Alan William Clive DAKIN

27-11-35  -  20-10-97

      Dearly Loved

    Husband of Helen

   and a devoted Dad


Alan died in Wrekin Shropshire.


There is no burial record

Sarah wife of Peter DALY Army Hospital Corps. was buried 22nd November age 27. Chaplain J.A. Crozier took the service according to the deceasedonline burial register. Cof E.


There is no headstone.


In Ever Loving Memory of Ernest Edgar DANIELS

A Dearly Loved Husband and Devoted Father

Who Fell Asleep Feb 2nd 1951 aged 62 years


Also His Beloved Wife MaryAnn Daniels

A Dear and Loving Mother Fell Asleep December 16th 1974 aged 85 years



Burial record no 2222 Church of England. Ernest was a civilian Gate Policeman age 62. At the time of his death, he lived in the Lodge at the hospital. MaryAnn's ashes are buried in a casket in her husband's grave.

In Loving Memory of

Sergt. George DARLING R.A.M.C.

The Beloved Husband of

        Emily Darling

Who Died March 30th 1911

        Aged 38 Years

     His End Was Peace


8861 Sgt.George was born in Rochester Kent. In the 1891 census, he was a soldier at Netley.


He was married to Emma Thorn who was the eldest living daughter of Joseph and Mary Thorn.

Emma's eldest daughter was Mary Ann Esther Thorn who died as a baby and is buried in Netley. (See Children's Burials)


Burial no 1526 Church of England

This is a photograph believed to be of George. Brenda Bax kindly sent it to me. Thank you Brenda.

In Loving Memory Of



Native of Toronto Canada

May 13th 1914 - Feb 7th 1937


Burial no 2175 Church of England


Age 22.

Mrs Margaret DELANEY was buried 3rd May 1870. R.C.

To The Dear Memory Of

Lieut. Colonel Harold DENING

    Born July 18th 1879

 Died December 14th 1933


The Work Thou Gave Me Is Done


And To His Loving Wife

Mabel Winifred Dening

 Born April 9th 1898

Died September 25th 1979

Sacred To The Memory Of Henry DEWEY HMS Irresistable, drowned December 1865 age 29


Henry is between burial record no 45 and 46 in the Church of England part. It says, Henry Dewey a marine, has tombstone.

396 Pte. William DIGMORE died on the 19th May 1879 at 1.15pm in ward 27 aged 21 of fever contracted in India.

Burial record  Church of England 536. No headstone.


In Loving Memory of a Dear Husband and Father Ernest DINGLEY Died March 12th 1972 aged 61 years

Kate Dingley Dear Wife and Mother Died 18th 1984 aged 62


Ernest was thought to be the boilerman who worked in Netley hospital and in the N.A.A.F.I.



Burial no. 2239 Church of England for Ernest

Alphonce Edward DOBBS age 26 years buried October 5th 1903. No headstone. Drowned in Southampton Water.

In Loving Memory of Sergeant Major Ulysses DON

Who died May 22nd 1880

Aged 39


The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken

Blessed be the name of the Lord


Burial no. 585 Church of England




1861 census states that Ulysses was born in Scotland and  he was in Her Majesty's 25th Regiment the King's Own Borderer's in Aldershot.

In Loving Memory of

Anne DON

Widow of Ulysses A. Don

who died 22nd May 1899

Aged 60


Until the day break and the shadows flee away


Burial no. 1131 Church Of England


They died on the same day, 19 years apart.

In affectionate Remembrance of William DOVEN 70th Regiment Died at Netley May 27th 1873 aged 19


Burial no. 299 Church of England

To The Memory Of


     A.H. Corps (707)

Who Died November 15th 1871

    Aged 32 Years


A Sincere Comrade, Faithful Friend



Burial no. 232 Church of England

This AHC badge was found in Netley. It must be from a soldier in the Army Hospital Corps like George Downey.


Thanks to Steve Cann for the photo.

Sacred To The Memory Of

Saddler Sergt. C.A. DOWNIE

    1st Royal Dragoons

Who Died In Netley Hospital

April 1st 1907 aged 35 Years


Sleep Beloved And Take Your Rest

Erected By His Sorrowing Wife



The following information comes from Jim Lees who has researched Charles Albert.


Charles Albert Downey was born in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1874, son of Henry Downey, a shoemaker, and his wife Emily.

A thorough search of the 1881 and 1891 census returns failed to find the Downey family so it is my belief that Henry Downey was probably serving as a shoemaker in the British Army, which may explain the absence. One small piece of evidence that supports this is that his son John was born in Aldershot, the home of the British Army. I was able to find them in the 1901 census by which time they were living at 11 Camera Gardens, Chelsea, London. This address is also recorded in Charles’s service documents as his next of kin’s address.
Henry Downey was a shoemaker by trade, aged 53 and born in Ireland. His wife

Emily was a laundress aged 52 and was also born in Ireland. Their son John was employed as a gardener, aged 17 and born in Aldershot. Charles was of course serving in the Army at this time, although he is listed in the Census taken at Shorncliffe Camp, Kent.

Charles Albert Downey was employed as a saddler before attesting for the 1st(Royal) Dragoons at London on 15 January 1894, a month short of his 20th birthday. He was described as 5 feet 9⅝ in height with brown hair, grey eyes and a medium complexion. His declared his religion as Roman Catholic and he joined his Regiment in Dublin on 19 January 1894. He was allocated regimental number 3719.

Private Downey was granted his first good conduct badge on 15 January 1896 and was appointed Saddler on 9 October 1896. He was promoted to Saddler Corporal a year later on 9 October 1897 and on 14 December 1897 he extended his service to complete 12 years with the colours. The regimental muster roll for 1898 records him serving in‘A’ Squadron at Woolwich.

The Royal Dragoons was ordered to mobilise for service in South Africa on 7th October 1899 and eventually received their sailing orders to embark at Tilbury on the SS Manchester Port three weeks later on the 29 October. Unfortunately, due to unavoidable delays, they did not embark until Monday 30 October. Saddler Corporal Downey accompanied his regiment to South Africa arriving on 22 November 1899 the regiment forming part of Lord Dundonald's Mounted Brigade and was present at the actions of Colenso, Acton Homes, Vaal Krantz and Botha's Pass.


Saddler Corporal Downey was promoted to Saddler Sergeant on 24 December 1900 and served throughout the Boer War. He was recommended for reward by his commanding officer for his services in South Africa but it seems he received no recognition of his good services during the Second Boer War.

After returning to England on 7 July 1902 Sergeant Saddler Charles Albert Downey married Charlotte Prior at St Luke’s Church, West Ham on 28 September 1902. On 25 September 1903 he re-engaged to complete 21 years with the colours. He accompanied his regiment on their first service in India on 27 January 1904 and on 1 April 1904 he was rated to Class I at 7d per diem. His wife gave birth to a son Charles James who was born at Lucknow on 2 January 1905 but sadly he died at Lucknow on 10 February 1906.

Sergeant Saddler Downey was invalided home to England on 6 February 1907 and on 26 March 1907 at Netley Hospital he was discharged from ‘A’ Squadron as medically unfit for further service. On his discharge he was described as aged 33 years 1 month 5 feet 11 inches in height with brown hair grey eyes and a medium complexion. His conduct and character was exemplary and he was described as a ‘good saddler –sober and most reliable.’ During his service of 13 years 71 days he was awarded the 2nd Class Certificate of Army Education and attended a course of saddler at Woolwich. Interestingly, he signed his name as C.A. Downey on his attestation documents but signed his name as C. Downie on his discharge certificate.

Sergeant Saddler Downey remained at Netley and died there a few days later on 1st April 1907, aged only 32 years. He was buried in the hospital cemetery.The Regimental Journal of the 1st (Royal) Dragoons The Eagle was only started in 1907 the first issue being published on 15 April and on page 37 it was reported:

We regret to report the following deaths:

No. 3749 (sic) Saddler Sergeant C Downey, died on 1st April, 1907, at Netley Hospital, England.

 With regards to the grave stone of Sergeant Downie – the Eagle on the top of his grave stone depicts a badge worn by the Royal Dragoons and taken from the French Imperial Eagle of the 105th Infantry of the Line, which was captured at Waterloo. The Eagle is still worn by the Blues and Royals as an arm badge. Also on the bottom of the stone are the tools depicting a freemason.

References: Births
March 1873; DOWNEY, Charles Albert, Leeds, Volume 9b, Page 484

Marriages September 1902; DOWNIE, Charles Albert, W. Ham, Volume 4a, Page 341

Marriages September 1902; PRIOR, Charlotte, W. Ham, Volume 4a, Page 341

Deaths June 1907; DOWNIE, Charles A, 32, S. Stoneham, Volume 2c, Page 21 The National Archives WO 97/4721 The National Archives WO 100/114 & 302 The National Archives WO 108/170 Census Returns 1881-1911

Thank you very much Jim.

In Loving Memory Of

William Frederick DRAKE

    Ind. Ord. Dept.

The Beloved Husband Of

     Melrose Drake

Who Died December 29th 1912

    Aged 35 Years



Died whilst on leave from India.

In Memory of Andrew Knox DRYSDALE

 F P C ??

Surgeon 79th Cameron Highlanders

Died From Illness Contracted In India

Through Unremitting Devotion To The Duties Of His Post

Survived His Arrival In England Only A Few Days

Having Died At Southampton September 10th 1869
Aged 36

This Monument Is Erected.

Another Having Been Erected At Worriston Cemetery Near Edinburgh


Andrew married Emma Elizabeth Samler in 1861 in Bengal, India.


Andrew was a Surgeon in Her Majesty’s 79th Regiment of Highlanders. There is a question of wether or not he is buried here. Possible burial in Dean cemetery Scotland.

Burial record not
found as yet

In Loving Memory Of Alec

Bombardier A.T. DUNLOP

Royal Garrison Artillery

Youngest Son Of

Thomas & Mary J. Dunlop. (York)

Who Died January 31st 1907

On His Immediate Return From Foreign Service. (Hong Kong)

      Aged 23

“Peace Perfect Peace”


Burial no. 1448 Church of England

Gunner Norman DUTTON was buried on 30th May 1939 age 22.

In Sacred Remembrance Of

Patrick DWYER late Cpl. 81st Regt.

Died 21st July 1881 aged 31

Major John Akin DYER 11th Hussars was buried on September 6th 1877 age 61 years. 

Major Dyer married Elisabeth Anne Helsham on 15th April 1858 in Ireland. They had a daughter Sydenham Amy St Leger in 1861.


Officiating Minister was C.W. Kett.

No headstone. Burial no. 502 C. of E.

From Naval & Military Gazette 19th September 1877.


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