Jump to content

Remembered Today:

TNA look-up please


Recommended Posts

Lieutenant Colonel Algernon Henry DUMARESQ, Royal Engineers.

Reference: WO 339/109793

Lieutenant Colonel Algernon Henry DUMARESQ

Royal Engineers.

Date: [1914-1922]
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: 206938


Unfortunately I cannot get to TNA so hoping for a desirably swift [as always!!] look-up by a GWF member and image(s) of the relevant page(s) of this officer's papers please.

Seeking info on Lt-Col. DUMARESQ's WW1 service - especially before/around the date of his death 31 May 1917 - seeking to confirm [or perhaps not ??] that he was an Army officer (RE) actively serving in the War Office as Inspector of Electric Lights at the time of his death.

He is not currently commemorated by CWGC and for some unknown reason has historically been recorded there as "Not a War Grave".  CWGC have been contacted and cannot provide any explanation and have, provisionally, not ruled out his potential eligibility and future commemoration - subject to a full case non-comm case submission and review.  I am presently working up a non-comm submission case for presentation. 

With some earlier help from GWF https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/298630-lt-col-algernon-henry-dumaresq-re-inspector-of-electric-lights I have now gathered much evidence and all so far suggests he was still serving at the time of his death and had not relinquished his commission previously - so if confirmed should meet the CWGC's criteria for commemoration - but CWGC will have to be fully satisfied so the more, hopefully positive, evidence the better before I finally decide to [or not!?] fire anything off to them!! 


Pretty much ready to go, finger on the trigger, but looking for another piece of the jigsaw to help crystalise my decision to make my pitch to CWGC.   If I submit, GWF for its members fine contributions and assistance will certainly get a very positive mention therein.

I hope you can please swiftly help me with this particular look-up.

Anything else found pertaining is also welcomed. [He has another record but though obtained and usefully outlining his Statement of Service, including his posting to this appointment in 1912, it does not seem to fully document his final days leading to his death in 1917 https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C13334024 / https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4400780 ]

In hope ... and thanks in anticipation [More thanks will certainly follow a look-up response, whatever the findings!]


Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, jacks said:

I am going to Kew next week, more than happy to get a copy for you.

Brilliant, thank you ever so much - I await with much interest.


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...
On 05/10/2022 at 17:42, jacks said:

I am going to Kew next week, more than happy to get a copy for you.


Many, many thanks to you [having today delivered the Service Papers info to me]

Very much appreciated. :thumbsup::)


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Create New...