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WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
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SURNAMES - D

DALE James
Office Porter, Hackney Downs - Corporal G/3300, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 13 July 1916. Born and resident Edmonton, Middlesex. Son of signalman W. Dale of White Hart Lane. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1907. Enlisted September 1914 in London, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D.
DAMANT Percy James
Clerk, Bishopsgate Goods - Lance Corporal 2767, 15th (County of London) Battalion (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Aged 19. Resident Stratford. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1911. Enlisted September 1914 in London. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XIV. Row B. Grave 24.
DANN Ernest
Painter - Private 9475, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 16 December 1914. Aged 40. Born Lowestoft 24 March 1874. Born Aldeley, Suffolk. Husband of Ellen Tye (formerly Dann), of 142, Carlton Rd., Lowestoft. Joined Great Eastern Railway circa 1895. Enlisted Lowestoft. No known grave.Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Lowestoft and Lowestoft St. Margaret's.
DARE F
Capstanman, Goods Staff Carman, Cartage staff - Private
DARLOW Francis Henry aka Frank
Telegraph Operating Clerk, Colchester - Sapper 49672, 23rd Divisional Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 10 October 1917. Aged 21. Born Hackney, Middlesex [CWGC says born Bethnal Green, LOndon]. Son of Harry and Martha Darlow, of 19, Culford Rd., Dalston, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1910. Enlisted September 1914 in Chelmsford, Essex. Buried in BIRR CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 9.
DAVEY William Robert
[Listed as R W DAVEY on memorial] Wagonmaker, Temple Mills - Sapper 1715, 1st/2nd London Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 28 June 1915. Aged 25. Resident Leyonstone, Essex. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Davey, of 48, Brierley Rd., Union Rd., Leytonstone, London. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1905. Enlisted December 1914 in London. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 24 to 26 or 325 to 328.
DAVIES John
Lifter, Temple Mills, Chief Mechanical Engineer's Department - Sergeant WR/125944, 12th Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died of influenza 28 November 1918. Aged 30. Husband of E. Davies, of 74, Ruckholt Rd., Leyton, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway April 1913. Reservist. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 5A,
DAWES Francis Daniel aka Frank
Buffer Cleaner, Carriage Department - Private 6091, 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 10 January 1915. Born Deptford, Kent. Resident Plaistow, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway July 1908. Enlisted Stratford, Essex. Buried in STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot X. Row L. Grave 2.
DAWSON F C
No further information currently available
DAWSON George Albert
Engine Cleaner, Stratford - Private 238049, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 25 October 1917. Born 22 May 1895 in Hackney, Middlesex. Joined Great Eastern Railway January 1914. Territorial. Enlisted Hackney, Middlesex. Formerly 857, London Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.
DAY Charles Philip
Stableman/Horsekeeper, Bishopsgate - Private 2637, 1st/7th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died of dysentery in Alexandria (Egypt) 4 November 1915. Boprn Buckhurst Hill, Essex. Resident Walthamstow, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway September 1901. Enlisted 3 September 1914 in Walthamstow, Essex. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section B. Grave 141.
DAY George
Supernumerary Porter, Liverpool Street - Private, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1914. Reservist. Called up to the Colours August 1914.
DAY Henry John
Engine Cleaner, Cambridge - Private 41202, 3rd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died of an illness at the Curragh Dispersal Camp in Ireland 22 May 1919. Aged 20. Son of David and Agnes Day, of Church End, Comberton. Joined Great Eastern Railway 25 September 1916. Enlisted April 1917. Buried South-East of the church in COMBERTON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Cambridgeshire. See also Comberton, Cambridgeshire
DAY Walter [Frederick Basil]
Plateman, Liverpool Street Hotel, Abercorn Rooms - Steward F51200, H.M.S. Tregantle, Royal Naval Air Service from 18 March 1918 to 25 February 1918, transferred as Private (Batman) 250604, Royal Air Force 26 February 1918. Died from pneumonia following influenza at the Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham, Kent, 4 November 1918. Aged 18. Born 11 December 1899 in Straford, London. Son of Arthur Day, of 8, Waddington Road, Stratford. Enlisted 26 February 1918 for the duration of the hostilities. Heght 5 feet 7½ inches, chest 34 inches, brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion. Religious denomination Church of England. *** Burial details not as yet found ***
DAY William John
Porter, Bishopsgate - Corporal 8997, 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 6 August 1915. Aged 28. Born Poplar, Middlesex. Resident Maldon, Essex. Son of William J. and Elizabeth Day, of 15, Mill Lane, Fullbridge, Maldon, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1914. Enlisted August 1914 in Warley, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 146 to 151 or 229 to 233.
DAYNES Perey Thomas
Acting Lance Corporal 3317, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 29 July 1916. Aged 19. Born Old Ford, Essex. Resident Lower Edmonton, Middlesex. Son of James John and Lucy Daynes, of 125, Croyland Rd., Lower Edmonton, London. Enlisted Ponder's End, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.
DEDMAN Harry
Platelayer, Claydon, Civil Engineering Department - Gunner 19358, 52nd Battery, 15th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 9 October 1917. Aged 29. Born Ipswich [SDGW]. Son of Charles and Emma Dedman, of Tollgate House, Claydon, Suffolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway February 1911. Enlisted 20 October 1914 in Ipswich. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Claydon, Suffolk, resident with his parents, Charles and Emma Dedman, in Claydon, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Claydon, Suffolk, resident with his parents, Charles and Emma Dedman, in The Street, Claydon, Bosmere, Suffolk. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, a Labourer, born Claydon, Suffolk, resident with his parents, Charley and Emma Dedman, in Claydon Street, Claydon, Suffolk. In 1914 he was aged 25, admmited to the Ipswich Railway Workers Section of the National Union of Railwaymen as a Platelayer. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4 to 6 and 162.
DELDERFIELD James George
Fireman, Fire Brigade - Soker 1st Class SS/100482, H.M.S. "Tipperary", Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland 1 June 1916. Aged 31. Born 26 December 1884 in Bermondsey, London. Husband of M. H. Delderfield, of 194, Lake Rd., Landport, Portsmouth. Carman before enlistedment. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1912. Naval Reservist. Called to service 1914. Enlisted 16 February 1904 for 5 years with 7 years in the Reserve. Height 5 feet 7½ inches, chest 35 inches, brown hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 18.
DELF, MM Alexander Robert
Goods Checker, Norwich - Gunner 131764, "D" Battery, 69th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 13 October 1918. Aged 28. Born New Catton, Norwich 19 August 1890. Son of Edward and Mary Ann Delf, of 32, Patteson Rd., Norwich, Norfolk. Admitted to Angel Road Boys Infant School, Norwich in 1896, resident 33 Mill Lane. Joined Great Eastern Railway 1 April 1911. Enlisted March 1916 in Norwich. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Joined the Norwich Railway Workers Branch of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants in 1912, aged 21. Buried in ST. AUBERT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 7.
DIGGINS Harry
Bricklayers' Labourer, Chief Civil Engineer's Department - Private 13228, 11th [CWGC] or 9th [SDGW] Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 13 September 1916. Born Holme, Norfolk. Husband of Mrs Diggins, of 19, George Street., March. Joined Great Eastern Railway 22 September 1908. Enlisted September 1914 in March, Cambridgeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C and 2 A. See also March, Cambridgeshire
DIXON [Lewis] Frank
Apprentice, Stratford Works, Boiler Shop - Corporal 231551, 2/2nd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 15 June 1917. Resident Stratford. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1912. Enlisted February 1915 in London. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9.
DOBBY Sidney
Labourer, Stratford - Rifleman S/14962, 10th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 13 June 1917. Aged 21. Born Leyton, Essex. Resident 46, Trumpington Road, Forest Gate, Essex with his parents Thomas Edward and MAry Ann Dobby, mother deceased at time of enlistment. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1915. Enlisted Stratford, Essex 25 November 1915, aged 21, a Railway Labourer, height 5 feet 3 inches, 126lbs, chest 36½ inches, fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, son of Thomas and Mary Ann Dobby, with B.E.F. France 1916, wounded in action 3 September 1916, invalided to England fro Rouen 6 September 1916 on H.S. Makeno, returned to the front 17 December 1916, admitted to hospital for a while with trench foot. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Leytonstone, a Van Boy, resident with his parents, Thomas and MAry Dobby, at 46, Trumpington Road, Forest Gate E, Cann Hall, London & Essex. Buried at NOREUIL AUSTRALIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row G. Grave 9.
DODSON H J
No further information currently available
DOE Frederick Thomas
Acting Fireman - Private 19254, 95th Company. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 6 September 1916. Born and resident East Hannyfield, Essex. Enlisted Chelsmford. Formerly 2785, Essex Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born East Hanningfield, son of Mary Ann Morgan, stepson of William Morgan, resident Cannon Barnes, East Hanningfield, Chelmsford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.
DORLING Frank
Sack Repairer, Squirrels Heath, Sack & Sheet Factory - Private 3/2600, 1st Battalion Essex Regiment. Killed in action 14 April 1917. Aged 20. Born West Ham, Essex. Resident Romford. Son of Mr. R. and Mrs. S. Dorling, of 125, Douglas Rd., Romford, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway July 1911. Enlisted September 1914 in Warley, Essex. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born West Ham, Essex, a Bay Labourer Roneo Works, resident with his parents Robert and Sarah Dorling, at 35 Globe Road, Romford, Hornchurch, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
DOUBLE Robert Stanley
Clerk, Stowmarket, Traffic Department - Private 203172, 15th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action in Egypt 13 August 1918. Aged 36. Son of Henry James and Mary Arm Double, of Stowmarket; husband of Elizabeth Bertha Double, of 54, Victoria Rd., Stowmarket, Suffolk. Joined Great Eastern Railway February 1900. Enlisted June 1915 in Bury St. Edmunds. Formerly 3546, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in ST. VENANT-ROBECQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, ROBECQ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 19.
DOWNEY John James
Coach Painter, Stratford, Chief Mechanical Engineer's Department - Lance Corporal 12369, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action by shell fire 20 December 1915. Born Battersea, Surrey. Resident East Leigh, Hants. Joined Great Eastern Railway January 1913. Enlisted 1914 in Stratford, Essex. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Battersea, Surrey, resident with his parents, James and Bridget Downey, in Musjid Road, Battersea, Wandsworth, London & Surrey. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born London, Middlesex, resident with his parents, James and Bridget Downey, at 81, Desborough Road, Eastleigh, South Stoneham, Hampshire. Commemorated in MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave lost. Menin Road North Memorial 29.
DOWNHAM Stanley William
Bricklayers' Labourer, CCE Department - Corporal 21436, 88th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 25 April 1917. Born Saffron Walden, Essex. Baptised 2 October 1892 in Saffron Walden, Essex, son of William and Louisa Downham. Son of William G. Downham, of 15, Mount Pleasant, Saffron Walden. Joined Great Eastern Railway March 1914. Enlisted Saffron Walden, Essex. Formerly 13126, Essex Regiment. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Saffron Walden, Essex, a Carman, resident with his parents, William George and Louisa Downham, at 15 Mount Pleasant Cottages, Debden Road, Saffron Walden, Essex. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row K. Grave 1.
DOWSETT Charles Lewis
Rifleman C/7248, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died at home 25 October 1918. Aged 27. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Romford, a Railway Messenger, resident with his parents, Charles and Alice Dowsett, at 1 Honiton Road, Romford, Essex. Born and enlisted Romford. Attested 14 October 1915 at Romford. Discharged 12 September 1916 at Winchester, aged 24 years 10 months, height 5 feet 9 inches, chest 37 inches, grey eyes, dark hair, trade Railway Clerk, intended place of residence 1, Honiton Road, Romford. Discharged due to tubercule of the lung. Served with the B.E.F. in France 1916, returned to England on H.S. St. Patrick 17 June 1916. Buried in ROMFORD CEMETERY, Essex. New portion. Plot/Row/Section FF. Grave 70.
DRAKE H
Permanent Way Labourer - Private - No further information currently available
DRAPER Charles Richard
Porter, Newbury Park - Private 23673, 13th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Killed in action 13 November 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Ilford, Essex. Son of W. J. and M. E. Draper, of 11, Howard Rd., Ilford Lane, Ilford. Joined Great Eastern Railway September 1914. Enlisted September 1915 in Ilford, Essex. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 4.
DREDGE William
Gas Fitter's Labourer, Chief Civil Engineer's Department - Acting Corporal 8005, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 11 November 1914. Born Reading, Berks. Resident Leyton, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway in 1913. Enlisted Caversham, Berks. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39.
DUNKLEY Frederick William
Porter, Ilford - Private G/3745, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 25. Born and resident Chidwell, Essex. Enlisted Warley, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D.
DURBRIDGE George William
Porter - Private 16721, 12th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Died of bronchial pneumonia 15 December 1918. Aged 21. Son of George and Harriet Durbidge, of Burston Rd., Diss, Norfolk. Native of Burston. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XLVII. Row E. Grave 4.
DYER George Henry
Permanent Way Labourer, Chief Civil Engineer's Department, Colchester Ballast Train - Private 66326, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment). Killed in action 1 August 1917. Aged 25. Born Lexden, Essex. Resident Colchester. Son of George Henry Dyer, of 23, Colne Rd., Lexden, Colchester, Essex. Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1911. Enlisted 3 April 1917 in Colchester. Formerly 46048, 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.
DYKE Alfred
Clerk, Goodman's Yard - Corporal P/132, 16th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 26 April 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Enfield Wash, Middlesex. Son of William and Mary Louisa Dyke, of 47, Beaconsfield Rd., Enfield Lock, Enfield. Joined Great Eastern Railway May 1912. Enlisted April 1915 in St. Paul's Churchyard, Middlesex. Buried in WYTSCHAETE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IA. Row B. Grave 6.
DYSON Arthur Reuben
Under Shunter, Cambridge - Private 163931, 4th Siege Artillery Reserve Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on furlough of valvular disease 11 February 1919. Aged 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.Joined Great Eastern Railway June 1908. Enlisted May 1917. Buried in ST ANDREWS CHURCHYARD, CHESTERTON, Cambridge (just behind the war memorial). See also Cambridge Guildhall, Chesterton and Cambridge St Philips

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