Evelyn Percy Dorrell

Poppy - Lest We Forget

Rank and Honours: 2nd Lieutenant
Unit(s): 196th, Western Universities Battalion.
Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment, 8th Battalion
Next of Kin / Parents: Lt.-Colonel George Henry Dorrell
Date of Birth: 30 March 1896
Enlisted: Spring 1916
Date of Death (& Place): 14 October, 1918, at the River Selle near Montrecourt
Age: 22
Burial Information: 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 cr.phpng 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
Details have been verified from the following sources: Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Veterans Affairs Canada

Commonwealth War Grave Commission