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Husband: Robert Edward Dewing
Born: 1888 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 1,2 (see note 1) Census: 1891 in Braintree Road, Great Waltham, Essex (see note 2) Census: 1911 in Royal Engineer Barracks, Brompton, Gillingham, Kent (see note 3) Resided: 1918 in Fulford, Clarendon Road, Southsea, Hampshire 3 Died: 4 Apr 1918 in France 4,3,5 (see note 4) Occupation: 1911 2nd Lieutenant Royal Engineers 6 Father: Richard Standly Dewing (1854 - 1931) Mother: Dorothea Susanna Pettiward (1858 - 1902)
Wife: Ruby Edith Boulderson Married: 1913 in Portsmouth, Hampshire 7 (see note 5)
Born: ABT 1887 8 Died: 1919 in Portsmouth, Hampshire 7 (see note 6) Father: Mother:
1 F Patricia Dorothea Dewing | Born: 6 Jun 1917 Portsmouth, Hampshire 7,9 sp. Christopher Martin D Burnett |Married: 1946 London 7 Born: 3 Nov 1911 Died: 1994 | sp. Christopher Standen Morphew |Married: 1977 Wiltshire 10 Born: 29 Mar 1911 Died: 1986 | Died: 1998 Wiltshire 11 | Buried
2 F Diane P Dewing | Born: 1918 Portsmouth, Hampshire 7 | Died: | Buried
3 F Jean P Dewing | Born: 1918 Portsmouth, Hampshire 7 sp. Louis F Carter |Married: 1941 Berkshire 7 | Died: | Buried
Sources: (1) . (2) . (3) . (4) Allen J Frantzen, Bloody Good: Chivalry, Sacrifice, and the Great War (University of Chicago Press 2004). On Google Books: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=RTckQRamMLQC&print sec=frontcover&dq=%22bloody+good%22&sig=h-5MqiwRi47so_VkHJ1FNklZvsE. (5) Commonwealth War Graves Commission website http://www.cwgc.org/. (6) . (7) . (8) . (9) . (10) . (11) . Event Notes Note (1) Sep 1888 Bury St Edmunds 4a 634 or 684 Note (2) Age 2, born Bury St Edmunds, with family Note (3) RG14PN3961 RD47 SD2 ED32 SN9999: Age 22, born Bury St Edmunds. 2nd Lieutenant Royal Engineers Note (4) DEWING, ROBERT EDWARD Rank: Lieutenant Colonel Date of Death: 04/04/1918 Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers attd. 8th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment Awards: D S O Panel Reference: Panel 10 to 13. Memorial: POZIERES MEMORIAL Prowess is not modified by any comparable considerations at Great Finborough, where the single-light memorial window (plate 13b) features St. George in a helmet ornamented by a lion, holding a crusader's standard, wearing a sword, and carrying a shield (again with the Crusader's cross). A fierce dragon, mouth agape (in death throes?), lies at his feet. The inscription, "They loved not their lives unto the death," is the same as that found in the King Edward VI School memorial in the Bury cathedral. Nearby is a memorial plaque that gives information about the two men and names the donor, their grandfather: This window is dedicated in thankful remembrance of Robert Edward Dewing D.S.O., Captain, Royal Engineers, and temp. Colonel, 8th Battn. Berkshire Regt., who fell in France April 4, 1918, and of Clement Beckford Bevan, temp. Captain 2nd Battn. Suffolk Regt., who fell in France July 20, 1916. Grandsons of Robert |ohn Pettiward Note (5) Mar 1913 Portsmouth 2b 887 Note (6) Jun 1919 Portsmouth 2b 578 age 31 For comments and questions about this family, email Howard Slatter Updated 18 May 2020 Name Index