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- Biography -
- Albert Alfred Harding Dennis -

Unknown person
Name : Albert Alfred Harding Dennis.

Son of the late Thomas Dennis and Mrs. Jessie Dennis (née Harding), of 2, Pound Lane Cottages, Pound Lane, Ventnor.

Born 1894 Ventnor

  Census Information :

1901 : Thomas and Jessie Dennis, with their children including Albert aged 6, are at St Catherines Cottages, Marlboro Road, Ventnor. Thomas Dennis is a Blacksmith.

1911 : Thomas and Jessie Dennis, with their children including Albert aged 16, are at Pound Lane, Ventnor. Thomas Dennis is a Blacksmith; Albert Dennis is a Hotel Porter.

Thomas Dennis died in 1914 aged 52.
  Service details :

Rifleman 330066 Albert Alfred Harding Dennis, D Coy. 1/8th Bn. Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles)

Formerly Rfn. 8/1085.
  Casualty Details :

Died : 19 April 1917 aged 22

Buried at : Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine (now Israel)

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
Isle of Wight Rifles War Memorial Drill Hall, Newport
Isle of Wight Rifles War Memorial Carisbrooke Castle
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents :


Friday, July 23, 1915 Page 5

Local Marriages.
The marriage took place, by special licence, at the United Methodist Church on Saturday, of Private Harold Samuel Arnold, of the Isle of Wight Rifles, and Miss Nellie Beatrice Dennis, eldest daughter of Mrs. T. Dennis, of Ventnor. The wedding was a quiet one, owing to the recent death of the bride's father. The bride, who was attired in a white and grey costume, was given away by her brother, Bugler A.A.H. Dennis, and the bridesmaids were Miss Abbott, of Rowbrorough, and Miss Bessie Wheeler, cousin. Rifleman John Cook was best man. The ceremony, which was witnessed by several relatives and friends, was performed by the Rev. A.P. Sherwin, in the absence of the Rev. R.J. Pollard. It was quite a military wedding, and aroused much interest among the numerous friends of both parties. The wedding cake was supplied by Mr. Ralph White, and the bouquets by Mr. Gee.

Harold Samuel Arnold survived the war, Rifleman John Cook was killed in Gallipoli on 3 September 1915.


Friday, January 25, 1918 Page 1

Mrs. T. Dennis, Dorset Cottages, High Street, Ventnor, has received information that her son, Bugler Albert Dennis, 8th Hants Regt., who was reported missing on April 19, 1917, was killed in action on that date. His body has been found and buried. Bugler Dennis was a well-known local lad. He fought in the Gallipoli operations and was invalided. He volunteered again for active service and was sent to Palestine. Before enlisting he worked for Mr. J. Newham, dairyman, High Street. His brother, Pte. Herbert Dennis has been invalided after serving for some time in France. Mrs. Dennis has another son in the Regular Army.


Friday, February 15, 1918 Page 1

Ventnor District Council.
... The Chairman referred to the loss of the late Major W.B. Judd in feeling terms. (This is reported elsewhere). Proceeding, the Chairman proposed votes of condolence with Mrs. Warren, who had seven sons in the Army and has lost three, with Mrs. T. Dennis, who has lost her son in Palestine, and with Mr. and Mrs. G. Young, 2, Albany Villas, Upper Ventnor, who had also lost a son, apparently at the Battle of Gaza, and who was formerly in the employ of the Council.
(not all the report has been transcribed)


Friday, March 15, 1918 Page 2

Ventnor District Council.
Mrs. Jessie Dennis, 2, Dorset Cottages, High Street, and Mrs. Warren, Darley House, Victoria Street, wrote thanking the Council for their kind expressions of sympathy in the loss of their sons. (not all the report has been transcribed)
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 30 October 2013 (added further newspaper report)


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