Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet
NameLance Corporal Hubert Gilmore Dewsberry
Birth1898, Ammanford CMN
Death26 Apr 1917, Gaza
BurialDeir El Belah War Cemetery Palestine
FatherRobert Dewsberry (1874-1926)
MotherLizzie Thomas (1873-1943)
Notes for Lance Corporal Hubert Gilmore Dewsberry
Hubert Gilmore Dewsberry, Lance Corporal, 200356, Welsh Regiment. Hubert was the son of Robert and Lizzie Dewsberry, of Hendre, Box, Llanelli. He resided in Ammanford prior to the war, and enlisted at Llandeilo into the 1/5th Battalion, Welsh Regiment, attached to 159 Brigade, 53rd (Welsh) Division. The Division moved to the Mediterranean, sailing from Devonport in July 1915 arriving at Mudros by 5 August 1915. From here they moved to Gallipoli, landing on 9 August, and were immediately thrown into action, and spent the next few days in isolated pockets fighting against a Turkish counter-attack. The Division remained here throughout the coming months, and suffered severe losses in manpower strength during the great November 1915 blizzard on Gallipoli, when its total strength was reduced to less than that of a full-strength Brigade. On 11 December 1915 the Division was evacuated to Mudros, and by 23 December 1915 were moved to Egypt. They remained on the Suez Canal Defences for the next twelve months, and in early 1917 moved into Palestine, where they remained for the duration of the war, fighting at the Battles of Gaza, and successfully capturing Jerusalem. Hubert was wounded during the Second Battle of Gaza, and died of wounds on 28 April 1917 aged just 19. He is buried at Deir El Belah War Cemetery. He is also remembered on his parent's gravestone at Box, Llanelli.
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