Mystery plaque dumped in Hornchurch, Essex

Discussion in 'War Cemeteries & War Memorial Research' started by Mike L, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member


    Page 11 of this thread explains that on Monday 14th June 2010 the plaque was taken to the Frederick Knight sports ground in Tottenham, North London.
    I haven't heard much from the sports ground since the plaque was returned but I believe it was re-fixed on the building and a dedication service was carried out around November that year.

  2. The Scorer

    The Scorer Member

    Ah, thanks - I did see that, but wondered whether there was any further news.

    My congratulations to everyone involved in the research.
  3. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member Patron

    As a 9th Royal Sussex researcher, I lived in hope that the S.Dyer on the lower section of this plaque would prove to be one of their men who died in Burma. I have no proof to offer, either one way or the other. I do know that many of this Battalion's men came from London so it is possible. If I ever find any more information I will post here. In the meantime, just in case it was him, here is a photo of his section on Face 14 on the memorial stone in Taukkyan. Right hand side, 4th name under Privates for Royal Sussex.

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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Perhaps forum members could kindly check out the family line
    Service Number 6410976

    Died 16/08/1944

    Aged 34

    9th Bn.
    Royal Sussex Regiment

    Son of Thomas Herbert and Elizabeth Jane Dyer.
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  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Stanley Cecil Dyer
    BIRTH APRIL 1910 • London, United Kingdom
    DEATH 16 AUG 1944 • Rangoon Burma

    1911 England Census
    Name: Stanley Cicel Dyer
    Age in 1911: 1
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1910
    Relation to Head: Son
    Gender: Male
    Birth Place: London, United Kingdom
    Civil Parish: Bermondsey
    Search Photos: Search for 'Bermondsey' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
    County/Island: London
    Country: England
    Street address: 3 Paulin Place, Paulin Street, Bermondsey S E
    Registration district: St Olave (Bermondsey)
    Registration District Number: 24
    Sub-registration district: Bermondsey
    ED, institution, or vessel: 11
    Piece: 1878
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Thomas Albert Dyer 41
    Elizabeth Jane Dyer 39
    George Thomas Dyer 16
    Alice Sarah Dyer 15
    Sidney William Dyer 14
    Thomas Albert Dyer 13
    Leonard Charles Dyer 11
    Frederick Horace Dyer 7
    Stanley Cicel Dyer 1


    His father is Thomas Albert - wonder where CWGC found Thomas Herbert ??
  6. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    Baptism Record shows birth 17 March 1910, and baptised 3 April. Father registered as Thomas ALBERT and mother Elizabeth Jane.
    His brothers baptism shows the same names; his parents married on March 7th 1894 and were registered as Thomas Albert (father George) and Elizabeth Jane Dunster (father also George, deceased) It's faint but clearly has Albert, although I can't be sure if he made a mark and it was written for him by the priest.
    In 1871 Census, he was registered simply as Albert, so I think that's fairly comprehensive that a transcription error was made on CWGC records.
    In 1939 he was living with the Thomas family in Camberwell, heavy labourer, furniture remover.
    Couldn't trace his father

    (He had a namesake, a civil servant, aboard SS Strathaird in 1959 to Australia, but that chap was born 2nd Jan 1912)

    Unconnected but I also found these two brothers, died days apart and I just wondered if they may have been in the same tank - would that have been likely?
    Lance Corporal DYER, REGINALD FRANCIS Service Number 7891607 Died 22/11/1941 Aged 27
    44th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.
    Son of William Thomas Pittard Dyer and Elizabeth Dyer, of Whitehall, Bristol.
    Trooper DYER, EDWARD PERCIVAL Service Number 7906739 Died 03/12/1941 Aged 24
    44th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.
    Son of William Thomas Pittard Dyer and Elizabeth Dyer, of Whitehall, Bristol.
  7. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member Patron

    Well South East London seems to have been one of the areas many 9th Royal Sussex men came from. This might sway me against the plaque Dyer being him. I think the more likely one was one of the earlier suggestions. So probably will have to remain unsolved. Thanks for extra input.

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