12255 Serjeant Henry George Dearsley
1st July 1916
Born on 28/09/1894 in Manor Park Essex.
He was baptised on 25/11/1894.
His parents were John Henry Dearsley(1870-18/11/1936) and Annie Rosina Philips(27/06/1871-1958).
They were married in 1893.
Henry had a brother and a sister;
Sidney Frederick(01/09/1901-1965) and
Winifred Alice Rose(01/03/1899-1981).
In the 1901 census the family were recorded as living at
7 Southborough Road East Ham London. John was employed as a railway signalman.
In the 1911 census,the family were now shown to be living at
14 Third Avenue Manor Park London, John was still a signalman on the railway,whilst Henry was a typist in a tea brokers.
He enlisted in London and his date of disembarkation into France was on 27/07/1915.
He was killed in action on 01/07/1916.
He was awarded the 1914-1915 Star,
the 1914-1918 British War and Allied Victory medals.