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Nobel Dewey, Searle Street (UK Roll of Honour)

6 Searle Street

History of 6 Searle Street

1911 UK Census

Elizabeth Dewey, 66, college servant, b Chesterton

Ada Ann Dewey, 44, housekeeper, b Chesterton

Ethel May Dewey, 29, shop assistant drapery, b Chesterton

Lesley Dewey, 27, tailor, b Chesterton

Noble Dewey, 25, laboratory assistant, b Chesterton

1913 Kellys

Mrs Betsy Dewey, college servant

1915 UK Roll of Honour

Noble Dewey: Corporal, 1357, 1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Died of wounds Thursday, 4th March 1915.

Born Cambridge 28-9-1885, educated St Lukes school, Chesterton. Joined the 1st Cambridge Territorials in Jan 1912, volunteered for Imperial service after the outbreak of war, went to France in feb 1915, and was killed in action 4-3-15. He was shot by a sniper and died about 5.30 am.

His commanding officer, Lieut-Col C.E.F.Copeman, in a letter to the Cambridge Chronicle said “Corporal Dewey was shot through the lungs as he was getting into a trench, and died a few hours afterwards. He was most plucky and never once complained, his only regret being that he could not get at the Germans”, and in a letter to Mrs Dewey he wrote “his platoon commander tells me he was the best n.c.o. that he had, and I know that he was one of the most useful men in the battalion”.


Ernest Darby


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