George Housden DELLAR

George Housden DELLAR

Male 1889 - 1916  (27 years)

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  • Name George Housden DELLAR 
    Born 1889  St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census New 5 Apr 1891  St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census New 31 Mar 1901  St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census New 2 Apr 1911  St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    War Memorial 4 Dec 1916  St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 4 Dec 1916  Windsor, Berks Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Newspaper Report 8 Dec 1916  St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    CAMBRIDGE INDEPENDENT PRESS: CASUALTIES. ST IVES. Pte. George Dellar, of the Hunts. Cyclists, has died from wounds received in action. Previous to joining up Mr Dellar (eldest son of Mr George Dellar, of Tenterlees, St Ives) was a clerk in Messrs. Cranfield and Wheeler's office, and was greatly esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves a widow. The funeral will take place on Friday and will be of a military character. 
    Newspaper Report 8 Dec 1916  St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    HUNTS POST: Death of Pte George Dellar: Pte George Dellar, of St Ives, passed away at Windsor Hospital on Monday morning, in the presence of his wife and father. Pte Dellar was badly wounded in the chest in the early stages of the Great Push, and when taken to the base hospital in France was in so dangerous a state that his wife and father were wired for. They proceeded at once to France, where they had the gratification of finding the young soldier much better, and left him with every hope of recovery. Last Thursday a fateful wire came, and Mrs Dellar with her father in law proceeded at once to Windsor. The deceased was only 27 years of age. For a considerable period he had held a confidential position in the offices of Messrs Cranfield and Wheeler. He was an enthusiastic member of the VTC and went into khaki with the Hunts Cyclists, being subsequently transferred to the Royal Warwickshire Regt. Last January he married Miss Grace Harlick, daughter of the late Mr Harlick and Mrs Harlick of Somersham. The interment takes place at the St Ives cemetery on Friday afternoon, with full military honours 
    Buried 8 Dec 1916  Broadleas Cemetery, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Newspaper Report 15 Dec 1916  St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    CAMBRIDGE INDEPENDENT PRESS: THE LATE PRIVATE G. DELLAR. Military Funeral at St.Ives. The funeral of Private George Dellar took place on Friday afternoon with military honours, and en route all blinds were drawn. The cortege left the residence of Pte. Dellar's father, Tenterlees, at 2.15. The firing party was furnished by the Hunts. Volunteers, and consisted of Sergts. Simpson. J, Johnson, G. D. James, Privates Hamerton, C. Godfrey. E. Abbott. A. Culpin. A. Howard. J. Makeham, Corpl. G. E. Knights, Sergt. Ashton and Sergt.-Major C. Marston. The procession included the Mayor of St. Ives (Mr. W. S. Harrison, Aldermen H. F. Corbett and E. Anderson. Councillors. G. Kiddle. J. R. Ingram and C. Watts. Mr. G. D. Day (Town Clerk). Messrs. W. S. Harrison, jun.. A. Saint. L. Geeson. G. Holmden. F. Norris (Free Church officials). Platoon of Hunts Volunteers, under Capt F. M. Warren and Lieut. F. T. Ruston. The coffin was covered with the Union Jack and some lovely wreaths, and the bearers were members of the Hunts. Volunteers. Ptes. O'Brien. Humphrey, Freeman and Hodge, under Corpl. Hume, representing the Cyclist Battalion, acted as pallbearers. A number of the wounded from the St. Ives V.A.D. Hospital, followed. At the Free Church, which was crowded, the Rev. A. E. Hooper officiated, and in a few remarks said that they were holding a memorial service in honour of their young friend, who had given his life for his country. There were many who had gone out and would never return, and for whom no memorial service would be held. From that church alone 93 had gone, of whom 10 had laid down their lives - Ivor Day. G. Dellar. Fred Dunkling. W. Deighton, W. G. Edwards. Leonard Geeson. D. Gray, C. Howard, Tom Maile, and Cyril Walker. Deceased was a member of the choir, and the choir were present, but no no hymns were sung by request). The organist (Miss Ketton) played before the service "Cast thy burden" and "Lift thine eyes" from "Elijah". and "I know that my Redeemer liveth" ("Messiah"), and as the party was leaving the church "O rest in the Lord." The cortege then re-formed, and proceeded to the Nonconformist Cemetery, the route being lined with sympathising spectators. After the concluding portion of the service at the grave the firing party discharged three volleys, and The Last Post was sounded by Corpl. V. Marsters. The coffin bore the inscription : George Housden Dellar, Died Dec. 4th. 1916 Aged 27 years. The principal mourners were : Mr. George ; Dellar (father) and Mrs. G. Dellar (wife), Mr. H. Dellar (brother). Misses. D. and M. Dellar (sisters), Mrs. H. Williams. Miss L. Culpin. Mr. B. Harlock, Mrs. H. Coombes, Mrs. Harlock, Mr. and Mrs. W. Dellar. Mr. and Mrs. J. Dellar. Misses S. and T. Dellar, and Mrs. H. Smith. Corpl, V. While (formerly "Hunts. County News" representative in St. Ives), a very great friend of deceased, travelled from Aldershot to attend his friend's funeral. There were many beautiful floral tributes. 
    Newspaper Report 15 Dec 1916  St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    HUNTS POST: FUNERAL OF PTE GEORGE DELLAR. Business in St Ives was completely at a standstill during the interment of Pte George Housden Dellar, whose death from wounds we recorded last week, which took place on Friday afternoon. The first part of the service was held in the Free Church, where there was a crowded congregation. Among those present were: The Mayor (Coun W S Harrison JP), wearing the robes and chains of office, Ald H F Corbett and E Anderson, Councillors G Kiddle, J H Ingram and Cyril Watts, Mr G D Day (Town Clerk), Messrs G Ketton, A Makeham, L Gregson (representing Messrs Cranfield and Wheeler), G Holgen, E W Bullman, S Tobb, C Ingram, F Norris, L Watts, F W Radford, A Baldwick, H Anderson, junr, and Jas. Brooks, the wounded men from the Red Cross Hospital, vis: Corpl Gains (RE), Pte Scott (Cambs Regt), Pte Reald (Royal Sussex), Pte Danhain (Essex), Driver Ireson (RFA), Driver Stokes (RFA), Driver Whaley (RE), Gunner Theall (Canadian Artillery), Air Mechanic Smith (RFC), Pte Garbutt (Royal Fusiliers), Pte Kidwell (4th Dragoon Guards), Pte Monachan (Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders), Pte Stone (Royal Fusiliers), Pte Wilkinson (Sherwood Foresters), and Pte Williams (Canadian Infantry). The firing party was composed of: Batt. Sergt. Major Marsters (in command), Sergts W Simpson, A Ashton, and Johnson, Corporals G E Knights, Ivatt, Hammerton and Godfrey, Lance-Corporals Doyle, Culpin and Abbott, Ptes James Makeham and Howard, and Corpl Bugler Masters. The other members of the Volunteer Corps present were under the command of Capt Warren and Lieut Ruston. The bearers were members of the Corps, vis: Corpl. Cross, Ptes Willmer, York, Horton, Nicholls and Allen, whilst Corpl O J Kuhm, Pte O'Brien, Humphrey, Freeman and Hodge, of the Hunts Cyclists, acted as an escort. The mourners were: Mrs Dellar (widow), Mr George Dellar (father), Mr H Dellar (brother), Miss D Dellar (sister), Miss M Dellar (sister), Mrs H Williams (sister-in-law), Miss L Culpin (aunt), Mr B Harlick (brother-in-law), Mrs H Coombs (sister-in-law), Mrs Harlick (mother-in-law), Mr & Mrs W Dellar (uncle and aunt), Mr & Mrs J Dellar, of March (uncle and aunt), Miss S Dellar, Cambridge (aunt), Miss J Dellar, Oakington (aunt), Mrs H Smith, Oakington (aunt), and Corpl. Vic White, ASC (a personal friend of the deceased). As the people were assembling the organist (Miss N Ketton) played funeral music. The service was conducted by the Rev. A E Hooper who, after the lessons and prayers, gave a short address. Mr Hooper mentioned the many years deceased had been connected with the Church, and pointed out that many of their brothers had laid down their lives, and their bodies had been committed to the earth with no memorial service being held. Ninety-three of their congregation had joined the colours to serve their country, and ten had given their lives. Of these ten only two had memorial services held for them in that Church. Therefore, he felt that they should keep in memory that afternoon their brothers who had gone vis: Ivor Day, G Dellar, F Dunkling, W Dighton, W G Edward, L Geeson, D Grey, C Howard, Tom Maile and Cyril Walker. Many of the congregation were moved to tears as Mr Hooper read these names. At the conclusion of the service Miss Ketton played "O rest in the Lord." On the Market Hill a large crowd of sympathisers congregated to see the procession move off for the Cemetery, and along the route the townspeople lined each side of the roadway. The firing party led, then came the Mayor and the Corporation, and others from the Church, the wounded soldiers, with Lieut. E Kiddle at the head, the Volunteers, the hand-bier on which rested the coffin covered with the Union Jack, and lovely wreaths, and the mourners. The final rites were performed by Mr Hooper, the firing party fired three volleys, and the Last Post was sounded by Bugler Masters. The scene was most impressive. After the mourners had taken the last look in the grave, those present passed reverently by the grave. Mr John Skeeles carried out the funeral arrangements. The inscription on the coffin read: George Housden Dellar, Died Dec. 4th 1916, Aged 27 years. The floral tributes sent were handsome, those with cards reading:- "In ever loving memory of my darling husband", from his broken-hearted wife; "To our dear George" from his loved ones at home; "In loving memory" from Mother and Ben; "George, sincere sympathy", from Deb and Miriam (Canada); "George, in loving memory", from Merse and Harold; "In affectionate remembrance", from Kitty and Harry; "In loving memory" from his sorrowing Aunties and Uncles; "With loving memory", from Uncle Jack and Aunt Lizzie; "With deepest sympathy" from Mr and Mrs G G G Wheeler; "With deepest sympathy" from George F Blackburn (Bradford) 
    Person ID I652  Freeman-Culpin | Culpin descendants
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2017 

    Father George DELLAR,   b. 1864, Oakington, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Feb 1939, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Ellen Mary CULPIN,   b. 1860, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1916, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Family ID F377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace HARLICK,   b. 1891, Sleaford, Lincs Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 Jan 1916  Baptist Chapel, Somersham, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1889 - St Ives, Hunts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - Olive Cottage, Crown Walk, St Ives, age 2 - 5 Apr 1891 - St Ives, Hunts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - Olive Cottage, Crown Walk, St Ives, age 12, scholar - 31 Mar 1901 - St Ives, Hunts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - Tenter Leys, St Ives, age 22, law clerk - 2 Apr 1911 - St Ives, Hunts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWar Memorial - In Memory of Private GEORGE HOUSDEN DELLAR, 43109, 1st Bn., Bedfordshire Regiment who died age 29 on 04 December 1916. Son of George and Ellen Mary Dellar, of "North Lynne," Tenter Leys Rd., St. Ives, husband of Grace Pilborough (formerly Dellar). Remembered with honour - ST. IVES PUBLIC CEMETERY - 4 Dec 1916 - St Ives, Hunts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Dec 1916 - Windsor, Berks Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - CAMBRIDGE INDEPENDENT PRESS: CASUALTIES. ST IVES. Pte. George Dellar, of the Hunts. Cyclists, has died from wounds received in action. Previous to joining up Mr Dellar (eldest son of Mr George Dellar, of Tenterlees, St Ives) was a clerk in Messrs. Cranfield and Wheeler's office, and was greatly esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves a widow. The funeral will take place on Friday and will be of a military character. - 8 Dec 1916 - St Ives, Hunts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - HUNTS POST: Death of Pte George Dellar: Pte George Dellar, of St Ives, passed away at Windsor Hospital on Monday morning, in the presence of his wife and father. Pte Dellar was badly wounded in the chest in the early stages of the Great Push, and when taken to the base hospital in France was in so dangerous a state that his wife and father were wired for. They proceeded at once to France, where they had the gratification of finding the young soldier much better, and left him with every hope of recovery. Last Thursday a fateful wire came, and Mrs Dellar with her father in law proceeded at once to Windsor. The deceased was only 27 years of age. For a considerable period he had held a confidential position in the offices of Messrs Cranfield and Wheeler. He was an enthusiastic member of the VTC and went into khaki with the Hunts Cyclists, being subsequently transferred to the Royal Warwickshire Regt. Last January he married Miss Grace Harlick, daughter of the late Mr Harlick and Mrs Harlick of Somersham. The interment takes place at the St Ives cemetery on Friday afternoon, with full military honours - 8 Dec 1916 - St Ives, Hunts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Dec 1916 - Broadleas Cemetery, St Ives, Hunts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - CAMBRIDGE INDEPENDENT PRESS: THE LATE PRIVATE G. DELLAR. Military Funeral at St.Ives. The funeral of Private George Dellar took place on Friday afternoon with military honours, and en route all blinds were drawn. The cortege left the residence of Pte. Dellar's father, Tenterlees, at 2.15. The firing party was furnished by the Hunts. Volunteers, and consisted of Sergts. Simpson. J, Johnson, G. D. James, Privates Hamerton, C. Godfrey. E. Abbott. A. Culpin. A. Howard. J. Makeham, Corpl. G. E. Knights, Sergt. Ashton and Sergt.-Major C. Marston. The procession included the Mayor of St. Ives (Mr. W. S. Harrison, Aldermen H. F. Corbett and E. Anderson. Councillors. G. Kiddle. J. R. Ingram and C. Watts. Mr. G. D. Day (Town Clerk). Messrs. W. S. Harrison, jun.. A. Saint. L. Geeson. G. Holmden. F. Norris (Free Church officials). Platoon of Hunts Volunteers, under Capt F. M. Warren and Lieut. F. T. Ruston. The coffin was covered with the Union Jack and some lovely wreaths, and the bearers were members of the Hunts. Volunteers. Ptes. O'Brien. Humphrey, Freeman and Hodge, under Corpl. Hume, representing the Cyclist Battalion, acted as pallbearers. A number of the wounded from the St. Ives V.A.D. Hospital, followed. At the Free Church, which was crowded, the Rev. A. E. Hooper officiated, and in a few remarks said that they were holding a memorial service in honour of their young friend, who had given his life for his country. There were many who had gone out and would never return, and for whom no memorial service would be held. From that church alone 93 had gone, of whom 10 had laid down their lives - Ivor Day. G. Dellar. Fred Dunkling. W. Deighton, W. G. Edwards. Leonard Geeson. D. Gray, C. Howard, Tom Maile, and Cyril Walker. Deceased was a member of the choir, and the choir were present, but no no hymns were sung by request). The organist (Miss Ketton) played before the service "Cast thy burden" and "Lift thine eyes" from "Elijah". and "I know that my Redeemer liveth" ("Messiah"), and as the party was leaving the church "O rest in the Lord." The cortege then re-formed, and proceeded to the Nonconformist Cemetery, the route being lined with sympathising spectators. After the concluding portion of the service at the grave the firing party discharged three volleys, and The Last Post was sounded by Corpl. V. Marsters. The coffin bore the inscription : George Housden Dellar, Died Dec. 4th. 1916 Aged 27 years. The principal mourners were : Mr. George ; Dellar (father) and Mrs. G. Dellar (wife), Mr. H. Dellar (brother). Misses. D. and M. Dellar (sisters), Mrs. H. Williams. Miss L. Culpin. Mr. B. Harlock, Mrs. H. Coombes, Mrs. Harlock, Mr. and Mrs. W. Dellar. Mr. and Mrs. J. Dellar. Misses S. and T. Dellar, and Mrs. H. Smith. Corpl, V. While (formerly "Hunts. County News" representative in St. Ives), a very great friend of deceased, travelled from Aldershot to attend his friend's funeral. There were many beautiful floral tributes. - 15 Dec 1916 - St Ives, Hunts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - HUNTS POST: FUNERAL OF PTE GEORGE DELLAR. Business in St Ives was completely at a standstill during the interment of Pte George Housden Dellar, whose death from wounds we recorded last week, which took place on Friday afternoon. The first part of the service was held in the Free Church, where there was a crowded congregation. Among those present were: The Mayor (Coun W S Harrison JP), wearing the robes and chains of office, Ald H F Corbett and E Anderson, Councillors G Kiddle, J H Ingram and Cyril Watts, Mr G D Day (Town Clerk), Messrs G Ketton, A Makeham, L Gregson (representing Messrs Cranfield and Wheeler), G Holgen, E W Bullman, S Tobb, C Ingram, F Norris, L Watts, F W Radford, A Baldwick, H Anderson, junr, and Jas. Brooks, the wounded men from the Red Cross Hospital, vis: Corpl Gains (RE), Pte Scott (Cambs Regt), Pte Reald (Royal Sussex), Pte Danhain (Essex), Driver Ireson (RFA), Driver Stokes (RFA), Driver Whaley (RE), Gunner Theall (Canadian Artillery), Air Mechanic Smith (RFC), Pte Garbutt (Royal Fusiliers), Pte Kidwell (4th Dragoon Guards), Pte Monachan (Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders), Pte Stone (Royal Fusiliers), Pte Wilkinson (Sherwood Foresters), and Pte Williams (Canadian Infantry). The firing party was composed of: Batt. Sergt. Major Marsters (in command), Sergts W Simpson, A Ashton, and Johnson, Corporals G E Knights, Ivatt, Hammerton and Godfrey, Lance-Corporals Doyle, Culpin and Abbott, Ptes James Makeham and Howard, and Corpl Bugler Masters. The other members of the Volunteer Corps present were under the command of Capt Warren and Lieut Ruston. The bearers were members of the Corps, vis: Corpl. Cross, Ptes Willmer, York, Horton, Nicholls and Allen, whilst Corpl O J Kuhm, Pte O'Brien, Humphrey, Freeman and Hodge, of the Hunts Cyclists, acted as an escort. The mourners were: Mrs Dellar (widow), Mr George Dellar (father), Mr H Dellar (brother), Miss D Dellar (sister), Miss M Dellar (sister), Mrs H Williams (sister-in-law), Miss L Culpin (aunt), Mr B Harlick (brother-in-law), Mrs H Coombs (sister-in-law), Mrs Harlick (mother-in-law), Mr & Mrs W Dellar (uncle and aunt), Mr & Mrs J Dellar, of March (uncle and aunt), Miss S Dellar, Cambridge (aunt), Miss J Dellar, Oakington (aunt), Mrs H Smith, Oakington (aunt), and Corpl. Vic White, ASC (a personal friend of the deceased). As the people were assembling the organist (Miss N Ketton) played funeral music. The service was conducted by the Rev. A E Hooper who, after the lessons and prayers, gave a short address. Mr Hooper mentioned the many years deceased had been connected with the Church, and pointed out that many of their brothers had laid down their lives, and their bodies had been committed to the earth with no memorial service being held. Ninety-three of their congregation had joined the colours to serve their country, and ten had given their lives. Of these ten only two had memorial services held for them in that Church. Therefore, he felt that they should keep in memory that afternoon their brothers who had gone vis: Ivor Day, G Dellar, F Dunkling, W Dighton, W G Edward, L Geeson, D Grey, C Howard, Tom Maile and Cyril Walker. Many of the congregation were moved to tears as Mr Hooper read these names. At the conclusion of the service Miss Ketton played "O rest in the Lord." On the Market Hill a large crowd of sympathisers congregated to see the procession move off for the Cemetery, and along the route the townspeople lined each side of the roadway. The firing party led, then came the Mayor and the Corporation, and others from the Church, the wounded soldiers, with Lieut. E Kiddle at the head, the Volunteers, the hand-bier on which rested the coffin covered with the Union Jack, and lovely wreaths, and the mourners. The final rites were performed by Mr Hooper, the firing party fired three volleys, and the Last Post was sounded by Bugler Masters. The scene was most impressive. After the mourners had taken the last look in the grave, those present passed reverently by the grave. Mr John Skeeles carried out the funeral arrangements. The inscription on the coffin read: George Housden Dellar, Died Dec. 4th 1916, Aged 27 years. The floral tributes sent were handsome, those with cards reading:- "In ever loving memory of my darling husband", from his broken-hearted wife; "To our dear George" from his loved ones at home; "In loving memory" from Mother and Ben; "George, sincere sympathy", from Deb and Miriam (Canada); "George, in loving memory", from Merse and Harold; "In affectionate remembrance", from Kitty and Harry; "In loving memory" from his sorrowing Aunties and Uncles; "With loving memory", from Uncle Jack and Aunt Lizzie; "With deepest sympathy" from Mr and Mrs G G G Wheeler; "With deepest sympathy" from George F Blackburn (Bradford) - 15 Dec 1916 - St Ives, Hunts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
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    2. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG12/1241/71/15.

    3. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG13/1480/51/10.

    4. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG14PN8790 RG78PN460 RD172 SD4 ED9 SN184.

    5. [S22] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, (www.cwgc.org).

    6. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), DQ1916, Windsor, 2c 652, age 27.

    7. [S290] British Newspaper Archive, (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).

    8. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), MQ1916, St Ives, 3b 565.