2KEH 'D'

D'ALROY, Frank. 1822. Corporal. Discharged 11/04/1918.

DALTON, Donald. 1677. Private. Corporal 1/5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers 61250.

DAVIDSON, William. 416811. Private, Private Labour Corps 5195.

DAVIES, Albert Alfred. 630. Private. Enlisted 25/08/1914, entered France 4/0/1915 and discharged 6/04/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 65183. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and medals issued and in 1924 notified that he lost his Trio and Queen's South Africa medal. Prior service as Trooper 24533 in the 2nd Battalion, 22nd (Cheshire) Company, Imperial Yeomanry which was raised in 1900. Address on medal request stated as South Kensington, London.

DAVIES, William Stanley. Second Lieutenant.

DEELEY, Frank Glover. 1188. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant with a Service Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment attached Gloucestershire Regiment later Lancashire Fusiliers 40554. Served in France 4/05/1916 to Aug 1917. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal. Serving in South Staffordshire Regiment in 1921. Applied for medals from West Bromwitch, South Staffordshire, born 4/07/1888 in Staffordshire and died there in Mar 1967 spent time pre-war in Chile. Civilian portrait photograph shown circa pre-war.

DEMPSEY, Earl Ford. 1968. Private 2KEH. Private Tank Corps 112095.

DEVELIN, Robert Henry. 963. Serjeant and founding member of 2nd KEH. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 17/12/1919. Born circa 1882 in Brighton, Sussex, England and died in 1934. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and Trio sold in 1988 to private collector in the UK and then at auction by Spink & Son, London in July 2017 with photograph of medals courtesy of Spink & Son.

DE VERTEUIL, Maurice. 1356. Private, Private Tank Corps 302867, Corporal Northumberland Fusiliers 40119 Lance Corporal.

DIXSON, William J. 663. Private. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant 2nd Battalion, Royal East Kent Regiment 21/09/1915. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and medals requested from an address in Travancore, Southern India.

DICKSON-HILL, John. 150. Private. Enlisted White City, London. Entered France 4/05/1915. KIA 23/05/1915 at the Battle of Festubert. Born in Dalmeny, West Lothioan, Scotland in 1874. Name commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France. Noted in Van Agnew's book. Entitled to a 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and medals returned as per King's Regulations.

DIGHT, Alfred Raworth. 474. Acting Squadron Quarter Master Serjeant. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned Lieutenant Wiltshire Yeomanry 6/09/1916. Born 31/10/1877 from New South Wales, Australia, married Mary H. Rose on 22/01/913 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and died in 1941 in Paddington, London, England. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio and applied for his medals from an address in Rawlings Street, Chelsea, London.

DIXON, John B. 1603. Private. Entered France 5/07/1915. Commissioned Montgomeryshire Yeomanry 5/12/1916 later Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps then Captain. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from Hill Street, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia. John Brownlow Dixon was born in 1882 in Tamworth, New South Wales, his father, Richard, was 49 and his mother, Annie, was 22. He married Doris M. Hardy in 1922 in his hometown. He died on 22 June 1961 in Tamworth, New South Wales, at the age of 79, and was buried there. Portrait photograph shown and memorial plaque.

DODDS, Reginald Charles. 1562. Private 2KEH. Private 10th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers 39906, Private Lancashire Fusiliers 40553, Private 11th Tank Corps 302777. Entered France 7/07/1915. Anglo-Argentinian Railway staff. Living In Hounslow, London in 1919. 1914/15 Star medal Trio.

DONALDSON, Roland Mallinson. 1713. Private. Enlisted 7/07/1915 and entered France 2/10/1915. Discharged 14/10/1916 due to sickness. Awarded Silver War Badge 65,182 which was lost and re-issued as 221,501. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from Denver, Johannesburg, South Africa. Born in Yorkshire in 1892.

DORMAN, James. 1558. Private 2KEH. Transferred to KEH and promoted to Serjeant 2113. Entered France 14/07/1915 and discharged 21/07/1919. Photograph of British War Medal and Victory medal framed with his KEH cap badge are shown against the KEH Nominal Roll entry for Serjeant James Dorman 2113 courtesy of Margaret Gledhill.

DOUDNEY, Hugh Denslan. 123. Private. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant then Captain 'A' Company, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers 12/03/1916. KIA 31/07/1917 aged 33. Son of Edwin Doudney, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., and Ada Doudney, of 4B, Oxford and Cambridge Mansions, Marylebone Rd., London. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Belgium. 

DOUGALL, Alfredo (Alfred) Baudraz. 1586. Private. Entered France 5/07/1915. Commissioned 2KEH 28/08/1917 later Lieutenant. Born 19/07/1887 in Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Applied for 1914/15 Star trio from Anglo Argentine Tramways Ltd, Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic.

DOUGHTY, Frederick Stanley. 1504. Private. Enlisted in Maresfield, England. Entered France 5/05/1915. KIA 23/05/1915 aged 27. Born in Wincanton, Somerset, England and husband of Ethel Florence Doughty of 26 Bishopstrow, Warminster, Wiltshire. Buried in BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, France. He is also honoured in the Casualties of World War 1 Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book and on the 1914 -1919 Roll of Honour located inside St. John the Evangelist Church at Sutton Veny, Wiltshire. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio. Photograph of gravestone shown courtesy of the Sutton Veny Roll of Honour.

DOUGLASS, George Cecil. 1147. Private. Entered France 5/05/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant 3rd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment 21/01/1916. Awarded the Croix de Guerre in Aug 1919. Born 22 /11/1879 in Ayr, Ayshire, Scotland and died 30/10/1952 in Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. Son of Colonel F. Wingfield Douglass. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio and medals applied for from Braemer Lodge, Calgary, Canada. Photograph pre-war on arrival in Canada when he emigrated there in 1898, returned to England to enlist.

DOWDY, James E. 1211. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 14/12/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio and British War Medal and Victory Medal returned to be destroyed under King's Regulations.

DOWLING, Terence Patrick. 1369. Private. Entered France 4/05/1915. Commissioned 1st/5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders 23/04/1916 as a Second Lieutenant then Lieutenant. Born 27/12/1887 likely to have been in India and died Mar 1969 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from a London work address.

DOYLE, Edward John. 1600. Private. Entered France 5/07/1915. Commissioned 3rd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment 15/10/1918. Applied for 1914/15 Star Trio from Hollyfort, Gorey, Ireland.

DRIVER, William. 1599. Private. Enlisted in Cork, Ireland. Entered France 5/07/1915. Died of illness 30/04/1917 and is buried in Rathcooney Cemetery, Glanmire, County Cork, Ireland. Born 1880 in Winton, Norfolk, UK. 

DUMOULIN, Charles A. 1354. Private. Entered France 5/09/1915. Commissioned Second Lieutenant Essex Regiment 29/01/1918 later Captain attached 19th Hussars. Possible Du Moulin-Browne in Burke's Peerage. Entitled to 1914/15 Star trio.

DUNBAR, Frederick Digby. 106. Serjeant later Acting Staff Serjeant Major. Entered France 4/05/1915. Discharged 16/11/1918. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Trio and Silver War Badge.

DUNERE, Charles C. 1742. Private. Commissioned Royal Engineers 12/03/1916.

DUNN, Ralph Ellis. 1413. Private. Commissioned 1st Battalion Somerset Light Infantry 13/03/1916.

DURRANT, Ward. 728. Private. Entered France 2/05/1915. Commissioned 2/2nd Lovat Scouts 1/01/1916. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio.

DUTCH, Ernest J. 675. Private. Enlisted in 2KEH in August 1914 at White City, London. Entered France 5/05/1915. Promoted to Lance Corporal he was wounded in the back by shrapnel 27/07/1915 near St. Yves and spent four weeks recovering in hospital. Wounded by a machine gun bullet to left thigh on 23/09/1915 near Wulverghem and was treated in England at Norfolk War Hospital until Christmas Eve 1915. Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the 14th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers on 3/01/1916 and then volunteered to serve overseas with the 25th (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers (which was known as the 'Legion of Frontiersmen') in March 1916. Arrived in British East Africa on 3/05/1916. From 3/01/1917 he went into action at Beho Beho and on 4/01/1917 the Company Commander Captain F. C. Selous, the famous South African hunter was KIA leading his men. Second Lieutenant Dutch took command and was 'riddled with bullets' leading his men to carry the action. He was carried back to Dakawa but succumbed to his wounds on 6/01/1917. He was buried in Morogoro Cemetery, Morogoro, Tanzania. He was the son of James and Louisa Dutch of West Lavington, Wiltshire, England and was born 9/11/1880 in Great Cheverell, Wiltshire. He was educated at Westminster City School, London (1895-97) and at King's College, London (1897-99). After further study at The Polytechnic, London he was employed as a Manager in an Electrical Engineering company. Prior service in the Boer War having enlisted in 1897 with 1st Volunteer Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps and arrived in South Africa in April 1900. Transferred to the newly formed 25th (The King's Royal Rifle Corps) Mounted Infantry Battalion in October 1900 and served until end of hostilities returning to England in 1902. Awarded Queen's South Africa and King's South Africa medals with Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902 clasps. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal trio and medals requested by his widow Mrs. E. J. Dutch from an address in Earl's Court, London. Portrait photograph in the uniform of the 14th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers circa 1916 courtesy 'UK, Electrical Engineer World War I and World War II Rolls of Honour, 1924, 1949'.

DUUS, William Hanson. 892. Lance Corporal. Enlisted in London. Entered France 4/05/1915. Born in Chewton, Victoria, Australia and KIA 23/05/1915 aged 31 at the Battle of Festubert. Name commemorated on Le Touret Memorial, France. Entitled to 1914/15 Star Medal Trio. Medals to be disposed of in 1921 under King's Regulations.