0856. Charlie Dewey, one of the two young men from Harby who were killed fighting in the second World War. He died on 18 October 1943 aged 20 while serving in the Middlesex Regiment and is buried in plot XIV. A. 37. at Sangro River War Cemetery.
The Grantham Journal on Friday November 12, 1943 page 6 gave the following account with this picture .
"FIRST HARBY SOLDIER To Pay The Supreme Sacrifice.
Within a few weeks of his 21st birthday, which he would have celebrated next month, the parents of Private Charlie Dewey, of Harby, have learned that he has been killed in action. He joined the 7th King's Royal Rifles about two years ago and when they were disbanded he was transferred to the Middlesex Regiment. He was one of the first youths to volunteer for the Home Guard, serving with them until he enlisted. He went overseas last May and had seen much active service since.
Of a cheerful and generous disposition, he was a great favourite with everyone and the sad news came as a great shock to his many friends, as well as to his parents. His death marks the first parishioners with the Forces to pay the supreme sacrifice.
On Sunday, at the parish church remembrance service, special reference was made to the death of Private Dewey."