Dangerfield, Dealtry William


War Service:
Sergeant DEALTRY WILLIAM DANGERFIELD of ā€˜Gā€™ Company, 20th (County of London) Battalion London regiment (Blackheath and Woolwich) died during the battle of Loos on 26 September 1915, aged 23.

According to their records a letter written by his comrade recorded his final hours "he had behaved magnificently all through the day, and had he lived would have been recommended for the DCM ; he most certainly deserved it if any one did. It was some hours after the charge that he met his death. He was engaged in bomb throwing at the time and was killed instantly by a sniper."

He is buried and remembered in Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorials at the Bellingham Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club, Thornsbeach Road, Catford, the church of St Mary the Virgin, Lewisham and also on the 20th London Regiment Roll of Honour.

He was the son of Harold and Amy Dangerfield, of 7 Montem Rd., Forest Hill. He was employed at the head office of the Fine Art and General Insurance Co. Ltd.

Fine Art and General Insurance Co. Ltd.

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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