16497 Private William John Dunn

8th(Service)Battalion 

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916

Born in London in 1885.

His parents were Thomas Dunn(born in 1842) and

Harriet Allen(1858-1910). They married in 1883.

William had 4 brothers; Thomas Walter Alan

(born in 1884),

Patrick James(born on 05/09/1890),Fred(born in 1893) and Arthur Paul (1896-1966).

He also had a sister, Caroline Margaret(born in 1888).

In the 1891 census,the family are recorded as living at

23 Tintern Street, Lambeth,London. Thomas was employed as a steward to a gentleman.

In the 1901 census,the family had moved to 19 Rommany Road,Lambeth, London>Thomas wasn't included on this census record, but William was now working as a

drapers porter.

In the 1911 census the family had moved again,this time to 37 Dassett Road,West Norwood,  Lambeth,London. Thomas was employed as a night watchman at a bank and William was a railway porter at a goods depot.

He enlisted in London and his date of disembarkation into France was on 01/10/1915.

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. 

 

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