Dumbleton, Francis George DCM


War Service:
Company Serjeant Major 9656 FRANCIS GEORGE DUMBLETON DCM of 11th battalion Northumberland Fusiliers died on 9 August 1916.

The citation for his Distinguished Conduct Medal appeared in the London Gazette of 22 September 1916.
It reads : "For conspicuous gallantry during an attack, when, under exceptionally heavy fire, he collected and controlled a disorganized party of men, left without an officer, and, attaching himself to another battalion, took part in the attack and in the subsequent capture of prisoners. "

He is buried and remembered in Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt L’Abbe.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the war memorials at St Andrews church in Catford.

He was the husband of of Alice Louisa Dumbleton, of 8, Hazelbank Road, Catford. They married in the spring of 1912.

London Gazette

Contributed By: Andy Pepper and Philip Evans. Photograph from Kevin Loughnane

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