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Thomas Ellwood DAKRES

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Surname: DAKRES

Forename(s): Thomas Ellwood

Place of Birth: Selside, Westmorland

Service No: 23973

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Battalion / Unit: 1st Garrison Battalion

Division: ---

Age: 32

Date of Death: 1920-04-11

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. 336.


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Thomas Ellwood Dakres was the son of Moses and Margaret Dakres, née Ellwood. Moses was born at Orton and Margaret at Sedgwick, Westmorland.

1891 Killington, Westmorland Census: Gill House Style Farm - Thos. Ellwood Dakres, aged 3 years, born Kendal, Westmorland, son of Moses and Margaret Dakres.

1901 Sedbergh, Yorkshire Census: Bushby Yard - Thomas E. Dacre, aged 13 years, born Selside, Westmorland, son of Moses and Margaret Dacre.

1911 Sedbergh, Yorkshire Census: 4, Guldrey Terrace - T.E. Dakres, aged 23 years, born Selside, Westmorland, son of Moses and Margaret Dakres.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas E. Dakres, 23973, Sco. Rif.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Thomas Ellwood Dakres, 23973, 1 (G) Sco. Rif.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: A/Sergt Thomas Ellwood Dakres, 23973, Sottish Rifles. Date and cause of death: 11.4.20. Colitis. Name(s) on card(s): Dependant: Margaret Dakres, born 1854. Relationship: Mother. Address: 4, Guldrey Terrace, Sedbergh, Yorkshire.

A short biography of Thomas is included in: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 – But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (2016).

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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

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Surname: DAKRES

Forename(s): Thomas Ellwood

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 23973

Rank: Serjeant

Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Unit: 1st Garrison Bn.

Age: 32


Died Date: 11/04/1920

Additional Information: Son of the late Moses and Margaret Dakres, of 4, Guldrey Terrace, Sedbergh. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR ANOTHER)

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‘The Westmorland Gazette’ (13 May 1916)

(Kindly supplied by Sedbergh & District History Society)


Mr. Moses Dakres, of Guldrey Cottages, Sedbergh, died on Sunday, after a long illness. He had almost completed his 65th year. Born at Orton in Westmorland, Mr. Dakres was farm bailiff to Col. Gandy, of Heaves, for eight years, and afterwards farmed on his own account at Selside and Gill House Stile, Firbank. Declining farming well over 20 years ago, he came to Sedbergh and assisted the late Mr John Handley in his business as a coal merchant for 15 years, also being caretaker of the Men’s Institute for a similar period. He had been in poor health for the last three years, and had been practically confined to his bed for twelve months before the end. A cheerful, straightforward and courteous man, his kindness of disposition caused him to be held in general esteem. He has left a widow, three daughters, and two sons, both of whom are serving, one being with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, the other with the Scottish Rifles [Sgt. Thomas Ellwood Dakres].

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


DAKRES Thomas Ellwood of Sedbergh Yorkshire a sergeant in the Garrison Military Police of Bombay died 11 April 1920 at the General Infirmary Leeds Administration Wakefield 30 April to Margaret Dakres widow. Effects £137 16s. 9d.

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