Private William George Dulake

Surrey Mirror – Friday 01 June 1917


Information has been received that Pte. W. Dulake, of the Queen’s R.W.S. Regt, husband of Mrs. Dulake, Kia-ora, Laburnum-terrace, Grove-road, Mitcham, was killed in action on April 23rd. His company officer, writing to Mrs. Dulake, says: “You probably have received official intelligence of your husband’s death in action, but as he was in my platoon I just send you a few lines to say low deeply I sympathise with you in your loss. Your husband always did his duty well and bravely. He was shot when the battalion attacked a part of the Hindenburg line on the 23rd of April. May God help you to bear your loss.”

Pte. Dulake went out to France for the third time soon after Christmas. He come home from South Africa with the Battalion when war began, had a few hours leave, then left for France. His mother is well known in Blechingley, having lived there for a number of years. She has two other sons in the Army, both at the front, as far as is known. Pte. Dulake would have been 25 year of age next July: he leaves a young widow to mourn his loss.

Private W. Dulake

Private W. Dulake

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