David John Dellar

WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

David John Dellar



Military History:        


Regiment:                               Royal Hampshire Regiment

Rank:                                       Private

Regimental Number:              32369        

Date of Enlisting:                    6.1916

Date of death:                         9.1939

Cemetery/ Memorial:             

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


David enlisted with the Hampshire Regiment in June 1916, Regimental Number 32369. This regiment saw active service in the Balkan Theatre of War, Greek Macedonia. David survived the war and died at Biggleswade in September 1939.

David was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:        3rd quarter 1876   

Birth Place:           Edmonton, Middlesex   

Residence:            Biggleswade, Bedfordshire      

Marriage:              (1) 21.11.1897  (2) 4th quarter 1912


David was the eldest son of David William and Ellen Phoebe (nee Hobbs) born in the Edmonton District, Middlesex in the 3rd quarter 1876. His parents moved to Ashwell, Hertfordshire when David was a baby and he was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell. 

David married Emily Babbs at Greenwich, London on 27 November 1897. It is thought they had no children. Emily died on 16th May 1912.

David married Florence Amelia Baxter in the 4th quarter 1912. They had four children, Rose Mary born 1914, Florence Ellen born 1916, Donald David born 1921 and Percy James born 1927.

David died in September 1939 at Biggleswade.




David John Dellar

Birth Place:

Edmonton, Middlesex


Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

Death Date:


Enlistment Place:

Not known




Royal Hampshire Regiment


12th Battalion

Regimental Number:


Type of Casualty:


Theatre of War:

Balkans: Greek Macedonia

This page was added on 07/10/2017.