John Duesbery (Sherwood Foresters) killed on Somme, item 13

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.there is a logo here 'DIEU ET MON DROIT'

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISION

32 Grosvenor Gardens, London S.W.I

Telephone: SLOANE 0751

Telegrams: COMMGRAVE LONDON SWI

Ref.: CM.180                                                                  5th November, 1965


          Dear Mr. Duesberry,

                    Your letter of the 31st October, addressed to The

          St. John Ambulance Brigade, has been forwarded to us.


                    Although your spelling of the surname differs to

          the spelling on our records and the War Office records,

          in view of the other details you have given I have no

          doubt that the subject of your enquiry is Pte. John

          Dewsbury, 18260, 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters, who

          died on the 15th September 1916.

  

                    I am sorry to have to inform you that after the War

          the Army Graves Service were unable to identify any grave

          as that of Pte. Dewsbury. He has no known grave and is

          commemorated by name on the Thiepval Memorial to the

          Missing in France. 


                   This Memorial stands about 5 miles north east of

          Albert railway station and south of Thiepval village.


                    It commemorates over 73,000 members of the forces who

          fell in the Some battles between July 1915 and March 1918

          and to whom the fortunes of war denied a known grave.


                    The monument comprises a brick superstructure carried

          on 16 masonry piers, and the piers carry the inscribed

          names of those commemorated, arranged under Regiment, by

          rank and alphabetically.   In all 1484 men of the Sherwood

          Foresters are commemorated on this Memorial and their names

          appear on Pier 10, Faces C and D and Pier 11, Face A.

                                                                        Yours sincerely,

          there is a signature here but it's unclear

          K. Duesberry, Esq.,                                            Director-General

          51 Fieldhead Rd.,

          Guiseley,

          Leeds, Yorks. 















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.there is a logo here 'DIEU ET MON DROIT'

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISION

32 Grosvenor Gardens, London S.W.I

Telephone: SLOANE 0751

Telegrams: COMMGRAVE LONDON SWI

Ref.: CM.180                                                                  5th November, 1965


          Dear Mr. Duesberry,

                    Your letter of the 31st October, addressed to The

          St. John Ambulance Brigade, has been forwarded to us.


                    Although your spelling of the surname differs to

          the spelling on our records and the War Office records,

          in view of the other details you have given I have no

          doubt that the subject of your enquiry is Pte. John

          Dewsbury, 18260, 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters, who

          died on the 15th September 1916.

  

                    I am sorry to have to inform you that after the War

          the Army Graves Service were unable to identify any grave

          as that of Pte. Dewsbury. He has no known grave and is

          commemorated by name on the Thiepval Memorial to the

          Missing in France. 


                   This Memorial stands about 5 miles north east of

          Albert railway station and south of Thiepval village.


                    It commemorates over 73,000 members of the forces who

          fell in the Some battles between July 1915 and March 1918

          and to whom the fortunes of war denied a known grave.


                    The monument comprises a brick superstructure carried

          on 16 masonry piers, and the piers carry the inscribed

          names of those commemorated, arranged under Regiment, by

          rank and alphabetically.   In all 1484 men of the Sherwood

          Foresters are commemorated on this Memorial and their names

          appear on Pier 10, Faces C and D and Pier 11, Face A.

                                                                        Yours sincerely,

          there is a signature here but it's unclear

          K. Duesberry, Esq.,                                            Director-General

          51 Fieldhead Rd.,

          Guiseley,

          Leeds, Yorks. 
















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  • September 8, 2019 00:04:19 Julia Bourbois


    .there is a logo here 'DIEU ET MON DROIT'

    COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISION

    32 Grosvenor Gardens, London S.W.I

    Telephone: SLOANE 0751

    Telegrams: COMMGRAVE LONDON SWI

    Ref.: CM.180                                                                  5th November, 1965


              Dear Mr. Duesberry,

                        Your letter of the 31st October, addressed to The

              St. John Ambulance Brigade, has been forwarded to us.


                        Although your spelling of the surname differs to

              the spelling on our records and the War Office records,

              in view of the other details you have given I have no

              doubt that the subject of your enquiry is Pte. John

              Dewsbury, 18260, 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters, who

              died on the 15th September 1916.

      

                        I am sorry to have to inform you that after the War

              the Army Graves Service were unable to identify any grave

              as that of Pte. Dewsbury. He has no known grave and is

              commemorated by name on the Thiepval Memorial to the

              Missing in France. 


                       This Memorial stands about 5 miles north east of

              Albert railway station and south of Thiepval village.


                        It commemorates over 73,000 members of the forces who

              fell in the Some battles between July 1915 and March 1918

              and to whom the fortunes of war denied a known grave.


                        The monument comprises a brick superstructure carried

              on 16 masonry piers, and the piers carry the inscribed

              names of those commemorated, arranged under Regiment, by

              rank and alphabetically.   In all 1484 men of the Sherwood

              Foresters are commemorated on this Memorial and their names

              appear on Pier 10, Faces C and D and Pier 11, Face A.

                                                                            Yours sincerely,

              there is a signature here but it's unclear

              K. Duesberry, Esq.,                                            Director-General

              51 Fieldhead Rd.,

              Guiseley,

              Leeds, Yorks. 















  • November 1, 2018 09:08:37 Marina Yerali Christodoulou


    .there is a logo here 'DIEU ET MON DROIT'

    COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISION

    32 Grosvenor Gardens, London S.W.I

    Telephone: SLOANE 0751

    Telegrams: COMMGRAVE LONDON SWI

    Ref.: CM.180                                                                  5th November, 1965


              Dear Mr. Duesberry,

                        Your letter of the 31st October, addressed to The

              St. John Ambulance Brigade, had been forwarded to us.


                        Although your spelling of the surname differs to

              the spelling on our records and the War Office records,

              in view of the other details you have given I have no

              doubt that the subject of your enquiry is Pte. John

              Dewsbury, 18260, 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters, who

              dies on the 15th September 1916.

      

                        I am sorry to have to inform you that after the War

              the Army Graves Service were unable to identify any grave

              as that of Pte. Dewsbury. He has no known grave and is

              commemorated by name on the Thiepval Memorial to the

              Missing in France. 


                       This Memorial stands about 5 miles north east of

              Albert railway station and south of Thiepval village.


                        It commemorates over 73,000 members of the forces who

              fell in the Some battles between July 1915 and March 1918

              and to whom the fortunes of war denied a known grave.


                        The monument comprises a brick superstructure carried

              on 16 masonry piers, and the piers carry the inscribed

              names of those commemorated, arranged under Regiment, by

              rank and alphabetically.   I n all 1484 men of the Sherwood

              Foresters are commemorated on this Memorial and their names

              appear on Pier 10, Faces C and D and Pier 11, Face A.

                                                                            Yours sincerely,

              there is a signature here but it's unclear

              K. Duesberry, Esq.,                                            Director-General

              51 Fieldhead Rd.,

              Guiseley,

              Leeds, Yorks. 
















  • November 1, 2018 09:06:36 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISION

    32 Grosvenor Gardens, London S.W.I

    Telephone: SLOANE 0751

    Telegrams: COMMGRAVE LONDON SWI

    Ref.: CM.180                                                                  5th November, 1965


              Dear Mr. Duesberry,

                        Your letter of the 31st October, addressed to The

              St. John Ambulance Brigade, had been forwarded to us.


                        Although your spelling of the surname differs to

              the spelling on our records and the War Office records,

              in view of the other details you have given I have no

              doubt that the subject of your enquiry is Pte. John

              Dewsbury, 18260, 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters, who

              dies on the 15th September 1916.

      

                        I am sorry to have to inform you that after the War

              the Army Graves Service were unable to identify any grave

              as that of Pte. Dewsbury. He has no known grave and is

              commemorated by name on the Thiepval Memorial to the

              Missing in France. 


                       This Memorial stands about 5 miles north east of

              Albert railway station and south of Thiepval village.


                        It commemorates over 73,000 members of the forces who

              fell in the Some battles between July 1915 and March 1918

              and to whom the fortunes of war denied a known grave.


                        The monument comprises a brick superstructure carried

              on 16 masonry piers, and the piers carry the inscribed

              names of those commemorated, arranged under Regiment, by

              rank and alphabetically.   I n all 1484 men of the Sherwood

              Foresters are commemorated on this Memorial and their names

              appear on Pier 10, Faces C and D and Pier 11, Face A.

                                                                            Yours sincerely,

              there is a signature here but it's unclear

              K. Duesberry, Esq.,                                            Director-General

              51 Fieldhead Rd.,

              Guiseley,

              Leeds, Yorks. 
















  • November 1, 2018 09:05:52 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISION

    32 Grosvenor Gardens, London S.W.I

    Telephone: SLOANE 0751

    Telegrams: COMMGRAVE LONDON SWI

    Ref.: CM.180                                                                  5th November, 1965


              Dear Mr. Duesberry,

                        Your letter of the 31st October, addressed to The

              St. John Ambulance Brigade, had been forwarded to us.


                        Although your spelling of the surname differs to

              the spelling on our records and the War Office records,

              in view of the other details you have given I have no

              doubt that the subject of your enquiry is Pte. John

              Dewsbury, 18260, 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters, who

              dies on the 15th September 1916.

      

                        I am sorry to have to inform you that after the War

              the Army Graves Service were unable to identify any grave

              as that of Pte. Dewsbury. He has no known grave and is

              commemorated by name on the Thiepval Memorial to the

              Missing in France. 


                       This Memorial stands about 5 miles north east of

              Albert railway station and south of Thiepval village.


                        It commemorates over 73,000 members of the forces who

              fell in the Some battles between July 1915 and March 1918

              and to whom the fortunes of war denied a known grave.


                        The monument comprises a brick superstructure carried

              on 16 masonry piers, and the piers carry the inscribed

              names of those commemorated, arranged under Regiment, by

              rank and alphabetically.   I n all 1484 men of the Sherwood

              Foresters are commemorated on this Memorial and their names

              appear on Pier 10, Faces C and D and Pier 11, Face A.

                                                                            Yours sincerely,

              there is a signature here but it's unclear

              K. Duesberry, Esq.,

              51 Fieldhead Rd.,

              Guiseley,

              Leeds, Yorks. 
















  • November 1, 2018 09:03:20 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISION

    32 Grosvenor Gardens, London S.W.I

    Telephone: SLOANE 0751

    Telegrams: COMMGRAVE LONDON SWI

    Ref.: CM.180                                                                  5th November, 1965


              Dear Mr. Duesberry,

                        Your letter of the 31st October, addressed to The

              St. John Ambulance Brigade, had been forwarded to us.


                        Although your spelling of the surname differs to

              the spelling on our records and the War Office records,

              in view of the other details you have given I have no

              doubt that the subject of your enquiry is Pte. John

              Dewsbury, 18260, 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters, who

              dies on the 15th September 1916.

      

                        I am sorry to have to inform you that after the War

              the Army Graves Service were unable to identify any grave

              as that of Pte. Dewsbury. He has no known grave and is

              commemorated by name on the Thiepval Memorial to the

              Missing in France. 


                       This Memorial stands about 5 miles north east of

              Albert railway station and south of Thiepval village.


                        It commemorates over 73,000 members of the forces who

              fell in the Some battles between July 1915 and March 1918

              and to whom the fortunes of war denied a known grave.


                        The monument comprises a brick superstructure carried

              on 16 masonry piers, and the piers carry the inscribed

              names of those commemorated, arranged under Regiment, by

              rank and alphabetically.   I n all 1484 men of the Sherwood

              Foresters are commemorated on this Memorial and their names

              appear on Pier 10, Faces C and D and Pier 11, Face A.
















  • November 1, 2018 08:59:04 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISION

    32 Grosvenor Gardens, London S.W.I

    Telephone: SLOANE 0751

    Telegrams: COMMGRAVE LONDON SWI

    Ref.: CM.180                                                                  5th November, 1965


              Dear Mr. Duesberry,

                        Your letter of the 31st October, addressed to The

              St. John Ambulance Brigade, had been forwarded to us.


                        Although your spelling of the surname differs to

              the spelling on our records and the War Office records,

              in view of the other details you have given I have no

              doubt that the subject of your enquiry is Pte. John

              Dewsbury, 18260, 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters, who

              dies on the 15th September 1916.

      

                        I am sorry to have to inform you that after the War

              the Army Graves Service were unable to identify any grave

              as that of Pte. Dewsbury. He has no known grave and is

              commemorated by name on the Thiepval Memorial to the

              Missing in France. 


                       This Memorial stands about 5 miles north east of

              Albert railway station and south of Thiepval village.















  • November 1, 2018 08:57:54 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISION

    32 Grosvenor Gardens, London S.W.I

    Telephone: SLOANE 0751

    Telegrams: COMMGRAVE LONDON SWI

    Ref.: CM.180                                                                  5th November, 1965


              Dear Mr. Duesberry,

                        Your letter of the 31st October, addressed to The

              St. John Ambulance Brigade, had been forwarded to us.


                        Although your spelling of the surname differs to

              the spelling on our records and the War Office records,

              in view of the other details you have given I have no

              doubt that the subject of your enquiry is Pte. John

              Dewsbury, 18260, 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters, who

              dies on the 15th September 1916.

      

                        I am sorry to have to inform you that after the War

              the Army Graves Service were unable to identify any grave

              as that of Pte. Dewsbury. He has no known grave and is

              commemorated by name on the Thiepval Memorial to the

              Missing in France. 














  • November 1, 2018 08:56:09 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISION

    32 Grosvenor Gardens, London S.W.I

    Telephone: SLOANE 0751

    Telegrams: COMMGRAVE LONDON SWI

    Ref.: CM.180                                                                  5th November, 1965


              Dear Mr. Duesberry,

                        Your letter of the 31st October, addressed to The

              St. John Ambulance Brigade, had been forwarded to us.


                        Although your spelling of the surname differs to

              the spelling on our records and the War Office records,

              in view of the other details you have given I have no

              doubt that the subject of your enquiry is Pte. John

              Dewsbury, 18260, 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters, who

              dies on the 15th September 1916.














  • November 1, 2018 08:55:20 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISION

    32 Grosvenor Gardens, London S.W.I

    Telephone: SLOANE 0751

    Telegrams: COMMGRAVE LONDON SWI

    Ref.: CM.180                                                                  5th November, 1965


              Dear Mr. Duesberry,

                        Your letter of the 31st October, addressed to The

              St. John Ambulance Brigade, had been forwarded to us.


                        Although your spelling of the surname differs to

              the spelling on our records and the War Office records,

              in view of the other details you have given I have no

              doubt that the subject of your enquiry is Pte. John

              Dewsbury, 18260, 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters, who

              dies on the 15th September 1916.












  • November 1, 2018 08:52:27 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISION

    32 Grosvenor Gardens, London S.W.I

    Telephone: SLOANE 0751

    Telegrams: COMMGRAVE LONDON SWI

    Ref.: CM.180                                                                  5th November, 1965


              Dear Mr. Duesberry,

                        Your letter of the 31st October, addressed to The

              St. John Ambulance Brigade, had been forwarded to us.




  • November 1, 2018 08:51:12 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISION

    32 Grosvenor Gardens, London S.W.I

    Telephone: SLOANE 0751

    Telegrams: COMMGRAVE LONDON SWI

    Ref.: CM.180                                                                  5th November, 1965


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  • November 1, 2018 08:50:34 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISION

    32 Grosvenor Gardens, London S.W.I

    Telephone: SLOANE 0751

    Telegrams: COMMGRAVE LONDON SWI

    Ref.: ´╗┐


  • November 1, 2018 08:48:16 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

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  • November 1, 2018 08:47:47 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

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    London, England

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    Thiepval Memorial, Authuille, France

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  • Additional document location Thiepval Memorial, Authuille, France


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Kenneth Duesbery, great nephew of John
License
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November 5, 1965
  • English

  • Western Front

  • Artillery
  • Home Front
  • Remembrance
  • Trench Life



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