Dymock Remembers

 

Remembered with Honour

Those who left this village in the Great War 1914-1918 never to return

Dymock is located in North-west Gloucestershire on the border with Herefordshire. It was one of the largest villages in the area and at the time the parish included the area known as Bromesberrow Heath which was transferred to Bromesberrow Parish later in the 20th century. Where Dymock is recorded in official and military records we have taken this to mean the parish as it was in 1914 and not the modern boundaries.

Because of its size, it is not surprising that over 200 men from the village served in the armed services during the Great War. In addition there were a number who also served their country in civilian roles, at least one of whom lost his life and is commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in their memorials and records.

The list below gives the names of all those who are remembered on the Dymock War Memorial or the Roll of Honour in St Mary’s Church or who are recorded in official records as having lived within the parish of Dymock at some time before they left, never to return.

We have taken considerable effort and time to ensure the list is as comprehensive as possible, but we must extend our apologies to anyone whose relatives or friends are not included. We also are aware that there are some men for whom we can find no information to confirm their links with Dymock. Indeed there are some who are listed on the Dymock war memorial for whom no other records have been found. It is quite likely that their names were misspelt or otherwise recorded incorrectly in other records or simply who were known by a name other than that which appeared on their formal records. 

The records show the large number of different regiments in which men from the village served, perhaps reflecting the closeness of the village to other counties. There was no evidence of a large number of men joining one or more local regiments together and presumably those who served were simply sent to whichever regiment was recruiting on the day they joined up.

One man who lost his life was a civilian but otherwise all the men who died were in the armed services. There were no women found who lost their lives in the war. All were young, the oldest being less than 40 years of age when he died.

 

Name

Regiment or Service

Born

Died

Local Memorial

J S R Anstice

Royal Fusiliers

13/02/1894

02/05/1915

D R

A R Bean

Motor Transport (Civilian, Red Cross)

c.1888

31/10/1918

D R

F J Brooke

Border

 

10/11/1916

None known

J A Brooke

Border

02/11/1893

18/11/1916

D R

R C Brooke

Royal Navy

c.1887

23/04/1915

Poet

T J Brooke

Royal Garrison Artillery

21/03/1892

 

D

H C Buxton

Monmouthshire

 

31/07/1917

None known

H J Cleaton

Gloucestershire

c 1881

23/03/1918

D R

R Crokey

Dorsetshire

18/12/1898

02/10/1918

D R

H Dallow

Herefordshire

11/06/1897

29/06/1916

P

A E Drew

Hampshire

18/10/1896

13/04/1918

None known

D H A Dyer

Gloucestershire

15/09/1895

04/10/1917

D R

H H Edwards

Gloucestershire

c 1881

01/06/1916

D R

W J Fry

Herefordshire

1900

20/04/1917

D R

W F Gazey

Devonshire

3/3/1899

09/05/1918

None known

A Hardman

Royal Field Artillery

29/06/1892

25/10/1916

D R

E Hardman

Dorsetshire

2/3/1895

02/05/1915

D R

W Hardman

HMS Larkspur

5/4/1896

09/06/1919

D R

R Hawkins

Worcestershire

28/3/1895

18/10/1916

D R

D Hill

Queens Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcestershire Yeomanry)

30/7/1897

08/11/1917

R

F J Hill

Gloucestershire

c.1881

22/03/1918

D R

F Hill

Kings Shropshire Light Infantry

c. 1890

28/03/1918

D R

A R Hodges

Herefordshire

c. 1890

02/09/1915

D R

W F Hollands

Royal Horse Artillery

20/5/1894

18/03/1915

None known

J S Hooper

Gloucestershire

23/4/1892

05/07/1916

None known

E Horler

Machine Gun Corps

c. 1888

31/07/1917

D R

R C J Hutchins

Gloucestershire

21/04/1899

23/10/1918

D R

E J Jeynes

Worcestershire Hussars

c. 1886

 

D R

A H Jones

Royal Army Medical Corps

 

30/04/1916

None known

A J Jones

Kings Shropshire Light Infantry

30/08/1898

31/12/1917

D R

T H Jones

Gloucestershire

c.1895

09/04/1918

D R

E H Lane

Kings Shropshire Light Infantry

28/11/1891

23/10/1918

P

H J Lane

Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's)

10/04/1895

29/06/1918

P

A J Mayo

Kings Royal Rifles

07/07/1878

20/05/1917

D R

C Mayo

Royal Gloucestershire Hussars

12/11/1896

02/02/1919

D R

S Mayo

Royal Marine Light Infantry

12/11/1896

06/04/1918

D R

E A Morris

Royal Army Service Corps

 

24/02/1915

B

L Noble

Kings Shropshire Light Infantry

 

02/11/1918

None known

W Palmer

Kings Shropshire Light Infantry

c.1897

15/07/1916

D R

T I Probert

Kings Shropshire Light Infantry

 

25/09/1915

None known

A M Taylor

 

 

 

D

P H Thomas

Royal Garrison Artillery

c.1897

09/04/1917

Poet

R H Watkins

Kings Royal Rifle Corps

c.1895

27/10/1914

B

G Webb

Royal West Kent (Queen's Own)

c. 1892

15/02/1917

D R

J W Williams

Herefordshire

c. 1894

19/08/1915

D R

J A Winter

Herefordshire

c.1894

26/08/1915

D R

 

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Local memorial Key

D Dymock War Memorial; R Roll of Honour, St Mary’s Church; B Bromesberrow War Memorial

K Kempley Memorials; Do Donnington Roll of Honour, Brooms Green Hall; P Pauntley Memorial.