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  • 2902 Private Myer Dessaur, died in Egypt and is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military Cemetery, grave E. 19.  Grave visited by Ralph McClean who took the photo. Submitted by Steve Morse
Person Details
Spitalfield London
1891; Father, David age 33. Born in St Georges, London. Occupation Hawker. Mother, Amelia age 33. Siblings, Bloomah age 14. Occupation Cigar Maker, Jane age 12, Rose age 10, Jacob age 8, Rachel age 4, Rebecca age 10 months. All children born in Spitalfields,London.Aunt, Kate King age 23. Occupation Cigar Maker.Lived in Whitchapel, London. 1911,Myer. Occupation Lace Porter. Wife, Elizabeth age 21. Born in Nottingham. Daughter Winifred May age 21 days. Born in Nottingham. Address, 28 Stoneleigh Terrace RaleighStreet,Nottingham.Married Elizabeth Tuckwood Jul-Sep 1910 Myer enlisted as a reservist 17/11/1908 when working as a Coal Miner. Height 5ft 1 ¾ inch. Attended annual training 1901-1913. Was permitted to forgo annual training in 1914.Died in hospital of complications when suffering from typhoid and dysentery. Address 1916, 13 Curtis Street, Mayfield Grove, Meadows. CWGC gives address as 25 Burgass Road, Thorneywood. A copy of his illness and treatment is in his Service Records.
In 1911 he was a lace porter.
05 Feb 1916
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108637 - CWGC Website
2902
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Myer Dessaur was posted to the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) in France on 4 January 1915. At some stage he was either ill or wounded and after recovery sent to the 9th battalion on Gallipoli. The battalion left Gallipoli on 20 December and moved to Imbros. At the end of January 1916, they moved to Egypt and by 3rd February were based at Sidi Bishr Camp, Alexandria. Myer died on 5th February at the Military hospital. John Morse
Death notice published 21st Febuary 1916 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “DESSAW [sic]. – Died of enteric fever, in Egypt, 2902, Private Dessaw (better known as Mark King), 9th Sherwood Foresters. Peace after pain. – From his [illegible] brothers and sisters.” Two brothers served, Emmanuel Dessaur, another Sherwood Forester, who later served with the Machine Gun Corps; and Jacob Dessaur, who served in the Royal Navy as John King. He lived at 3 Terrace Street, Nottingham Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebok pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • 2902 Private Myer Dessaur, died in Egypt and is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military Cemetery, grave E. 19.  Grave visited by Ralph McClean who took the photo. Submitted by Steve Morse
    Myer Dessaur grave - 2902 Private Myer Dessaur, died in Egypt and is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military Cemetery, grave E. 19. Grave visited by Ralph McClean who took the photo. Submitted by Steve Morse