|Date of birth:||1895|
|Place of birth:||Southampton|
|Regiment / Division:||Hampshire Regiment|
|Died:||10th August 1915 aged 21 years|
Life before the War
Alfred, born in 1895, was the son of William and Ellen Dumaresq. At the time of the 1911 Cenus the family were living at 83 Albert Street, Southampton. William whose occupation is given as Seaman was originally from Guernsey. In addition to Alfred , William and Ellen had 3 other children:
Helen aged 23
Elsie aged 21
Percy aged 18 and a Seaman like his father.
Alfred, who was 16 when the census was complete,d was employed as an Errand Boy.
Alfred served as a Private on the 10th battalion of the Hampshire Regiment. He was killed on 10th August 1915 at the age of 21 whilst serving with his battalion in Turkey.
His sacrifice is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey on Panel s 125-134, 223-226, 228-229 and 328. The memorial stands at the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It is in the shape of an obelisk and at over 30 metres high can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles. There are 20,886 identified casualties of the Gallipoli campaign recorded on the memorial.
Alfred is also remembered on the 1920 Roll of Honour.
|Published.:||18th May 2014|
|Updated:||Insert dates here|
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