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Family of William George Dimpsey and Emily Fanny Attfield

Husband: William George Dimpsey (1889-1919)
Wife: Emily Fanny Attfield (1883-1926)
Marriage 1913 Farnham, Surrey

Husband: William George Dimpsey

Name: William George Dimpsey
Sex: Male
Father: George Dimpsey (c. 1863-1935)
Mother: Eliza Willett (c. 1863-1931)
Birth 1889 Lewes, Sussex
Birth fact 1889 (age 0) 1889 Mar Q, Lewes, 2b/187
Census 1891 (age 1-2) Living with parents
Census 1901 (age 11-12) Living with parents
Census 1911 (age 21-22) Private, 1st Batt, Kings Own Rifle Corps, Alverstoke, Hants
Death 4 Jan 1919 (age 29-30) HM Hospital Ship "Formosa", Copenhagen, Denmark
Burial 8 Jan 1919 Vestre Cemetery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Wife: Emily Fanny Attfield

Name: Emily Fanny Attfield
Sex: Female
Father: William Attfield (1853-1940)
Mother: Elizabeth Ann Smith (c. 1857-1914)
Birth 1883 Aldershot, Hampshire
Birth fact 1883 (age 0) 1883 Dec Qtr, Farnham, 2a/121
Census 1891 (age 7-8) Living with parents
Census 1901 (age 17-18) Living with parents
Census 1911 (age 27-28) Living with parents ("Mother's help at home")
Death 9 Apr 1926 (age 42-43) Aldershot, Hampshire

Note on Husband: William George Dimpsey (1)

In Memory of Rifleman William George Dimpsey, No. 7673, 1st Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps who died on 04 January 1919 Age 30

Son of George and Eliza Dimpsey; husband of Emily F. Dimpsey, of Pavilion Rd., Aldershot.

Remembered with Honour, Copenhagen Western Cemetery


Copenhagen Western Cemetery contains 24 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, most of whom were released prisoners of war who died in the winter of 1918/19.

Note on Husband: William George Dimpsey (2)

The names of 19 British soldiers appear on an imposing memorial in the Vestre Cemetery. All had died between 22 December 1918 and 13 January1919. They were all making their way home after having been held as prisoners of war in Germany. After surviving their imprisonment it is very sad that their journey home ended in Copenhagen; they did not get back to their loved ones.

Dimpsey, Papworth and Warren: The next funeral took place on 8 January: this time for three men, with Kilmarnock, Hazard, Kühl and Davidsen as representatives for the authorities and senior military and with Pastor Storm officiating. British soldiers from Sandholm camp and Danish soldiers from 21st. Battalion with band attended. Two of these men had died on HMHS Formosa, both were “old contemptibles” who had been prisoners of war for more than four years. William George Dimpsey, 30 years old, 1 Bn Kings Royal Rifle Corps, died on 4 January 1919 of Spanish flu. He had been in the war from the beginning, having been sent to France on 22 August 1914 and being taken prisoner on 2 November 1914.

In loving memory – Vestre Cemetery, Copenhagen (accessed 01.09.2015)

Note on Wife: Emily Fanny Attfield

DIMPSEY Emily Fanny of Springfield Stores Pavilion Road Aldershot Hampshire widow died 9 April 1926. Probate London 26 May to William Attfield market gardener. Effects £612 5s. 1d.