Dukes, F E
FRANCIS EDWIN DUKES
Remembered with honour Tyne Cot Memorial: Panel 96 to 98.
He enlisted in High Wycombe, Bucks, was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 18 September 1915, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, Francis’ Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of Job Charles DUKES of Watford, and the late Mary Ann (nee GIBSON) DUKES; husband of Bertha (nee FRANCIS) DUKES of Stokenchurch, Bucks.
His parents married 20 January 1879 at St Mary’s, Watford. Mary died 1904 in Watford aged 47, and was buried 10 May in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Job died 1937 in Watford aged 81, and was buried 14 December, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Francis was born in Watford, and baptised 22 August 1883 at St Mary’s, Watford. He married 1909 in the Wycombe, Bucks, district; they had four children. Bertha remarried 1927 in the Wycombe district to William G BUTLER, who died 1934 in the Wycombe district aged 49; Bertha died 1974 in the Wycombe district aged 92.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 7 he lived in Watford, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1901 Census, a baker’s assistant aged 17, he lived in Hampstead, London. On the 1911 Census, a furniture packer aged 27, he lived in High Wycombe, with his wife and one child.
Date of death19/08/1917
Age at death34
Place of death
NotesHis brother Horace died 17 May 1915 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)