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Dewes, Bryan Osmond

Dewes, Bryan Osmond, Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment, killed in Flanders on July 30th. He was the elder son of Hugh Dewes Esq. , was educated at St. Andrews and at Repton and had just entered St. Thomas's Hospital as a medical student with a First Arts Scholarship. He was a member of the London Rowing Club, which he represented at Henley in 1914. He enlisted in the Artists Rifles in Aug. 1914, got a commission as second lieutenant on Feb. 2nd, 1915 and was serving as machine gun officer when he was killed. British Medical Journal 14 Aug. 1915

We regret to record the death of Bryan Osmond Dewes, Second Lieutenant, 1st Batt. Middlesex Regiment in Flanders, on Junly 20th. Dewes obtained the first place in the competition for an Arts Scholarship last year, but did not enter upon his medical course. St Thomas's Hospital Gazette, October 1915


First name(s)Bryan Osmond
Date of birth1894
Place of birthBromley District
Family detailsSon of Hugh William and Alice Jane Dewes, of The Grey House, Shiplake, Oxon.
Previous educationSt. Andrews & Repton
CollegeSt Thomas' Hospital
Dates at college1914
Military unitMiddlesex Regt, 1st Bn.
Date enlistedAugust 1914
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Date of death30 July 1915
Age at death21
Rank at death2nd Lieutenant
Cause of deathKilled in action
Burial placeRue-du-Bacquerot (13th London) Graveyard, Laventie, Pas de Calais, France
Commemoration(s)Kent County Association of Change Ringers; St. Thomas's Roll of Honour

Arts Scholar

SourcesSt Thomas's Hospital Medical School Records, King's College London Archives; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; British Medical Journal

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