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MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY WAR MEMORIAL

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DAINTITH

James

Second Lieutenant, 150th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 13th August 1917. Aged 29. Son of William and Annie Daintith, of Warrington; husband of Ruth Daintith, of "Silvermeade," York Drive, Grappenhall, Warrington. Born 1887 at Warrington. Educated at National School, Warrington. Manchester University:- 1909; Certificate in Tech. (Sanitary Engineering) 1912; Officer Training Corps, September 1909 to 1914. Assistant Water Engineer, Wellingborough; Assistant Surveyor, HaHfax Corporation. Gazetted May 1917. Buried in WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY, ST. JEAN-LES-YPRES, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 4.

DARBISHIRE

Arthur Dukinfield

Second Lieutenant, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in camp at Gailes of cerebral meningitis on Boxing Day 26th December 1915. Aged 36. Son of Samuel Dukinfield and Florence Darbishire, of Oxford. Born 1879 in Kensington. Educated Magdalen College School and Balliol College, Oxford. Manchester University: 1903. Demonstrator in Zoology. Lecturer in Edinburgh Univ. Enlisted July 1915; Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Gazetted 28th December 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 3.

DARWIN

John Henry Bradshaw

Lieutenant, 8th (Ardwick) Battalion (Territorial), Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds whilst in enemy hands at Cambrai, 5th December 1917, wounds received 3rd December. Aged 36. Son of Major G. H. (M.D.) and Mrs. Darwin, of Lethbridge Road, Southport; husband of Florence L. Darwin, of "Highfield," Newton Drive, Blackpool. Born 1881 in West Didsbury, Manchester. Educated at Private School; Manchester Grammar School; Officer Training Corps, July 1915 to September 1915; Clerk, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. Gazetted 1915. Buried in HONNECHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 36.

DAVIE

Sydney John

Second Lieutenant, "C" Company, 1st/8th (Ardwick) Battalion (Territorial), Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Nieuport 10th October 1917. Aged 24. Son of John Philip and Hannah Davie, of 10, Hawthorn Terrace, Timperley, Cheshire. Born 1892 at Oldham. Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Manchester University: 1910; M.A. (History Honours 2nd Class) 1914; Officer Training Corps, October 1914 to February 1916. Gazetted 22nd July 1916. Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 5.

DAWES

Charles Edmund

[Listed as Charles Edward DAWES on CWGC] Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached to 1st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 28th January 1915. Son of W. H. Dawes, of Cheetham Hill and Blackpool. Born 1893 in Manchester. Educated at Municipal Secondary School. Manchester University: 1912; Teacher's Certifcate; Officer Training Corps, 1912 to 1914. Pupil-teacher at the Central High School, Manchester. Gazetted August 1914. Buried in WOBURN ABBEY CEMETERY, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 14.

DAWN

Harold Frederick

Second Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached to 6th Jat Light Infantry. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 22nd January 1916. Aged 23. Son of Mr. W. A. W. Dawn, of 134, Upper Main Rd., Moulmein, Burma. Born 1893 in India. Educated at St. Paul's School, Darjeeling. Manchester University: 1911; BSc. 1914. Sailed from Liverpool to Rangoon, Burma 20th October 1914 as a Student aboard the "Herefordshire." No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 43 and 65.

DEAN

Leonard Lawson

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action at Sequehart, France 3rd October 1918. Son of Arthur Dean, Claremont Cottage, Irlams o' th' Height. Born 1898 at Pendleton. Educated at Keswick School. Manchester University: 1915; Student, Law. Articled to Walker, Dean & Co., Solicitors, Manchester. Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Gazetted April 1917. Buried in SEQUEHART BRITISH CEMETERY NO.1, Aisne, France. Row A. Grave 47.

DEARDEN

Walter

[Listed as Second Lieutenant on memorial] Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action near Kut 19th December 1916. Aged 22. Son of William and Elizabeth Ann Dearden, of "Eskdale", Whitefield, Lancs. Born 1894 at Whitefield. Educated at Stand Grammar School; Manchester Grammar School. Manchester University: 1913; Student, Engineering; Officer Training Corps, October 1913 to April 1915. Apprentice Loco. Works, Horwich, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company. Gazetted 7th April 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 34.

DEHN

Thomas George Rudolph

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment attached to Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 19th April 1917. Aged 31. Son of Rudolph and Meta Dehn; husband of Margaret Whitehead (formerly Dehn, nee Schuster), of 8, Elmfield Avenue, Teddington, Middx. Born 1884 at Manchester. Educated at Manchester Grammar School; Balliol College, Oxford. Manchester University: 1913-1914; Lecturer in Law. Barrister Northern Circuit. Gazetted Wiltshire Regiment. Cremated at MANCHESTER CREMATORIUM, Lancashire. Crematorium Panel.

DELBANCO

James Robert

Private 22362, 20th Battalion, King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action at Guillemont 30th July 1916. Born and resident Southport, Lancashire, enlisted Liverpool. on of Charles Delbanco, 7 Duke Street, Southport. Born 1896 in Southport. Educated at University School, Southport. Manchester University: 1912; Student, Arts; Officer Training Corps, October 1913 to November 1914. Enlisted 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.

Private James L. Delbanco © IWM (HU 121153)

DELEPINE

Helenus George Sheridan

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Died of wounds at Ypres 17th April 1915. Aged 27. Son of Florence Delepine, of 99, Albert Bridge Rd., Battersea, London, and the late Professor Sheridan Delepine (Professor of Public Health). Born 1888 in London. Educated at Woodlands School and Geneva. Manchester University: 1907; M.Sc. (1st Class Honours Engineering) 1914; Officer Training Corps, April 1908 to October 1910. Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant. Junior Instructor in Drawing and Demonstrator in Engineering; Demonstrator in Civil Engineering, McGill University, Canada; Assistant Engineer at Waddell's and Harrington, Kansas City; Assistant Engineer in Airship Department of Messrs. Vickers, Barrow-in-Furness. Gazetted September 1914. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No.2. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 42.

DEWAR, MM

James Rodger

Private S/9875, 8th (Service) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action at Ypres 12th October 1917. Aged 22. Son of William and Janet Dewar, of 66, Orford Avenue, Warrington. Born 1895 in Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, enlisted Manchester. Student at Victoria University of Manchester (Inter. B.Sc.). Educated at Dunnikier Public School, Kirkcaldy; Arpley School, Warrington; Warrington Secondary School. Manchester University: 1913; Student, Education; Inter. B.Sc. 1915. Enlisted 9th July 1915. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 94 to 96.

DICKEY

Robert George Alexander

Captain, "C" Company, 5th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died at Greystones, Blackpool, of influenza, after gas poisoning, 14th November 1918. Aged 24. Son of Archibald A. G. Dickey, M.D., and Marion Dickey, of Heysham House, Chorley Old Rd., Bolton. Born 1894 at Colne. Educated at St. Bees School, Cumberland. Manchester University: 1913. Student, Chemistry; Officer Training Corps, October 1913 to November 1914. Gazetted 1st November 1914. Buried in FOULRIDGE (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Grave reference W and V. 37.

DIXON

George

[Listed as Captain on University Records] Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Les Trois Maisons near La Bassee 20th October 1914. Aged 26. Son of Annie S. Dixon, of "Leeward", Sibson Rd., Sale, Manchester, and the late Isaiah Dixon. Born 1888 in Sale. Educated at Manchester Central School. Manchester University: 1910; Student, Mechanical Engineering; Officer Training Corps, April 1908 to May 1912. Hans Renold, Ltd., Didsbury. Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant 18th May, 1912, to Special Reserve. Mentioned in Despatches. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 34 and 35.

DOCKER

Fred

Private 57598, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 31st July 1917. Aged 23. Son of Robert Fell Docker (Councillor), and Frances Docker, of 62, Wellington Street, Millom, Cumberland. Born 1894, and resident, in Millom, Cumberland, enlisted Manchester. Educated at Millom Secondary School; Manchester Grammar School. Manchester University: 1913; BSc; 1916; Officer Training Corps, October 1914 to February 1916. Enlisted 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.

DOIG, DCM

Alexander McLaren

[Listed as Second Lieutenant on memorial] Private 1738, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds at sea 11th August 1915. Son of George McLean Doig and Mary Ann Tait Doig (nee McLaren), of 30, Brownsville Rd., Heaton Moor, Stockport. Born 1890 at Chorlton-On-Medlock, Manchester. Resident Heaton Moor, Cheshire. Educated at Ducie Avenue School; School of Technical. Manchester University: 1906; Certificate in Technology (Electrical Engineering) 1909. Officer Training Corps, 1912-1914. British Westinghouse Staff. Gazetted 6th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 159 to 171.

DONALD

Alan James Ingram

Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion (Territorial), Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Helles, Gallipoli, 4th June 1915. Aged 21. Son of Archibald Donald, M.D., and Maude Helen Donald, of 5, Conyngham Rd., Victoria Park, Manchester. Born 1894 at Manchester. Educated at The Leas, Hoylake, and Winchester Schools; New College, Oxford. Manchester University: 1913. Student, Medicine. Gazetted September 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 159 to 171.

DORMAN

Harold Mark

Sapper 526271, 489th Reserve Field Company, Royal Engineers. Accidentally drowned at Boulter's Lock, Marlow (Maidenhead) 16th September 1917 [some records state 9th]. Son of Mr. Charles Mark and Mrs. Cordelia Dorman, of Whitehall, Brooklands, Sale. Born 1897, and enlisted, Sale, Cheshire. Educated at Sale High School, and King William's College, Isle of Man. Manchester University: 1915; Student, Engineering. Enlisted 9th December 1915 at Sale, aged 18 years 1 month, and Engineering Student at Manchester University, unmarried, height 5 feet 8¾ inches, weight 124 lbs, chest 33 inches. Buried in SALE CEMETERY, Cheshire. Plot/Row/Section P. Grave 3171.

DORRINGTON

Percy

Lieutenant, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Reigment). Killed in action at Poelcappelle, Belgium, 12th October 1917. Aged 22. Son of Edith Dorrington, of Rowan House, Carmen Sylva Rd., Llandudno, and the late Mr. J. W. Dorrington. Born 1896 at Manchester. Educated at Hulme Grammar School. Manchester University: 1912; B.A. (1st Class Honours Classics) 1915; Victoria Scholar; Graduate Scholar; Officer Training Corps, October 1914 to August 1915. Gazetted August 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 99 to 102.

DOWNIE

Robert Theodore Manners

Lieutenant, 3rd/(City of Glasgow) Battalion (Territorial), Highland Light Infantry. Died of meningitis at Leeds 24th January 1916. Aged 25. Son of Robert Manners Downie and Elizabeth Henderson Allan Downie, of Cornbrook, Knutsford. Born 1890 in Glasgow. Educated at Glasgow Academy; Abroad. Manchester University: 1907; Student. Director of R. M. Downie & Co, Shippers, Manchester; Gazetted 23 May 1915. Buried in KNUTSFORD CEMETERY, Cheshire. C. of E. Grave 2089.

DOYLE

Henry James

[Listed as J H DOYLE on memorial and Lieutenant] Second Lieutenant, 2nd/9th Battalion (Territorial), Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds at Passchendaele 11th October 1917. Aged 23. Son or Mrs. Mary J. Doyle, of 1, Veronica Road, Didsbury, Manchester. Born 1893 in Dumfries. Educated at St. Joseph's School, Dumfries; Officer Training Corps, November 1915 to January 1916. Cotton Manufacturer. Gazetted March 1916. Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 3.

DRESCHFELD

Henry Theodore

[Also spelt DRESCHFIELD on University Records] Captain, 13th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died on service at Eastbourne 19th February 1916. Aged 48. Resident 4, Park Lane, Kersal, Manchester. Born 1868. Educated at Manchester Grammar School (listed on the school Roll of Honour); Tettenhall College. Manchester University: 1885; Student, Dentistry. Honorary Dental Surgeon to Dental Hospital. Gazetted 1895; Rejoined September 1914. Buried in WHITEFIELD BRITISH JEWS' CEMETERY, Lancashire. Grave 155.

DUCKWORTH

Eric

Second Lieutenant, "B" Company, 6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 7th August 1915. Aged 19. Son of James and Mary Duckworth, of Dunsterville, Rochdale. Born 1895 at Rochdale. Educated at Sandroyd Preparatory School, Cobham, Surrey; Rugby. Manchester University: 1913; Student, Polit. Econ. Appren. J. Duckworth, Ltd., Rochdale. Enlisted 5th August 1914; Gazetted 6th August 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 59 to 73 or 218 to 219.

Extract from 'de Ruvigny's ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-18', Part Two, page 106:

DUCKWORTH, ERIC, 2nd Lieut., 1/6th Battn. The Lancashire Fusiliers (T.F.), eldest s. of James Duckworth, of Dunsterville, Rochdale, J.P., by his wife, Mary, dau. of John Edward Petrie, J.P. ; and gdson. of Sir James Duckworth, of Rochdale ; b. Rochdale, co. Lancaster, 19 Sept. 1896: ethic. Parkgate (Chester), and Rugby School (B.B.D.), where for three years he was a cadet in the O.T.C. ; subsequently spent one year in business, but volunteered for foreign service immediately war broke out, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. Lancashire Fusiliers 6 Aug. 1914: went to Egypt in Sept. ; proceeded to Gallipoli 1 May, 1915, where he took part in several engagements, having many harrow escapes, and was killed in action during the advance on Achi Baba, in the neighbourhood of Krithia, 7 Aug. following, while advancing with his company, altar one of two lurkish trenches had been taken. His Commanding Officer wrote : " He was absolutely gallant and fearless, and conscientious in all his work," and a brother officer : " No officer in the battalion had done better work. His men knew he would never ask them to do any dangerous task which he was not prepared to share." Unm.

DUDDLE

William Kearsley

Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion (Territorial), Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action at St. Julien near Ypres 19th August 1917. Aged 29. Son of James and Ellen Duddle, of 37, Richmond Grove, Longsight, Manchester. Born 1888 at Wigan. Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Manchester University: 1908; M.A. 1912. Assistant Master, Cavendish Schools, All Saints. Gazetted 1st January 1916. Previously wounded at Gallipoli and in France. Also listed as a teacher on the Manchester Education Committee Roll of Honour. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 to 60.

DYSON

Stanley William

Captain, 11th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds near Ypres 5th October 1917. Aged 22. Son of William B. and E. Dyso, of York. Born 1895. Educated at Rossall Preparatory and Wellington College. Manchester University: 1913; Student, Chemistry; Officer Training Corps, October 1914 to January 1915. Gazetted 1915. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row I. Grave 3.

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