Brave Relatives

Private 19127 and 290032 Edward Dowding, brother-in-law of first cousin twice removed.

12th (West Somerset Yeomanry) Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry; born in Bristol, enlisted in Bath.

8 Aug 1918: Killed in Action.

Burial: Lievin Communal Cemetery Extension, Lievin, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France (Plot: I. A. 9).

Awarded Victory and British War Medals.

Pay/credits of £12 9s 2d was paid to his mother Emily on 30 Nov 1918; War Gratuity of £14 was paid to her on 8 Dec 1919.


Private 5489 Ernest Albert Edward Rouse, first cousin twice removed.   

1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry; enlisted in Taunton, resident of Bath, entered the war on 11 Sep 1914.

Assumed dead 1 Jul 1916, killed in action.

Awarded Victory and British War Medals and 1914/15 Star.

Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France (Plot: Pier and Face 2 A).

Pay/credits of £1 15s 10d was sent to his widowed wife, Hannah Jane on 14 May 1917; War Gratuity of £10 10s was sent to her on 26 Sep 1919.


Private 7779 Bertram Edwin Davis, brother-in-law of 1st cousin twice removed. 

1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Based in England at the outbreak of war; on Western Front from August 1914 (part of 4th Division).  Resident of Bath; enlisted in Taunton.

Presumed dead, killed in action on or since 26 August 1914

Pay/credits of £ 10 9s 9d was sent to his father, Henry on 6 Jun 1916; War Gratuity of £5 was sent to his mother, Sarah on 11 Sep 1919.

Buried in La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial Cemetery, La Ferte-sous-Jouarre, Departement de Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France. 

(Bertie was previously 641 Private in Prince Albert's 2nd Battalion, Somersetshire Light Infantry stationed in Malta in 1911).

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