DANIEL, Walter George (Revised 22/04/2013)
DARLING, Charles Henry (Updated 10/04/2017)
DAVIES, Mary Jane (New 20/04/2013)
DAVIDSON, William (New 24/05/2016)
DAVIS, Gordon Moncrieff (New 13/06/2016)
DAVIS, Harry Alfred (New 17/06/2016)
DEANE, Arthur Francis (Revised 15/08/2017)
DEVEREUX, Richard (New 17/06/2016)
DEYELL, John William (New 02/06/2016)
DICKINSON, Francis Arthur (Updated 30/08/2013)
DICHHIT, Durga Din (New 29/03/2015)
DONHUE, John Knightly (Revised 22/11/2011)
DORAN, Joseph (New 31/01/2010)
DOUBLEDAY, P.J. (Revised 26/02/2013)
DOWN, F (Updated 29/05/2013)
DOWNIE, George Hunter (Revised 24/11/2014)
DUFFETT, Albert George (New 06/06/2015)
DUFFUS, Gordon Charles (New 18/07/2014)
DUGGAN, Robert (New 24/09/2016)
DUKE, Frank Stanley (Updated 02/03/2014)
DULAKE, H (Revised 03/09/2017)
DUMAIS, Joseph Jules (New 28/05/2016)
DUMBRILL, Richard (New 19/09/2016)
DUNN, William Walter (Revised 12/04/2012)
DUQUETTE, Albert Noah (New 15/09/2016)
DYER, Oswald John (New 25/03/2015)
|Name||Born - Died||Notes|
|Alice Jane||Born: 1883 Pancrasweek Devon|
|Eliza Ann||Born: 1885 Stoke D'Abernon Surrey|
|William Charles||Born: 1886 Stoke D'Abernon Surrey||Received Royal Navy Long Service and Good conduct Medal.|
|John James||Born: 7 February 1889 Stoke D'Abernon Surrey
Died: 1977 Surrey Mid East
|Walter George||Born: 1890 Pancrasweek Devon
Died: 18 July 1917 Arras France
|Albert Edwin||Born: March 1892 Epsom
Died: October 1892 Epsom
|Died aged 7 months.|
|Dorothy Ross||Born: 1895 Horton||Half sibling, mother Rosa|
|Betty Joan||Born: 7 March 1921 Epsom
Died: March 1923 Epsom
|Half sibling, mother Rosa Mary
Baptised 1 May 1921 Christ Church Epsom
Died aged 2
|Irene M||Born: 1924 Epsom|
Brockton's Honor Roll of her sons who made the Supreme Sacrifice in the World War
Private Charles Henry Darling of Company A. 1st Lancashire Mounted Artillery, was born in Medway, July 18. 1896, and was the son of Jesse Leo and Annie F. Darling. He formerly lived at 43 Leavitt Street, Brockton.
He was educated at the Perkins School, with one year at the High School, and at the time of entering the English army, he had been in the employ of McRae & Ouderkirk as a teamster.
He belonged to St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Brockton, MA.
He died in the Military Hospital in Epsom, England. November 28 (sic), 1915.
Son of Annie Davidson, of 51, Eaglesham Street, Paisley Road, Glasgow, and the late Pte. William Davidson (Seaforth Highlanders).
he has recovered from above disability. He is nervous and states that he does not sleep well.
|Name||Born - Died||Notes|
|Clara Edith Pockett||Born: 13 April 1881 Hornsey.||Baptised St. Mary Hornsey, address Pembroke Cottage, Campsbourne Road, Hornsey. Married Frank Robert Edward Palmer in August 1904 in St. Mary's church Cuddington as Edith Clara Deane.|
|Charlotte Amelia Pockett||Born: 21 October 1882 Hornsey.
Died: 12 March 1962 Deal, Kent.
|Baptised St. Mary Hornsey, address 7, Campsbourne Road, Hornsey.
Married Cyril Dickinson in 1913 in St. Mary's church Cuddington as Charlotte A. Deane.
Was known as Mildred.
|Henry Trowbridge Otto Pockett||Born: 26 November 1886 Stroud Green.
Died: 1969 Hailsham, East Sussex
|Baptised in Holy Trinity, Stroud Green.
Father described as an Accountant living at 16 Beatrice Road, Hornsey.
Married Phyllis Sarah Walters 1915, Marylebone
|Rosalie Annie Pockett||Born: 20 January 1888 Hornsey.
Died: 1973 Birkenhead, Cheshire
|Father described as a Public Accountant on her baptism record in Holy Trinity, Stroud Green.
Married Gilbert Quilliam Dinn in 1915 in St. Mary's church Cuddington as Rosalie A. Deane
|Arthur Francis Trowbridge Pockett||Born: 3 November 1889 Hornsey.
Died: 16 August 1917 Belgium.
|Beatrice Winifred Pockett||Born: 18 June 1891 Edmonton.
Died: 1975 Kingston upon Thames
|Baptised as Winifred Beatrice Deane on 8 January 1909 at St. Mary's Cuddington.
Married Frederic E. Johnson in 1916 in St. Mary's church Cuddington as Winifred B. Deane.
|Maud Dorothy Pockett||Born: 26 July 1892 Holloway.||Baptised as Maud Dorothy Deane on 8 January 1909 at St. Mary's Cuddington.
Married John A Borley 1920 in St. Saviours Church, Raynes Park
|Marjorie Irene Deane||Born: 25 January 1903 Chelsea.
Died: 5 December 1991 Hungerford, Berkshire
|Half sister. Baptised as Marjorie Irene Deane on 8 January 1909 at St. Mary's Cuddington. Married Frank Appleyard 1939.
Possibly also known as Marjorie Irene STRONG.
August 16. At zero hour 4.45am attack on Green line commenced. At first good progress was made on the right, but was finally held up at N. end of NONNE BOSCHEN by mud and M.G. fire. Guns with forward troops on right could not get into action owing to being unable to get forward on account of bad state of ground. Two guns with 1st LONDONS on left got well forward and covered the advance from J.8b.1.6. 2/Lt DEANE was with these guns which did excellent work and found many targets on the opposite side of the valley at ranges from 600 yards to 1500 yards. One of these guns was destroyed by shell fire and the greater part of the team became casualties. The other gun remained in position until about 5pm when the infantry retired, this gun remained in position covering their retirement and withdrawal. The guns in the rear covered the advance by overhead fire. At all periods the greatest difficulty was experienced in getting SAA to the guns owing to the heavy shell fire and bad ground. The carriers attached from battalions did excellent work in this respect. The barrage guns maintained a steady fire until 9am when they came under the orders of BGC 167 Bde and remained in reserve. 13 OR prisoners surrendered to these guns at 5am. 2/Lt KYRKE and Lt TAIT were wounded during the day and 2/Lt A.F. DEANE was killed.
- 1 match box
- 1 pair eye glasses and case (damaged)
- 1 Counterfoil cheque book
- 1 pocket book
- Letters etc
'… my family namely - Father, Step-mother, Harry, Clare, Mildred (Charlotte), Rosa, Winnie, Maudie & Marjorie - the rest of my estate to be divided equally among them'.
Deane Arthur Francis of Shanghai China, lieutenant H.M. Army, lately stationed at Ypres in Flanders, died 16 August 1917 in Flanders. Administration (with Will) London 20 December to Henry Cuthburt Deane, gentleman. Effects £383 19s. 9d.
|RICHARD DEVEREUX AND HIS SIBLINGS|
|Name||Born - Died||Notes|
|Bridget||Born: 14 April 1867 Liverpool|
Died: 12 August 1913 Liverpool
| Married William Pines 1896.|
Buried on 14 August in Ford Cemetery, Lancashire.
|Martin||Born: 7 January 1870 Liverpool|
Died: 29 April 1891
|Buried in Ford Cemetery, Lancashire.|
|Ann (twin of Martin)||Born: 7 January 1870 Liverpool|
Died: 17 August 1870
|Buried in Ford Cemetery, Lancashire|
|Mary Ann||Born: 8 March 1875 Liverpool|
|Married William Welsh 1896.|
|Richard||Born: 22 March 1877 Liverpool|
Died: 19 May 1918 Epsom
|Catherine||Born: 1880 Liverpool |
Died: 10 May 1955
|1911 living with married sister Bridget.|
Married Charles Cowan 1919.
Buried in Ford Cemetery, Lancashire.
|RICHARD AND SARAH DEVEREUX'S CHILDREN|
|Name||Born - Died|
|Robert||Born: 11 May 1902 Liverpool|
|Mary||Born: 22 August 1903 Liverpool |
|Thomas||Born: 16 December 1905 Liverpool|
|Patrick||Born: 1908 Liverpool|
Died: 1910 Liverpool
|Sarah Ellen||Born: 1910 Liverpool|
Died: 1911 Liverpool
|Catherine||Born: 1913 Liverpool|
|Sarah||Born: 1915 Liverpool|
FIRE IN THE GRAVE. - The other week we recorded the death of an Indian soldier at the Horton War Hospital, and his funeral at the Epsom Cemetery. The digging of the grave was done by Indian soldiers, but their desires that, in accordance with the Indian funeral ceremonies, the body should be burnt, could not be acceded to. On Monday, when another of the Indian soldiers was buried at the same cemetery, there was,however, more conformity to the Indian style of burial. The deceased was Prasad Dextra Duiga, of the 2/3 Battalion Brahma Regiment, another of the Indian soldiers who came to England to take part in the peace celebrations in London, and who being taken ill, died at Horton Hospital on Monday morning. In the afternoon a number of Indian soldiers proceeded to the cemetery, and there commenced digging the grave. The coffin, which arrived in a motor ambulance some hours later, viz., half-past six, was covered by a white sheet, while over this was a Union Jack. The coffin was carried by two Indians at the head of it and two behind, while another Indian followed, carrying a bundle of dry sticks. The coffin was placed close to the grave, and, prior to lowering it into the grave, the Union Jack and sheet were removed and taken away. The coffin, after the lid had been lifted up, was then lowered by the Indians into the grave they had dug, to a depth of about 6ft. Oil was then poured down and pieces of wood put into the grave, after which the faggot was set alight and lowered. On the top of this burning faggot were put pieces of wood, and the fire was soon such as to cause the flames to ascend above the top of the grave. The Indians, while the body was burnt, went through their form of ritual, and subsequently filled in the grave.
Son of Gamma-Parshad Cichhit, of Mansurnagar, Etah, United Provinces.
|JOHN KNIGHTLY DONHUE AND HIS SIBLINGS|
|Name||Born - Died||Notes|
|Arthur John||Born: 1894 Kensington
Died: 12 February 1949
|Attested 31 August 1914. Hussars|
|Hubert||Born: 1896 Kensington
Died: 18 February 1948
|Also served, in the AVC|
|John Knightly||Born: 1898 Kensington
Died: 1 July 1916
|DoB from his father's Army papers is shown as 18 June 1899 (probably incorrect)|
|Frederick George||Born: 1899 Kensington
Died: 14 January 1981
|Attested 9 April 1917 aged 18|
|Edward||Born: 10 February 1901 Epsom|
|Kathleen Lucy||Born: 10 December 1903 Epsom|
|Edith||Born: 13 March 1905 Epsom|
Charles Walter who enlisted in 1914, joined the 24 Battalion in France and was badly wounded on 21 September 1916 at Courcelette, Somme. Invalided to England.
Herbert George, who went overseas with the 40 Battalion on 28 July 1915 when under age at 16 years. He was badly gassed in June 1916 just before the Somme battle.
Albert Edward joined the RCR in June 1916, but became ill shortly afterwards and was discharged.
Robert, enlisted 2 September 1916 but did not serve overseas.
|GEORGE HUNTER DOWNIE AND HIS SIBLINGS|
|Name||Born - Died||Notes|
|George Hunter||Born: 17 April 1887 Canongate
Died: 16 March 1916 France
|David Stewart||Born: 1890 Duddingston & Portobello
Died: 3 October 1916 Mesopotamia
Buried: Basra War Cemetery Iraq
|1911 - Serving with 13th Hussars in India. Service no. 3491|
|Robert Mason||Born: 1893 Canongate|
|Peter Grant||Born: 1894 Canongate||1911-1913 - Private No 6947 in King's Own Scottish Borders
14-8-1914 to 21-12-1915. SWB No. 412716. Later served in the Merchant Navy.
|Georgina Traffo||Born: 1896 Canongate|
|Isabella Grant||Born: 1900 Edinburgh||Half sister|
"A GENTLEMAN IN LIFE; a gentleman in Death." More fitting words could not be applied to the late Sergeant Albert George Duffett, who gave his life so England might live.
Everybody in St. John's know A. Duffett. In brigade circles his name was a household word, for he was an expert oarsman and was one of the famous C.L.B. crews a few years ago.
When war broke out he was second engineer of the S.S. Stephano and in November 1914, resigned his position and enlisted with the 25th Battalion Canadian Army at Halifax. He was assigned to the machine gun section and in May of last year went to France, and for thirteen months was in many fierce engagements but escaped uninjured.
On June 27th last, he performed the heroic deed which won for him the Distinguished Conduct Medal and also the wound which caused his death. His chums had been killed; he had been advised to retreat. To do so might mean disaster to his regiment, and so the brave young soldier held on. Wounded as he was, he continued firing his weapon, killing the enemy by the score. His valor saved the day, and he was honoured by his King; but on October 18th he died as a result of wounds.
In a quiet English churchyard, among other brave heroes, he sleeps, to await the final Call. Long after peace is declared, the valiant deeds of Sergt. Duffett will be told, and generations yet unborn will be proud of the Newfoundland athlete who fought such a glorious fight and died such a noble death. He is dead, but his memory will live for ever.
For conspicuous bravery whilst in charge of two machine guns. During a heavy bombardment he was buried by a shell, and although ordered to leave the trenches he remained on duty. Later he was wounded in the head by shrapnel, and again refused to leave his guns until compelled by the seriousness of his wounds. His splendid example at a critical time encouraged all ranks with him.
DUFFUS Gordon Charles of Beverley Grove Road Sutton Surrey second lieutenant 5th London Brigade R.F.A. died 16 January 1917 in Belgium killed in action. Probate London 30 May to James Edward Duffus contractor. Effects valued at £16241 16s. 4d.
Quiet day until 6pm when our howitzers and some Belgium field guns fired on places supposed to be trench mortar emplacements. This drew the enemy's fire and they sent over a lot of bombs but did little damage. The General Commanding 137th Brigade, the Chief of the 3rd Divisional staff, the C.O. and adjutant of the 1/5 South Staffords looked round our trenches also the Brigade Sanitation officer. One man killed and one wounded during the day.
Husband of Harriett Mary Dumbrill, of 9, Emu Road, Queen's Road, Battersea, London. Born at Clapham, London.
(In the same grave is also buried:-Pte. John William Brown, 22919, Norfolk Regt. Died of accidental injuries 23rd Sept., 1922. Age 27. Son of William and Emma Brown, of Springfield Cottages, North Tuddenham, East Dereham Norfolk.).
The Dunn family were poorly educated, had no recognized professions and came from humble beginnings; official documents show that Sarah was still illiterate in her twenties. As far as we know, William and his sons made their livings selling fruit and vegetables from a cart and undertaking general labouring. At some stage, the family began selling wet fish and James would make frequent visits to the fish markets in London by train to collect supplies. Sarah worked at one of the laundries in the Stamford Green area. The laundry business was important to the local economy, with dirty washing being brought down from London by train and returned washed and ironed the same day. The Dunn family also took in lodgers at Railway Cottages to supplement their income. Willie did not marry.
William (Willie's father) died of tuberculosis in January 1911 at the age of 48, and this same condition would claim the life of his son, James, in February 1914. Sarah (Willie's mother) remarried in June 1912 to Michael Hennessey, and shortly afterwards the family moved from Railway Cottages to 13 Pound Lane, Epsom, to open a shop selling greengroceries. It is believed that Willie and John volunteered for Army service within months of the outbreak of the Great War in August 1914. With Willie and John in the Army, and having lost James, Sarah found that she could no longer manage running the greengrocery business and the shop changed to selling confectionery.
Willie's brother, John, survived the war although he received serious shrapnel wounds which permanently damaged one of his lungs. He convalesced at one of the Epsom Hospitals. John married Audrey Deane of 17 Pound Lane, Epsom, on 7th June 1924 and had three children; he also had three children with Kathleen Orford after he had informally separated from Audrey. Alice Maud, Willie's sister, married John Dillon in 1925 who was the brother of the successful Irish jockey, Bernard "Ben" Dillon. Bernard Dillon was the third husband of the colourful music hall star, Marie Lloyd.
THELUS. All Companies in position in Assembly Trenches at 3.35 a.m. Artillery opened up a few minutes before 5.30 a.m., when Infantry attack commenced. At 7.55 a.m. Battalion moved from Assembly Area to take up position on main ARRAS - LENS Road, North side of NEUVILLE ST VAAST - THELUS Road. At 9.35 Battalion advanced on RED Objective and captured same - consolidation commenced immediately. Enemy made feeble resistance. Objective gained with small loss 54 casualties being reported. Battalion Headquarters established in THELUS at 4.30 p.m.