David is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1878, Ipswich.

Died: 6th November 1914; age: 36; Died of Wounds – Self Inflicted.

Occupation: Billiard Marker.

Enlistment Location: Warley, Essex; Date: 2nd May 1908.

Date of Entry Therein: 15th August 1914.


Rank: Sapper/Telegraph Linesman; Service Number: 17367.

Regiment: Royal Engineers, ‘A’ Air Line Section, G.H.Q. Signal Company.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord,





1881   3, Baker’s Yard, South Shoebury, Essex.


David was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Henry David Dunnage, 36, a Driver – Royal Artillery, born Lambeth, Surrey.

Fanny Dunnage, 24, born Marylebone, Middlesex.

Edward Henry Dunnage, 13, born Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Harriet Jane Dunnage, 11, born Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

John Charles Dunnage, 7, born Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

Frederick William Dunnage, 5, born Aldershot, Hampshire.


1891   5, Bournes Green Cottage, Bournes Green, Southchurch, Essex.


David was 13 years old, a Labourer – Brick Works. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Henry, a General Labourer.

Fanny, 34.

Charles, 18, a Brick Maker.

Frederick, 15, a Labourer – Brick Works.

Thomas Dunnage, 11, born Shoebury, Essex.

Fanny Louisa Dunnage, 6, born Southend, Essex.

Wilfred Ernest Dunnage, 3, born Southend.


In 1913, Farnham, Surrey, David married Elizabeth Cooper.


David’s brother, Thomas Dunnage also lost his life during the First World War. Thomas was ranked a Corporal, service number 17414, of the Gloucestershire Regiment, 1st Battalion was KiA on the 22nd August 1916. He was laid to rest at Delville Wood Cemetery, Somme, France.


Soldiers’ Effects to Elizabeth Hampton – widow.

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