Lewis Ernest Dyball on birth record, and other records.
Corporal 15937, 9th. Battalion, Norfolk Regiment Died Saturday 1
December 1916 – Aged 21.
was born in Martham on 16 December 1895 the son of Edgar Ernest
Dyball, a Farm Labourer and Elizabeth Rose (née King)In
1901 the family were living in Hemsby Road, Martham and comprised
Edgar Ernest (aged 26), Elizabeth Rose (26 born: Chelsham, Surrey),
Lewis (recorded as Louis age 5), Edith (2) and Edgar (9 months).
All were born in Martham except Elizabeth Rose.
1911 the family had moved to Church Street, Martham and had the
following additions Dallas (8 at school), Eileen (6 at school),
Florence (4 at school) and Mirren (4 months). All born in Martham.
Lewis was then 15 and employed as a Telegraph Messenger. At that
time his parents had been married for 15 years, had 9 children
all of whom were still alive.
enrolled in the Norfolk Regiment in Norwich on 10 September 1914
(Army records has his year of birth as 1894) He gave his occupation
as Agricultural Farm Servant. He gave his father Edgar Ernest
of Waxham bridge as next-of-kin. His papers record his height
as 5’10 ½”, grey eyes, brown hair and a fresh
served In England from 10 September 1914 to 29 August 1915, in
France with the British Expeditionary Force from 30 August 1915
to 9 January 1916 when he was hospitalised in Etaples with bronchitis.
In England and posted to 10th. Battalion on 14 February 1916 and
served until 1 March 1916 when he was posted to 9th. Battalion
and returned to France. Promoted to Acting Corporal on 2 September
Diary: 1 to 4 December 1916 – Mazingarbe – Mairie,
“Battalion formed working parties under the Tunnelling
corps. No casualties. Everything Quiet” So assume that
Lewis died of wounds suffered earlier?
was awarded the 1915 Star, British War and Victory medalsLewis
is buried in WOBURN ABBEY CEMETERY, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France
Plot I Row E Grave 20
He is also commemorated on the Sea Palling
Memorial and on the Martham War Memorial.