THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

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5,51 ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY

(p) PUCKNELL, Acting Bombardier, SIDNEY, 35008, "D" Bty. 160 th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 13 October 1917. Age 23. Son of Albert and Clara Pucknell of 25 Woodland Rd, Maindee, Newport, Mon. Native of Dover.  II A 19
 

5,86 BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY

(p)$ BATES, Private, GEORGE, G/16787, "A" Coy. 1st Bn, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 3 October 1917. Age 32. Son of James and Elizabeth Bates; husband of Mrs A. Bates of 69 Longfield Rd, Dover. Born at Elmstead, Kent. Enclosure No 4, XIII A 19

$OSBORN, Gordon Chadwick, 18 April 1915. Enclosure 2, IV A 60


5, 81 BELGIAN BATTERY CORNER CEMETERY

$RICH, FREDERICK, 2 October 1918. III B 28

BELGRADE CEMETERY

$HENDERSON, Chaplain 4th Class, The Reverend, ROBERT MORLEY, Army Chaplain's Dept. 3 February 1919. IV B 3


5,127 BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION

$GABBE, ALBERT EBER GUSTAVE, 30 August 1915. III D 9

KING, LEWIS THOMAS, 31 August 1916. I D 3

(p)$ SPENDIFF, Private, WALTER SYDNEY GAUNTLETT, 3316, 43rd Bn, Australian Infantry, A.I.F, Killed in action 20 April 1917. Age 29. Son of Mrs E. J. Spendiff of 87 South Rd., Tower Hamlets, Dover. I J 24
 

5, 48 BLEUET FARM CEMETERY

$*HEDGECOCK, Gunner, EDWARD JOHN, 358046, 62nd Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. 10 September 1917. Age 23. Only son of Edward John and Elizabeth Catherine Hedgecock of 13 South Rd, Dover. I H 58
 


5, 77 BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY

(p*)$ KINGSFORD, Sapper, EDWARD JOHN, 12486, 10th Railway Coy, Royal Engineers. 26 June 1916. Age 35. Son of William and Alice Kingsford of Dover. Served in the South Africa Campaign. II E 14
 


5, 77 BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY No.3

(p*)$ GOLDER, Private, A, 23250, 12th Bn, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 27 May 1918. Son of J. W. Golder, of Ripple, nr Dover; husband of M. M. Golder of 49 Lowther Rd, Dover. III E 11

(p*)$ HOY, Private, EDWARD GEORGE, 27468, 1st/8th Bn, Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds 17 August 1917. Age 28. Son of Alfred John and Annie Hoy of Herne Bay, Kent; husband of Mabel Hoy of 4 Douglas Rd, Tower Hamlets, Dover. II H 10


5, 89 BUS HOUSE CEMETERY

$BRUNTON, EDWARD WILLIAM, 7 June 1917. B 22



5, 129 CALVAIRE (ESSEX) MILITARY CEMETERY

(p)$BRAND, Serjeant, B J, S/32, 6th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action at Battle of Loos 26 September 1915. Age 42. Son of Benjamin John and Ellen Brand of 30 Oxenden St, Dover; husband of the late Maggie Brand. Also served in the South African Campaign. Native of Chatham. III D 1
 


5, 53 CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY

(p*)$ BEAN, Private, ALEXANDER JOHN, G/9311, 7th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). 12 October 1917. Age 20. Son of Albert Edward Leonard Bean and Henrietta Christina Bean of 290 London Rd, Dover. VII D 21

$PACKER, BERT CHARLES, 5 November 1918. XIX A 48
 

5, 41 COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY

entrance to Coxyde, by Peter Bates

Left: the entrance to Coxyde. Gunner Atkins grave lies to the right, far beyond the trees

Sidney Atkins headstone, by Peter Bates(p)*ATKINS, Gunner, SIDNEY EDWARD, 177906, Y66th Div Trench Mortar Bty, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Age 19. Son of William George and Sarah Ann Atkins of The Post Office, West Houghan, Dover. IV B 15 

At the foot of his headstone are the words, "I laid down my life for to save others" Photos with thanks to Peter Bates

(p)$STATHAM, HUGH KINGTON LLEWELLYN, 6 September 1917. III F 10


6, 120DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY

$HOLDERNESS, HARRY, 14 October 1918. III C 2
 

DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY

(p)$ CROFT, ROBERT JOHN JEFFREY, 21 March 1915. C 14

WELLER, FREDERICK CHARLES, L/4580, Lance Corporal, 2nd Btn The Buffs, killed in action near Ypres 24 March 1915, aged 34. Buried grave C15. He was born in Croydon, the son of George Weller, a gardener and labourer. He enlisted in Brighton, and gave his residence as Dover.

Frederick Weller was a regular soldier; he had served in South Africa, and on 10 March 1900 was wounded at Driefontein. During this war he had served as a lance corporal and corporal, but on the 1911 census he was listed as 13th Sergeant in the 2nd battalion. He was serving with the 2nd battalion in India when the Great War broke out. The battalion sailed back to the UK and in early 1915 went to France and Flanders. Above are his medals, including the Queen's South Africa medal with four bars: the relief of Kimberley, Paardeburg, Driefontein, and Transvaal, and the King's South Africa medal with two bars: South Africa 1901 and South Africa 1902.

Frederick married Sarah Ann Axford, daughter of George Axford, a labourer, at Christchurch, Folkestone Road, Hougham, Dover, on 5 October 1904. He was then a bandsman in 2nd battalion The Buffs, barracked at The Citadel, Western Heights. (The Buffs regimental museum has his scarlet bandsman jacket.) The couple had at least three daughters; Florence Violet, 5 in 1911, born in Dover, Dorothy Beatrice, 3, born at Harrismith, South Africa, and Irene Constance, 8 months, born at Hong Kong Colony. In 1911 they were in the Singapore Straits Settlements.

Miss Axford was born in Dover, as were her parents; her address at marriage was 10 Westmount Terrace, Dover. In 1901 she was living at 78 Limekiln Street with her parents, George and Emma, and working as a shop assistant in a greengrocer's, and in 1891 at 57 Bulwark Street.

She was the sister of Louisa Axford, whose son Daniel Borrett married Madeline, the sister of John Collon Fox. On the right are Louisa and her husband Bernard Borrett, with son Daniel and daughter Ethel, who died aged 20 on 22 June 1914.

Mrs Weller remarried to become Mrs Thompson, and when the CWGC records were gathered was living at 2, 1 Block, Married Quarters, Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffordshire.

The words on the mourning card for Frederick Weller read:

     Beloved and loving, he has passed away,
     While we, who mourn his loss, can only pray.
     To meet him yet again in that bright home,
     Where sorrow, sin, and death, is all unknown.

In Affectionate Remembrance
of
Frederick Charles Weller
                                   2nd Batt, The Buffs
The Beloved Husband of
Sarah A. Weller
Who was killed, in action, near Ypres, Flanders,
March 25th, 1915,
Aged 35 Years.

card by courtesy of David Borrett
service information and photo of medals b courtesy of Alan Leslie

 
 

5, 92 DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY EXTENSION

(p)$ ASHMAN, Private, C W, G/5072, 8th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 15 June 1917. Age 35. Son of the late Mr and Mrs Ashman of Dover. III C 42 

6, 150 DOCHY FARM NEW BRITISH CEMETERY

(p*) HASTE, Corporal, FREDERICK DALE, 10/2177, No. 1 Coy, New Zealand Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 12 October 1917. Age 33. Son of Frederick William and Julia Haste of 52 Park Rd, Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand. Native of Dover, England. I D 24


5, 44 DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY

$COUZENS, Private, SIDNEY, A/200261, 11th Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 17 August 1917. Age 23. Son of Eliza Emma Couzens of 49 Adrian St, Dover, Kent. III F 12

$THOMAS, Gunner, EDWARD WENHAM, 358088, 62nd Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 13 October 1917. Age 25. Son of James and Agnes Mary Thomas of 44 Union Rd, Dover. IX F 17


5, 101 DRANOUTRE MILITARY CEMETERY

$WOOD, Captain, W, 8th Bn, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 31 May 1916. Age 37. Son of James and Anne Elizabeth Wood of Dover. II A 8


5, 63 DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY

$BRACE, Private, ALFRED WILLIAM, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) died 27 February 1918. IV A 5

(p*) JOINER, Gunner, WILLIAM, 276890, 212th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 18 November 1917. Age 34. Son of James and Elizabeth Joiner of Coldred, Dover. II C 20 

(p*) WHITTAKER, Corporal, J, 9730, 1st Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). 24 May 1915. Age 29. Son of Mrs. Whittaker, of Shrewsbury; husband of L. E. M. Hasker (formerly Whittaker) of 16 Hartley St, Dover. VI B 7


5, 63 ESSEX FARM CEMETERY

(p)$BAYARD, Reginald Aubrey Reginald, died 17 May 1916, grave II R 12

(p)$DANIELS, Private, EDWIN THOMAS, G/8803, 1st Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 8 June 1916. Age 30. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Daniels of Whitfield, Dover; husband of Lilian A. Daniels of Crabble Farm Nursery, River, Dover. II U 14


5, 69 HAGLE DUMP CEMETERY

$CLARK, Serjeant, PERCY JOHN, 8004, "A" Coy. 10th Bn, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) Killed in action 27 April 1918. Age 31. Son of Mr and Mrs John Henry Clark of 13 Alfred Rd, Dover; husband of Emily Dode (formerly Clark) of Elmstone Court Lodge, Elmstone, Canterbury. I D 4

$*FORTH, Private, WILLIAM STAVELEY, 87575, 18th Bn, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 6 July 1918. Age 38. Son of Elizabeth Forth of 5 Church Rd, Temple Ewell, Dover, and the late George Frederick Samuel Forth. I H 4


5, 142 HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY

$BRETT, CHARLES MICHAEL, 3 October 1918. III B 49

$HADLOW, A L 6 October 1918. II A 30


7, 187 HARLEBEKE

$WHILES, THOMAS PERCY, 25 October 1918. II C 12


6, 162 HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY

(p)$MAXTED, Private, W J G R, 327235, 1st Bn., Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 November 1917. Age 21. Son of George S. and Kate Elizabeth Maxted of 47 Dour St, Dover. IV J 17
 

from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


 
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