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BLACKLEY WAR MEMORIAL - SURNAMES D

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Laura Vizard 2012
research Martin Edwards

DARKE, MiD [Edward] Victor
Corporal 20419, 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 18 December 1917. Born Edward Victor Darke 1896 in West Ham to Frank and Mable (nee Goring) Darke, resident Rhodes, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Silvertown, London, son of Frank and Mabel Darke, resident Mortimer Road, Crossleys Lane, Midhope, Bradfield, Wortley, Yorkshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Silvertown, London, a Print Works Cloth Guider In, son of Frank and Mabel Darke, resident 9 Mount Street, Crab Lane, Higher Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XVI. Row H. Grave 1.
DAVIES Albert

Private 18/9837, Platoon 2, "A" Company, 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 13 January 1916 [N.B. SDGW states 14 January 1916]. Aged 28. Born 9 April 1889 in Harpurhey, Manchester, enlisted Harpurhey. Son of Ann Davies, of 97. Queens Road, Harpurhey, and the late Robert Davies; husband of Mary (nee Spence) Davies, of 13, York Street, Blackley, Manchester, formerly 147, Moston Lane, Blackley, Manchester, married 12 August 1911 in Blackley, Holy Trinity. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Salford, Lancashire, an Errand Boy, son of Robert and Annie Davies, resident 7, Parlington Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. Attested 4 September 1914 in Manchester, aged 27 years 5 months, a Clerk, height 5 feet 6½ inches, weight 146 lbs, chest 37 inches, fair complexion, brown eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Posted 18th Battalion 4 September 1914, with British Expeditionary Force 8 November 1915. Buried in SUZANNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Row D. Grave 4.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Saturday 13 January 1917, Page 4:

DAVIES.—In loving memory of our dear brother, ALBERT,was killed in France, January 13, 1916. FLORRIE and JIM, 1, Joule-street, Blackley. Some time we'll understand.

DAVIES George
Gunner 115995, 121st Battery, 27th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 22 August 1918. Born Buckley, Flintshire, enlisted Manchester. Wounded while serving with Y23rd Trench Motor Battery, treated in General Hospital Boulogne 8 January 1917 for shrapnel wounds to back and sides. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Buckley, Flintshire, son of John and Alice Davies, resident Old Roper Arms, Tryddyn (Flint), Chester, Flintshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Buckley, Flintshire, a Grocer's Shop Assistant, son of John and Alice Davies, resident 33, James Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3 and 4.
DAWSON Edgar
Private 202244, 2nd/5th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died on service 14 October 1918 as a Prisoner of War of the Germans. Born and resident Manchester. Son of James and Alice Dawson, brother of James Dawson (below). In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Manchester, son of James and Alice Dawson, resident 53, Kenyon Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Blackley, a school boy, son of James and Alice Dawson, resident 3, James Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in North-East corner of FERRIERE-LA-PETITE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France.
DAWSON James
Private 18334, 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 2 February 1917. Born and resident Blackley, Lancs, enlisted Manchester. Son of James and Alice Dawson, brother of Edgar Dawson (above). Attested 7 December 1914 in Manchester, aged 19 years 6 month, medical examination 7 December 1914, Maker up by trade, resident 3, James Street, Blackley, Manchester, unmarried, height 5 feet 7 inches, weight 122 lbs, chest 35 inches. In France from 19 December 1915. Suffered shell shock 24 June 1916, admitted 21 Field Ambulance, back to Battalion 28 June 1916. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Manchester, son of James and Alice Dawson, resident 53, Kenyon Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Blackley, a Labourer, son of James and Alice Dawson, resident 3, James Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in SAILLY-SAILLISEL BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 2.
DAWSON John
Private 18246, 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Manchester. Son of James and Mary Ann Dawson, of 89, Moston Lane, Blackley, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Blackley, son of James and Mary Dawson, resident 160, Moston Lane, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Manchester, a Labourer, son of James and Mary Ann Dawson, resident 160, Moston Lane, Moston, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39.
DEARDEN Frank
Private 2852, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died on service at Gallipoli 29 September 1915. Aged 19. Native of Harpurhey, Manchester. Enlisted Manchester. Baptised 10 November 1895 in Blackley, St Peter, Manchester, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Dearden. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Dearden, of "Morfa", 7, Charlestown Rd., Blackley, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Manchester, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Dearden, resident 30, Alfred Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Harpurhey, at school, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Dearden, resident 30, Alfred Street, Harpurhey, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in PORTIANOS MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 187.
DEARDEN John
Private 251450, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 4 November 1917. Aged 25. Enlisted Manchester. Son of Charles Henry and Helen Dearden, of 89, Rochdale Rd., Blackley, Manchester.In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Manchester, a Clerk, son of Charles Henry and Helen Dearden, resident 29, Ringley Street, Harpurhey, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row K. Grave 8.
DENNERLEY Ernest
[Listed as DENNERLY on Silver Badge Records] Private SE35290, Royal Army Veterinary Corps formerly Gunner, 7262, Royal Field Artillery. Death registered in the April to June Quarter 1920 in Dewsbury Registration District, Yorkshire, aged 25. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Harpurhey, son of John S and Elizbaeth Dennerley, resident 76, Old Road, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. Enlisted 8 January 1915, discharged 9 May 1919 under King's Regulations 392 xvi Army Order 29 of 1919. Issued Silver War Badge B217660 19 June 1919.
DENNIS Joseph
Private 533, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 20 October 1914. Born 7 July 1886 in Blackley, Manchester, resident Manchester, enlisted Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancs. Admitted to 14th Field Ambulance 21 September 1914, aged 28, with rheumatism, to duty 25 September 1914. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Blackley, a scholar, son of William and Lilly Dennis, resident Mill Brow, Blackley, Prestwich, Lancashire. Note his mother's name chnages for next census, she posisbly died. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Manchester, a Cotton twister, son of William and Sarah Dennis, resident 28, James Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. Admitted to Blackley St Peter Church of England School (Infants), Gorton, Manchester, 16 June 1890, son of William Dennis, of Millbank, Blackley, letf to go to main school, Blackley St Peter Church of England School, Gorton, Manctesrer, 12 February 1894, resident 44, Wilton Terrace, Blackley, left 16 June 1898 when family left Blackley. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 34 and 35.
DERBYSHIRE Alfred
Private 15964, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 12 March 1916. Born and enlisted in Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Manchester, a Carter General Carrier, married to Annie with one son, resident 12 Silver Street, Blackley, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12.
DERBYSHIRE James
Private - Cannot identify this man's military records. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Manchester, son of John Derbyshire (a widower), resident 130, Pearson Street, Manchester, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Manchester, a Nipper, brother in law of Alfred Powell, brother of Hannah Powell, brother of Minnie Derbyshire, resident 25 Lawson Street, Blackley, North Manchester, Lancashire.
DICKINSON Wilfred H
Private - Cannot identify this man's military records. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Manchester, son of Thomas and Elizabeth S Dickinson, resident 19, Mitford Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. It appears that his father remarried between census. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Manchester, at school, son of Thomas and Catherine Dickinson, resident 14, Durham Street, Harpurhey, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire.
DIMELOW Thomas aka Tom
Private 31297, 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment formerly 38139, Lancashire Fusiliers and 60366, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 24 April 1918. Aged 19. Resident Blackley, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. Son of Robert and Sarah Ann Dimelow, of 121, Fairfield Rd., Droylsden, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Blackley, son of Robrt and Sarah Dimelow, resident 85, Grant Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. IN the 1911 census he as aged 12, born Manchester, at school, son of Robert and Sarah Ann Dimelow, residentn 9, Kenyon Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 42 and 43.
DOBBS George Henry
Lance Corporal 5667, 2nd/7th Battalion, Manchester Regiment formerly 47953, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 31. Born 31 October 1886 in Ardwick, Lancs, enlisted Manchester. Son of Mr. William Henry Dobbs, of 37, Russell Road, Blackley, Manchester (moved to this address after George was called up). Admitted to Christ Church School, Rochdale Road, Harpurhey, Manchester, 15 August 1893, son of William Dobbs, resident 65, Southwell Street, Harpurhey. In the 1891 census he was aged 4, born Lancashire, son of William Henry and Fanny Dobbs, resident Cornbrook Grove, Stretford, Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Ardwick, Lancashire, an Errand Boy for a Tailors, son of William H and Fanny Dobs, resident 15, Vernon Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Manchester, a Baker, son of William Henry and Fanny Dobbs, resident 15 Vernon Street, Harpurhey, Manchester. Attested 12 September 1914 at Manchester, aged 27 years 11 months, a Biscuit Maker by trade, unmarried, height 5 feet 6½ inches, weight 136 lbs, chest 36 inches, ruddy complexion, brown eyes, black hair, religious denomination Church of England. Joined 3rd Battalion, Manchester Regiment at Cleethorpes 28 September 1917, embarked for France and disembarked 31 October 1917, posted 2nd/8th Battalion 31 October 1917 at Etaples, posted 2nd/7th Battaion 13 February 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 64 to 67.
DODDS Noel
Private 203713, 4th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 20 March 1918. Discharged 24 September 1917 at Preston as not physically fit for service King's Regulations 392 (xvi), suffering from Laryngeal and Pulmonary Tuberculosis, aged 36, height 5 feet 8 inches, chest 36 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, sandy hair, Labourer by trade, intended place of residence 27, Chapel Lane, Blackley, Manchester. Served at home 29 March to 24 September 1917. Four children, Edith Hero born 19 septmber 1907, Marion Tryphena born 9 November 1909, Noel Cyril born 18 September 1911 and Norman Wade born 5 October 1913.
DOLAN William

Private 33460, 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 30 July 1916. Aged 26. Born and rsident Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Manchester, a Warehouseman, son of Ellen Dolan (a widow), resident 25, Vauxhall Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Thursday 3 May 1917, page 4:

DOLAN.—Private WILLIAM 33460, Manchester Regt., officially reported killed July 30, 1916, aged 26. " Into Thy hands, O Lord, commend his spirit." MOTHER, SISTER, JOE, & ALF, 25, Vauxhall-st., Blackley.

DUFFETT George
Private 12355, Royal Warwickshire Regiment formery Gunner 53565, Royal Garrison Artillery. Death registered in the October to December Quarter 1918 in the Chorlton Registration District, Lancashire, aged 28. Born and resident Manchester. Baptised 4 January 1891 at Cheetham, St Mark, Lancashire, son of Edward and Alice Duffett. Son of Edward Duffett, of 20 James Street, Barnes Green, Blackley, Manchester. Attested 16 November 1914 in Liverpool, aged 24 years 10 days, a Labourer by trade. Discharged as not physically fit for service King's Regulations 392 (xvi) 31 March 1916. With Mediterranean Field Force 18 September 1915 to 7 December 1915. While in action suffered a shell wound in the back 7 November 1915. Height 5 feet 7½ inches, weight 142 lbs, chest 36½ inches, sallow complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Awarded Silver War Badge 172969 14 May 1917.
DUNION Hugh
[Served as Harry SMITH] Private 17208, 6th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 9 August 1915. Aged 38. Born 21 March 1877 in Stalybridge, Cheshire, enlisted Bolton. Son of the late James and Murdena Dunion. Admitted to Blackley St Peter Church of England School, Gorton, Manchester, 15 March 1888. In the 1891 census he was aged 14, born Scotland, son of James and Murdeana Dunion, resident Silver Street, Blackley, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 24, born Scotland, a Bricksetter, son of James and Murdeana Dunion, resident 33, King Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 34, born Neilston, Renfrewshire, a Bricklayer, son of James and Murdeana Dunion, resident 20a, William Street, Harpurhey, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 152 to 154.

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