William Dunn

William Dunn

Date of Birth

Unknown

Course

2 Years at Borough Road College, 1913-1915

Job(s)

Mattison Road C.S., South Harringay

Service number

Unknown

WW1 rank

Second Lieutenant

Lincolnshire Regiment, 7th Battalion

Theatre of war

France, Europe

Date of death

24 March 1918

Location of death

Sailly-Saillisel

Buried/memorial

Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery (Grave/Memorial reference: II. A. 2.)

Biography

Second Lieutenant William Dunn was the son of Thomas Dunn and the husband of Olive Dunn. He attended Borough Road College for two years and was a prefect. He is listed as being destined for a school in Harringay. Dunn enlisted in the London Regiment and was later commissioned into the 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Dunn participated the evacuation of Hermies, where he led D Company and was engaged in “stiff rearguard action” on the Graincourt road flank. Dunn was killed on the 24 March 1918 whilst leading an attack. He had been in fierce fighting since 5am.

Sources

Entry on p.87 [Roll of Honour page], Mentioned on Framed Borough Road College Roll of Honour, BFSS/2/9/3/9 [BRCPF009], 1916 Annual Report, Secondary source information provided by Douglas Craik (taken from Commonwealth War Graves Commission), Commonwealth War Graves Commission, The History of the Lincolnshire Regiment 1914-1918 (http://archive.org/stream/TheHistoryOfTheLincolnshireRegiment1914-1918/TheHistoryOfTheLincolnshireRegiment-C.r.Simpson_djvu.txt)

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