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EDWARD FISHER DAKIN

Private, 6598. 16 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born: Reddish. Enlisted: Manchester. Buried in Dantzig Alley Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France

JOHN THOMAS DALEY

Private, 36879. 2 nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Died 29 September 1918. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.

JOHN DALTON

Sergeant, 7212. 2 nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15 October 1915, aged 30. Born: Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary. Enlisted: Stockport. Brother of Josephine York, 309 Leeds Road, Bradford. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

JOHN DARBY

Private, 18796. 5 th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Born: West Bromwich. Lived: Warrington. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

ARTHUR DARLINGTON

Private, 243372. 2/5 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 20 September 1917. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Lived: Manchester. Buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

GILBERT HALEY DARRICOTTE

2 nd Lieutenant, Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Killed in action 6 September 1918, aged 30. Son of Jabez & Elizabeth of Clayton, Yorkshire. Husband of Dorothy, The Hawthorns, Bredbury. Buried in Peronne, Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

CHARLES DAVENPORT

Private, 352122. 2/9 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 9 October 1917. Born: Romiley. Enlisted: Denton. Buried in Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Presumed to be the C Davenport commemorated on the Denton War Memorial.

HERBERT DAVIDSON

Private, 1210. 1 st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 27 April 1915. Born: Everton, Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Bootle. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

ARTHUR DAVIES

Private, 291614. 9 th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died 24 March 1918, aged 19. Born & lived: Northenden. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Charles, 3 Boat Lane, Northenden. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Probably the A Davies commemorated on the Northenden War Memorial.

DARROLL DAVIES

Private, 49883. 9 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 21 November 1916, aged 21. Born: Llanbedr, Denbighshire. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of David & Henrietta, “ Inglewood”, Heyes Lane, Alderley Edge. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Commemorated on the Alderley Edge War Memorial.

FRED DAVIES

Private, 41404. 2 nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war, 30 July 1917, aged 19. Born & lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Mrs Jane Davies, 19 Caistor Street, Brinnington, Stockport. Buried in Berlin South Western Cemetery, Germany.

JOHN DAVIES

Private, 8156. 1 st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1914. Born: Bury. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.

JOHN JAMES DAVIES

Private, 3185. 6 th (Reserve) Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 4 May 1916. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Stockport Borough Cemetery.

SAMUEL DAVIES

Acting Lance Corporal, 13791. 11 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 26 April 1916. Born: Stockport. Lived: Denton. Enlisted: Hyde. Buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

Possibly the S Davies commemorated on the Denton War Memorial.

SIMEON DAVIES

Private, 315314. 10 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 April 1918. Born: Ashton under Lyne. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

THOMAS HENRY DAVIES

Private, 13373. 13 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 October 1916, aged 27. Born: Stourbridge. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Ann Jane Davies, 13 Brook Square, Wrexham. Buried in Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece.

WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES

Private, 16510. 10 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 April 1917. Born: Marton Sands, Cheshire. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Tancrez Farm Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Belgium.

HARRY DAWSON

Private, 49957. 13 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 August 1917. Born: Oldham. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

WILLIAM HEALEY DAWSON

2 nd Lieutenant. 2/8 th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 July 1918, aged 24. Born: Fairhaven, Lancashire. Son of Benjamin & Sarah Jane, “Whiteholme”, Bramhall Lane, Bramhall. Buried in Marfaux British Cemetery, Marne, France.

JAMES DAY

Lance Corporal, 265669. 1/6 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 29 October 1917, aged 20. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

EDWARD DEAN

Gunner, 168144. “C” Battery, 64 th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 19 May 1918, aged 20. Lived: Gatley. Enlisted: Stockport. Eldest son of Bessie Dean (widow), Rose Cottages, Crossacres, Gatley. Buried at Morbecque British Cemetery, Nord, France.

Enlisted in 1915 and reported to have been killed by a shell. His mother first heard of his death from his sergeant and, in June 1918, had still not had official notification from the War Office. Presumed to be commemorated on the War Memorial inside St Wilfrid’s Church, Northenden.

JOHN DEARNALEY

Private, 32703. 16 th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action 6 October 1916, aged 21. Born: Glossop. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Buxton. Son of Mr & Mrs J A Dearnaley, Gleno Villas, Buxton Road, New Mills. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Presumed to be the man commemorated on the Disley and New Mills War Memorials.

CHARLES BARTON DENBY

Corporal, 43182. 72 nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 9 April 1916. Born: Heaton Chapel. Only son of Mr & Mrs C H Denby, Holmcliffe Road, Blackpool. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

Educated in Heaton Chapel. Reported to have been “Mentioned in Despatches”.

CHARLES DENTON

Gunner, 4076. 145 th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (previously Duke of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry). Died 5 March 1917. Born: Crewe. Lived: Newmarket. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France.

GEORGE H DERBYSHIRE

Stoker, 1 st Class, SS/104514. Hawke Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Died, as a prisoner of war, 7 September 1916, aged 33. Son of William & Elizabeth, 20 Moorland Road, Woodsmoor, Stockport. Buried in Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Germany.

JAMES DERBYSHIRE

Private, 37226. 9 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers (previously Duke of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry). Died 16 November 1916, aged 37. Born: Compstall. Enlisted: Manchester. Buried in Contay British Cemetery, Somme, France.

WILLIAM JAMES DEVENPORT

Sergeant, 14539. 10 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 6 July 1916. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Macclesfield. Husband of Rachel, F H Devenport of Rainow. Buried in Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Possibly the man recorded on the Bollington War Memorial as W J Davenport.

JOSEPH DEWHURST

Sergeant, 306073. 8 th Battalion, King’s ( Liverpool) Regiment. Killed in action 26 July 1917. Born: Stockport. Lived & enlisted: Blackpool. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

FRANK KARFOOT DICKINSON

Private, 42684. 8 th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 April 1918. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

WILLIAM JOHN DICKINSON

Private, CH/1354 (S). 2 nd Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Nephew of A Wragg, 671 Didsbury Road, Heaton Moor. Buried in Adanac Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

CHARLES DIXON

Private, 8122. 1 st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. No known grave and believed to have been killed in action 25 October 1914, aged 27. Son of Henry & Betsy, 24 Russell Street, Burnley. Husband of Florence Mary Dixon. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Belgium.

Believed to have been an ex-regular soldier, recalled from the reserve when War was declared. Had been working as a postman in Stockport and thought to have lived locally with his wife and three children.

GEORGE DIXON

Private, 7237. 2 nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Died of wounds 28 September 1915, aged 46. Born: Stockport. Lived: Burton on Trent. Enlisted: Nottingham. Husband of Elizabeth Ann Dixon, 1Thomas Street, Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Divisional Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

FRED DOBB

Sapper, 178191. 78 th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born: Newton Abbott, Devon. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

CHARLES DOBSON

Private, 10444. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 March 1915, Born: Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

HENRY DODD M.M.

Lance Corporal, 49482. 11 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 August 1917, aged 20. Born: Ashton under Lyne. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Frederick & Esther, 173 Curzon Road, Ashton under Lyne. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

Award of the Military Medal published in the London Gazette, 14 August 1917. Announcements are normally made approximately three months after the particular act for which the medal is given.

MARTIN DOHERTY

Private, 21331. “D” Company, 8 th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers. Killed in action 10 August 1917, aged 29. Born & lived: Foxford, County Mayo. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Martin & Catherine, Curranara, Foxford, County Mayo. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial.

Enlisted in 1914.

ALEXANDER MCLAREN DOIG D.C.M.

Private, 1738. 1/6 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds at sea 11 August 1915. Born & enlisted: Manchester. Lived: Heaton Moor. Son of George McLean Doig and Mary Ann Doig, 30 Brownsville Road, Heaton Moor. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial.

Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal – date unknown.

Commemorated on the War Memorials at Manchester University and Manchester Techical College (now UMIST).

JOHN DORAN

Lance Sergeant, G/3705. “C” Company, 16 th Battalion, Middlesex Battalion. Killed in action 11 August 1917. Born & lived: Ashton under Lyne. Enlisted: Stockport. Husband of Martha Ann Murphy (formerly Doran), 105 Hope Street, Ashton under Lyne. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

Possibly the John Joseph Doran commemorated on the Ashton-under-Lyne War Memorial.

JOSEPH DORSETT

Private, 41616. 1/4 th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war, 8 October 1918. Born: Wellington, Shropshire. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany.

JOHN DOYLE

Private, 9335. 2 nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1915. Born: Altrincham. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

Possibly the brother of Patrick Doyle (below).

PATRICK DOYLE

Private, 16437. 20 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 2 August 1916, aged 23. Born: Sale. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Stockport Borough Cemetery.

Family home was at Kingston Street, Stockport. Reporting his death, the local newspaper recorded that his brother - possibly John Doyle (above) – had been killed the previous year. Died at Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington, Kent.

JAMES DUANE

Private, 16822. 8 th Battalion, North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 10 July 1916. Born: Cheadle. Enlisted: Bolton. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

WILLIAM HENRY DUDLEY

Private, 17075. 20 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916, aged 25. Born: Reddish. Lived: Longsight. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of James & Eliza. Husband of Jennie Barnes (formerly Dudley), 32 Albert Place, Longsight, Manchester. Buried in Dantzig Alley Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.

JOHN DUNCALFE

Driver, 53430. Royal Engineers, attached Indian Signal Corps. Died 10 September 1917. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Nelson. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.

GORDON DUNCAN

Gunner, 200553. 135 th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 16 October 1918. Born: Bolton. Lived: Reddish. Enlisted: Chester. Buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.

JOHN DUNKERLEY

Private, 3606. 1/6 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 November 1916. Born & lived: Hyde. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuile, Somme, France.

Probably the man of this name commemorated on the Gee Cross and Hyde War Memorials.

SAMUEL DUNKLEY

Private, 46342. 1 st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of wounds 15 March 1918, aged 19. Born: Hazel Grove. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Mr & Mrs J Dunkley, 8 Catherine Street, Manchester. Buried in Minty Farm Cemetery, Langemark, Belgium.

JAMES DUNN

Private, 8539. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 October 1914. Born: Oswestry. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

JOSEPH DUTTON

Private, 5510. 10 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 30 November 1915, aged 21. Born: Tattenhall. Lived: Dukinfield. Enlisted: Ashton under Lyne. Son of Joseph & Sarah, 59 Commercial Road, Hazel Grove. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Believed to be commemorated on the Dukinfield War Memorial.

WILLIAM HENRY DUTTON

Driver, 4453. “A” Battery, 122 nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 21 August 1917. Born: Lower Peover, Cheshire. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mr F Dutton of Allostock. Buried at Canada Farm Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

Believed to be commemorated on the Lower Peover panel of the Knutsford War Memorial.

JAMES DUXBURY

Lance Corporal, 12069. 19 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 23 July 1916. Born: Salford. Enlisted: Manchester. Brother of Miss Sarah Duxbury, 60 Windmill Lane, Reddish. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Brother of John Duxbury (below).

JOHN C DUXBURY

Private, 68175. 119 th Company, Machine Gun Corps (formerly 6974, Liverpool Regiment). Died 31 July 1917. Born: Salford. Enlisted: Darwin. Brother of Miss Sarah Duxbury, 60 Windmill Lane, Reddish. Commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.

Brother of James Duxbury (above).

JAMES FREDERICK DYSON

Private, TR4/78346. 53 rd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died 15 October 1918. Born & lived: Reddish. Enlisted: Chester. Second son of Henry & Jane, 46 Stanhope Street, Reddish. Buried at Willow Grove Cemetery, Stockport.

Fred Dyson had been educated at Houldsworth School and then went to work at Broadstone Mill. He was conscripted into the army when he became 18 and was undergoing his training at Kin mel Park in North Wales when he became ill. He died at home of pneumonia, very possibly as a complication of the influenza pandemic of late 1918.

His brother Joseph also served in the War, being awarded the Distinguished Conduct medal for bravery at the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917 and was badly wounded on 30 December of that year, necessitating the amputation of his left leg.

 
   
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