Denny

Denny is a name that is often found in the Stowupland Census returns but the relationships between the different families is rarely known

Willie (William) Walter Denny M.M is named on Stowupland’s Roll of Honour but not much is known about him.

In 1911 census there is a Willie Denny age 18 who is a  builders clerk living in  Stowupland Road . His parents are Walter Wallace Denny a chequer (?) on railway and Sarah.

Willie’s death is recorded  as 25th March 1918 but his name his is listed in War Office weekly casualty list for 14 May 1918 we see “Hampshire Regt. Denny 26607, L-Cpl. W. W. (Stowupland)”. He was awarded The Military Medal and his death is recorded on the Arras Memorial.

NL found notice of an auction in a 1913 newspaper for 4, Eriswell Terrace being let to W. Denny (presumely Walter) – he adds  I think is one of the terraces towards the station.

medal record
WW Denny's medal record Card

From Dec 1918 we know of  2 neighbouring Denny households because of a report Neil Langridge found in the school log book reporting the deaths of “Two children Vera Denny and Alice Denny living next door to each other died of the epidemic”.