Died : 26 Apr 1916
Rank : Private
Service no at death: 8336
Initials: D J
Date of Birth 1885
Place of BirthWimborne
Place of Birth Source1901 Census
Address Previously Station Rd, Wimborne
Schools attended
Employment / trade1901 Census shows him Errand Boy to surgeon.
Place of work
Family (parents and grandparents)Parents Richard and Hannah Maria Northover.
Spouse Name No record of any marriage.
NotesBrother Ernest H Northover died 22/1/1919
Regiment at call-up
Regiment at discharge
Rank at call-upDrummer
Service no at call-up
Date of attestation -
Date of call-up -
Area reported toDorchester, Dorset
Naval vessels served
Decorations and awards
Other service detailsSecond Battalion Dorsetshires
Other rankPrivate
Other service no8336
Service facts1911 Census shows him as one of a group of soldiers of 2nd Dorset Regiment, aged 23, single in Barracks Quarters, possibly in Ceylon or India.
Age at death31
Date of death 26 Apr 1916
Regiment at deathDorsetshire Regiment
Battalion at death2nd Bn.
Rank at deathPrivate
Circumstances of deathHe died three days before the capitulation of the garrison at Kut to the Turks.(
Service no at death8336
Field of action at deathMesopotamia
Place of deathKut Iraq
Location of graveKut War Cemetery, Iraq
Other memorialsSt. John’s Church, Wimborne Town Memorial and named on plaque inside Wimborne Minster
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