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The Cumbria part of the family as far as i can find started with my 2nd Great grandfather Michael Dakers, he was an Assurance Agent travelling back and forth from Durham to the west coast, during his working life he was also a Joiner, coalminer and Manager of the Ford pit on the Etal estate in Northumberland. His wife Hannah nee Mallaburn died at 2 Hawksley Terrace, Workington 20 Oct. 1889.

The first of my family that i can document as staying in Cumbria/Cumberland  is Ralph John Dakers, born in Ford Moss as Ralph John Dacres 24.4.1870. Ralph married Sarah Farish  10 October 1889 in Workington, it is from Ralph and Sarah that most of the Dakers's now living  in the region are descendant from.                                                                          

2 Hawksley Terrace, Workington.



Married at St Paul's Church, Seaton, on November 3, 1921, Mr and Mrs Ralph Dakers, Donald Road, Seaton, on Wednesday attained the golden anniversary and a family reunion with their seven sons and two daughters and the majority of their 19 grand-children has been arranged for today.  Mr Dakers, a native of Workington, is a son of the late Mr R. Dakers, Milburn Street.                              Mrs Dakers, a life-long Seaton resident, is a daughter of the late Mr William Corrie, Lowca Lane.                                 Mr Dakers started work as an apprentice with Messrs. Rayboulds, a Workington foundry and iron firm and became skilled in the making of ornamental ironwork gates.  He enlisted with the Lancashire Fusiliers in the First World War, and served in France. After suffering from the effects of gas attacks he joined the Regimental band having had considerable experience with the Workington Town band which he had joined when a schoolboy, when he had to stand on an empty lemonade case - to reach and read the music.                                                  After the war Mr Dakers returned to his activities as a bandsman both with the Town Band and later with the Workington Discharged  Soldiers and Sailors band. He also rendered many years service with several local bands.                                                                 Mr Dakers had a wide reputation as an entertainer on the concert platform. He is one of the few remaining members of the Joy Bells, a Workington Concert party which did a great amount of charitable work during the depression.                                                    Between 40 and 50 years ago, Mr Dakers was one of the founders of the first darts team in West Cumberland.                                                                                                      Mr and Mrs Dakers are living a quite life of retirement. Mrs Dakers is remarkably well while Mr Dakers is in reasonably good health following a recent serious illness .                                                                                                                    Their family is Mr Ralph Dakers of Norwich; Mrs Vincent Roach of Seaton; Mr Harry Dakers, Southampton; Mr Thomas Dakers, Broughton Moor; Mr Alan Dakers, Carlisle; Mr Raymond Dakers, Norwich; Leading Aircraftsman, Clive Dakers, Basingstoke; Mr Lawrence Dakers, Broughton Moor; and Mrs Morton, Seaton.                                                    



11598 Private Harry Dakers, killed in action on 9th August 1915, whilst serving with the 6th (Service) Battalion The Border Regiment in Gallipoli, Turkey

COMMEMORATED: HELLES MEMORIAL, TURKEY, Panel 119 to 125 or 222 and 223.

Service medals: 1914 - 15 Star, British War and Victory Medals, together with a Commemorative Scroll and a bronze Memorial Plaque.