DARE, Joseph John



No 21277, Private, Joseph John DARE
Aged 28


13th Battalion, Duke of Cambridgeshire's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
Killed in Action on Saturday, 30th September 1916


Joseph John Dare was born in Clare (Risbridge Q3-1888 4A:623), baptised in Clare on 16th September 1888, son of Joseph and Tamar DARE (née LEWIS). His father died in 1890 aged 53.

1891 census...Aged 2, he was at Common Street, Clare with his widowed mother Tamar DARE [39]; sisters Emma LEWIS [14], Hannah [12], Ellen [10], Sarah [7] and Kate [4]. All were born in Clare

1901 census...Aged 12, he was at Bridewell Street, Clare with his mother and sister Sarah.

1911 census...Aged 22, an Ostler, he was still in Bridewell Street, Clare with his mother.

In 1913 he was a piano factory porter and married Willesden born Dorothy Mary Ann HICKEY [1892] (Edmonton Q4-1913 3A:1210), later of 34 Hiley Road, Kensal Rise, London. They had two sons, Albert J [1914-1982] and William Bruce [1915-2008]


He enlisted in Tottenham.
The battalion war diary has them in the trenches just on the east side of Souchez, with billets in Bruay. They had a peaceful time since there were just 3 other ranks killed and 15 wounded in the whole month. Much of the time it seems spent in training and the soldier's "favourite", inspections.



photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission



Joseph Dare is buried in Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-au-Bois grave 4:A:2

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