John Rowland Dann

Name

John Rowland Dann

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

09/09/1916
24

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
11256
Hampshire Regiment
11th Bn.

Awards

1914 /15 Star, British War and Victory medals

Cemetery/Memorial

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B.
France

UK Memorials

Royston Town War Memorial

Pre War

Son of William and Jane Elizabeth Dann, of Cranmore Leas Rd., Guildford, Surrey. He had worked for the Gentleman’ Department of Frost & Co in Royston.

Wartime Service

John arrived in France on the 19th December 1915. On the 9th September1916 he was leaving a trench as part of an attack when he was hit by a shell, he managed to get up but was hit for a second time and died a few minutes later. His body was never recovered from the battlefield and his name is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Acknowledgments

Paul Johnson