The Men

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DARE, WILLIAM FREDRICK

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Date of Death:
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Grave Reference:
Text on stone:

Rank:
Service No:
Date of Death:
Age:
Regiment/Service:
Grave Reference:
Text on stone:

Private
5617238
17/09/1944
31
Devonshire Regiment 2nd Bn.
II. A. 15.
not just today but every day in silence we remember

 

Additional Information:
Son of William and Susan Dare; husband of Norah Evelyn Dare, of Loddiswell, Devon.

William Dare was born in April 1913 and served during the war with the 2nd Battalion Devons. On the 17th of September 1944 his unit was part of an operation called “Market Garden”.  The Devons were clearing the flanks for the Irish Guards during their race to reach Arnhem. Next to the road from Lommel, Belgium, toward Valkenswaard, William Dare was killed.

William died without ever meeting his daughter.

Original gravesite along the road from Belgium towards Valkenswaard.