1914 - 1918
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F J BURGESS
C G CHRISTOPHER
5314 Pte Charles George Warr Christopher 4 Bn Gloucester Regiment. Charles Died in hosptial at Tidworth on the 18th September 1916 aged 27. He is buried in Dewlish (All Saints) Churchyard. The CWGC lists "Son of Henry and Caroline War Christopher. Born at Dewlish, Dorset". He also left a widow, Mabel.
1474 Pte Claude Llewelyn Albert Cutler 1/1 Dorset Yeomanry. Claude was born and resided in Dewlish. He enlisted for the Great War in Sherborne. Claude was Killed in Action at the Charge at Agagia, on the 26th February 1916 aged 18. It was one of the last great cavalry charges made by the British Army. Claude is also remembered on our Agagia Roll of Honour. He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Daniel Stephen and Rosa Cutler, of Dewlish, Dorchester".
R J DANIELS
101443 Sgt Reginald James Tom Daniels 24 Sqn Machine Gun Corps, Formerly 927 2/1 Dorset Yeomanry. Reginald was born in Hilton and resided in Dewlish. He was baptised on the 1st June 1884 in Hilton. He enlisted for the Great War in Sherborne, having been the Inn Keeper at The Royal Oak Inn, Dewlish. Reginald Died in India on the 9th October 1918 aged 35. He is buried in Mhow New Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of James and Sarah Daniels; husband of Florence Mary Daniels, of 11, Damory St., Blandford, Dorset". Also remembered on Hilton War Memorial.
W J DENNETT
12585 Pte William John Dennett 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born and resided in Dewlish. He enlisted for the Great War at Dorchester in December 1914, having previously been a Dairyman. William was Killed in Action at Gallipoli on the 21st August 1915. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial. His next of kin was his sister Mrs L Cross, who also resided in Dewlish.
E N DOREY
231317 Cpl Edward Noel Dorey 1/1 Dorset Yeomanry. Edward was born in Wool and baptised in Wool on the 5th March 1891. He enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester, having previously been a Farm Worker on his father's farm in Dewlish. Edward was Killed in Action (Presumed Dead) on the 21st November 1917 aged 27. He is now commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of William Richard and Caroline Dorey, of Tudor House, Puddletown, Dorchester; husband of Mabel Dorey, of "Hastings" Dairy, Tincleton, Dorchester".
R J DIMENT
10936 Pte Robert James Diment A Coy 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. Robert was born in Cheselbourne and resided in Blandford. He enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester. Robert Died at Witley Camp on the 25th April 1915 aged 22. He is buried in Aldershot Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Mr. W. J. and Mrs. A. Diment, of Crawthorne, Dewlish, Dorchester, Dorset". Also remembered on Milton Abbas War Memorial. His brother also appears on the Dewlish War Memorial, see next entry.
W H DIMENT
9386 L/Cpl William Henry Diment 2 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born in Newton, Dorchester and resided in Blandford. In 1906 he was living in Winterborne Stickland. He was a pre war regular soldier having enlisted at Dorchester in April 1912, having been a Farm Labourer. In January 1914 he was given 10 days confined to barracks for overstaying his pass for 2 days. He was wounded in Mesopotamia in January 1916. William Died frrom the effects of heat on the 19th July 1917. He is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery. His personal effects were returned to his father, William James Diment in Milborne St Andrew and consisted of the following: ID Disc, Postcard, Pipe, Letters, Photos and a wrist watch. His brother also appears on the Dewlish War Memorial, see the above entry. Also remembered on Winterborne Stickland War Memorial.
W R C DIMENT
12632 Pte William Robert Charles Diment 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born in Piddletrenthide and resided in Winterborne Houghton. He enlisted for the Great War at Blandford in December 1914, having worked as a Shepherd in Milborne St Andrew. He married Beatrice Goddard at Stickland in November 1906. He served with the 5th Dorsets at Gallipoli before moving to the Western Front with the Battalion. Whilst at Mudros in November 1915, he was deprived 5 days pay for being absent from parade. William was Killed in Action on the 26th September 1916. He has no known grave and is now commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing on the Somme.
PO/1711(S) Pte Frederick William Foot 2 Bn Royal Marine Light Infantry. Frederick was born on the 1st October 1886 in Dewlish and resided with his wife Mary at Newtown, Charlton Marshall. They had married in April 1912 at Lillington. He enlisted for the Great War in December 1915. At some point Frederick was taken Prisoner of War. He Died of Disease whilst a POW in Germany on the 1st August 1918. He was buried in Heilsberg Prisoner of War Cemetery. This is now called the Lidzbark Warminski War Cemetery and is in Poland as oppose to Germany as it was during the Great War. His father was Walter George Foot. Also remembered on Charlton Marshall War Memorial.
T J HONEYBUN
87127 Dvr Thomas John Honeybun 460 Battery 15 Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Thomas was born in Dorchester. He enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester too. Thomas Died at 25th General Hospital on the 1st November 1918 aged 20. He is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille. The CWGC lists "Son of Thomas Edward and Eliza Honeybun, of The Shails, Dewlish, nr. Dorchester".
W G LEE
16225 Spr William Godfrey Lee 59 Field Coy Royal Engineers. William was born in Bridport and resided in Dorchester. He was baptised in December 1880 in Allington. William married Emma Jane Purchase in February 1914 at Dewlish. He enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester, having previously been a Carpenter. William was Killed in Action on the 12th February 1915. He is buried in Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery.
H J MITCHELL
230397 Pte Harry John Mitchell 1/1 Dorset Yeomanry. Harry was born in Lytchett Minster and resided in Dewlish. He was baptised in Lytchett Minster in August 1883. He enlisted for the Great War in Sherborne. Harry Died of Malaria in Beirut on the 21st October 1918. He is buried in Beirut War Cemetery. His next of kin was his father Richard Mitchell.
31762 Pte Andrew James (Jim) Purchase 1 Bn Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Attached 95 Trench Mortar Battery, Formerly 17172 Dorset Regiment. Andrew was born in Puddletown and resided at The Island, Dewlish. He enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester.He received a Divisional Commendation Certificate which stated "I have read with great pleasure the report of your Commanding Officer and Brigade Commander, regarding your gallant conduct and devotion to duty in the field on 30th October 1916. Signed R B Stevens Major-General."Jim Died of Wounds on the 6th February 1917. He is buried in Gorre British and Indian Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Brother of Mrs. E. J. Lee, of The Greenway, Dawlish, Dorchester".
A G ROBINSON
39613 Gnr Arthur Robert Gordon Robinson 9 Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Arthur was born in Moreton on the 4th February 1891. He resided in Weymouth. He was a pre war regular soldier, having enlisted at Guildford in May 1913. He had previously been a Coachman. Arthur was Killed in Action on the 21st July 1917. He is buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres. He was the son of William Robinson of The Royal Oak, Dewlish.
C C SAMWAYS
13104 Pte Cecil Clarence Samways 2 Bn Worcester Regiment. Cecil was born and resided in Dewlish. He was a pre war regular soldier having enlisted in Dorchester. He had previously been a Farm Labourer. Cecil Died of Wounds on the 16th November 1914 aged 21. He is buried in Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery. The CWGC lists "Son of Samuel James and Jane Samways, of Dewlish, Dorchester". His brothers also appear on the Dewlish War Memorial, see the next two entries.
9244 Pte Nigel Stafford Samways 2 Bn Dorset Regiment. Nigel was born and resided in Dewlish. He was a pre war regular soldier, having enlisted at Dorchester in September 1911. He had previously been a Farm Labourer. In July 1914, he was trained on how to use the 15 pounder field gun. Nigel was wounded in November 1914 with gunshot wounds to the left calf. He was taken Prisoner of War at the fall of Kut after months of siege, along with what remained of the shattered 2nd Battalion and Indian Expeditionary Force "D". It was whilst a Prisoner of War Nigel died in Turkish hands. Although the exact date of death in not known, it is believed to be between the 14th September 1916 and the 14th March 1917 aged 25. He is commemorated on the Basra Memorial. The CWGC lists "Son of Samuel James and Jane Samways, of Dewlish, Dorchester, Dorset". His personal effects were returned to his father and consisted of: ID Disc, 3 memorial cards, 5 photos, postcards and a newspaper cutting. His brothers also appear on the Dewlish War Memorial, see the previous and the next entry.
W C SAMWAYS
12378 Pte William Charles Samways C Coy 5 Bn Dorset Regiment. William was born and resided in Dewlish. He enlisted for the Great War in Dorchester. William Died on the 30th January 1915 aged 24. He is buried in Londonthorpe (St John The Baptist) Churchyard. The CWGC lists "Son of Samuel James Samways and Jane Samways, of Dewlish, Dorchester." His brothers also appear on the Dewlish War Memorial, see the previous two entries.
G/510 Pte James Skiller B Coy 6 Bn Royal West Kent Regiment. James was born in Winfrith and resided in Beckenham. He enlisted for the Great War at Bromley in September 1914, having previously been a Carman and served in the Volunteer Battalion of the Dorset Regiment for 3 years.In 1908, he married Annie Milner in Dorchester, and they had one child together, Eliza May Skiller. In October 1914, he was given 7 days Field Punishment No.2 for overstaying his pass. He was wounded in the right knee on the 17th March 1916. James Died of these Wounds at Nethercourt Hospital, Ramsgate on the 11th April 1916. He is buried in Ramsgate Cemetery. His next of kin was his wife Annie, who resided at 4 Mapledene Road, Dorchester.
K/4688 PO Sto Thomas Warren HMS Tiverton (RN Mine Clearance Service). Thomas was born on the 3rd November 1885 at Newton, Dorchester. Thomas Died on the 16th April 1919. He is buried in Dorchester Cemetery, Dorset. His next of kin was his mother Harriet, who resided at Dewlish Mills.