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Alfred Macnair Dykes

Male 1874 - 1914  (40 years)



  • Name Alfred Macnair Dykes  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 15 Mar 1874  The Orchard, Auchingramont Rd, Hamilton Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2
    Residence Apr 1891  The Orchard, Auchingramont Rd, Hamilton Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Occupation bef 1914  Army Officer  [3
    Post/Rank/Title bef 1914  Lieut-Colonel  [3
    Marriage 21 Apr 1914  St John the Evangelist, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4
    Rosamond Anne Farrer,   b. 01 Aug 1879, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Dec 1975, Hindhead Nursing Home, Hindhead Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service bef Aug 1914  Officer Commanding, 1st Battn. 4th King's Own Royal Lancaster Regt.  [3
    • Served in the South Africa War [CWGC]
    Death 26 Aug 1914  Le Cateau, France Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Killed in action  [3
    Burial   No known grave Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    • Commemorated on La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial.
      La Ferte-sous-Jouarre is a small town 66 kilometres to the east of Paris. The Memorial is situated in a small park on the south-western edge of the town, on the south bank of the River Marne, just off the main road to Paris, The Memorial Register is kept at the Town Hall.
      The La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial commemorates nearly 4,000 officers and men of the British Expeditionary Force who died in August, September and the early part of October 1914 and who have no known grave. The monument consists of a rectangular block of stone, 62 feet by 30 feet and 24 feet high, with the names of the dead engraved on stone panels on all sides of the monument. The monument is surmounted by a sarcophagus and a trophy carved in stone. At the four corners of the pavement are stone piers with urns, carved with the coats of arms of the Empire. The memorial was designed by G.H. Goldsmith and unveiled by Sir William Pulteney on 4 November 1928.
      [CWGC]
    Notes 
    • 2nd surviving son
    Person ID I2451  Tatham | Richmond branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2013 

    Father William Alston Dykes,   b. abt 1828, Hamilton, Lanark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1911, Holmwood, Largs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Agnes Andrea Urquhart,   b. abt 1834, Hamilton, Lanark Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 22 Sep 1859  Hamilton, Lanark Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Family ID F0604  Family Group Sheet

    Family Rosamond Anne Farrer,   b. 01 Aug 1879, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Dec 1975, Hindhead Nursing Home, Hindhead Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Engagement 30 Jan 1914    [6
    • A marriage has been arranged and will shortly take place between Lieutenant-Colonel A M Dykes, commanding 1st battalion The King's Own Regiment, youngest surviving son of the late William Alston Dykes, Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Lanark, and Mrs Alston Dykes, The Orchard, Hamilton, and Rosamund Ann, youngest daughter of the late Frederick Willis Farrer, and Mrs Frederick Willis Farrer, 26 Palace Court, W. [The Times]
    Marriage 21 Apr 1914  St John the Evangelist, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4
    • The marriage arranged between Miss Rosamund Farrer and Lieutenant-Colonel A, M, Dykes, King's Own Regiment, will take place as announced at St. John's Church, Southwick-crescent, on Tuesday next, at 2.30 p.m. The reception afterwards will be at 26, Palace Court. [The Times]
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2011 
    Family ID F0603  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 15 Mar 1874 - The Orchard, Auchingramont Rd, Hamilton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - The Orchard, Auchingramont Rd, Hamilton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 21 Apr 1914 - St John the Evangelist, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 21 Apr 1914 - St John the Evangelist, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Killed in action - 26 Aug 1914 - Le Cateau, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S52] GRO Scotland, birth reg Hamilton, 15 Apr 1874.
      Alfred Macnair Dykes
      ref 647/00 0219

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 17

    3. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    4. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 16 Apr 1914.

    5. [S34] Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    6. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 20 Jan 1914.