14 October, 1918, at the River Selle near Montrecourt
Delseaux Farm Cemetery near Bapaume
Further Personal Information:
EVELYN PERCY DORRELL March 30, 1896 Oct. 14, 1918
Second Lieutenant, Royal West Surrey Regiment.
Son of Lt.-Col. George Henry Dorrell; b. Woking, Eng.; ed. St. Augustines Ramsgate, Eng.; St. Michael's College, 1913-14; 72 Regt.
In the spring of 1916 he enlisted in the 196th, Western Universities, Battalion, and went overseas in the autumn. He obtained his commission in the Queens R. West Surrey Regiment in July, and was appointed to the 8th Battalion, which he joined in November. He served on the Lens, Arras, and Cambrai fronts. In February 1918 he was wounded at Hargicourt. He was killed when crossing a narrow bridgeat night over the River Selle, near Montrecourt, which was commanded by the enemys fire. Buried at Delseaux Farm Cemetery near Bapaume. His Commanding Officer wrote that had he not died, he would have been recommended for an award for his work on that night and for his service on previous occasions in carrying out difficult and dangerous patrols.
Source: University of Toronto Roll of Service 1914-1918, University of Toronto Press 1921, Page 37
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