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26, 656 LA CHAPELETTE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, PERONNE
 

FOWLER , Lance Corporal, Joseph Patrick, 54338, 17th Bn, Welsh Regiment. Died of Wounds 5 May 1917. Age 26. Husband of Mrs Emily E. Fowler of 89 High St, Dover. The couple had married in 1916. Joseph was born in Hounslow in early 1891, the son of James Joseph Fowler, a trooper sergeant major in the army, and his wife Susanne Marie. The family were in Chertion, at the laundry, in 1901, with Mr Fowler a laundry carman and Mrs Fowler a laundress. They then had five children; Florence Louisa, William James, Joseph Patrick, James Aloysius, and Arthur Stephen. The family were at Rose Villa, Darlinghurst Road, Cheriton, in 1911, with Mrs Fowler the proprietress of a laundry. They had lost two of their six children, one being Arthur Stephen, who died at the age of 3.

Mrs Emily Fowler may have remarried in 1922 to Ernest Albert Victor Coveney, a Royal Navy stoker born in Ashford on 29 June 1889. I C 9 

$HAYWARD, Private, SIDNEY PAUL, L/295073, Manchester Regiment, 10 June 1917. II G 3


58, 945 LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL
 

$BAKER, Corporal, GEORGE HENRY, L/9387, Royal Sussex Regiment, KIA 14 September 1914. no ref

BINFIELD , Private, THOMAS FRANK, 8615, 1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment. 29 September 1914. Age 28. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Binfield of 1 Alma Place, Langley New Town, Slough, Bucks; husband of Mabel Ellen Lusted (formerly Binfield) of 19 Magdala Rd, Dover. no ref

$BLYTHE, Private, REGINALD, L/18100, Royal Fusiliers, age 21, 14 September 1914. no ref

$ELLIS , Lance Corporal, GEORGE ALFRED, L/7371, 1st Bn, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 13 September 1914. Husband of Amy E. Ellis of 60 Oswald Rd., Buckland, Dover. no ref

$HAMPTON , Private, ALBERT ALEXANDER, L/9915, "D" Coy. 1st Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 1 October 1914. Age 20. Grandson of Mr G. and Mrs Jane Hampton of 48 Douglas Rd, Dover. no ref

MOSS , Private, JAMES, L/6265, 1st Bn, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 1 September 1914. Age 32. Son of the late James Moss; husband of Ellen Moss of 9 Albion Place, Dover. no ref 

WARNER , Private, JOHN HENRY, L/8270, "H" Coy. 1st Bn, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 1 September 1914. Age 27. Son of Mr and Mrs Warner of 60 Clarence St, Gravesend; husband of Edith Grace Warner of 84 Wyndham Rd, Tower Hamlets, Dover. no ref 

$WATERS , Private, WILLIAM, 8593, 1st Bn, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 17 September 1914. Age 29. Husband of Lottie Mabel Waters of 3 West St, Dover. no ref

 

LA GORGUE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, France

McGOWAN, Frederick,1052, Lance Corporal, Royal Scots (Lothain regiment), born in Dover, enlisted and lived in Belfast, died 7 November 1914 from wounds, aged 19, grave IM2, son of William and the late Annie McGowan. He joined the army aged 15 and was a musician.  His brother William was serving in the Royal Rifles at Aldershot. His brother Cecil was in the Belfast Union, and his sister Mabel in a home for blind people. Frederick had been adopted by the guardians of the Belfast Union School

 

25, 541 LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE  

$STEPHENSON , Private, PHILIP SYDNEY, 14519, 1st Bn, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) Died of wounds 27 August 1916. Age 36. Son of Phyllis and the late Harker George Stephenson of Dover. II B 1
 


12, 222 LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY
 

NASH , Serjeant, SIDNEY ALBERT, T/32627, 4th Coy. 4th Div Train, Army Service Corps. KIA 31 May 1918. Age 23. Son of Mr and Mrs S. P. Nash of Dover; husband of Emma Mannering (formerly Nash) of 29 Danesbury Rd, Feltham, Middlesex. X A 6
 

SIRETT , Private, EDGAR MOFFET, 2922, "D" Coy, London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) 24 December 1915. Age 21. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Sirett of 322 London Rd, Dover. From Chatham. I D 1
 


28, 794 LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY
 

PALMER , Private, WILLIAM HENRY ELVERY, 54454, "C" Coy. 2nd/7th Bn, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds whilst prisoner of war 24 March 1918. Age 19. Son of Henry J. and A. Palmer of 62 Moat Rd, East Grinstead, Sussex. Born Dover, Kent. V B 16 . His parents lived in Dover at Cherry Tree Avenue
 


LE TOUQUET RAILWAY CROSSING CEMETERY

MORRAH, Major, JOHN HENRY, Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), age 39, 18 October 1914. A 6



13, 278 LE TOURET MEMORIAL

 

$AHERN, Rifleman, LEONARD JOHN, 4220, Rifle Brigade, 12/14 March 1915. Panel 44

$BRADLEY , Lieutenant, GEOFFREY MONTAGU, Mentioned in Despatches, 6th Bn, Rifle Brigade. attd to 2nd Bn, Welsh Regiment, KIA Festubert 22 December 1914. Age 21. Son of Edwin and Emmeline Mary Bradley of Leyburne House, Dover. B.A. Scholar of Jesus College, Cambridge. Ex-captain of Cambridge University Shooting Eight. Panel 44

$BROWNING , Private, EASTER, C/8205, 2nd Bn, Royal Sussex Regiment. 9 May 1915. Age 28. Son of Mrs A. M. Browning of 120 London Rd, Buckland, Dover. Panel 20 and 21

$CORK, Private, JOHN JAMES, 5/906, Royal Sussex Regiment, 25 January 1915. Panel 20 and 21

$DANIELL, Lieutenant Colonel, EDWARD HENRY EDWIN, Royal Irish Regiment, age 46, 20 October 1914. Panel11 and 12

$DUNBAR, Private, JOHN SINCLAIR, 2171, Northumberland Fusiliers, 27 October 1914. Panel 5 and 6

$KNOTT, Sapper, THOMAS JAMES, 22520, Royal Engineers, 25 January 1915. Panel 1

PHILPOTT, Private, WILLIAM JAMES, L/8210, 2nd Btn Royal Sussex Regiment, died 27 January 1915, Panel 20 and 21, also commemorated on the Brantford, Ontario, memorial. He was a messenger when he enlisted in Dover to the Royal Sussex Regiment on 14 March 1905; he was 5'4" with light brown eyes and brown hair, and had a scar on his right thigh. In 1911 he was  in Rawalpindi, Punjab, India, with the overseas military. His conduct was exemplary. In the Reserve, he was given permission to travel on the SS Pretoria on 16 March 1913 for a year's residence in Canada. He gained employment in the Ham and Nott factory at Brantford. He was living at 22 Webling Street; one of his sisters, Annie, who married Arthur Marshall, lived at number 11. William returned to England on the outbreak of war to rejoin the Royal Sussex. After a letter from a friend suggested William had died his parents underwent two months of anxiety before the sad news was confirmed.  His brother, Arthur Edward, also died, on 9 April 1917, and is commemorated on the Vimy memorial. Further information is there. A picture is available.

$READER , Private, PERCIVAL STANLEY, 16, "D" Sqdn, 7th Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal's) 21 December 1914. Age 27. Son of William Nicholas Reader and Clara Jane Reader of 13 Buckland Avenue, Dover Panel 1

RICHARDSON, Private, FREDERICK WILLIAM, 3/10173, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own) 10 March 1915. Panel 9 and 10

$SMART, George Henry, died 22 December 1914, panel 9 and 10

$SMITH , Private, THOMAS JOSEPH, GS/371, 2nd Bn, Royal Sussex Regiment. 9 May 1915. Age 26. Son of Peter and Susannah Smith of 10 Woolcomber Lane, Dover. Panel 20 and 21

SMITH , Lance Corporal, WALTER, 8002, 2nd Bn, Yorkshire Regiment. 11 March 1915. Age 35. Son of the late John Jarvis Smith; husband of Maly Clarence Smith of 6 Last Lane, Queen St., Dover. Panel 12

$SOLE , Serjeant, EDWARD WILLIAM, 8742, 1st Bn, Lincolnshire Regiment. 20 October 1914. Age 24. Son of Edward W. Sole; husband of Harriet S. Culley (formerly Sole) of 16 George St., Dover. Panel 8 

$WALSH, Rifleman, PERCY JAMES, 8639, Royal Irish Rifles, 26 October 1914. Panel 42 and 43


21, 401 LE TREPORT MILITARY CEMETERY
 

CONNOLLY , Private, JOHN PATRICK, 17573, 7th Bn, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of disease 28 October 1915. Age 30. Son of William and Mary Jane Connan Connolly of Mine Hill, Dover, New Jersey, U.S.A. Plot 1, Row M, Grave 3A 

$STEVENS , Rifleman, A R, 4331, 15th Bn, London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) Died of wounds 4 June 1916. Age 24. Son of Robert and Annie Stevens of Dover. Plot 1, Row N, Grave 7


26, 617 LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

The CWGC states that the extension contains 774 commemorations from the Great War. 266 of these are unidentified. There are special memorials for 20 casualties believed or known to be buried among them, and also to one soldier buried in the Bertincourt German Military Cemetery, whose remains could not be found when the graves were concentrated. We are awaiting confirmation that this is the casualty below, as there is a note by his name on the CWGC records of "Bertincourt German Cem"::

$McLOUGHLIN , Private, FREDERICK, 38273, 16th Bn, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 23 August 1918. Age 19. Son of Mrs. E. R. McLoughlin of 28 Maxton Rd, Dover commemorated on Memorial I.

 

2, 6 LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE  

JENNINGS , Sapper, ALFRED ARTHUR, WR/202551, Railway Operating Div, Royal Engineers. 12 February 1919. Age 44. Son of Mr and Mrs Jennings of Washington Villas, Monins Rd, Dover; husband of Louisa Jennings of 16 Wellington Rd, Deal, Kent. VIII C 15
 


12, 219 LILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY
 

BEATTIE , Corporal, HENRY, 174658, 237th Siege Bty, RGA. 9 April 1918. Son of Henry Beattie; husband of Mrs Beattie of 106 Mayfield Avenue Flats, Dover. Born Dover. Served in the Somaliland Campaign. V F 13
  (correctly, his surname is "Beatty")

FRY , Private, FREDERICK SWINFORD, 351, 544th Coy, Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds (gas) 12 May 1916. Age 18. Son of Mr and Mrs E. Fry of Yew Tree Cottage, Barfreston, Dover. Born Dover. V C 6

MacFARLANE , Private, PERCY NOBLE, 709047, 26th Bn, Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment) 17 August 1917. Age 23. Son of Robert and Louise Agnes MacFarlane of 45 Brydges St, Moncton, New Brunswick From Dover, New Brunswick. V E 4 

$MELLO, 2nd Lieutenant, ARNOLD, London Regiment (London Scottish) 17 November 1915. V A 1

 

26, 643 LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL

$BALDRY, Rifleman, ALBERT HENRY, 593473, 18th (County of London ) Bn (London Irish Rifles) 23 March 1918. 10 H 39

 

3, 13 LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY
 

$CLACKETT, Private, CHARLES, 203581, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) age 20, 7 April 1918. V A 3

$COOKE , Sapper, FRANK, 212418, 429th Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 7 January 1918. Age 37. Husband of Eleanor Frances Cooke of 158 Union Rd, Dover. IV F 37
 

WHYBOURN , Lance Corporal, JOHN, 8841, 1st Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 7 April 1917. Age 29. Son of Mr and Mrs Whybourn of Holt St, Nonington, Dover. IV B 50
 


25, 492 LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILE
 

$WATTS , Private, W E A, G/5428, 6th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 3 July 1916. Age 22. Son of Walter and Edith J. Watts of 38 Old Folkestone Rd, Dover. II D 11
 


13, 295 LOOS MEMORIAL
 

BAGGOTT , Lance Corporal, JOHN HENRY, 2174, 2nd Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers. 23 April 1918. Age 30. Husband of Mary Jane Baggott of 14 Union Row, Military Rd, Dover. Panel 45 and 46 

$CADMAN , Serjeant, ALBERT GEORGE, L/6380, 1st Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 24 June 1917. Age 32. Son of Charlotte Cadman of 8 Palmerston Cottages, Dover, and the late Robert Thomas Cadman husband of Alice Bertha Cadman of 164 Clarendon Place, Dover. Served in the South African Campaign. Panel 15 to 19 

CAUSER , Private, EDWIN, G/544, 6th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 7 March 1916. Age 26. Son of Rose Causer of 18 Hall Lane, Huyton Quarry, Liverpool, and the late Edwin Causer; husband of Elizabeth Mary Causer of 1 Church St, Nonington, Dover. Panel 15 to 19. "In loving memory of my dear husband and our darling daddy, Private Edwin Causer (Ted) The Buffs KIA 7 March 1916 aged 27. We miss him most who loved him best. Somewhere in France, in an unknown grave lies our dear one in amongst the brave. Someday we hope to meet again, someday, we know not when. To clasp the hand in that better land, Never to part again From his loving Wife, and two children Gwenda and Teddie" In Memoriam March 1918 

CHARLWOOD , Private, FREDRICK J., 266742, 2nd 6th Bn, Gloucestershire Regiment. 19 July 1916. Age 22. Son of Fredrick John Charlwood of 11 Dover Place, Clifton, Bristol. Panel 60 to 64  

$DIXON, Sergeant, REGINALD JAMES, 8976, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 25 September 1915. Panel 83 to 85

DUNCAN , Private, ALBERT HENRY, L/9906, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 13 October 1915. Panel 15 to 19

$FOGG , Serjeant, ALBERT FRANK, L/9203, "A" Coy. 2nd Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 28 September 1915. Age 21. Eldest son of Norman and Henrietta Sarah Fogg of 104 Mayfield Avenue, Dover. Panel 15 to 19 

$FOREMAN, Private, FREDERICK, 7606, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 25 September 1915. Panel 83 to 85

GOLDSACK , Private, WILLIAM, G/2710, 8th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 26 September 1915. Age 24. Son of Mr and Mrs George W. Goldsack of The Street, Dover. Panel 15 to 19

GOLDSACK or GILHAM, Frederick, 28 September 1915, husband of Emily, son of Maria Phipps, panel 15 to 19.

HOPPER, Corporal, GILBERT,  The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). 10 March 1916. Panel 15 to 19

$JOHNSON, Private, FREDERICK, 654, East Surrey Regiment, 26 September 1915. Panel 65 to 67

$LEWIS , Private, JOHN NORTON, L/7776, 6th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 13 October 1915. Age 31. Son of William and Mary Ann Lewis of Dover; husband of Daisy Gertrude Manser (formerly Lewis) of 40 St. James' St, Dover. Panel 15 to 19 

MAPLE , Private, ERNEST, S/120, 6th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 13 October 1915. Age 38. Son of the late William and of Elizabeth Maple of Ringwould, Dover. Panel 15 to 19 

$MARSH, Private, CHARLES HENRY, G/376, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 13 October 1915. Panel 15 to 19

$McKAY, Private, ALEXANDER J, 23285, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 30 July 1916, Panel 57 to 59

$NEWLAND, Private, FREDERICK THOMAS, G/237, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 6th Bn, 13/14 October 1915. Panel 15 to 19

PENFOLD , Private, CHARLES EDWARD, G/5489, 6th Bn. formerly 2nd Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 9 November 1915. Age 38. Son of Edward and Caroline Penfold of Blooden Cottage, Blooden, Adisham, Dover; husband of Amelia Britton (formerly Penfold) of 2 Terrace Cottages, Irchester St, Ramsgate, Kent. Panel 15 to 19 

$RAWLINGS, Private, GEORGE,  G/3929, The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 25 September 1915. Panel 13 to 15

$SABEY, Private, FRANK, 3940, London Regiment (London Scottish) 23/25 September 1915. Panel 132

$SAUNDERS, Private, WILLIAM CHARLES RICHARD, 6719, Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Bn, age 19, 26 September 1915. Panel 46 to 49

$SAVAGE , Private, FREDERICK W, G/7552, 6th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 19 March 1916. Age 28. Son of Mr and Mrs Savage of 4 Dublin Cottages, River, Dover. Panel 15 to 19 

SEATH , Lance Corporal, THOMAS WILLIAM, L/9783, "C" Coy. 2nd Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 28 September 1915. Age 29. Son of Mrs H. G. Seath of Swingfield, Dover. Panel 15 to 19 

$SEDGEWICK, Private, ERNEST CHARLES, L/9885, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 28 September 1915. Panel 15 to 19

$SHARP , Private, ERNEST ALFRED, 38201, 2nd Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers. 22 April 1918. Age 20. Son of Mr and Mrs T. W. Sharp of 1 Alfred Rd, Dover. Panel 45 and 46 

$SMITH , Serjeant, WILLIAM TRAYTON, L/8019, 6th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 13 October 1915 Age 27. Son of Aaron Smith of 58 Odo Rd, Dover. Panel 15 to 19 

$THORNER, Sergeant, ERNEST REGINALD, L/9143, The Queens (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 25 September 1915. Panel 13 to 15

$WOOD , Private, WILLIAM FREDERICK, G/8852, 6th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 7 April 1916. Age 31. Son of Mrs Dixon of West Studdale, Dover; husband of Mrs Albert Wall (formerly Wood) of 1 Avenue Clarisse, Vaucresson, Seine-et-Oise, France. Panel 15 to 19
 


26, 612 LOUVERVAL MILITARY CEMETERY, DOIGNIES
 

$NASH, Private, JOHN ROBERT, M/316133, Army Services Corps, 4 October 1918. A 5

$WELCH , Private, D, 5236, Royal Army Medical Corps. attd 149th RN Field Amb. 63rd RN Div, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 27 September 1918. Age 26. Son-in-law of Mrs M. Foster of 1 Percival Terrace, Folkestone Rd, Dover. A 33

from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 

 
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