Douglas Herbert Adderly

Grandparents and parents

Douglas’ father was Herbert John Adderly, son of John, a gentleman according to Herbert’s marriage record. Herbert was born in Manchester in 1858 and was a salesman living in Didsbury at the time of his marriage. Douglas’ mother was Marianne Gleave Hellyar, also born in Manchester, daughter of Thomas Broad Hellyar, merchant, and his wife Sarah Anne. She was baptised at Manchester Cathedral on 4 September 1862. Herbert and Marianne were married on 6 September 1888 at St Thomas’ church in Heaton Norris. In 1891 they lived at 1 School Grove, Withington. Herbert was a salesman for a shipping house and they had 1 servant. Douglas was born later that year and when he was 10 his parents divorced. Marianne had petitioned for divorce and the final decree nisi was made on 16 December 1901. During the divorce proceedings, which coincided with the 1901 census, Douglas and his mother lived with Douglas’ uncle, William A Clegg, a manufacturer’s agent in cotton goods, at 35 Knights Park, Kingston upon Thames.

On 11 July 1903, at St Stephen’s church, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Douglas’ mother married George Richard Lloyd, a solicitor. This was probably George’s third marriage and he already had a son called Harry Gordon Lloyd who was 9 years older than Douglas. By 1911 the family had moved to 21 Burlington Rd, South Shore, Blackpool.


Douglas was born on 7 May 1891 in Withington and was baptised on 30 July 1891 at Manchester Cathedral. In 1901 he was in Kingston upon Thames and in 1911 in Blackpool, working as a millinery warehouse salesman.

He became a rifleman with the 21st (County of London) Battalion, 1st Surrey Rifles, service number 3169. He later served with the 8th Battalion (attached to the 7th Battalion) of the Northamptonshire Regiment, where he was a temporary second lieutenant. At some point he was billeted at Brockett Cottage, Shakespeare Rd, Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

He was killed in action on 16 June 1917, in Zillebeke, Belgium. His name is on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, and also on a brass memorial at St Peter’s church, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hampshire. Probate was awarded in London on 29 December 1917. He left £3291 14s to his stepbrother Harry Gordon Lloyd and his uncle William A Clegg.