THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Lest We Forget

Welcome to Dover's Virtual War Memorial

Patrons:

Dame Vera Lynn, DBE, LL.D, M.Mus

Admiral the Lord Boyce, KG, GCB, OBE, DL
Lord Warden and Admiral of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle

The Virtual Memorial was created by The Dover War Memorial Project
to remember with honour Dovorians
who fell in the two world wars of the 20th century.

The Dover Town War Memorial, Remembrance Sunday 2005, photographed by Simon Chambers

Please help us remember those who died for us.

Welcome to Dover's Virtual Memorial. The Dover War Memorial Project is run entirely by volunteers. The Project began on Remembrance Sunday, 2005, to honour all those we lost from our front-line town, Dover; the Gateway to England.

Much information on the casualties of war  is freely available in public records or the internet - this site is very different. It introduces the people we so sadly lost, as remembered by those who knew them. This site is a memorial, made with love, to those who gave their lives and to the relatives they left behind.  In the past, the present, and for the future, through many different initiatives and programmes, The Dover War Memorial Project preserves the memory of our Fallen, that it may remain forever green.

We are greatly privileged to work on the Project, to meet so many kind and courageous people, and to learn so much of the dedication and sacrifice of those who died. Dover can never replace them, and our world is much the poorer.

Welcome, then, as you meet those who never came home. As you join us, please remember in your thoughts and prayers those who gave and those who continue to give so much.      

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Marilyn Stephenson-Knight
     Simon John Chambers
 

For donations and other ways to help - click here
For some of the many kind words the Project has received -
click here

"The noble example of self-sacrifice, the monument commemorates may help us to realize that the virtue of our lives will be according to how freely we are willing to give them for our fellow man without thought of reward except that which we shall know in the giving." The War Memorial Committee, Dover, 1924


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Ideas, comments, offers of assistance, and further information are all welcomed


With Thanks

From little towns, in a far land, we came,
To save our honour and world aflame;
By little towns, in a far land, we sleep,

And trust those things we won to you to kee
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The first phase of
The Dover War Memorial Project
was generously supported by
Dover Town Council.
Thank you!

With grateful thanks to our supporters in the second phase
 
Mr Paul Brown Pharos Lodge No 6967
 
The Provincial Grand Master's Discretionary Fund
 of the Masonic Province of East Kent

With grateful thanks to our supporters in the third phase
 


Deal Fire Station
 Charity Club
 

CAMPAIGN FOR REAL ALE
Deal, Dover, Sandwich & District Branch

The "Silly" Committee,
Dover Firefighters

 

Councillor Gordon Cowan, of Kent County Council


The Dover War Memorial Project is run solely by volunteers. Please read the disclaimer


The George Cross for Dover!

The Heritage Lottery Fund

2010 was the 90th anniversary of the return of the Unknown Warrior. The Heritage Lottery Fund  approved a grant enabling young people in Dover, Chatham, and London to learn about his significance through the stories of six casualties of the Great War. Updates on "Latest News" and report in "From the Front" issue 4.

Educational resources suitable for Key Stage 2 are here

With especial gratitude to Mrs Joyce Banks, for her unfailing help and dedication to the memory of our Fallen
Logo - The Town War Memorial at Dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper
Verse - "From Little Towns" by Rudyard Kipling,  on the Sault Sainte Marie Memorial, Ontario, Canada


Copyright 2006-14 Marilyn Stephenson-Knight. All Rights Reserved                   Live on the World Wide Web since January 2006