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TUNBRIDGE WELLS WAR MEMORIAL

WORLD WAR 1 - SURNAMES 'D'

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Edward James Gilbert 2012

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DADSON Frederick
He was a Driver (#2247) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy, Royal Engineers who was a soldier who died at sea, age 28, during the Hythe disaster October 28, 1915. He is recorded at the Hells Memorial (panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328). He was the son of Frederick and Mary Dadson of Great Lodge Tonbridge, Kent and the husband of Annie Norris Dodson of 1 Hull Cottages Barming, Middlesex. Frederick was born in Tonbridge; a resident of Tunbridge Wells, and enlisted for service at Gillingham, Kent. He is also listed on the High Brooms memorial plaque as Private F. Dadson.
DANN Alfred George
Alfred was a resident of Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service there. He had also been born in Tunbridge Wells. He was a Lance Corpl (#L/10750) with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment who at age 20 died of injuries August 17, 1916. He was buried in the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery but is also remembered at the Thiepval Memorial in France. His name is also given on the plaque at St Marks Church, Tunbridge Wells.
DANN William
William was born in Tonbridge and enlisted for service there. He was a Private (#L/8647) with the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment (Mesopotanian Expeditionary Force in the Asiatic Theatre of War. He died July 8, 1915.
DAVEY Edwin William
Edwin was a Sapper (#1462) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who was a soldier that died at sea October 28, 1915 during the Hythe disaster. He is recorded at the Helles Memorial (panel 23 to25 or 325 to 328). Edwin was born 1885 at Eastbourne, Sussex. He was the son of William and Harriet Davey of Southborough, Tunbridge Wells. In 1911 Edwin was residing at 53 Bradford St., Eastbourne and working as a saddler and harness maker.
DAVIES William
He is also recorded on the Southborough Memorial. He was a Driver (#2235) with the 1st/3rd Kent Field Coy Royal Engineers who died October 28, 1915 during the Hythe disaster. He is recorded at the Helles Memorial (Panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328). He was born 1888 in Tunbridge Wells and in 1911 he was working as a railway porter and living with his parents Steven (a general labourer) and Elizabeth (a wardrobe dealer) at 74 High Brooms Rd., High Brooms, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells. William was the eldest son in the family of eleven children. He is also listed on the High Brooms memorial plaque as Private W. Davies.
DAVIS George William
George was a Leading Seaman (#J/16718) with the Royal Navy H. M. S. MYOSOTIS when at the age of 21 he was killed September 9, 1917. He is recorded on the Chatham Naval Memorial (21). He was the son of Sophia Jeffery (formerly Davis) of 13 Park St., St. Peter's, Tunbridge Wells and the late James Howard Davis. He was the husband of Elizabeth Davis of Melbourne, Australia.
DAVIS William Richard
William was a Captain (service number unknown0 with The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), B. Coy., 2nd Battalion, when at the age of 22 he was killed in France on September 28, 1915. He is recorded on the Loos Memorial (Panel 15 to 19). He was the son of Florence A. Davis of Blink Bonnie of 60 Frant Rd., Tunbridge Wells and the late Charles L. Davis.
DAVY Howard Samuel
Howard was a 2nd Lieut with the 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles who was killed in action, age 21, on February 15, 1915. He is recorded at the Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery in Belgium (B38). He was the son of Henry John and Elizabeth Rosa Davy of 22 Church Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is also recorded on the plaque at Skinners School.
DAWN A G {Albert}
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DAY Frank Gilbert
Frank is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Frank G. Day. He is also listed on the High Brooms memorial plaque as Private F. G. Day. In the 1911 census Frank was living at 41 Holmwood Rd., Tunbridge Wells and was born at High Brooms in the first quarter of 1895. He enlisted for service in Tunbridge Wells. He was a Private (#G/3964) with the British Expeditionary Force and died of wounds August 14, 1918 while serving with the Royal Sussex Regiment, 7th Battalion, He is recorded at the Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-Les-Pernois (III. D. 11). Frank was baptised April 14, 1895 at Southborough. He was the son of George James Gilbert Day (1871-1932) and Mary Jane Day (nee Matthews 1872-1939) and was one of 9 children born to the couple. His brother George Francis Day was also killed in the war. George Gilbert Day ran a fruit merchant family business in Tunbridge Wells and his wife and children worked with him in the business. In the 1911 census Frank is listed as an assistant in business. In December 1917 Frank sent his mother a regimental Christmas card with season’s greetings. This card is printed "8th Royal Sussex Regiment".
DAY George Francis
George was born October 1896 at Soughborough, Tunbridge Wells and was a resident of the town before enlisting at Maidstone, Kent. He was a private (#225555) with the 1st Battalion, attached to the 2nd/4th Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) who died in France March 21, 1918 at age 21. He is recorded at the Pozieres Memorial (panel 85 or 86). He was the son of George James and Mary Jane Day of 42 Holmwood Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He had formerly been #2596 with the Hunts Cyclist Battalion but posted to the 2/4th London Regiment. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as George F. Day. He is also listed on the High Brooms memorial plaque as Private G. F. Day. His brother Frank Gilbert Day was also killed in the war. He was one of 9 children born into the Day family. He and his siblings all worked before the war in his fathers fruit merchant business in Tunbridge Wells and in 1911 he was listed as an assistant in business. George had been baptised December 1896 at Southborough. A notice of his death was published in the Tunbridge Wells Advertiser April 23, 1918. He had been living with his parents and siblings at 42 Holmwood Road before the war.
DEARING John Percy
John was a Private (#633366) with the 20th (County of London) Battalion, (Blackheath and Woolwich) who died in France July 6, 1917. He is recorded at the Bedford House Cemetery (C13. grave 263). John was born in Tunbridge Wells and a resident of the town before the war and enlisted there. He had formerly been #2663 with the Queens Royal West Kent Regiment.
DEDMAN Charles Henry
Charles was a Private (#23199) with the 3rd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment who at age 32 died of injuries at home on June 30, 1918. He is recorded at the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery (C13. 263 ). He was the husband of Florence Annie Dedman of 102 St James Rd., Tunbridge Wells. Charles had been born in Tunbridge Wells. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Charles Dedman.
DENNIS Albert Claude
Albert was with the 7th Battalion, The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment who died at age 25 of wounds July 27, 1916 in France. He is recorded at the St Sever Cemetery in Rouen France (officers A55). He was the son of Albert Dennis (J. P) and Ruth Ann Dennis of 66 Mount Pleasant Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is also recorded on the plaque at Skinners School. Albert was born 1891 in Tunbridge Wells. His father was a draper and later became the managing director of the Waymark Ltd department store on Mount Pleasant Rd.
DENTON E (Edward}
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DENTON Ernest Arthur Rupert
Ernest was a Private (#40319) with the 2nd/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment who at age 36 died in Belgium September 27, 1917. He is recorded at the Tyne Cot Memorial (panel 50 to 51). He was the son of the late Edward and Sarah Denton. He had been 21 years on staff at the General Post Office in Tunbridge Wells.
DENTON Frank Charles
Frank was a Private (#54969) serving with the Welsh Regiment, 15th Battalion, who at the age of 21 was killed in Belgium on August 22, 1917. He is recorded at the Tynecot Memorial (Panel 93 to 94). He was the son of Thomas and Susannah Denton of 42 Granville Rd., Tunbridge Wells. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Frank C. Denton.
DENTON Thomas James
Thomas was a Private (S/8699) serving with the Queens Royal West Kent Regiment, 1st Battalion, who at the age of 19 was killed in France on January 7, 1915. He is recorded at the Ste. Marie Cemetery Le Have (Div. 14. 17). He was the son of Thomas and Susannah Denton of 42 Granville Rd., Tunbridge Wells and was one of two sons lost to this couple. Thomas was born at Kilkenny, Ireland but was a resident of Tunbridge Wells and enlisted for service there. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Thomas J. Denton.
DIGGENS Michael Charles
He was a captain with the 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment who died in France between June 30 to July 1, 1916. He is recorded at the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery (XVR. 38).
DOBELL Frederick Marshall
Frederick was born in the second quarter of 1890 in Tunbridge Wells and was living at 6 William St., Tunbridge Wells before the war. He was a Private (#766173) with the 19th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) when he was killed in France on May 9, 1917. He is recorded at the Vimy Memorial. He was the son of Frederick Arthur and Alice Amelia Dobell of 87 Stonefield R., Hastings, Sussex. Frederick had worked as a shop porter before the war. in the 1911 census taken at 6 William Street he was employed as a shop porter. He had been a resident of Tunbridge Wells since he was born. He was one of two children born in the family as of 1911. His father worked in 1911 as a railway clerk.
DONATI Walter William
Walter was a Private (#61512) who was serving with the Royal Fusiliers, 11th Battalion, when he was killed in France at the age of 20 on April 23, 1918. He is recorded at the St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens (XVI. A. S). He was the son of Mr A. W. and Mrs L. E. Donati of 90 St James Park, Tunbridge Wells. Walter had been born at Watford but was a resident of Tunbridge Wells before the war and enlisted there. He was formerly #15038 with the Queens Royal West Kent Regiment. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Walter W. Donati.
DOUCH Reginald Charles
Reginald was a Private (#65816) with the Royal Army Medical Corp who died at home, age 21 November 9, 1917. He is recorded at the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery (B. 4. 309). He was the son of Edward Charles and Ellen Eliza Douch of 71 St James Park, Tunbridge Wells. Reginald had been born in Hastings, Sussex but enlisted for service at Tonbridge. Hre is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as Reginald C. Douch.
DOUGALL Eric Stuart
Eric (service number unknown) was an Lieut. Acting T/Major with the Royal Field Artillery A Battalion,, 88th Brigade when at the age of 32 he was killed in Belgium April 24, 1918. He was awarded a VC, MC. He is recorded at the Westoutre British Cemetery (Sp. Mem. 1). He was the son of the late Andrew Dougall of Tunbridge Wells and of Emily Elizabeth Dougall of 16A Loudoun Rd., St. John's Wiid, London. Eric was born in Tunbridge Wells.
DRADER Henry Charles
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DRAWBRIDGE Thomas Samuel
His initials are incorrectly shown on the memorial as T C Drawbridge. Thomas was a Private (#G/5363) and was serving with the Queens Royal West Kent Regiment, 8th Battalion, when at the age of 19 he was killed in France September 26, 1915. He is recorded on the Loos Memorial (Panel 95 to 97). He was the son of James and Mary Drawbridge of 102 St James’s Rd., Tunbridge Wells. Thomas was born in Tunbridge Wells and enlisted at Tonbridge.
DRIVER George Henry
George was a Gunner (#102000) with the XV Corps Heavy Artillery Royal Garrison Artillery who at age 33 died in France January 14, 1917. He is recorded at the Comb les Communal Cemetery Extension (II. B. 19). He was the husband of Mary Ellen Driver of 13 Stone St., Tunbridge Wells. George had been born in Hoxton, Essex but enlisted for service at Tunbridge Wells. He is also listed on the plaque at St James Church as George H. Driver.
DUCA Albert
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DUNN Robin Gaspar
He is recorded on the plaque at Skinners School. Robin was a Captain with the 1st/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment who died at age 31 March 18, 1919. He was killed accidentally. He is recorded at the Tunbridge Wells Cemetery (B. 3. 257). He was the son of Lt. Col. Edwin Dunn and Helen Flora Dunn of Andenne Oaks, Southborough, Tunbridge Wells.
DUNN William or Walter
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DUNSTER Reginald Ernest
Reginald was born in Woodchurch, Kent and enlisted for service in Tunbridge Wells. He was a Private (#G/8160) with the 8th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (British Expeditionary Force) who died of wounds at age 30 on November 29, 1913. He is recorded at the St Sever Cemetery Extension at Rouen France (Section O. plot III Row Q Grave 4). He was the son of Jane Dunster of the Green Woodchurch Ashford, Kent and the late John A. Dunster.

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