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Dennis family of Stepney / Whitechapel
« on: Sunday 05 November 17 20:36 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone know the identity of the two men with the surname DENNIS who are commemorated on the St. George in the East WW1 memorial?

I am trying to research all those listed on the memorial and am stuck with several names including Dennis. 

I have cross-ref. with those on CWG and Ancestry but can't find any obvious match.
Wright (West Ham, Stratford, St Lukes, Cripplegate,
Widenstrom (Chicago and Minnesota)
Swain (Cripplegate, St Lukes)
Wolfe (St Giles in the Fields)
Willis (Gt. Leighs, Margaretting, Gt. Waltham, Ilford, Brentford)
Bryant (Bristol, Glos)
Searle
Keyworth (Yorkshire)

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Re: Dennis family of Stepney / Whitechapel
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 05 November 17 22:58 GMT (UK) »
I presume you are looking for C Dennis and J Dennis?

http://www.stgitehistory.org.uk/media/warmemorial.html

Is there a pattern with the regiments that the others on the memorial were in?
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Re: Dennis family of Stepney / Whitechapel
« Reply #2 on: Monday 06 November 17 18:39 GMT (UK) »
Yes its C and J Dennis that I'm interested in. 

The most popular regiment seems to have been the London Regiment (with 9 men serving) but many other regiments are represented incl. RE, KRRC, The Buffs etc.
Wright (West Ham, Stratford, St Lukes, Cripplegate,
Widenstrom (Chicago and Minnesota)
Swain (Cripplegate, St Lukes)
Wolfe (St Giles in the Fields)
Willis (Gt. Leighs, Margaretting, Gt. Waltham, Ilford, Brentford)
Bryant (Bristol, Glos)
Searle
Keyworth (Yorkshire)

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Re: Dennis family of Stepney / Whitechapel
« Reply #3 on: Monday 06 November 17 19:57 GMT (UK) »
Around 70% of WW1 service records were lost during the Blitz in WW2;  it could be that their records were lost or form part of the 'burnt records".
Howard , Viney , Kingsman, Pain/e, Rainer/ Rayner, Barham, George, Wakeling (Catherine), Vicary (Frederick)   all LDN area/suburbs  Ottley/ MDX,
Henman/ KNT   Gandy/LDN before 1830  Burgess/LDN
Barham/SFK   Rainer/CAN (Toronto) Gillians/CAN  Sturgeon/CAN (Vancouver)
Bailey/LDN Page/KNT   Paling/WA (var)



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Re: Dennis family of Stepney / Whitechapel
« Reply #4 on: Monday 06 November 17 20:35 GMT (UK) »
Thanks  Nanny Jan. 

I agree the records have been lost but I had hoped to identify them via 'Soldiers Died' or the CWG site but there are no obvious matches.  I hope one day to create a website detailing all the men on the St. George's memorial but that's a long way off. 
Wright (West Ham, Stratford, St Lukes, Cripplegate,
Widenstrom (Chicago and Minnesota)
Swain (Cripplegate, St Lukes)
Wolfe (St Giles in the Fields)
Willis (Gt. Leighs, Margaretting, Gt. Waltham, Ilford, Brentford)
Bryant (Bristol, Glos)
Searle
Keyworth (Yorkshire)

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Re: Dennis family of Stepney / Whitechapel
« Reply #5 on: Monday 06 November 17 21:07 GMT (UK) »
I can't see any family that could be them in 1911, unfortunately it doesn't help that their first names aren't given!
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Re: Dennis family of Stepney / Whitechapel
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 09 November 17 19:43 GMT (UK) »
There is a Charles Dennis born c.1893 in the 2nd Bat. loyal north Lancashire Reg. Serving in Ceylon/India born london Middx.

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Re: Dennis family of Stepney / Whitechapel
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 09 November 17 19:45 GMT (UK) »
What were their dates of death.

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Re: Dennis family of Stepney / Whitechapel
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 09 November 17 19:52 GMT (UK) »
Another Charles Dennis Duke of Cambridge'S Own Reg.4th Batt. Reg number  G 44403 Born Shoreditch died 12/10/1918 Flanders Killed in action.

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