Stoker 1st Class Alfred Thomas Dew
|Service||Royal Navy||Service No.||K/22766|
|Rank||Stoker 1st Class|
|Date of Birth:||03/11/1891Born Exeter||Date of Death:||13/05/1916|
|Memorial:||Dawlish||Memorial Inscription||DEW A. A.B. R.N.|
Alfred Thomas Dew was 18 when he joined the Royal Navy on 24th August, 1910 for a 12 year engagement as a Stoker, 2nd class with a service no SS 110286. His previous occupation is shown as gardener. He was transferred to C.S.Stoker 1st class on 10 June 1914 with service number K22746. He had joined H.M.S.INDEFATIGABLE in February 1911.
The Battle of Jutland was the largest naval battle of World War I, fought between 31st May and 1st June 1916, in the North Sea near Jutland, Denmark. The Germans' plan was to use five modern battlecruisers to lure the British through a submarine picket line and into the path of the main German fleet.
Association with Dawlish
Alfred Thomas Dew was one of five children of the marriage of John Dew and Louisa Harriet Hodge. (CWGC site info)
Louisa Dew married James Morris/Morrish in Exeter in Q4, 1897 and in 1901 they are shown as living at Redhill Cottage, Powderham with Alfred Thomas Dew, 11, step-son, Frederick Morris, son, 1, and Florence Morris, 5 months. James Morris was a wagoner.
|Devon Roll of Honour||DEW R.N. no other information given, but subsequently added|
Commonwealth War Graves Site
|Next of Kin:||Mother, Louisa Dew|
|Last Known Address:||Redhill Cottage, Powderham|
Imperial War Museum podcast http://www.iwm.org.uk/history/podcasts/voices-of-the-first-world-war/podcast-22-jutland
Records via subscription services (e.g. Ancestry.co.uk)
War Graves Roll and Naval service record
RAWARD/BROWN/HEATH family tree (ancestry.co.uk)