Born 2nd March 1896
Killed in action at Hooge, Saturday 31st July 1915
Dennis Earl was a splendidly adventurous spirit and we were not surprised that he was one of the first to rush to the colours in August. 1914. He was educated at the Central Foundation Schools. Cowper Street. E.C., and went into business with his father, a manufacturer of paper specialities. Then came his eleven months of supreme service. On 31st of August 1914, he enlisted in the 6th D.C.L.I. and went to France in May 1915. On 31st July at Hooge, near Ypres his battalion was called at 5 a.m. to go to the aid of the K.R.R. Dennis was just stepping into a trench when he was shot through the breast and after sending a message home passed away in about 15 minutes. DENNIS, his parents testify, was “a fine son in all respects-character (at home and abroad), qualities, physique, disposition." And others beside his devoted parents can truly say that his memory will abide as a treasured possession.
Reproduced from Homage: A Record of Our Heroes (a commemorative booklet produced by Seven Kings United Methodist Church c.1920)