Amongst the names on the Stockwell War Memorial are three brothers, Ernest, Frederick and Alfred Desaleux. They all died in 1917 – Frederick in February, Ernest in April and Alfred in May. The brothers joined different brigades, although two, Ernest and Frederick, were riflemen. Alfred may have moved to Canada before the war: he joined the Canadian Field Artillery and his widow, Alice, is listed as living in Winnipeg in 1917. She was certainly in London during 1911. In 1911 the Desaleux family were living at Fountain Street (now gone), Stockwell.
F. J. Desaleux
Rifleman, London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles), 21st Battalion
Service no. 653511
Died age unknown on 25 February 1917
Remembered at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, near Ypres, Belgium