19031 Private Harry Dunn

9th(Service)Battalion

Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916

Born in Willand, Devon in 1892.

His parents were William Dunn(1861-1933) and

Ellen Coles(1861-1946). They were married in 1881.

Harry had 6 brothers; Frank (born in 1881),

George William(1883-1969),

Tom(born in 1889),Sidney(24/12/1890-1972),

Robert(born in 1897) and Reginald(19/01/1901-1988).

He also had 3 sisters; Ellen Elizabeth(born in 1885),Florence(born in 1896) and

Beatrice Annie(11/02/1898-1972).

In the 1911 census Harry was recorded as living and working as a farm servant at Corwents Farm, Sampford,Arundel,Wellington,Somerset.

He enlisted in Clumstock Devon and his date of disembarkation into France was on 21/12/1915.

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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