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13, 288 QUARRY CEMETERY, VERMELLES

BRENCHLEY, Private, CHARLES FENNELL, 7458, 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers. 4 February 1916. Age 25. Born at Sutton-by-Dover. Son of Mary Jane Brenchley of 15 Winchelsea St, Dover, Kent, and the late John Brenchley. E 6


12, 233 QUATRE-VENTS MILITARY CEMETERY, ESTREE-CAUCHY

PRESS, Private, H E, 446596, 7th Bn, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment) died of wounds received at Vimy Ridge 9 April 1917. Age 24. Son of Henry J. W. and Rosetta Press of 1914 1st St, NE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. From Dover, England. III B 12

QUEANT COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais

SAYER, Private, JAMES BENJAMIN, 228809, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment), 9 October 1918. D 19


24, 426 QUERRIEU BRITISH CEMETERY

BUSHELL, Lieutenant Colonel, CHRISTOPHER, V C, D S O, 7th Bn, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) Killed in action 8 August 1918. Age 30. Younger son of the late Reginald Bushell of Hinderton Lodge, Neston, Cheshire, and of Mrs Caroline Bushell of Hillside, St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe, Dover; husband of Rachel Bushell of Boughton Aluph, Kent, late of Wye Vicarage, Kent. Grave E 6 An extract from The London Gazette No. 30667, dated 30 April 1918 records the following:- For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when in command of his battalion. Lt. Col. Bushell personally led "C" Company of his battalion, who were co-operating with an Allied regiment in a counter-attack, in face of very heavy machine gun fire. In the course of this attack he was severely wounded in the head, but he continued to carry on, walking about in front of both English and Allied troops encouraging and re-organising them. He refused even to have his wound attended to until he had placed the whole line in a sound position, and formed a defensive flank to meet a turning movement by the enemy. He then went to brigade headquarters and reported the situation, had his wound dressed, and returned to the firing line, which had come back a short distance. He visited every portion of the line, both English and Allied, in the face of terrific machine-gun and rifle fire, exhorting the troops to remain where they were, and to kill the enemy. In spite of his wounds this gallant officer refused to go to the rear, and had eventually to be removed to the dressing station in a fainting condition. To the magnificent example of energy, devotion and courage shown by their Commanding officer is attributed the fine spirit displayed and the keen fight put up by his battalion not only on the day in question but on each succeeding day of the withdrawal"


13, 254 RATION FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES

DODSON, Second Lieutenant, JOSEPH EDWARD, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). attd 10th Bn. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) KIA 10 October 1918. Age 31. Son of Edward and Selina Dodson of "The Gables" Hathersage, Derbyshire; husband of Dorothy May Dodson of 7 Evelyn Court, Lansdown Terrace, Cheltenham. Late Balliol (Oxford) Liverpool, and Dover Colleges. VIII D 2

$DUNN, Lance Corporal, WILLIAM JAMES, L/6842, 1st Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 24 March 1915. Age 32. Son of Capt and Mrs Dunn of Dover; husband of Gertrude Dunn of 48 Dour St, Dover. VI C 11

$HUGHES, 2nd Lieutenant, LIONEL HOLFORD, North Staffordshire Regiment, age 19, 29 October 1914. Special Memorial near VI M


25, 487 REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY, GRANDCOURT

DANIELS, Arthur, Lance Corporal 864, died 18 November 1916, grave IX G 5, brother of Edwin Thomas Daniels

TWEED, Private, A, 12760, 8th Bn, Suffolk Regiment. 29 October 1916. Age 23. Son of Mrs Mary Tweed of 63 Dover Cottages, Little Green, Cheveley, Newmarket. IV B 20

 

RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, AISNE

$STREAT, Private, CYRIL WILLIAM, L/10486, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 21 March 1918. British B 18

 

RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France

DRISCOLL, William Charles, 115221, Gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery, 225 Seige Battery. Died 3 June 1918 Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Gunner Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery, grave ref  1 N 1, born Dover in 1881, son of William James and Elizabeth Ann Driscoll, and brother of James Edward Driscoll remembered at Thiepval, France. Living in 1881 at 9 Paul's Place, Dover, in 1891 at Tower Hill, father born at Whitechapel, general labourer. Lived in Erith, enlisted in Woolwich


26, 633 ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT

$WORSTER, Captain, A. F. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 23 November 1917. II E 5

$WYNNE, Lieutenant, MAURICE ST. CLAIR PATRICK, D C M, Mentioned in Despatches, 1st/2nd Bn, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died of wounds received at Le Cateau 11 October 1918. Age 23. Son of Norah Keilthy (formerly Wynne) of Avenue Villa, 15 Frith Rd, Dover, and the late William Wynne. XIV C 2


27, 724 RONSSOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY

$BLATCHFORD, Private, JOHN WILLIAM, 56192, 74th Bn, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) KIA 22 September 1918. Age 25. Son of James and Ann Eliza Blatchford of 7 Maison Dieu Place, High St, Dover. B 11


13, 256 RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX

$REID, Private, A, 7830, 1st Bn, Middlesex Regiment. 30 October 1914. Age 32. Son of Thomas and Hannah Reid; husband of Margaret Reid of 3 Castlemount Rd, Dover. II B 42

RUE PETILLON, FLEURBAIX

$MINTER, Private, CHARLES HERBERT, 144, Australian Infantry AIF, 19 July 1916. I K 57


26, 614? RUMAUCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY

$JOHNSON, Private, MONTAGUE WILLIAM, 76402, 2nd/6th Bn, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) Died whilst POW 5 May 1918. Age 23. Son of the late Richard Stephen and Isabel Alice Johnson of Dover, Kent. Grave 53

from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 
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