Regiment : 41st Battery 42nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery
Service number : 4037
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Killed in action on 24th September 1914
Buried : Commemorated on La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, France.
Birthplace : Ahmednugger, India, enlisted Worcester
Memorial : Salwarpe School now in Salwarpe St Michael's Church
Also appears on : Salwarpe St Michael's Church with the additional information: Sgt. Salwarpe War Memorial.
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for army casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
Appears on De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour.
Henry Dovey was born in Ahmednuggar, India on 3rd March 1882, the son of Job and Marion Dovey. Job Dovey was born in 1851 in the parish of Claines and in 1871 he enlisted in the Royal Artillery. He was granted leave to marry Marion ??? on 21st October 1879, presumably in India where he was stationed on that date. Marion died in India in 1888 and Job was invalided home from India in April 1889 after 14 years and 102 days of military service. He married Elizabeth Cartwright at St Leonards Church, Streatham, London on 1st December 1889 whilst he was still in the army and in 1891 the couple and Henry live in army accommodation in Aldershot where Job is still serving as a Sergeant in the Royal Artillery. Henry followed in his father’s footsteps and enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery sometime after 1901.
Royal Artillery Barracks East Of Gun Hill Road) Part Area 11c), Wellington Lines, Aldershot
Henry Dovey, Sergeant, age 29, 143rd Battery Royal Field Artillery, born Ahmednuggar, India.
A photograph of Sergeant Henry Dovey can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 17th April 1915, available at Worcestershire Archives.