Died : 18 Oct 1916
Rank : Private
Service no at death: 29737
Initials: D J
Date of Birth 1893
Place of BirthOkeford Fitzpaine
Place of Birth SourceParish Registers
Address Moortown Farm, Canford
Schools attended
Employment / tradeDairy help
Place of work
Family (parents and grandparents)Son of Robert Williams (1866-1934) and Temperance nee Ridout (1870-1927) Grandparents - Daniel William (1822-1884) and Mary nee Reed (1822- ); John Ridout (1848-1927) and Jemima nee Rose (1850-1897)
Spouse Name
NotesConfirmed at Canford Church, aged 16 9 Apr 1910
Regiment at call-upDorsetshire Regiment
Regiment at discharge
Rank at call-upPrivate
Service no at call-up10332
Date of attestation -
Date of call-up -
Area reported toCanford
SourceUK soldiers who died
Naval vessels served
Decorations and awards
Other service details
Other rank
Other service no
Service facts
Age at death23
Date of death 18 Oct 1916
Regiment at deathHampshire Regiment
Battalion at death2nd Bn.
Rank at deathPrivate
Circumstances of deathWar Diary - Trench warfare on the Somme. No-one killed on 18th Oct but 23 other ranks wounded
Service no at death29737
Field of action at deathSomme
Place of death
Location of graveThiepval Memorial
PositionPier and Face 7c and 7b
Other memorialsNamed on brass plaque inside Canford Magna Church
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