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Plaque Surnames

Tyneside Z/4526 AB Maurice DACK R.N.V.R.
Drake Battalion, R.N.D.
Missing, assumed killed in action, 23rd April 1917.

Arras Memorial (MR 20)

RND Roll of Honour gives:- Enlisted 17/5/15 ; Draft for MEF 1/8/15, joined Drake Bn. 20/8/15-23/9/15 BW right thigh, Invalided to UK 13/10/15 ; Draft for BEF 31/7/16, joined Drake Bn. 15/11/16-7/2/17 Diarrhoea, rejoined Drake Bn. 10/3/17-23/4/17 DD.
A Grocer's Assistant ; b.19/4/1897 ; Next-of-Kin & home address: Parents, John William & Elizabeth, 16 Buxton St., Newcastle-on-Tyne.

PO/1588/S Pte. Frederick DENNETT R.M.L.I.
'B' Company, 1st Royal Marine Battalion, R.N.D.
Missing, assumed killed in action, 28th April 1917.

Arras Memorial (MR 20)

RND Roll of Honour gives:- Attested to Army Reserve 13/2/16, mobilised to RMLI 31/8/16 age 21 years 6 months ; Embarked RM Brigade 8/11/16 ; 1st RM Bn. Draft for BEF 2/2/17-28/4/17 DD.
A Cowman ; Son of Alfred & Jane Dennett, of Corklayers, Folke, Sherborne, Dorset, later of: Symes Dairy, North Perrott, Crewkerne, Somerset.

Tyneside Z/4227 AB Joseph Smith DIAL R.N.V.R.
Howe Battalion, R.N.D.
Killed in action, 5th February 1917.

Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval (FR 383)

RND Roll of Honour gives:- Enlisted 20/4/15 ; Draft for BEF 4/12/16, joined Howe Bn. 11/12/16-5/2/17 DD.
Howe Bn. War Diary 5/2/17 states:- "At 9pm enemy shelled forward posts & obtained direct hit on No.33. Lieut. A.I. HUMPHREYS RNVR Officer Commanding "C" Company was killed while attending to a wounded man in an exposed spot. 3 Other Ranks killed - 1 wounded." [see also T.Z/3875 Holliday & C.Z/3683 Wylie.]
A Plater's Helper ; b.16/4/1897 ; Next-of-Kin & home address: Mother, Mary Jane, 53 Clavering Ave., Dunston-on-Tyne.

Tyneside Z/1489 AB Joseph James DICKINSON R.N.V.R.
Hawke Battalion, R.N.D.
Killed in action, 4th February 1917.

Thiepval Memorial (MR 21)

RND Roll of Honour gives:- Enlisted 10/11/14 ; Hawke Bn. C/131 9/3/15-6/6/15 BW right hand, Invalided to UK 15/8/15 ; Draft for MEF 16/2/16, joined Hawke Bn. 29/2/16-4/2/17 DD.
A Miner ; b.3/2/1890 ; Next-of-Kin & home address: Wife, Dorothy Ann, Tulips Buildings (later 5 Bridge St.), Stakeford, Choppington, Northumberland.

PO/536/S Pte. Percival Raymond DIXON R.M.L.I.
Portsmouth Battalion, R.N.D.
Killed in action, 13th July 1915.

Helles Memorial (MR 4)

RND Roll of Honour gives:- Enlisted York 24/9/14 ; Embarked RM Brigade 3/12/14 ; Portsmouth Bn. MEF 28/2/15-13/7/15 DD.
b.Newington, Hull, Yorks. 31/1/1894 ; Sister, Mrs. Elsie Batchelor, 14 Russell Terrace, Bean St., Anlaby Rd., Hull.

PLY/17356 Pte. Thomas Joseph DOYLE R.M.L.I.
2nd Royal Marine Battalion, R.N.D.
Died of wounds in 20th General Hospital, Etaples , 3rd March 1917.

(GSW Forehead, Shoulder & R.thigh 18/2/17)
Etaples Military Cemetery (FR 40)

RND Roll of Honour gives:- Embarked RM Brigade 9/5/15, joined Plymouth Bn. at Cape Helles 30/5/15-13/7/15 GSW Head, rejoined 2RM 15/8/15-18/2/17 wounded.
Not listed in "With Full & Grateful Hearts" ; Son of Bridget & the late John Doyle, of 24 Clonmore Rd., Ballylough, Dublin. Native of Ballylough. ; ADM/171 = St.V.B. issued to Universal Legatee IC/416/1917.

Clyde Z/7781 AB Henry Fraser DRUMMIE R.N.V.R.
Drake Battalion, R.N.D.
Killed in action, 23rd April 1917.

Arras Memorial (MR 20)

RND Roll of Honour gives:- Enrolled 21/1/16 ; Entered 22/6/16 ; Draft for BEF 21/11/16, joined Drake Bn. 12/12/16-23/4/17 DD.
A Motor Driver ; b.14/12/1895 ; Next-of-Kin & home address: Father, William, 43 Thistle St., Edinburgh.

PLY/614/S Pte. Albert Robinson DUCKWORTH MiD R.M.L.I.
No.4 Company, Plymouth Battalion, R.N.D.
Killed by a stray shell in Rest Camp at Cape Helles, 13th May 1915.

Helles Memorial (MR 4)

RND Roll of Honour gives:- Enlisted Manchester 10/11/14 ; Plymouth Bn. No.4 Company (D/294) MEF 6/2/15-13/5/15 DD.
CWGC has no record of his MiD ; 26/4/15 Awarded Cert. by GOC RND for courageous and gallant conduct in the field (Y Beach) ; MiD supplement to London Gazette 3/8/15 p.7667.
A Railway Signalman ; b.Leeds 16/4/1890 ; Son of Henry & Mary Duckworth ; Next of Kin: Brother, Wilfred H., 57 Brierly St., Bury, E.Lancs. ; Brother of Lieutenant Herbert Hartley Duckworth, 3/6th Bn. (Territorial Force) Lancs. Fusiliers, attached 2/7th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regt. KIA 24/3/18.

Barnsley Chronicle Front Page 3/7/15:-


As we recorded in our last week's Roll of Honour, Private Albert Robinson Duckworth, of Cudworth, has been killed in the Dardanelles. He joined the Royal Marines last November, previous to which he was employed as a Signalman on the Hull & Barnsley Railway at Hemsworth Sidings. He had also worked at Denaby, & for some years resided with his brother, Mr. R.C. Duckworth at Cudworth. He was highly esteemed by all who know him, & all his friends deeply regret to hear of his death, which occurred between April 30th & May 13th, his oldest brother having had the official information from the Admiralty. From time to time the deceased soldier has sent some very cheering letters, & had he have lived his experiences would have been very interesting. The following is a copy of the letter received by Mr. R.C. Duckworth from the deceased man's Commander of the Company to which Private Duckworth belonged:- "Dear Sir, - It is with heartfelt regret that I write to you concerning the death of your brother Private Duckworth, of which you will have already received notification. I am temporarily in command of the Company to which your brother belonged & was previously his Platoon Commander. There was no man under my command who displayed more heroism & gallantry throughout the fighting & he was recommended by me & by many others for mention in C.O.S. dispatches. Moreover, he was one of the few who after 18 days strenuous fighting kept a wonderfully cheerful spirit & endeared himself to all officers & men. It is the irony of fate that after winning through untold risks in the firing line, he should have been killed here by a stray shell in the reserve trenches. You will be comforted to know that death was instantaneous & painless. His comrades have dug a grave & erected a cross to mark the place. I can say no more than to offer you my deepest sympathy & only trust you may find consolation in the thought that your brother died for his country & proved himself a hero. - Yours very truly, T.L. Edwards.

PLY/229/S Private Horace Bruckshaw RMLI, No.4 Coy. Plymouth Bn. recorded in his diary 4/5/15:-
"Captain Andrews congratulated us on our performance at the landing. He said I had been specially recommended by two Scotch officers for remaining to snipe after the retirement. He afterwards told me it would be the DCM. Duckworth, a platoon comrade, was also recommended." ; Private Bruckshaw also recorded 13/5/15:- "Enjoyed a good long night's sleep for we were very tired. Our artillery has been bombarding since yesterday afternoon. We dug a hole in the ground first thing & put a waterproof sheet in it, which we filled with water. Stripping ourselves we then enjoyed a much needed bath. Soon after we had completed our rough & ready toilet a big shell dropped right in amongst us knocking out seven or eight. Pollard & Madden were two victims out of our section. Duckworth, the man who did such good work in the landing was blown to atoms." [It would appear that Captain T.L. Edwards' statement that Duckworth was buried by his comrades was a white lie, very common in such circumstances. The two victims mentioned by Bruckshaw "Pollard & Madden" were both invalided to the UK in June 1915. PLY/243/S Private William Pollard & PLY/241/S Private John Madden.]

Left:- Albert R. Duckworth, KIA 13/5/15 & right: Herbert H. Duckworth, KIA 24/3/18.

Kitchener P/686 AB John DUCKWORTH R.N.V.R.
Anson Battalion, R.N.D.
Missing, assumed killed in action, 4th June 1915.

Helles Memorial (MR 4)

RND Roll of Honour gives:- Enlisted in the Durham Light Infantry 8/9/14 & transferred to the RNVR at Crystal Palace 10/9/14. ; Anson Bn. 16/1/15-4/6/15 DD.
Born 21/3/1893. Civil Employment: Roller Coverer. Next of Kin & home address: Father, Edmund Duckworth, 37 Limefield St., Accrington, Lancs. ; ADM/171 = St.V.B. issued to Mother.