John Dorken

Name

John Dorken

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

19/10/1918
30

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Driver
170779
Royal Field Artillery
35th Brigade, H.Q.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

CREMONA TOWN CEMETERY
C. 1.
Italy

UK Memorials

Much Hadham Village Memorial
St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Much Hadham
Stone Bench Plaque, Much Hadham
Congregational Church Memorial, Hadham Cross
Not on the Hoddesdon memorials

Pre War

Born in 1888 in Little Bardfield, Essex son of George and Sarah Dorken later of 18 North Road, Hoddesdon. He lived at Mardocks Farm, Wareside with his widowed mother and worked as a farm labourer in 1911 and later in Much Hadham. He was unmarried. Enlisted at Hertford.

Wartime Service

He died in Italy from wounds and probably in the 29th Stationary Hospital.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, “Lest We Forget – Much Hadham 1914-18” by Richard Maddams (Much Hadham Forge Museum)