were not to retire without written orders from the CO, I am holding Border House. There are only three of us left alive and two of those chaps are wounded. I am holding Border House until I get a written order to retire." A written order was immediately issued.

After Walters death Mrs Dilley received a letter from the Lieutenant in command of A Company "My dear Mrs Dilley, I am writing to convey to you on behalf of the officers, non commissioned officers and men of this company our sympathy on the sad loss of your son. Walter Dilley was one of the most popular men of the company. He was a fine soldier and as a man was British to the backbone.

As his platoon officer for several months I soon realised what a fine boy he was, so cheery and willing, and we all sadly miss him and the other brave men of the Cambridgeshires who made the great sacrifice on July 31st."

Walter was 22 at the time of his death.

DIXON Francis Henry
Private 36553, 6th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 3rd August 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Henry and Mary Jane Dixon, of Cambridge. Formerly 3145, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row G. Grave 14. See also Cambridge St Paul's and Cambridge Hills Road Wesleyan Methodist
DIXON Stanley Ivett
Corporal 41416, 2/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died 6th June 1918. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Cambridge. Son of Henry and Mary J. Dixon, of 29, Clarendon St., Cambridge. Formerly 20939, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot III. Row C. Grave 2. See also Cambridge St Paul's and Cambridge Hills Road Wesleyan Methodist
DOCKERILL Albert Edward
Gunner RMA/1534/S, H.M.S. Vanguard, Royal Marine Artuillery. Died 9 July 1917. Aged 22. Son of Henry Edward and Eliza Dockrill, of 59, Norfolk Terrace, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 27. See also Cambridge St Matthew's
DOGGETT Arthur
Private 27113, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 1 June 1917. Born Old Chesterton, enlisted Bury St Edmunds. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also Chesterton
DOGGETT George Patrick
Second Lieutenant, 1/7th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) (Territorial Force). Died of wounds 4 July 1917. Agde 22. Son of George Henry and Mary Ann Doggett, of Abbey Lodge, Beche Rd., Cambridge. Buried in CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY, Cambridge. Section B Grave 1802. See also Perse School
DORBAN Edmund John
Private 473501, 88th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, Killed in action 9 October 1917. Aged 23. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of John Charles and Annie Elizabeth Dorban, of 57, Searle St., Cambridge. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, son of John Charles and Annie Elizabeth Dorban, a Grocer's Apprectice, born Cambridge, resident 57 Searle Street, Chesterton, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 160. See also Cambridge St Lukes
DORKINGS Ernest Arthur
Private 16762, 6thn Battalion, South Wales Borders, Died in United Kingdom 17 January 1915. Aged 27. Born Newtoiwn, Cambridge, enlisted Newport, Monmouthshire. Son of John Albert Dorkings, of 13, Cyprus Rd., Mill Rd., Cambridge. Buried in BOURNEMOUTH EAST CEMETERY, Hampshire. Special memorial.
DRAKE Samuel
Private G/21916. 8th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 24 March 1918. Born Marylebone, Middlesex, enlisted and resident Cambridge. Formerly 23491, East Surrey Regiment. In the 1911 census he has been married to Sarah for 5 years, he is aged 30, a licenser holder, born Marylebone, London, resident 96 Castle Street, Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 14 and 15. See also Cambridge St Giles
DRINKWATER William E
possibly Edwin DRINKWATER, Serjeant 21841, 1st Garrison Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died in India 6 October 1918. Aged 40. Born Upton-on-Severn, enlisted Manchester, resident Cambridge. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Drinkwater; husband of Sarah Jane Drinkwater, of 394, Mill Rd., Cambridge. Buried in DEOLALI GOVERNMENT CEMETERY, India. Plot CE. Row L. Grave 10
DRIVER Alfred
Private 16587, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 11th June 1917. Born and enlisted Cambridge. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also Cambridge St Paul's

DRIVER, MC

Harry Farrant

Lieutenant, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action when shell hit Bn. HQ at the Briqueterie, near Bernafay Wood, 28th August 1918, aged 32. Secretary of Cherryhinton Conservative Club. Articled to Baily, Grundy and Barrett Ltd. Commissioned 2nd January 1916, transferred to 1/1st Bn. 23rd December 1917. Awarded Military Cross for action in March 1918. M.C. Citation (LG 16th September 1918): “During a night attack, when the enemy worked round a flank, threatening to get behind the line, this officer, throwing back the flank of his platoon, led a counter attack and drove the enemy back in confusion. On another occasion he assisted in leading a counter attack with great dash, capturing 12 prisoners and a machine gun.” Son of John and Elizabeth Farrant Driver, "Astwood, 82, Hills Road, Cambridge. Buried in Meaulte Military Cemetery, Grave G.23. See also Cambridge St Paul's

DUNN Alfred
No further information currently available
DUNN John Whyman
Gunner 105135, 160th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Arillery. Died 6 September 1918. Aged 33. Born St. Paul's, Cambridge, enlisted Cambridge, resident Chesterton. Husband of Mary Emma Elizabeth Dunn, of 10, Fitzwilliam St., Cambridge. Buried in PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. PlotVI. Row A. Grave 31.
DUNNETT Cecil James
Private, 2152, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment, killed in action Thursday, 6th May 1915 in France. Age 18. Born Attleborough, Norfolk. Enlisted Cambridge. Son of Frederick and Anna Maria Dunnett, of 65, Richmond Rd., Cambridge. Employed W Eaden Lilley & Co Ltd. In the 1911 census he was the son of Frederick and Anna Maria Dunnett, aged 13, school newsboy, born Attleborough, Norfolk, resident with his family at 59 Richmond Road, Cambridge. Brother of Frederick George Dunnett (below). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 and 52. See also Cambridge St Lukes and Cambridge Short Street Wesleyan Methodist
DUNNETT Frederick George
Private 43620, Depot, Suffolk Regiment who died in United Kingdom on Tuesday, 24th April 1917. Aged 21. Born Attleborough, Norfolk, enlisted Cambridge. Son of Frederick and Anna Maria Dunnett, of 65, Richmond Rd., Cambridge. Formerly 3623, Suffolk Yeomanry. In the 1911 census he was the son of Frederick and Anna Maria Dunnett, aged 15, employed at the University Library, born Attleborough, Norfolk, resident with his family at 59 Richmond Road, Cambridge. Brother of Cecil James Dunnett (above). Buried in CAMBRIDGE (HISTON ROAD) CEMETERY, St. Luke's, Cambridge. Plot 17. Row A. Grave 25. (Grave A10.216) See also Cambridge St Lukes and Cambridge Short Street Wesleyan Methodist
DURRANT Oscar L
Private 45726, 18th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 4266, Cambridgeshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 90 to 93.
DYER Charles aka Charlie
Private 241115, 5th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in Egypt 2 November 1917. Enlisted Cambridge. Formerly 3565, Suffolk Regiment. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, son of John and Sarah Dyer, at school, born Doncaster, Yorkshire, resident with his family at Last House, Garden Walk, Chesterton, Cambridge. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot VIII. Row F. Grave 12. See also Cambridge St Lukes
DYSON Arthur Reuben
Gunner 163931, 4th Siege Artillery Reserve Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home 11/02/1919. Age 27. Born The Junction, Fen Road, Chesteron 22 November 1891, enlisted Cambridge 11 December 1915, discharged 29/01/1919. Son of Reuben Samuel & Mary Ann Dyson of The Junction, Fen Road, Chesterton, Cambridge; husband of Elsie Dyson of 390 Mill Road, Cambridge. Buried in ST ANDREWS CHURCHYARD, CHESTERTON, Cambridge (just behind the war memorial). See also Chesterton
DYSON Stanley G
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