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Harry Dunwell

Gunner : 181st Heavy Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery


Rank : Gunner

Regiment : 181st Heavy Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery

Service Number : 112527

Death : 12 November 1918

Age : 32

Buried : E. 166., Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

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Gunner Dunwell was the husband of Annie Dunwell, of 15, Wolverden Rd., Briercliffe, Burnley

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Briercliffe Gunner

Mrs. Dunwell, of 23, Walverden-road, Briercliffe, has received the sad news that her husband, Gunner Harry Dunwell, of the R.G.A., died of dysentery at Alexandria on November 12. Gunner Dunwell joined up in July 1916 and after training at Southampton was sent out to Salonika the following January 1st. He was later sent to Palestine, and his wife had recently received letters from him saying he was in good health. Private Dunwell’s name figures on the Roll of honour both at Hill Lane Baptist Chapel, with which place he was associated as a lad, and at St james Church. It is rather a strange coincidence that he and Private Whittaker, residing next door to each other, should have died on the same day, November 12th.

Medals Received

Victory Medal. Roll RGA/164B Page 6429
British Medal. Roll RGA/164B Page 6429

Last Will and Testament

1919 – DUNWELL Harry of 23 Walverton road, Briercliffe near Burnley, gunner R.G.A. died 12 November 1918 at Alexandria in Egypt. Probate London 27 January to Annie Dunwell, widow. Effects £399 10s. 1d.

1901 Census

RG13/3868 folio 30 page 12 schedule 79

18 Halifax Road Briercliffe

Thomas Dunwell, Head, M, 46, Coachman Domestic, b.Yorks, Thirsk Hammerton.
Margaret Dunwell, Wife, M, 38, b.Yorks, Redear
Harry Dunwell, Son, S, 14, Cotton Weaver, b.Yorks, Great Ouseburn
Miriam Dunwell, Daur, 12, b.Yorks, Great Ouseburn
Lavinia Dunwell, Daur, 10, b.Briercliffe

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