Dewes, Bryan Osmond

[1894 - 1915]

War Service:
Second Lieutenant Bryan Osmond Dewes of the 1st Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment was killed on 30 July 1915 aged 21. He was acting Machine Gun Officer for the battalion.
He joined the Artists Rifles on 4 August 1914 and went to France in October and was commissioned in February 1915.

He is buried at the Rue du Bacquerot (13th London) Graveyard at Laventie with 191 other WW1 graves.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at St Margaret's, Lee. His name is also recorded in the Great War Memorial Book of the Central Council of Church Bellringers displayed in St. Paul's cathedral.

A memorial service was held in St Margaret's, Blackheath on 7 August 1915. “All men must die; it is only given to the few to die for their country”.

He was the elder son of Hugh William and Alice Jane Dewes of 32 Harley Street and ‘Glebelands’ Blackheath. He was educated at St Andrews, Eastbourne and Repton and was just beginning a medical course at St Thomas's Hospital. He was a member of the London Rowing Club and rowed stroke in their second boat at Henley in 1914.

The Times 6 August 1915

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