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1885 - 1916


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1887 - 1916


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1894 - 1916


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1897 - 1916


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1883 - 1918
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Pte 50189 Richard Thomas Dewhurst

  • Age: 27
  • From: Blackburn
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 19th Btn
  • D.O.W Thursday 22nd November 1917
  • Commemorated at: Nine Elms Brit Cem Poperinghe
    Panel Ref: IX.F.12

Richard Thomas Dewhurst was born 1891 at Blackburn and was baptised 1891 in Blackburn. He was the son of Richard and Elizabeth Dewhurst, of Blackburn. 

The 1911 Census shows the family living at 35 Woodbine Road Blackburn.

The father Richard aged 65, born 1846 is a general labourer who was born in Blackburn. His wife Elizabeth is aged 46, born 1865 a laundress born I Shropshire. They have been married for twenty four years and have had five children of which one had died, Edith aged 22, born 1889 is a sewing machinist in wholesale tailoring, Richard Thomas aged 19, born 1892 is an apprentice blacksmith, George aged 17, born 1894 is an apprentice tailor’s cutter, and Mary Alice aged 14, born 1897 is a sewing machinist in wholesale tailoring.  

He enlisted in Blackburn and was formerly DM2/178870, Royal Army Service Corps and was serving in the 19th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 50189 and died of wounds on the 22nd November 1917 aged 27.

He now lies in Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Belgium. The Inscription on his headstone reads:

“SON OF THE LATE R.D. & ELIZABETH DEWHURST OF BLACKBURN”

We currently have no further information on Richard Thomas Dewhurst, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

Birth records show John was born in 1891 and the Census records hold the year 1892 and his war grave gives his age as 27.

Killed On This Day.

(104 Years this day)
Monday 27th November 1916.
Pte 51893 James Arnold
38 years old