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25, 434 BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEULVAL

$AUSTEN, Gunner, FRANK, 160103, 1st/1st Kent Heavy Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. 25 March 1918. Age 41. Husband of Rose Austen of 97 Balfour Rd., Dover. I C 10


24, 416 BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT

ALLEN, Private, C G, 33603, "C" Coy. 11th Bn, Border Regiment. 30 April 1918. Age 20. Son of Mrs E. Allen of Chalksole Green, Alkham, Dover. I D 25


5, 100 BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY (NORD)

$BECKS, Private, W J, L/8788, 2nd Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Died of pneumonia 16 March 1915. Age 29. Son of Thomas and Emily Jane Becks of 3 Stone Cottages, Temple Ewell, Dover. J 33

GOLDS, Sapper, WILLIAM A, 18256, 9th Field Coy. Royal Engineers, 14 December 1914. A 27

$GRIGSON, Private, ALFRED H, 11th (Prince Edwards Own Hussars) 14 May 1915. I A 94

$PINK, Corporal, DONALD STUART, G/7000, Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 10th Batt. Age 20, 6 June 1916. II B 136


5, 100 BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD)

BIRKETT, Private, A H, 155095, 1st Bn, Canadian Pioneers. 26 March 1916. Age 26. Son of Thomas and Louisa Birkett of 17 Barton Rd, Dover. II B 29

COPPEN, Private, EDWARD ETHELBERT, G/38, 6th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Died of wounds 24 September 1915. Age 26. Son of Henry and Harriet E. Coppen of 4 The Terrace, Shepherdswell, Dover. II A 28

$HOPPER, Gunner, ALFRED EDWARD, 35168, 96th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 13 January 1916. Age 29. Son of Alfred and Lilian Hopper of Dover; husband of Lucy May Gouge (formerly Hopper) of 85 Amersham Vale, New Cross, London. II C 51

MUMMERY, Private, WILLIAM AMOS, G/417, "A" Coy. 6th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Died of wounds 23 July 1915. Age 23. Son of Mr and Mrs J. Mummery of Southern Side, Shepherdswell, Dover. I C 97


26, 620 BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY

$NEWMAN, Private, JOHN WILLIAM, G/9733, 6th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 7 October 1916. Age 35. Son of George Newman of 42 Snargate St, Dover. VI E 5


12, 230 BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

$WILLSON, Private, ALBERT JOHN, CH/926(S), 1st R.M. Bn. RN Div, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died of wounds 3 August 1916. Age 22. Son of Mr and Mrs Willson of 1 The Esplanade, Dover. I C 11


26, 645 BAZENTIN-LE-PETIT MILITARY CEMETERY

$LAURIE, Second Lieutenant, ALFRED WILLIAM, 42nd Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 22 November 1916. Age 26. Son of Frederick and Bessie Laurie of Dover; husband of Florence Rhoda Laurie of 24 St. Thomas's Square, Newport, Isle of Wight; formerly of Shoeburyness, Essex. E 15

25, 536 BEACON CEMETERY, SAILLY-LAURETTE

$BROADBRIDGE, Sergeant, LIONEL ARTHUR, 240883, the Buffs, died 7 August 1918, age 26, grave II D 5

$TESTER, Rifleman, HARRY, 48802, Rifle Brigade posted to London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) 8 August 1918 - 10 August 1918. Age 18. Son of Harry and Annie M. Tester of 8 Norman St, Dover. III G 25


26, 566 BEAURAINS ROAD CEMETERY, BEAURAINS

MAXTED, Serjeant, HERBERT JAMES, 31473, 89th Field Coy, Royal Engineers. 3 June 1917. Age 48. Son of Turner James Maxted and Hannah Maxted of Nonington; husband of Eliza Agnes Maxted of Holt St, Nonington, Dover. E 29


25, 432 BERLES-AU-BOIS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION

$BLANCHE, Gunner, WILLIAM EDWARD THOMAS, 56687, 15th Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. KIA 25 April 1916. Age 23. Son of William Edward and Maria Blanche of 32 Greenlands Terrace, Dover. D 3


12, 226 BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY

$BUTCHER, Lance Corporal, JOHN WILLIAM, 27449, 2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment. 24 September 1916. Age 25. Son of Mr H. F. and Mrs M. A. Butcher of 46 Eaton Rd, Dover, Kent. V H 70

$COOMBE, Private, ERNEST BOUCHER, 11797, Devonshire Regiment, 9th Batt, 11 November 1915. IV F 90

COWELL, Private, ALBERT THOMAS, G/319, "B" Coy. 6th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Died of wounds 19 March 1916. Age 22. Son of Albert and Ellen Cowell of Church St, Nonington, Dover. V B 62       

$PHIPPS, Private, EDWIN WILFRED, G/21458, The Buffs ( East Kent Regiment) 25 September 1917. VI G 65

$PORT, Sergeant, CHARLES WILLIAM, L/7851, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 8th June 1917. VI E 75

$SUMNER, Company Serjeant Major, DAVID CHARLES, 8827, D C M, 2nd Bn, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 8 May 1916. Age 28. Medaille Militaire (France). Husband of R. E. Sumner of 33 Hardwicke Rd, Maxton, Dover. V C 24


BLARGIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

$BINGHAM, Private, STEPHEN CHARLES, 57401, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 19 December 1917. 1 A 10


25, 493 BLIGHTY VALLEY CEMETERY, AUTHUILE WOOD

CUTHBERT, Captain, OLAF RANSON, 8th Bn, York and Lancaster Regiment. 1 July 1916. Age 25. Son of Goymour and Marion Cuthbert of London; husband of Millicent Frances Cuthbert of Elmhurst, Dorking, Surrey. Educated at Dover College and St. John's College, Oxford. V C 5


61, 951 BOIS GUILLAUME COMMUNAL CEMETERY

$LILLEY, Driver, WILLIAM JOHN, T/30427, Army Service Corps. attd 7th Field Amb, Royal Army Medical Corps, Died of wounds 22 September 1914. Age 25. Son of Mr and Mrs Lilley of Derby; husband of Mrs C. M. Lilley of 10 River St, River, Dover. I A 19A

$BOUCHOIR NEW BRITISH CEMETERY

$HUBBARD, Private, WILLIAM THOMAS, 425458, London Regiment 10th Bn. 25 April 1918. VI C 23


?? BOUILLANCOURT-EN-SERY COMMUNAL CEMETERY

CLOUT, Lance Corporal, W E, 8048, 2nd Bn, Essex Regiment. 22 November 1916. Age 33. Son of Mr William Edward Clout of 14 The Esplanade, Dover. From Woolwich, London. Near NW Side


BOUZINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

$COLEY, Lieutenant, WILLIAM JOHN, Dorsetshire Regiment, age 25, 15 July 1916. I E 3

$CORTEEN, Private, WALTER, 29318, East Yorkshire Regiment, 31 March 1918. III A 11


BOUZINCOURT RIDGE CEMETERY, ALBERT

$STILWELL, Lieutanent, MONTAGUE JAMES, Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 30 June 1918. II I 9 


1, 5 BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY

ARKEY, Gunner, WILLIAM FREDRICK, 60294, 131st Bty, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 29 March 1915. Age 23. Son of Thomas and Ellen Arkey of 11 Westbury Rd, Folkestone Rd., Dover. III D 69

BARRETT, Private, HUGH HENRY GUY, 27589, 15th Bn, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) Died of wounds, received at Ypres 27 April 1915. Age 20. Son of William Henry and Florence Annie Barrett of "Oriel House" 8, Woodthorpe Rd, Putney, London. Educated at Lynchmere School, St. Anne Rd, Eastbourne, and Dover College, Kent. VIII A 35

$CHETTLE, Lieutenant, ERNEST FREDERICK, 7th Bn, Middlesex Regiment. attd 4th Bn, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Died of wounds 5 April 1918. Age 32. Son of Frederick William and Ellen Chettle of 7 Balfour Rd, Dover. VII B 37

$FREEBORN, Corporal, ALBERT EDWARD, 30843, 4th Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of accidental injuries 13 October 1916. Age 22. Son of Sydney James Freeborn and Eva Sarah his wife of 31 Tower Hamlet St, Dover, Kent. VIII D 139

FULLER, Private, ERNEST, S/359581, 11th Field Bakery, Army Service Corps. Died of pneumonia 31 January 1918. Age 26. Husband of Beatrice Fuller of 59 Spencer St., Shadwell, London. Born in Dover. VIII I 154

$KNIGHT, Private, HUBERT WILLIAM, G/25960, The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 25 April 1918. IX A 22

MURRAY, Gunner, FREDERICK JOHN, 40688, 1st Bde, Canadian Field Artillery. Died of wounds 28 April 1915. Age 20. Son of Jane Murray of 39 Ordnance St, Kingston, Ontario. From Dover. VIII B 7

$RICHARDS, Private, EDWIN JAMES, 141973, Machine Gun Corps 6th Bn, 23 April 1918. IX A 20


25, 528 BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY

WELLER, Lieutenant (Quartermaster) WILLIAM RICHARD, 10th Bn, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Killed in action 18 July 1916. Age 46. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of William Richard and Mary Weller of Dover; husband of Annie Elizabeth Field (formerly Weller) of 30 Colvin Rd, Quetta, Baluchistan, India. Served on the North-West Frontier of India, 1894 to 1898. I C 20


25, 527 BRONFAY FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BRAY-SUR-SOMME

$IRVING, Gunner, CHRISTOPHER RICHARD, 65416, 85th Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. 24 July 1916. Age 25. Son of George and Agnes Irving of 128 Clarendon Place, Dover. II A 32


25, 457 BUCQUOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

SMITH, Serjeant, AUGUSTUS JAMES, 270918, 1st Bn, Hertfordshire Regiment. KIA 23 August 1918. Age 29. Son of William and Roseta Smith of Aldermaston, Reading; husband of Louisa Matilda Olive Smith of 5 Youdens Court, Market St, Dover. B 18.

Born in the parish of St Helen's, Abingdon, Berkshire, Augustus was working as a carter, with skills also as a groom, when he enlisted into the Royal Berkshire regiment on 11 June 1907. Then he was 5 feet 3.5 inches tall and 8 stone 9 pounds in weight, later growing to 5 feet 6 inches and to 10 stone 13 pounds. He had hazel eyes and dark hair, and was Church of England. His father was then described as living at The Park, Aldermaston, and Augustus had three brothers; his elder being Herbert, and his two younger being Francis and Charles.

Augustus was sent to Dublin on 2 October 1907, and from there to Curragh Camp on 18 February 1908. He suffered from tonsillitis and laryngitis in 1908. On  14 May 1909 he was confined to barracks for 10 days for not complying with an order and making an improper reply to an NCO, and on 4 March 1910 confined for 14 days for using obscene language to an NCO.

On 5 October 1910 he was sent to Dover and, possibly as the result of 'flu, suffered from pleurisy between 1 February 1911 and 4 March 1911. He was then a private, stationed at Guston. At the Dover Registry Office on 16 December 1911, Augustus married Louisa Matilda Olive Whiles. She was a sister to Thomas Percy Whiles.

The couple had four children; The first, born on 19 May 1912, was Louisa Ellen Mary. She was followed in 1913 by Dorothy W., who died very shortly after her birth. A son, Francis Augustus James, was born on 13 April 1914; shortly after his birth, on 26 August 1914, Augustus was sent to France with the British Expeditionary Force. Another daughter, Winifred Dorothy, was born on 5 January 1916. Three months after this, on 19 April 1916, Augustus was sent home to hospital with appendicitis; his appendix was removed but he continued suffering problems until 20 July 1916. He eventually returned to the Front on 12 October 1917.

Around August 1918 Mrs Smith moved from 44 Albany Place, where she had perhaps been since April that year, to 5 Youden's Court. On 2 September 1918, she received a letter from Augustus' officer stating that Augustus had been killed. She wrote to ask for further information and whether this report could be confirmed. Sadly it was, and in Mrs Smith was eventually sent Augustus' victory and war medals, followed by the 1914 star.

Mrs Smith remarried in late 1919 in Dover to Herbert Frank Voller. They had seven children; Thomas J in 1920, Kathleen M around 1923, Herbert W F in 1926, Zenia V in 1929, Patricia O J in 1931, and Doreen P in 1935. In 1939, as war began again, Mrs Voller and the younger children were picking hops in the Swale area, staying in Hop Hut 122. Mr Voller, a boiler-cleaner and a member of the Mercantile Marine War Services List, remained at home at 25 Astor Avenue with the eldest child, Thomas, a former officers' steward on SS Matakana.

Mrs Voller died in 1981 in Dover.


26, 584 BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX

HAMMOND, Private, FREDERICK MAURICE, 29968, 3rd Bn, Grenadier Guards. KIA 22 August 1918. Age 27. Son of Mr G. and Mrs M. A. Hammond of 5 Hillside Cottages, Shepherdswell, Dover. VI D 11


13, 298 BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BRITISH EXTENSION

RICHARDSON, Serjeant, WILLIAM, 27596, Mentioned in Despatches, "Z" 24th Trench Mortar Bty, RGA. KIA 26 March 1917. Age 29. Son of Mrs K. Crowe (formerly Richardson) of Walthamstow, London, and the late William Richardson; husband of A. Richardson of 13 Lascelles Rd, Maxton, Dover. II C 12  He was mentioned in a Press release in Guernsey

$SKIGGS, Private, VICTOR JOHN, 64049, Royal Fusiliers 1st Bn, age 21, 12 July 1918. V F 10


28, 802 BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

KENNETT, Sapper, EDWARD JAMES, 182533, 5th Field Survey Coy, Royal Engineers. 28 October 1918. Age 32. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Ann Kennett of Oast House, Cox Hill, Shepherdswell, Dover. VI B 2

$WYBORN, Driver, JAMES HENRY, 210901, 66th Bty. 330th Bde, RFA. Died of pneumonia 11 November 1918. Age 36. Son of John and Hannah Wyborn of Dover; husband of Nellie Wyborn of 25 Folkestone Rd, Dover. II B 25

from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 

 
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