David Deller


David Deller came from Great Stukeley, Huntingdonshire, he was one of six uncles of Floss Standen [nee Deller].

Six members of the Deller family from Great Stukeley served in the H.C.B. = Charles - David - Frank - Frederick - John - Ruben.

He enlisted at the H.Q. of the HCB in St. Mary's Street, Huntingdon before December 1914, where he was given the H C B number 1135 and posted to D Company of the 2/1st Battalion HCB holding the rank of private.

He was posted to the base depot B. E. F. France on 26th July 1916, he was rationed up to and for that day. Order was part 2 No. 171 issued by W. L. Stephenson, 2/Lieut. & acting Adjutant, 2/1st Hunts. Cyclist Battalion. The order was issued at Well Camp Alford at 8-00 p.m., 28th July 1916.

He was one of a large number of HCB men that left the east coast on the 27 July 1916 heading for France at the time he was noted as being a private in D Co. 2/1st HCB. 

When in France he was transferred to the 14 (Service) Bat. Royal Warwickshire Regt., 1st Royal Warwickshire Regiment. and the 2/7 Royal Warwicks Regiment (T. F.) where he was a private with the new Army number of 268401.

His name is to be found in a list of wounded men - wounded before the 22/9/1916, the nature and extent of this wounds were not noted.  He is also recorded as being a Prisoner of War and received Red Cross parcels from the Royal Warwickshire Regiment around the 23/8/18.

If you can help with any data on this Huntingdonshire Cyclist please contact me at huntscycles@btinternet.com

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. . Martyn Smith