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BRIGHTON WAR MEMORIAL (1914-1921)
SURNAMES D

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2007

DACEY

Thomas

Private G/4830, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th. New Army Division. Killed in action at Delville Wood 31st August 1916. Aged 34. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial. MR21.

DACRES

Leonard [Seymour Lambert]

Captain, Aged 34 21st Indian Cavalry (Prince Albert Victors Own Frontier Force.) Died of Typhus after the war in Mesopotamia 20th. April 1919. Son of Captain S. H. P. Dacres, Royal Navy, of Park House, Budleigh Salterton, Devonshire. Brighton connection unknown. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Captains. Buried in Bagdhad (North Gate) Cemetery Iraq. 8

DADSWELL

Charles

Private L/7709, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Taken prisoner and died of heart failure in captivity on the 17th November 1917. Aged 35. Regular Soldier. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Chichester. Husband of Ansley Hannah Dadswell of Roseir Gate Cottage. Listed on Billingshurst (Billingshurst War Memorial) St. Lukes Parish Church and listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Vevey St. Martins Cemetery, Switzerland Europe 51

DADSWELL

William

Sergeant 4110, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 4th Regular Division. Killed in action on the first day of the Somme offensive near Beaumont Hamel, 1st July 1916. Aged 27. Born Phibsborough, nr. Dublin and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, Nevill Crescent, Lewes. List on memorial in St. Luke’s Parish Church and Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sergeants. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial. MR. 21

DAGG

John Stewart

Second Lieutenant 12/2620, 2nd Battalion, Auckland Regiment. New Zealand Division. 2nd Brigade. New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Killed in action near Mametz Wood 15th September 1916. Aged 25. Son of Robert & Rosalind Dagg of 194 Ponsonby Road, Auckland, New Zealand. Born in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under 2/Lts. Buried in Thiepval Anglo French Cemetery, Authille F. 1891 also Commemorated on The Caterpillar Valley. N. Z. Memorial. MR. 11

DAINTY, (MM)

William John

Corporal R/12765, 2nd Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action 30th March 1918. Son of Mr & Mrs Alfred Dainty of 39, Franklin Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed on St. Martin’s Parish Church Memorial and in St. Peters Memorial Book under Corporals. Buried in Buffs Road Cemetery, Belgium. B. 94.

DALE

Charles Richard Moses

Corporal 66300, 1/6th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. 50th Northumbrian Division. Territorial Force. Killed in action during the German Offensive near Soissons on 27th May 1918. Aged 28. Son of Charles & Annie Dale of 15, St. Martins Street, Lewes Road, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. St. Martins Parish Church Memorial, Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Corporals. Commemorated on The Soissons Memorial MR. 18.

DALLAWAY

Arnold Foster H

Gunner 349, 69th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (Sussex T. F.) Western Front Units. Killed in action on the Somme 27th June 1916. Aged 22. Son of Mr & Mrs William Dallaway of 32 Rose Hill Terrace, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Employee of the London B & S.C.R. (Brighton Station War Memorial). Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Gunners. Buried in Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension. F. 197.

DALZIEL, (DCM)

Walter

Sergeant 79230, 31st Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment, 2nd Canadian Division. 6th Brigade. Killed in action near Sanctuary Wood 6th June 1916. Aged 26. Son of Walter & Emma Annie Dalziel of 54 Grand Parade, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sergeants. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres. Belgium. MR. 29.

DANCY

Harold Valentine

Corporal 69987, 11th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment 41st New Army Division. Died of wounds 14th July 1918. Aged 19. Son of William Albert & Annie Maude Dancy of 32, Florence Road, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Corporals. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. B. 11.

DANN

John

Private G/261, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Died of wounds 5th November 1915. Brother of Mr H. Dann of 19, Richmond Hill, Brighton. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Sailly Labourse Communal Cemetery F. 257

DAPP

Walter Edwin

Private L/8422, Aged 29 2nd Battlion The Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action at The Battle of Loos. 25th September 1915. Only son of Trayton & Ellen Dapp of 19, Viaduct Road, Brighton. Regular Soldier,. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Hurstpierpoint. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19.

DARBY

Ernest Henry

Private G/28946, 12th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 18th Eastern Division. Killed in action at Thiepval 26th September 1916. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs George Darby of 19, Queens Gardens, Brighton. Husband of Maggie Darby who later remarried & lived in Worthing. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

DAVEY

Frederick George

Shoeing Smith TS/9235, Royal Army Service Corps, attached to 28th Divisional Headquarters. Died of Malaria after the war in the army of occupation in Turkey 20th November 1918. Aged 32. Previously with the 28th Division. in Salonika. Next of kin residents of 16, St. Pauls Street, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Privates. Buried in Chanak Consular Cemetery, Turkey.

DAVEY

Henry

Corporal 106136, ‘D’ Battery, 36th Brigade. Royal Field Artillery. Western Front Units. Killed in action 12th September 1918. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin unknown but Brighton residents. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sergeants. Buried in Vaulx Hill Cemetery. F. 1484.

DAVEY

William Robert

Private 298792, 847th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps transferred from Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 19th May 1918. Born Brighton and enlisted in London. Next of kin, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Privates. Former R.A.S.C. Buried in Blargies Communal Cemetery Extension. F. 770

DAVID

Thomas

Private G/5467, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th New Army Division. Killed in action during the Battle of Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 24. Husband of Louisa David of 5, Wellington Place, Upper Russell Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19.

DAVIES

Lewis George Russell

Private G/5467, 22nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 2nd Regular Division. Killed in action during the Somme offensive 19th October 1916. Aged 34. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Russell-Davies of 30, Buckingham Place, Clifton Hill. Born Shepherds Bush and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

DAVIS

Arthur Edwin

Private 254, 5th Australian Machine Gun Battalion. 5th Australian Division. Killed in action during the German Spring offensive 25th April 1918. Aged 20. Son of Edwin & Lottie Maria Davis of 112, Baker Street, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers Bretonneux F. 424

DAVIS

Albert George

Private SD/5447, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action at Bazentin le Petit 16th August 1916. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs R. G. Davis of 23, Ditchling Road, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21.

DAVIS

Oscar John

Private 46411, 13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. 21st New Army Division. Killed in action near Arras 3rd June 1917. Aged 28. Husband of Madeline Alice Maude Davis of 22, Riley Road, Elm Grove, son of James Davis of Brighton. Formerly with the Rifle Brigade. Born St. Pancras, London and enlisted in London. List on St. Albans Parish Church memorial and in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial.

DAVIS

Victor Douglas

Sapper 874, 1st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Western Front Units. Died of wounds in military hospital in Rouen 19th August 1915. Aged 20. Son of James Evan & Annie Davis of 7, Milner Road, Brighton. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Eastbourne. Listed on St. Albans Parish Church memorial and the Royal Engineers Memorial (Probably the W. J. Davis in St. Peters under privates) Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Rouen F. 145

DAWES

Alfred Charles

Private TF/201043, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Welsh Division. Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Killed in action during the First Battle of Gaza on 26th March 1917. Aged 19. Born Bosham and enlisted in Hove. Next of kin St. Leonards Avenue, Hove. Listed on Hove War Memorial (Hove Library) and in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Jerusalem Memorial MR. 34

DAWES

George Herbert

Sergeant G/20339, 2/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Home reserve Unit. Battalion Instructor. Accidently killed 1st October 1915. Aged 39. Husband of Rosalind Edith Dawes of 12, Artillery Street, Brighton. Son of Frederick & Harriett Dawes. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sergeants. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.

DAWES

William

Driver 156016, ‘A’ Battery, 241st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Western Front Units. Died of wounds sustained in the Ypres Salient 25th July 1917. Aged 23. Son of Mrs M. A. Dawes of 20, Brewer Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed on St Martins Parish Church Memorial. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. B. 11.

DAWSON

Albert Richard

Private TF/201107, 1/4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 53rd Welsh Division. Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Killed in action during the 2nd Battle of Gaza 19th April 1917. Aged 36. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Next of kin unknown. Buried in The Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine. Pal. 8.

DAWSON

Claude [William Little]

Lance Corporal G/2527, 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 24th New Army Division. Killed in action at The Battle of Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 20. Son of William & Bertha Dawson of 26, Keere Street, Lewes. Born Bootham, York, and enlisted in Hove. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Lance Corporals. Brother of Ernest Dawson and H. H. Dawson. Listed on St. Michaels Parish Church Lewes Memorial. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19.

DAWSON

Frederick Charles

Bombardier 100492, 23rd Heavy Battery. Royal Garrison Artillery. Western Front Units. Killed in action at Ypres 19th August 1917. Aged 30. Son of Frederick Dawson of Brighton Husband of Daisy Ethel Dawson, 51, Dove Row, Shoreditch. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Shoreditch. Buried in The Huts Cemetery, Belgium B. 19.

DAWSON, (MM)

Ernest

Sergeant 1654, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. 24th New Army Division. Died of wounds in the United Kingdom. 25th August 1917. Aged 29. Son of William & Bertha Dawson of 26, Keere Street, Lewes. Born Bootham, York, enlisted in Brighton. Brother of Claude Dawson and H. H. Dawson. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sergeants. Listed on St. Michaels Parish Church, Lewes, Memorial. Regular Soldier with 12 years service. Buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.

DAWSON

Harold Hummard

Pioneer 227921, Royal Engineers. Died after the war in the 3rd March 1919. Aged 34. Son of William & Bertha Dawson of 26, Keere Street, Lewes. Born Bootham and enlisted in Brighton. Brother of Claude and Ernest Dawson. Husband of Elizabeth Dawson of 54 London Street Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sappers and on St. Michaels Parish Church Memorial, Lewes. Buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery

DAY

Alfred Thomas

Corporal 211539, 66th Wing, Royal Air Force. Adriatic Units, Italy. Died in active service in Italy 13th October 1918. Aged 27. Son of William Frederick & Caroline Day, of 64, Hollingbury Park Avenue, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under RAF/RFC. Buried in Otranto Town Cemetery. Italy.

DAY

Percival Rowley

Private 27237, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. The Guards Division. Killed in action at Ypres. 7th October 1917. Husband of Mrs P. Day of ‘The Abergavenny Arms’, Blackrock, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Bristol. Listed on St. Marks Church Memorial and in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial MR. 30.

DAY, (MM)

Thomas Frederick

Private 21190, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. 29th Regular Division. Died of wounds 27th January 1918. Aged 35. Son of John & Eliza Day of 20, Upper St. James Street, Kemp Town. Later 31, College Road. Formerly with Royal Sussex Regiment. Attached to Trench mortar batteries. Former Baker. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Oxford Road Cemetery, Ypres. Belgium B. 22.

DEACON

J

It has not been possible to positively identify this man. There were two J. Deacons recorded in Sussex. Jack Deacon of the Royal Marine Light Infantry and John Deacon 2nd Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. Details of both are listed Below. There are also 28 J. Deacons with CWGC.

Jack DEACON - Private PO/17344, Royal Marine Light Infantry (Portsmouth Battalion) Royal Naval Division. Gallipoli. Died of wounds sustained at Krithia and buried at sea 12th May 1915. Aged 17. Not listed inSt. Peters Memorial Book but included on Horsted Keynes Parish Memorial, although there is some doubt about positive identification. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea. MR. 3

John DEACON - Private S/762, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action at Givenchy 16th February 1915. Aged 22. Husband of Harriett Deacon who re married was living at 146, Church Street, Ore, Hastings. Born St. Clements, Hastings. Enlisted in Hastings. Special Reservist Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial. MR. 22.

DEACON

Robert St John [Pelham]

Private G/7769, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Died of wounds suffered in action at Ramscappelle 14th July 1917. Aged 19. Son of Pelham Henry & Henrietta Maude Deacon of 13, Ewhurst Road, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book, and in St. Albans Parish Church, Coombe Road. Buried in Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, St. Georges, Belgium. B. 173.

DEACON

W H

No positive identification with the Town. CWGC suggest three possible

Pte. W. H. Deacon 8th Warwicks. next of kin, Swindon.

Pte. W. H. Deacon 1st Royal Welsh Fusiliers Nok. Leicester.

Bombardier W. H. Deacon Royal Garrison Artillery. Nok New Zealand who enlisted in Stratford East London.

Details of the last named are included below.
DEACON – William Henry, Bombardier 39120, 230th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Western Front Units. Killed in action at Ypres. 21st September 1917. Husband of Mrs W. H. Deacon, resident of Christchurch, New Zealand. Born in Wellington New Zealand and enlisted in Stratford, East London. Not listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. No known Brighton connection. Buried in Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium. B113.

DEADMAN

Ernest Alfred

Sergeant 39239, ‘N’ Battery. Royal Horse Artillery attached to 5th Indian Cavalry Brigade. Died of wounds received in action at Cambrai 1st December 1917. Aged 27. Husband of Violet Deadman of 33, Eastern Road, Brighton. Son of Albert & Elizabeth Deadman of Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sgts. Buried in Fins New British Cemetery F. 439

DEAL

Albert Edward

Lance Corporal 127078, Aged 39 31st Canadian Infantry. (The Alberta Regiment) 2nd Canadian Division. 6th Brigade. Died of wounds in military hospital at Abbeville 13th August 1918. Son of Mr & Mrs, W. D. Deal of 145, Lewes Road, Brighton. Husband of Selina Ada Deal of 503, Ferguson Avenue, North Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Lance Corporals. Bue. Abbeville Communal Cemetery extension F. 52.

DEAN

Alfred Alexander

Airman 2nd Class 38554, 119 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps attached to Balloon units. Western Front. Fell from a balloon whilst serving on the Western Front in 1917. Aged 37. Suffered severe spinal injuries from which he died in a Littlehampton Nursing home on the 1st May 1918. Born London. Son of George & Amelia Dean. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Dean of Canning Street, Brighton, later of 10, Grange Road, Southover, Lewes. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under RAF/RFCand also recorded on Southover Parish Church Memorial. Buried in St. Pancras Churchyard, Kingston Nr. Lewes.

DEAN

Joseph

Private L/10650, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action near Vermelles 13th June 1916. Aged 18. Son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Dean of 37, Essex Street, Brighton. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Hove. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Quarry Cemetery, Vermelles. F. 722.

DEAN

Stanley Edwin

Ordinary Telegraphist Z/5705, H.M.S. ‘Cullist’, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Lost in action with a U Boat in the North Sea 11th February 1918. Aged 20. Son of Edwion & Marion Dean of Brighton. Born in Hampstead. Employee of the Brighton branch of the Post Office Savings Bank. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Royal Navy Wireless Operators. Commemorated on The Chatham Naval Memorial MR. 1.

DENDY

Horace

Private TF/205900, 6th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. 18th Eastern Division. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Formerly with the Sussex Yeomanry. Next of kin unknown. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile. F. 212.

DENMAN

Walter Martin

Private 10359, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. The Guards Division. Killed in action near Courcelette 15th September 1916. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Next of kin residents of Brighton. Buried in London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval. F. 390.

DENNEY

Gabriel

Lance Sergeant G/13364, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed on trench duty in the Ypres Salient 2nd March 1918. Aged 26. Husband of Alice Lydia Denney of 35, Arnold Street, Elm Grove, Brighton. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Chichester. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Lance Sergeants. Buried in Buffs Road Cemetery, Belgium. B. 94.

DENYER

George Richard

Ordinary Seaman PO/8822/A, H.M.S. ‘Seiriol’, Royal Naval Reserve. Lost when the Minesweeper was mined in the North Sea off the Shipwash Lights 25th April 1918. Next of kin unknown. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under R.N. Seamen. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea. MR. 3

DENYER

John

Private 21879, 4th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died as the result of wounds suffered in France 20th January 1920. Aged 34. Husband of Ellen Denyer of 21, Whichelo Place, Brighton. Son of Edward & Emily Denyer of Brighton. Born & enlisted in Brighton. Buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.

DENYER

Oliver

Died in Brighton infirmary after being discharged 5th December 1918. Aged 24. Regiment and rank unknown. Next of kin unknown, resident(s) of 80, Sussex Street, Brighton. Buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.

DEWDNEY

Reginald James

Driver 41935, Anti Aircraft Batteries, Royal Garrison Artillery. Western Front. Killed in action near Ypres. 14th June 1917. Aged 21. Son of James & Florence Dewdney of 19, Queens Gardens, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Drivers. Buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery extension. Belgium B. 29.

DEWSBURY

Charles

Petty Officer, H.M. Yacht ‘Iolaire’, Mercantile Marine Reserve. Charles Dewsbury and over 200 ratings were lost when the ship which was in use only supplementing the regular mail steamer Sheila in order to carry surplus sailors going home on New Year Leave between Kyle of Lochalsh and Stornoway when she foundered in a storm on 1st January 1919. Aged 29. His body was washed ashore near Stornoway on the 6th January. Husband of Mrs. C. Dewsbury. Son of Sgt. Major & Mrs Dewsbury, 109, Roundhill Crescent, Brighton. Enlisted in 1909. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Royal Naval Petty Officers. Buried in Sandwick Cemetery, Stornoway, Lewis, Outer Hebrides. Scotland

DICKENSON

John George

Private L/10618, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action at Ovillers 7th July 1916. Aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs. George Dickenson of 11, London Road, Brighton. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Hove. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21

DICKENSON

Robert Alexander

[Spelt DISKINSON on memorial] Private 47156, 6th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. 19th Western Division. Died of wounds near Ypres 29th September 1918. Aged 32. Born St. Mary le Strand Chichester. Husband of Mrs W. A. Dickenson of ‘Tresco’, Tennyson Avenue, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Brighton connection unknown. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium B. 11.

DIGWEED

George Edward

Private 27441, 32nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. 41st New Army Division. Killed in action at Ypres 22nd September 1917. Aged 37. Son of George Richard & Martha Digweed of 25, Borough Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. MR. 30.

DINE

Charles

Private G/60140, 2nd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 8th Regular Division. Reported missing during the German Spring offensive and Presumed killed in action 25th March 1918. Aged 19. Son of George & Ellen Dine of 45, Lynton Street, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book and in St. Lukes Parish Church. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27.

DINE

Henry

Private S/7768, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action at Richebourg on the 9th May 1915. Aged 36. Son of Mr & Mrs H. Dine of 42, Sun Street, Brighton. Born St. Margarets, Brighton and enlisted in Eastbourne. Special Reservist Veteran of the South African War. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Royal Irish Rifles Cemetery, Laventie F. 706

DIPLOCK

George

Staff Sergeant, Instructor and recruiting Sergeant for the Sussex Yeomanry Cadets. Died at home on the 18th January 1917. Aged 48. Next of kin, 32, Gloucester Street, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sergeants. Buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.

DIPLOCK

William

Private G/8700, 3rd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Home Reserve Unit. Died at home of tuberculosis 22nd November 1918. Aged 24. Husband of Annie Diplock of 16, Rock Street, Kemp Town, Brighton. Son of Harry & Kate Diplock of Lewes. Also listed on Lewes Memorial. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under W. Duplock. Born in Lewes. Buried in St. Michaels Cemetery, Lewes.

DIXON

Albert Ernest Lucas

Second Lieutenant, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (1st Sportsmans). 2nd Regular Division. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action on the 8th May 1918. Aged 20. Son of Albert & Emma Sophia Dixon of 46, Frederick Street, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under 2/Lts. Buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery. F. 214.

DOBSON

John

Shoeing Smith 92185, 90th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Western Front Units attached to the 9th Scottish Division. Died of wounds during the German Flanders offensive 26th April 1918. Aged 37. Son of Thomas & Sophia Dobson of Ringmer. Born in Ringmer and Enlisted in Brighton. Listed on Ringmer Memorial. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Drivers. Buried in Ljissenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. B. 11.

DOCKERILL

William John

Rifleman 320513, 1/6th Battalion, London Regiment (City of London Rifles). 47th (2nd London) Division. Died of wounds 22nd May 1917. Aged 26. Son of Mrs Nellie Dockerill of 1, Blucher Place, Brighton later of 34, Cannon Place. Born in Lambeth and enlisted in Southwark. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Riflemen. Buried in Achiet Le Grand Communal Cemetery Extension F. 518.

DODD

Edward

Sapper 61025, 82nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. 19th Division. Missing, presumed killed, during German offensive 22nd March 1918. Aged 39. Husband of Mary Anne Elizabeth Dodd of 19, Aberdeen Road, Brighton. Born in Steyning and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Martins Parish Church and in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sappers. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.

DOLBY

Francis Edward

Gunner 52487, 459th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Western Front Units. Died of wounds near Ypres 20th May 1916. Aged 29. Husband of Mrs E. A. Dolby of 109, Islingword Road, Brighton. Born in Aldershot and enlisted in Reading. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Gunners. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium B. 11.

DOLLERY

William

Private 95207, 1st Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment. 2nd Regular Division. Killed in action 16th April 1918. Born in Brighton. Next of kin resident (s) of Wandsworth, South London. Formerly with The Rifle Brigade. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.

DONG

Herman David

Private 52158, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. 17th Northern Division. Killed in action during the Battle of Amiens 26th August 1918. Aged 19. Son of Frederick & Mary Dong of 37, Claremont Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Adanac Military Cemetery. F. 239

DONOVAN

Frank Herbert

Sergeant 18033, 3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (The Toronto Regiment). 1st Canadian Division. 1st Brigade. Killed in action in the Ypres Salient 13th June 1916. Emigrated to Canada before the war. Brother of Miss Donovan, a well known local soprano resident in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sergeants. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium MR. 29. Canadian Section.

DOOLEY

James Joseph

Gunner 36989, 1st Battery, 45th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Western Front Units. Killed in action on the Ancre 12th November 1916. Next of kin resident in Brighton. Born in Frankford, Kings County, Ireland and enlisted in London. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Gunners. Buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte. F. 105.

DOREY

James

Gunner 111289, 99th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Western Front Units. Killed in action 9th April 1918. Aged 29. Son of Frank & Susan Dorey of 44, Bernard Road, Brighton. Born in Tottenham and enlisted in Norwich. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Gunners. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19.

DORMER

Cecil

Private MS/4625, 410th Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Western Front Units. Killed in action 11th September 1918. Aged 24. Son of Frank W. & Kate E. Dormer of ‘The Dewdrop’, South Street, Eastbourne. Listed on Eastbourne War Memorial (Council offices). Born in Croydon and enlisted in London. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Employed as a garage mechanic in Brighton. Buried in Ecoust St. Mein British Cemetery. F. 433.

DORNEY

Albert William

Private 28213, 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. 18th Eastern Division. Killed in action near Thiepval 30th September 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mr & Mrs Alfred C. Dorney of 57, Newmarket Street, Brighton. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Chichester. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21.

DORRINGTON

Henry Job

Private TF/201139, 2/4th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 53rd Welsh Division. Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Died on the 21st December 1917. Aged 24. Son of Mrs M. E. Dorrington of 47 Arnold Street, Brighton. Enlisted in Croydon. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book and on St. Lukes Parish Church Memorial. Buried in The Jerusalem War Cemetery, Palestine. 3.

DOUGHTY

William Charles

Private G/3149, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 7th Regular Division. Killed in action during the Battle of Festubert 16th May 1915. Next of kin resident in Brighton. Born St. Lukes, Brighton and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Le Touret Memorial MR. 22.

DOVE

Edwin John

Private G/43784, 1st Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. 33rd Division. Severely wounded on the Western Front. Died of his wounds in Gifford House, Brighton after the war on 12th April 1920. Aged 26. Son of Mr & Mrs Dove of 39, Vine Street, Brighton. Buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.

DOVER

William

Lieutenant/, 7th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action at Monchy, near Arras, 28th April 1917. Son of Mr & Mrs Dover of Brighton. Not listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Arras Memorial MR. 20.

DOWLING

Henry William

Stoker 1st Class K/17681, H.M.S. ‘Bulwark’, Royal Navy. Channel Fleet. Lost when the Battleship blew up off Sheerness 26th November 1914. Aged 22. Son of Henry John & Louisa Frances Dowling of Brighton. Born in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Royal Navy Stokers. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea. MR. 3.

DOWN

James Frederick

Private S/2126, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action near Loos 9th April 1916. Next of kin, Kemp Town. Born Hove and enlisted in Brighton. Special Reservist. Listed on St. Marks, Kemp Town, Church Memorial. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery F. 423.

DOWNER

Frederick

Private 34522, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. 25th New Army Division. Killed in action at Ypres 10th August 1917. Next of kin resident in Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Formerly with The Royal Engineers. Listed on St. Martins Parish Church Memorial and in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. MR. 29.

DRAKE

William Arthur Victor

Private L/10464, 2nd Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 7th Regular Division. Killed in action during the First Battle of Ypres 30th October 1914. Next of kin resident in Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Regular Soldier. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under unknown ranks. Commemorated on The Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. MR. 29

DRAPE

Arthur Cecil

Private G/21618, 10th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 41st New Army Division. Died at home 7th August 1918. Aged 19. Son of Arthur & Mary Anne Drape of 7, Frederick Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book (A. C. Drake) Buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.

DRAY

Frederick George

Private S/41715, 6th Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. 15th Scottish Division. Died of wounds 16th September 1918. Next of kin, Brighton. Born Brighton and enlisted in Chichester. Fomerly with the Lovat Scouts. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book and onSt. Bartholomews Parish Church Memorial. Buried in Pernes British Cemetery F. 10.

DRISCOLL

John

Private SE/2847, 17th Veterinary Hospital, Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Salonikan Expeditionary Force. Died in Salonika 15th December 1917. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin unknown. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Salonika (Lambet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece. G. 7. (For another J. Driscoll see Addenda)

DRIVER

Albert Henry

Private G/21612, 10th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 41st New Army Division. Died of wounds suffered at Ypres 19th August 1917. Aged 19. Son of Walter Joseph & Henrietta Driver of 155, Upper Lewes Road Brighton. Born Newhaven and enlisted in Brighton. Formerly with the Sussex Yeomanry. Listed on St. Martins Parish Church Memorial and in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Godeswaersvelde British Cemetery F. 139

DUDENEY

Charles

Private 94155, 12th Battalion, Notts & Derby Regiment (The Sherwood Foresters) 24th New Army Division. Died of wounds 17th January 1918. Aged 33. Son of John & Clara Dudeney of Brighton. Husband of May Dudeney who re married and went to live in Australia. Enlisted in Brighton. Formerly with The Royal Engineers. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery F. 446

DUDFIELD

Rupert

Private L/7484, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action near Cuinchy 6th January 1915. Born St. Martins, Brighton and enlisted in Brighton. Regular Soldier. Next of kin unknown. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy. F. 279.

DUFF

John

Private M2/193145, Royal Army Service Corps. Italian Front Units. Died of wounds in Italy 15th June 1918. Aged 20. Born Barnsley in Yorkshire and enlisted in Brighton. Son of Frederick & Isabella Duff of 24 Kensington Road, Barnsley. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension Italy 11.

DUGNOLLE

John [Henry]

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 1st Regular Division. Killed in action during the Battle of Loos 25th September 1915. Aged 39. Son of John & Emily Dugnolle of Brighton. Husband of Harriett Selina Dugnolle of 12, Montgomery Street, Hove. Not recorded in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos. F. 219.

DUKE

Frank Richard

Private 31065, 6th Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers 9th Scottish Division. Taken prisoner and died in captivity 5th November 1918. Aged 19. Son of George & Annie Duke of 2, Cromwell Street, Elm Grove, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Formerly with The Sussex Yeomanry. Listed on St. Lukes Parish Church memorial. Brother of Victor Duke. Buried in Niederwehren Cemetery, Cassel, Germany G. 3.

DUKE

Victor George

Private SD/2667, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (3rd South Downs). 39th New Army Division. Killed in action on the Rue De Bois 30th June 1916. Aged 19. Son of George & Annie Duke of 2, Cromwell Street, Elm Grove Brighton. Born Brighton and enlisted in Hastings. Brother of Frank Duke. Listed on St. Lukes Parish Church memorial and in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in St. Vaast Post Cemetery. F. 631.

DUNAHUE

James

Driver 43008, 86th Brigade. Royal Field Artillery Western Front Units. Killed in action on the Somme 24th July 1916. Aged 30. Husband of Sarah Ward Dunahue of 19, Hanover Terrace, Brighton. Born in Barry, Glamorgan, enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Drivers. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial MR. 21.

DUNCAN

Frederick

Private TF/265257, 1st Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 33rd New Army Division. Killed in action 21st September 1918. Aged 26. Husband of Mrs F. Duncan of 34, Jubilee Street, Brighton. Left one child. Employee of Sainsburys. Born in Fulham and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Vis en Artois memorial MR. 16.

DUNCAN

Hamilton Ford

Gunner 168751, 159th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Western Front Units. Died of wounds 17th February 1918. Next of kin 34, George Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Employee of The Home & Colonial Stores, Western Road. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Gunners. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Provan, Belgium B. 18.

DUNGATE

Edward Walter

Private 57551, 18th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Home Reserve Unit. Died at home in military hospital 14th July 1918. Aged 47. Husband of Mrs F. R. Dungate of 19, Pelham Square, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.

DUNK

Albert

Gunner 78825, 12th Battery, 35th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Western Front Units. Killed in action in the Ypres Salient 22nd October 1917. Aged 25. Son of Mr & Mrs Dunk of 74, Franklin Road, Brighton. Husband of Ivy Dunk of Pevensey. Left one child. Local footballer. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Drivers. Buried in The Huts Cemetery, Dickebusch, Belgium. B. 19.

DUNSTON

Ernest George

Private 511588, 1/14th Battalion, London Regiment. (The London Scottish) 56th (1st London) Division. Died of wounds 28th March 1917. Aged 21. Son of Albert William & Rose Kate Dunston of 42 Viaduct Road, Brighton, later of 46 Westcourt Road, Worthing. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty. F. 120.

DURDEN

Frederick Walter

Private 12178, 9th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. 7th Regular Division. Killed in action at Loos 30th September 1915. Aged 25. Born and enlisted in London. Brother of Mrs Minnie Shaw of 2, Kelmore Grove, East Dulwich. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book (Durden F). This is the only Durden F. recorded by CWGC. & SDGW. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19.

DURNDELL

Percy Frederick

Lance Corporal 11989, 5th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. 12th Eastern Division. Killed in action near Loos 1st April 1916. Son of Mr & Mrs Durndell of 34, Claremont Street, Brighton. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Hampstead. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Corporals. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery F. 423

DURRANT

Archibald George

Private 119643, The Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Egyptian Expeditionary Force. Drowned when the transport S.S. ‘Aragon’ was torpedoed by a Submarine entering Alexandria harbour on the 31st December 1917. 380 officers and men perished and 18 members of the crew. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book Commemorated on The Chatby Memorial, Egypt. MR. 41.

DYER

Albert

Private TF/202309, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment (3rd South Downs) 39th New Army Division. Killed in action near Messines 17th June 1917. Husband of Mrs A. Dyer of 12. Carlyle Street, Brighton. Left three children. Employee of Harris & Co. Lewes Road. Born in Brighton and enlisted in Hove. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery Belgium B. 10.

DYER

Charles Robert

Private TF/170280, Home Reserve Battalion, Sussex Yeomanry. Died at home 11th July 1917. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin residents of Hove. Hove War Memorial (Hove Library). Buried in Ipswich Cemetery, Suffolk.

DYER

Ralph Gibb

Second Lieutenant, 92nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. 18th Eastern Division. Killed in action 23rd February 1917. Aged 23. Son of William John & Margaret Dyer of 41, Preston Park Avenue Brighton. Educated at Eastbourne College. Listed on Eastbourne College War memorial and on St. Johns Parish Church, Preston Park Memorial also listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under 2/Lts. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27.

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