Alfred James Dumaresq

Date of birth: 1895
Place of birth: Southampton
Service No.: 9799
Rank: Private
Regiment / Division: Hampshire Regiment
Battalion: 10th Battalion
Died: 10th August 1915 aged 21 years
Death location: Turkey


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.

Military  Service
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.

Researcher: Jan Thorn
Published.: 18th May 2014
Updated: Insert dates here

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