Dammers, Denis Henry (1920-1942)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the Second World War, 1939-1945.
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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.
Details: Denis Henry Dammers (1920-1942), born 25 June 1920, son of Eric Henry Falk Dammers (Old Shirburnian), chartered accountant, and Maud Winifred Dammers of 3 Highmore Road, Sherborne, Dorset, previously of Purbrook, The Avenue, Sherborne, Dorset.
Attended Chafyn Grove School, Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Attended Sherborne School (Day boy & later Abbey House) May 1934-April 1938; 1st XV rugby football team (1936, 1937); Gym Squad (1936-1937).
Fleet Air Arm.
WW2, Sub-Lieutenant (A), HMS Daedalus, Royal Navy. Wounded at Narvik, 1940. Killed on active service at Clewer, Berkshire, on 2 June 1942, aged 21.
Sherborne Cemetery, Dorset, Sec. 6. Grave 2. Inscription on headstone: ‘TWICE TESTED AND TWIC WORTHY: A SON AND BROTEHR GREATLY LOVED AND LOVING’ www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2709547/dammers,-deni...
Sherborne town war memorial.
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbey House roll of honour.
The Shirburnian, April 1928: Characters of the XV, 'D.H. Dammers (left wing). A beautiful runner and a much improved kick; too slow to react to the unexpected situation and not too certain in the stopping of a rush. A very dangerous attacking player.'