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war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

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BRANTFORD (MOUNT HOPE) CEMETERY, Canada

(p)$CLARINGBOULD, Private, THOMAS HENRY, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) 24 December 1919. Section I W War Plot 6


STRATFORD (AVONDALE) CEMETERY, Canada

(b)BRAZIER, Corporal, WILLIAM THOMAS, 05045, 2nd Field Amb, Canadian Army Medical Corps. 11 February 1916. Age 38. Son of John Brazier of Priory House, Dover, and the late Charlotte Brazier; husband of Florence Louisa Brazier of 461 Ontario St, Stratford, Ont. Section Q, Lot 254

commemorated on the Stratford cenotaph, picture John Sergeantname on the Stratford Cenotaph. picture with thanks to John Sergeant
this memorial was designed by Walter Allward, who also designed the Vimy Memorial

 


TORONTO (ST. JOHN'S NORWAY) CEMETERY, Canada
 

Wright F headstone, by Peter Gower(p)WRIGHT, Private, FRANCIS W., 527730, Canadian Army Medical Corps. Accidentally killed 12 October 1916. Age 29.

Son of Marion Wright of 19 Strand S., Sandwich, Kent, and the late Frederick Bryan Wright husband of Ada Frances Wright of 163 London Rd, Buckland, Dover.

Lot 21, Range 6, Section 6

The words at the foot of his headstone read: "In Loving Memory. Accidentally killed at Niagara Camp. Rest in Peace"

Pictures with grateful thanks to Peter Gower. Below left: the main entrance to the cemetery. Below right,  Private Wright's grave is in the second row, on the right of the block tombstone

entrance to cemetery, by Peter Gower location of grave, by Peter Gower

ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt 

HARMAN, Lance Corporal, HERBERT REGINALD, 669, Australian Infantry AIF, 2 May 1915. C194

$PEIRCE, Private, ARTHUR EDMUND, TF/3190, 2nd/4th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 19 December 1915. Age 29. Son of William and Annie Peirce of Brook Villa, River, Dover. B 4


ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt
 

$BARRON, Lieutenant, SYDNEY WILLIAM JAMES, Indian Army Reserve of Officers. attd, 53rd Sikhs (Frontier Force) 25 July 1918. Age 32. Only son of William and Frances Barron of 64 Dour St, Dover. B 74

$CLARKE, Private, WILLIAM, S/8175, 24th Coy, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died of uraemia 6 November 1919. Age 35. Son of Alice Clarke of 161 Clarendon Place, Dover, and the late Edward Dixon Clarke. G 24

$MACK, Private, WILLIAM JAMES, 96687, 21st General Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps. 25 April 1918. Age 35. Son of the late John and Edith Mack of 9 De Burgh St, Dover; husband of Florence B. Mack of 3 Granvill Cottages, Tower Hamlets St, Dover. F 132

POND, Air Mechanic 1st Class, JOSEPH, 77343, Royal Air Force. (E.E.F.) formerly 1st (Garr) Bn, Northamptonshire Regiment, Died of wounds (burns) 10 October 1918. Age 38. Husband of M. A. Pond of 96 Elms Vale Rd, Dover. C 96


CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt
 

(p)$McMAHON, Private, J P, 60554, 70th Gen Hosp, Royal Army Medical Corps 30 September 1918. Age 23. Son of the late Mr J. P. McMahon and Mrs E. McMahon of Sheerness; husband of Ethel Maud McMahon of 17 Union Row, Military Hill, Dover. O 260

(p)$RICHARDSON, Private, RICHARD JOHN, Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 21 September 1915. D 17

(p)RIGDEN, Flying Officer, C O, 216th Sqdn, Royal Air Force. 29 November 1920. Age 23. Son of Frederick and Florence Rigden of 100 Folkestone Rd, Dover. P 112


CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt
 

ROACH, Driver, WILLIAM, T4/059124, 276th Horse Transport Coy, Army Service Corps. Died of enteric (buried at sea) 27 March 1915. Age 30. Son of Mrs Sarah Phipps of 31 Tower Hamlets Rd, Dover. no ref
 

HELIOPOLIS (ADEN) MEMORIAL, Egypt

(p)$DYER, Sergeant, EDWARD GEORGE, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 25 September 1915. no ref


ISMAILIA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt
 

headstone by Andy and Michelle Cooper(p)ARMSTRONG, Flying Officer, WILLIAM ASH, 208th Sqdn, Royal Air Force. Killed whilst flying (crashed) 14 April 1921. Age 22. Son of George and Alice Emily Armstrong of "Inglewood" Sydney Rd, Walmer, Kent, formerly Effingham Crescent, Dover, and in 1901 at 158 to 160 Snargate Street, with Mr Armstrong working as a draper. Born in Dover, former Dover County (now Grammar) School Boy, joined the Royal Engineers in 1917. B 12A Andy at Ismailai, by Michelle and Andy Cooper

On his headstone are the words:

Loved By All.
In the Midst of Life
We are in Death

Picture right: Andy Cooper at Ismailia, walking back from 2nd Lt Barker's grave (below). F/O W Armstong's grave is in the row on the far right

Photos by Andy and Michelle Cooper

(p)$BARKER, Second Lieutenant, WILLIAM JOHN, Royal Air Force. Died of accidental injuries 27 April 1918. Age 23. Son of Mr and Mrs Jesse Burwood Barker of 1 Malthouse Cottage, St. Radigunds Rd, Dover. C 1

(p)WILSON, JOHN CHARLES, Royal Engineers, 3 October 1922, non-CWGC. ref unknown


KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt 

(p)Kantara block B, Andy and Michelle Cooper$BIDGOOD, Lieutenant, THOMAS AYLMER TATTNALL, RGA, 28 October 1917. B182

(p)JOHNSON, Private, A E, 46617, 1st/4th Bn, A E Johnson headstone, Andy and Michelle CooperWiltshire Regiment. formerly (3698) 3rd/5th Bn Hampshire Regiment 15 December 1918. Age 33. Husband of Ada Frances Johnson of 75 Tower Hill, Dover. Native of Aldershot. F 258

The words on his headstone (left) read, "Gone but not forgotten by his wife and children"

His grave is in the block (above right), four rows from the back wall  W May Headstone, Andy and Michelle Cooper

(p)MAY, Serjeant, WILLIAM, 270065, 10th (R. East Kent and West Kent Yeomanry) Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 13 November 1917. Age 27. Son of William and Emma May of Newlands Farm, Selsted, Dover. Native of Acrise, Folkestone. D 78.The words on the bottom of his headstone (right) read: "He did his best"

F E Wilson headstone, Andy and Michelle Cooper(p)WILSON, Sapper, FREDERICK ERNEST, WR/288471, Railway Operating Div, Royal Engineers. Died of ptomaine poisoning 16 July 1919. Age 32. Son of John and Kate Wilson of Rose Cottage, St. Radigund's Rd, Dover; husband of Mary Wilson of 25 Rockwood St, Everton, Liverpool. C 35 (left)

General view of Kantra cemetery, block A, Andy and Michelle Cooper

Right, a general view of Kantara War Memorial cemetery. Plot A

Photos with thanks to Michelle and Andy Cooper

 

SUEZ WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt 

$DUNN, Private, HORACE LEONARD, City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) 11 April 1916. D 43

from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 

 
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