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KETTERING WORLD WAR 1

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2004 Martin Edwards; Research David Goble & Chris Comber
additional information John Stanyard

SURNAMES D
1914-1919

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DACRE
Ernest Marsden
Sergeant TF.200486, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died at home 16 July 1918. Aged 25. Born & enlisted in Kettering. Son of William & Anne Dacre. Husband of Mrs E.M. Dacre (remarried) later of Forest Gate, Essex. Buried in Kettering (London Road) Cemetery.
DAGGER
Arthur S Sidney
Private 32575, 13th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 1 October 1918. Born King's Wood. Gloucestershire. enlisted Kettering. Buried in London Rifle Brigade Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 2.
DAVIS
Cecil
Captain 1/5th Battalion, Welsh Regiment 53rd Division. Died of wounds in Palestine. 27 March 1917. Aged 25. Son of Charles & Florence Davis. Born in Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on Jerusalem Memorial
DAVIS
Herbert
No further information currently available
DAVIS
John
Private 18273, 5th (P) Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 23 February 1916. Aged 27 Husband of Caroline Davis of 3, George Street, Kettering. Born in Stamford, Lincs.& enlisted in Kettering Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery.
DAVIS
Stanley
Corporal 17419, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment 18th Division. Killed in action 13 April 1916. Born in Tottenham and enlisted in Kettering. Buried in Carnoy Military Cemetery.
DAVIS
William Charley or Charles
Able Seaman London/Z/4406 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve “Nelson” Battalion, 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action on the Ancre 13 November 1916. Aged 21. Son of Mr & Mrs Essam of 33, Nelson Street, Kettering. Born in Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
DAWES
George William
Private 28935, 6th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment 37th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 8 October 1917. Aged 32. Son of Mr & Mrs Dawes formerly of Kingsthorpe, Northampton. Born in Rushden and enlisted in Ampthill. Kettering resident. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
DAWES
Thomas William Harry
Private 23974, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment 34th Division. Killed in action 9.6.17. Aged 33. Son of Mr & Mrs Dawes formerly of Kingsthorpe, Northampton. Born & enlisted in Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial
DAWKINS
Frederick
Private. 9757, 1st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Division. Killed in action at Loos 29 September 1915. Aged 18. Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Dawkins of 8, Wellington Street, Kettering. Born in Rothwell and enlisted in Northampton. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial.
DAY
Allen
Private 7535, 1st Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Killed in action near La Basse 21 October 1914. Aged 31. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Day of Kettering. Born and enlisted in Kettering Regular. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial.
DAY
Sidney Albert
Private 7182, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment 28th Division. Killed in action at Pond Farm, near Ypres, 12 March 1915. Aged 18. Son of Gerald Charles & Mercy Day of 3, Perry Street, Northampton. Born in Northampton and enlisted in Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial
DEAR
Arthur
Private. 17809, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. 7thDivision. Killed in action at Loos 25 September 1915. Aged 22. Son of James & Matilda Dear.Born in Hartford, Hunts and enlisted in Bedford. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial.
DEAR
Percy James
Lance Corporal 62173, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died in military Hospital on Malta 14 July 1919. Aged 25. Son of James & Matilda Dear. Brother of Arthur Dear. Born in Hartford near Huntingdon. Bur, Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.
DENTON
William [Thomas]
Private. 41337, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment 18th Division. Killed in action near Le Cateaux 23. 10.18. Born in Kettering and enlisted in Northampton. Kettering resident. Buried in Highland Cemetery, Le Cateaux
DICKENS
William Henry Cyril
Private 3/10233, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 31 July 1917. Aged 38 Brother of Mrs M.A.Smith of 5, Court, Gas Street, Kettering. Born in Peterborough and enlisted in Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.
DICKENSON
Arthur
Private. TF203289, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment 54th Division. Killed in action at the second battle of Gaza 19 April 1917. Born in Bedford & enlisted in Kettering. Buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine. See also Bedford Bunyan Meeting
DICKENSON
John Leslie
Private. 23865, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment 18th Division. Killed in action 5 April 1918. Aged 21. Son of Mr & Mrs Dickenson of Kettering. Born & enlisted in Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial
DICKS
Charles
Private TF 225420, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died at home. Born in Ringstead on 1897 Medal Rolls only. Details needed.
DICKS
Charles
No further information currently available
DISNEY
William
Private 3592 The Machine Gunn Corps (Infantry) Formerly Northamptons. Died at home 29 October 1918. Aged 26. Son of William & Sarah Anne Disney of 7, Queen Street, Kettering. Enlisted in Kettering. Buried in Kettering (London Road) Cemetery.
DONALD
Jack G
Leading Aircraftman 65564 Royal Air Force No 2 Base Mechanical Transport Repair Depot. Died at home 14 January 1920. Buried in Rushton (All Saints) Churchyard
DOUGLAS
Leonard Joseph
Private. TF.235082, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. 7th Division. Killed in action near Ypres April 1910.17. Aged 40. Son of Mr & Mrs Douglas of Kettering. Born in Harrold, Beds and enlisted in Kettering. Formerly with the Essex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
DRAGE
Bertram
Corporal 7184, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment 28th Division. Killed in action during a gas attack near Ypres 25 April 1915. Aged 22. Son of William & Elizabeth Drage of 3, Scotland Road, Kettering. Born in Bozeat and enlisted in Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial
DRAGE, MM
Walter
Sergeant 56459 37th Divisional Signal Company The Royal Engineers. Died at home 2 January 1919. Aged 36 Husband of Mary Elizabeth Drage of “Lyndhurst” Fairfield, Derbyshire. Born in Kettering. Veteran of the South African War. Buried in Fairfield (St.Peter) Churchyard Derbyshire
DRIVER
[Arthur] Edward
Private. TF.242113 2/5th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment 61st Division. Killed in action during the March Retreat 31 March 1918. Aged 19. Son of George & Emily Driver of 20, Edmund Street, Kettering. Born in Broughton and enlisted in Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial

DUCKETT

Ernest Henry

Private G/25895, 10th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 29th September 1918. Aged 19. Born Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, enlisted and resident Kettering. Son of John W. and Mary Violet Duckett, of 47, Bayes St., Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 14 to 17 and 162 to 162A.

Ernest Duckett played the side drum in the Kettering Salvation band. He was born in Stapleford but he and his parents moved to Kettering, living at 47 Bayes Street. He worked just up the street at the Kettering Co-op Clothing Factory. In May 1917 he joined the West Surrey Regiment and went to France in May 1918. He was killed, by a shell, during an advance on the night of 29th-30th September 1918 two months before the end of the war. He has no known grave and his name in on the Tyne Cot memorial on Passchendaele Ridge He was also 19

The following report is taken from the local paper "The Kettering Leader".

A GOOD SOLDIER
YOUNG KETTERING SALVATIONIST’S
SACRIFICE
THE LATE PTE. E. H. DUCKETT

The regrettable news has been received that Pte. Ernest Henry Duckett, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Duckett, 47, Bayes Street, Kettering, has been killed in action in France. The young man, who was only 19 years of age, enlisted in May 1917, in the West Surrey Regt. and went to France in March of the present year. He was previously employed at the Kettering Cooperative Clothing Factory in Field Street, and was prominently associated with the Salvation Army, and used to play side drum in the band. His many friends in Kettering will learn of his loss with great regret. The lieutenant of his company, Lieut. F. E.B. Girling, writes that “the young man was killed during the advance on the night of Sept. 29th—30th, 1918. He was killed instantaneously by a shell, and did not suffer at all. He was a good soldier, and died whilst doing his duty with a cheerful heart. They were indeed sorry to lose him. His body was taken to the rear and properly buried.”

DUNKLEY
Alfred John
Lance Corporal. 17462, 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment 24th Division. Killed in action 4 November 1918. Aged 21. Son of Mr & Mrs Dunkley of 246, Bath Road, Kettering. Born in Rothwell & enlisted in Kettering Buried in Villers-Pol Communal Cemetery Extension
DUNKLEY
Bert
Private 2249, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment 18th Division. Died of wounds 20 November 1916. Aged 19. Born & enlisted in Kettering Buried in Warly-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension
DUNKLEY
Frank
Private. TF.203287, 1/4th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment 54th Division. Died in Military Hospital in Cairo. Egypt. 28 December 1918. Born and enlisted in Kettering. Buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.
DUNKLEY
Frederick
Lance Corporal G.13715, 6th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action 19 September 1918. Aged 24. Born & enlisted in Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis En Artois Memorial
DUNKLEY
Walter Henry
Rifleman 41913, 7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. 36th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 16 August 1917. Enlisted in Kettering. Formerly with the Northamptons. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
DUNNETT
Joseph
Private 3/9634, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, 8th Division. Killed in action at Neuve Chapelle 14 March 1915. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs George Dunnett of 57, Fuller Street, Kettering. Born in Northampton & enlisted in Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on Le Touret Memorial.
DURRANT
Sidney Alfred
Private. 20758 1/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment 48th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 19 August 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mrs Annie Durrant of 125, Havelock Street, Kettering. Born in Kettering and enlisted in Huntingdon. Formerly Hunts Cyclist Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial
DYSON
Thomas
Private 2426 3/1st, East Lancs Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps. Died on Gallipoli 17 November 1915. Aged 21. Son of Walter & Sarah Rebecca Dyson of 50, King Street, Kettering. Born & enlisted in Kettering. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial, Gallipoli

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