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TEIGNMOUTH MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

 

D - F

 

W. DAVIS

1st Class Petty Officer Walter James Davis of the Royal Navy, HMS Vivid. Son of Edward and Eliza Davis  of Teignmouth. Born in Teignmouth in the June Quarter of 1872. Died 15 July 1916 aged 44. 

Buried in Teignmouth Cemetery.

T. E. DEAR
Private Thomas Edgar Dear ("Edgar") of the 1/5th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Samuel and Emma Dear, of Vine Cottage, Dawlish Rd., Teignmouth. Born in Teignmouth in the December Quarter of 1892. Died 21 November 1917 aged 25
S. DENNING

On the Sea Front Memorial only

Private Stanley Denning of the 7th Battalion, the Somerset Light Infantry. Son of Albert and Alice Denning, of Kingswood, Bristol; husband of Olive M. P. Denning, of the Devon Arms Hotel, Teignmouth. Died 15 August 1918 aged 25.

H. DENHAM

Not on sea front memorial

Trooper Harold  Denham of the 5th Dragoon Guards. Son of Francis and Elizabeth Denham and brother of Wilfred (see below). Born in Payhembury in the September Quarter of 1887. Died 28 October 1918 aged 31.

W. DENHAM.
Sergeant Wilfred Henry Denham of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Francis and Elizabeth Denham and brother of Harold (see above). Born in Exeter in the June Quarter of 1888. Died 10 March 1915 aged 26.
J. F. DEVINE
Sapper James Francis Devine of the Inland Water Transport section of the Royal Engineers. Born in Youghill, Co. Cork. Husband of A. A. Devine, of 25, Coombe Rd., Teignmouth. Died 30 October 1918 aged 29.
E. J. DODD

Petty Officer Edward J. Dodd of the Royal Navy. Son of William and Mary Dodd, of Teignmouth; husband of Kate Elizabeth Dodd, of 12, Willow St., Teignmouth. Died 5 Nov 1919 aged 26.

Additional information supplied by Barrie K Downer - Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy (Retired List):

 

"Petty Officer Edward Dodd O/N J3662 - born Teignmouth 4th Sep 1891 - son of William and Mary Dodd. Served in Submarine K11. Died from influenza on 5th Nov 1919 - buried in Teignmouth Cemetery in Grave EE47. "

Buried in Teignmouth Cemetery.

J. A. DOMMETT
Private Albert John Dommett of the 8th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of James and Anna Dommett. Born in Woolbrook, Sidmouth in the March Quarter of 1889. Died 2 October 1917 aged 28.
A. C. K. DYER
Private Albert Charles Kent Dyer of the 8th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Born in Plymouth in the September Quarter of 1898. Died 9 May 1917 aged 19.
S. EARL
Private Samuel Earl (or sometimes EARLE) of the 8th Battalion, the South Lancashire Regiment. Son of Samuel and Alice Maud Earl of Headington, Oxford. (There were possible family connections with Shaldon.) Died 18 January 1916 aged 26.
E. J. EDEN

(The Memorial Window in St. James's Church lists "E. J. Eden". The Seafront Memorial lists "E. G. Eden" but no one of this name has yet been found.)

This man is  believed to be Private Ernest  John  Hurlestone Eden of the 15th Battalion, the Warwickshire Regiment. Son of James Hurlestone Eden and Mary Eden. Born in Ashprington in 1890. Died 3 September 1916 aged 26. 

B. J. EDWARDS
Private Britton John Edwards of the 2nd Battalion,  the Devonshire Regiment. Son of William and Mary Ann Edwards of Dalwood. Born in Dalwood, nr. Axminster in the March Quarter of 1883. Died 27 May 1918 aged 31.
H. EDWORTHY
Private H. Edworthy of the Devonshire Regiment. No other information has yet been confirmed.
H. ELLIOT
Major Hugh Elliot of The King's Liverpool Regiment. Son of Frederick Eden Elliot (I.C.S.) and Marcia Cordelia Ouseley, his wife; husband of Alicia Lucy Elliot (née Robinson), of "The Howse," Ashburton, Devon and father of Hugh Elliot (see below).. Born at Gorakhpur, India. Died 26 July 1915 aged 51.
H. ELLIOT
Lieutenant Hugh  Elliot of the The King's Liverpool Regiment. Son of Major Hugh Elliot (The King's Liverpool Regt.) and Alicia Lucy Robinson, of "The Howse," Ashburton, Devon. Born at Colchester Died 21 June 1916 aged 20.

From The Teignmouth Post

Friday 30 June 1916

"Lieutenant Hugh Elliot, of the King's (Liverpool) Regiment died on June 21st.  He was the third son of the late Major Hugh Elliot, the King's, and Mrs. Elliot of Grosvenor Terrace, Teignmouth. He was born in May 1896 and was educated at Hillsborough School, Teignmouth and at Christ's Hospital, Horsham. He entered Sandhurst as a prize cadet in September 1913 and passed out in July 1914, being gazetted to h is father's old regiment in August. He was promoted in January 1915. He served with the Manchester regiment in Flanders from October 1914 until January 1915, when he was invalided home. He rejoined his own regiment in February 1915, and was in temporary command of his company at the battle of Neuve Chapelle. Afterwards his battalion was moved to another theatre of war. Lieutenant Elliot's father was killed in action last year."

J. EVANS
Private James George Evans of the Royal Marine Light Infantry. Son of Frederick and Charlotte Evans of Teignmouth. Born in the June Quarter of 1885. Died 28 October 1917 aged 32.
R. S. FENNER
Rifleman Reginald Samuel Fenner of the 1/5th Battalion, the  King's Liverpool Regiment.  Born in Teignmouth in the June Quarter of 1894. Died 16 May 1915 aged 21. 
E. H. FORD

Private Edwin Henry Ford of the 7th Battalion, the Cheshire Regiment. Husband of K. E. Ford, of 16, Higher Brook St., Teignmouth. Died 21 May 1919.

Buried in Teignmouth Cemetery.

T. E. FORWARD
Private Thomas  Edwin Forward of the 1st Battalion, the Australian Infantry. (Served under the name of  ROWDEN).  Son of Thomas and Anna Forward. Born at Efford, nr. Shobrook in the March Quarter of 1884. Died 2 May 1915 aged 29
R. C. FOSTER

On the Sea front memorial only.

Richard C Foster. Son of William and Elizabeth Foster (Elizabeth Foster was born in Teignmouth). Born in Paignton in 1882. His military record is not yet confirmed. but he is  believed to be Gunner Foster of the 73rd Brigade, the Royal Field Artillery who died 26 August 1916.

J. J. H. FRANCIS
Sapper John James H. Francis of the 332nd Road Construction Coy., the Royal Engineers. Son of Maria and John Francis. Born in the September Quarter of 1880 in Dawlish.  Died 23 October 1917 aged 37. Formerly a GWR employee based in Teignmouth.
A. W. FREER
Private Arthur William Freer of the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Elizabeth and the late William Freer. Born in the March Quarter of 1886 in Paignton. The date of his death is not yet confirmed.

 

 
 
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