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The Fallen of Harlow in WW1: Bernard Dickinson Wheeler

WW1 The Fallen / Sat 13th Nov 2021 pm30 05:04pm

BERNARD’S parents were Alfred Wheeler, born in Harlow in 1855 and Emma Lewsey, born in Harlow in 1854. They married in Harlow in June 1877 and Bernard Dickinson Wheeler was born in Harlow in 1892

The 1901 census shows Bernard residing in London Road, Harlow aged nine. He was residing with his father Alfred, a groom and siblings Lizzie, Agnes, Percy and Harold. Bernard’s mother Emma was away visiting in Acton. The 1911 census shows Bernard living at 5 Oddfellows Terrace, Park Hill, which had been built along with Mulberry Terrace in 1910 by the Oddfellows who were a Friendly Society of which Bernard was a member.

Lance Sergeant Bernard Dickinson Wheeler, 1065 enlisted in Harlow and served in The 1st/4th Battalions of The Essex Regiment. The regiment landed at Suvla, Gallipoli on 12 August 1915. Bernard was killed in action on 23 August 1915, aged 22. He is commemorated on The Helles Memorial to the Missing (Fell on Land), Gallipoli, Panels 144-150. Register Index Number MR4.

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