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


Born: 1896, Southsea, Hampshire.

Died: 17th October 1917; age: 19; KiA at Passchendaele Ridge.

Residence: 197, Nacton Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 55899.

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers, 20th (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion.

Formerly Private, 55850, Army Ordnance Corps.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 19 – 23.

Tyne Cot Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William H. & the late Eliza Dearle, of 197, Nacton Road, Ipswich.




1901   2, Vivid Villa, Devonport, Devon.


Horace was 4 years old and living with his parents and brothers.

William Henry Dearle, 47, a Foreman of Works – General Inspector – Public Works, born Ryde, Isle of Wight.

Eliza Dearle (nee Bachelor), 45, born Bognor, West Sussex.

William Edward Dearle, 18, a Mason, born Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Frank Dearle, 17, a Mason, born Eastbourne.

Fred Dearle, 14, a Junior Clerk – Store Department, born Chichester, West Sussex.

Ralph Dearle, 12, born Chichester.


1911   “The George Hotel” Hambledon, Hampshire.


Horace was 14 years old and living with his parents.

William, 57, a Licensed Victualler.

Eliza, 55, Assisting in the Business.

1 assistant barmaid.


Soldiers’ Effects to William H. Dearle – father.


Horace’s nephew, Frank Henry Dearle lost his life during the Second World War as a Japanese Prisoner of War on the 25th October 1943, aged 31. (Died from dysentery). Frank was ranked a Private, service number 2566771 for the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 18th Division, Ordnance Workshops. Captured on the 14th February 1942, at Singapore. Laid to rest at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Burma. Frank was a Heating Engineer, and lived at the School House, Tuddenham St. Martin, Suffolk with his widowed mother, Caroline Dearle (nee Lakey), a Head Teacher – Elementary School. His father, Frank Dearle, a Foreman – Railway Construction Works, died in August 1921, at Tuddenham St. Martin.

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