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William Herbert was born in 1885 at Sneinton, Nottingham the son of Herbert a butcher and Janet Dallay (née White). His father was born in 1863 at St Ann's his mother in 1866 in Sneinton (both Nottingham). Married in 1884, they also had a daughter, Edith, born in 1891 in Sneinton. William married Frances Mary Middleton in 1903. In 1911, Frances and her one year old daughter Ethel, were boarding with William Haywood and family at 4, Bywater Yard, Holland Street, Nottingham. It has not been possible to trace William Herbert Dallay on the 1911 Census.
15 Jan 1919
2750267 - CWGC Website
17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) William Dallay served as William Watts. He entered theatre (France) 19/10/1914 so must have been a regular or reservist. He was discharged 22/4/1918 and died in Nottingham. He is buried in the city's Rock Cemetery, Grave Reference: Oak 10048
Notice published 16th January 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “DALLAY. – On 15th inst., at 35 Edale-road, Sneinton, William Herbert Dallay, late 17th Lancers, beloved husband of Mary Dallay, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Aldridge, Granby Villas, aged 33. Funeral Church Cemetery, Monday, [20th January 1919] 3 o'clock.” Notices published 23rd January in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “Mrs. Dallay, Edale-road, wishes to thank all friends for kindness show during her husband's illness, and sympathy and floral tributes in her bereavement.” [2] “RESPECT FOR DEAD HEROES. “At the funeral of a hero who had done his bit in the “Death of Glory Boys” (17th Lancers) I was a representative of the Discharged Soldiers' Federation, Nottingham Branch. On our way to the cemetery I noticed that a lot of our “boys” in khaki passed without showing proper respect to one of their comrades whose day is over. My view is that if a soldier gets tired of saluting officers the least he can do is to give a salute when he sees a coffin covered with the Union Jack. – J. Sharpe, late R.F.A.” Above notices are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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Photo by Peter Gillings
    William Herbert Dallay’s CWGC headstone in the Rock Cemetery, Nottingham. - Photo by Peter Gillings