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LOWESTOFT WAR MEMORIAL, SURNAMES D

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DAINES Harold Arthur
Lance Corporal H/10516, 20th Hussars. Killed in action 7 November 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Norwich, resident Lowestoft. Son of Charles William and Sarah Ann Daines, of r8, Cleveland Rd., Lowestoft. Buried in CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, FONTAINE-AU-BOIS, Nord, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 7. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
DAINES William
Private 24160, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 24. Born Oulton Broad, enlisted Lowestfot. Son of Robert and Ellen Daines, of Private Rd., Victoria Rd., Oulton Broad, Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
DALE

Arthur Harry

Private 16532, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 28th May 1915. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Lowestoft. Son of William and Eliza Dale, of 2, Norfolk St., Lowestoft. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Koln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot XV. Row B. Grave 15. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's

DALE Ernest [Herbert]
Private 16533, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1915 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
DALEY Joseph
Private 3936, 18th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 7 November 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Joseph and Emily Daley, of 7, Hart Gardens, Dorking, Surrey. Formerly 21098, Suffolk Regiment. Buried in BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 22. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
DANIELS Alfred William
[Book states Stoker, Royal Naval Reserve.] Stoker 1st Class K/46553, H.M.S. Scott, Royal Navy. Died 15 August 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 29. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
DANN Ernest
Private 9475, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 16 Deceber 1914. Aged 40. Born Aldeley, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Husband of Ellen Tye (formerly Dann), of 142, Carlton Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
DARE Albert Edward
Private 2337, 1st East Anglian Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force.). Died of dysentery at Gallipoli, 22 October 1915. Enlisted Ipswich, Suffolk, resident Lowestoft, Suffolk. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section D. Grave 75. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
DARKINS George W
Engineman (Chief Engineer) 1510ES, H.M. Drifter Rooke, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 3 August 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 19. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
DARKINS W [J]
Engineman 1874/ES, H.M.S. Girl Rhoda, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 26 September 1917. Aged 33. Husband of Ethel Nora Bull (formerly Darkins), of 2, Hope Terrace, Hemplands, Lowestoft. Buried in HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot E. Row 27. Grave 26. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
DAVIES

George William

[Spelt DAVIS on SDGW & CWGC] Private 27330, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 22nd August 1917. Aged 37. Born Miror, India, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of George William Davis, of Lowestoft; husband of Harriet Elizabeth Davis, of 61, Clemence St., Lowestoft. Formerly 23474, East Surrey Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 41 to 42 and 163A. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's

DAWSON

Basil Dartrey

Corporal 229393, 44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment). Died 5th Otober 1916. Aged 23. Born 18th July 1892 in Portsmouth. Son of Minnie Eliza Dawson, of South Junction, Manitoba, and the late Samuel John Dawson, who were living at 20 Denmark Road, Lowestoft, when he attested. Homesteader listed as his occupation. Umarried. Enlisted and passed fit 2nd June 1915 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Height 5 feet 10½ inches, girth 37½ inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, ahir brown. Religion Presbyterian. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2367 - 24. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's

DAWSON Wesley William
Private 57446, 14th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died in Germany as a Prisoner of War 7 October 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. Formerly 166363, Royal Engineers. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, KASSEL, Hessen, Germany. Plot IV. Row L. Grave 12. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
DAY

Leonard Christopher

Lance Corporal 200058, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. Formerly 853, Suffolk Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's

DEXTER Archibald [James]
Sergeant 7977, 97th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died of injuries 28th October 1918. Aged 20. Born 14 March 1898, baptised 1 April 1897 at St John, Lowestoft. Enlisted 27 August 1915 for the duration of the war, aged 19, date last promoted 1 February 1917. Civilian occupation Clerk. Height 5 feet 5¼ inches, chest 31 inches. Son of Albert Edward and Isabella Dexter, of 105, Clapham Rd., Lowestoft form erly "Guestwick", Gordon Road, Lowestoft. Buried in CHARMES MILITARY CEMETERY, ESSEGNEY, Vosges, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 8. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's

Note: No. 97 Squadron, RFC, was formed at Waddington, Lincolnshire, on 1st December 1917, and in the following summer went to France equipped with Handley Page 0/400s to undertake night-bombing operations with the Independent Force. It made its first raid on 19/20th August and by the end of the war had flown 91 bombing sorties (the majority into Germany), dropped 64 tons of bombs-including three 1,650-pounders.

DISNEY Stanley Frank
Private 1497, 4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 3 February 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born Lowestoft, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Albert Edward and Ida Disney, of 80, Lorne Park Rd., South Lowestoft. Buried in NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France.. Plot I. Row G. Grave 11. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
DOWE

Ernest George

Bombardier 65310, "E" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Died of wounds 12th September 1917. Aged 25. Enlisted and resident Lowestoft. Son of Robert and Emma Dowe, of 29, Raglan St., Lowestoft. Buried in CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 14. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's

DOWNSON Alfred Edward
Lance Serjeant 12858, Suffolk Regiment. Died 27 March 1920. Aged 23. Born Lowestoft. Baptised 4 December 1896 In St Margaret, Lowestoft. Son of George and Louisa Elizabeth Dowson, of 7, Spurgeons Score, Lowestoft. Awarded the Military Mesdal (M.M.). In the 1911 census he waS aged 14, an errand boy, born Lowestoft, resident with his parenst at 7 Spurgeons Score, Lowestoft. Buried in LOWESTOFT (BECCLES ROAD) CEMETERY, Suffolk. Plot/Row/Section Q. Grave 364. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
DOWSING Harold
Private G/2728, 7th Battalion, Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 3 May 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 23. Born St. Margaret's, Lowestoft, Suffolk, enlisted Lowestoft, Suffolk, resident Lowestoft, Suffolk. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Dowsing, of 38, Crown St., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
DOWSING Thomas William
Deck Hand 8581DA, H.M. Drifter Waveney II, Royal Naval Reserve. Killed or died as a result of enemy action 26 October 1916. Aged 46. Born Lowestoft 27 November 1868. Son of Thomas William and Elizabeth Dowsing, of Lowestoft; husband of Harriet Dowsing (nee Burwood), of 50, Milton Rd., Lowestoft, Suffolk formerly 2 Farrows Yard, Factory Street, Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 19. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
DOY Charles Henry
Second Hand 2250SA, H.M. Drfiter "Launch Out", Royal Naval Reserve. Killed in Channel Raid 26 October 1916. Aged 38. Son of Charles and Harriett Doy, of Lowestoft; husband of Emily Matilda Doy, of 73, Sussex Rd., Lowestoft, Suffolk. Awarded Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 18. See also Lowestoft, Sailors & Fishermen's Bethel and Lowestoft St Margaret's

Note: H.M. Drifter Launch Out built 1909, 67 tons. Hired 1915. Sunk by gunfire from German destroyers in the Dover Strait 27th October 1916. She was part of the large fleet that maintained the net barrage across the Dover Strait to prevent German submarines passing westward into the Channel. They were also equipped to attack U Boats as well as maintain the barrage.

Launch Out was in company with the drifters Young Crow, EBC, Ajax II, Mishe Nahama and IFS in the vicinity of 9a buoy along the barrage when they were attacked by the destroyers. Ajax II and Launch Out were sunk, EBC was damaged. Buoy 9a was at the southern end of the Sandettie Bank.

DRAKE Herbert
No further information currently available. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
DRAPER R J
Engineman 4137, R.N.R.T. Died on service, Russia. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
DRUMMOND

Clarence Reginald

Lance Corporal 15550, 2nd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action 2nd March 1916. Aged 21. Born Leeds, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Robert Liddle Drummond and Ellen Drummond, of 32, Kirkley Park Rd., Lowestoft. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's

DUNNETT Ray
No further information currently available. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
DURRANT Edmun Reuben
Private 9261, 7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 12 October 1916. Aged 22. Born Yarmouth, Norfolk, enlisted Lowestoft. Son of Esther Maria Durrant of 39 Lovewell Road, South Lowestoft, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Addenda Panel. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
DYE J J
Deckhand 8485, R.N.R.T. Killed in action. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's
DYER

Henry Alfred

Seaman 3843/B, H.M.S. Almanzora, Royal Naval Reserve. Died of disease 30th Ocotber 1918. Born Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, Suffolk on 30 July 1884. Son of William & Sophia Dyer; next of kin was his wife Elizabeth Dyer, living 19, St John's Road, Lowestoft. Buried in KING TOM CEMETERY, FREETOWN, Sierra Leone. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 11. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's and Lowestoft St John's

Note: H.M.S. Almanzora. 16,034 gross tons, length 590ft x beam 69.3ft, one funnel, two masts, twin screw, speed 15 knots, accommodation for 400-1st, 230-2nd and 760-3rd class passengers. Built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast for the Royal Mail Steam Packet Co, she was launched on 19th November 1914, but was completed as an Armed Merchant Cruiser for the 10th Cruiser Squadron. Reconditioned to 15,551 tons at Belfast in 1919, she started commercial services from Southampton to the River Plate on 9th January 1920. In World War II she was used mostly for trooping duties and in 1945 became a government emigration ship. 1947 laid up at Cowes, Isle of Wight and 1948 scrapped at Blyth.

DYKE Arthur [William]
Deck Hand 3258DA, H.M. Drifter Gleaner of the Sea, Royal Naval Reserve. Missing believed killed in action 26 October 1916. Born 27 January 1897 in Carlton, Suffolk. Son of Abraham and Ellen Jane Dyke, of 19, Lorne Rd., Lowestoft, Suffolk. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Column 19. See also Lowestoft St Margaret's

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