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$JORDAN, Private, GEORGE HENRY, 204829, 6th Bn, Northamptonshire Regiment. 21 September 1918. Age 21. Son of George Edward and Susannah Jordan of Stoneywood House, Bucksburn, Aberdeenshire. Born Dover. I H 19


$ROBINSON, Herbert Pollexfen, 2 September 1918, A 30


$PETTET, Private,WILLIAM HENRY, TF/260080, Royal Sussex Regiment, 25 October 1918. II A 35


$COLEMAN, Private, JOHN MORRIS, L/9832, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 24 September 1914. II F 19


DOWNES, Private, ARTHUR CLEMENT, 204196, (1277). 1st Bn, East Yorkshire Regiment. 9 July 1918. Age 26. Son of William C. and Mary Downes of 7 Marine Parade, Dover. V D 7

$JACKSON, Leading Aircraftman, THOMAS DOUGLAS, 6665, 52nd Sqdn, RAF. Died of influenza 13 February 1919. Age 21. Son of Thomas Edward and Mary Jackson of 4 Malmains Rd, Maxton, Dover. II B 30

$MILLINGTON, Private, P W H, 69346, 1st Bn, Royal Fusiliers. 7 September 1918. Age 33. Son of Herbert James and Elizabeth Millington of 6 Church Place, Dover. V G 7


$AUSTIN, Private, JOHN JAMES, 44355, 10th Bn, South Wales Borderers. 15 September 1918. Age 29. Son of Edward Austin of 3 Edred Rd, Tower Hamlets, Dover. IV A 28


FITZ GERALD, Serjeant, J, 7628, 1st Bn, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 19 September 1914. Son of Mrs E. A. Fitz Gerald of 38 Chapel Place Dover. III C 8


$HOBBS, Bombardier, RICHARD, 358471, 170th Siege Bty, RGA. 1 November 1918. Age 36. Son of Richard and Mary Hobbs of Selsted, Dover; husband of Annie Hobbs of 15 Stanhope Rd, Dover. B 5


BEARBLOCK, Lieutenant, CHARLES HENRY, 9th Bn, Essex Regiment. Died of wounds 20 October 1915. Age 22. Son of Engineer Capt C. W. J. Bearblock CB RN (retired) and Mrs A. R. Bearblock of Owley Cottage, South Brent, Devon. Educated at Pearce's School, Sidcup and Dover College OTC. Joined University of London OTC Aug 1914 and commissioned 2nd Lt Sept 1914. A Law student. I G 8

$DAVIDSON, Captain, CHRISTOPHER EDMUND GRANT, 1st Bn attd 6th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) KIA at Hulluch Quarries 13 October 1915. Age 29. Son of Lt Col C. M. Davidson (His Majesty's Bodyguard) and Jessie Rose Oliphant Davidson of 14 Victoria Park, Dover. Born London. I E 11

NICHOLSON, Second Lieutenant, JOHN MAURICE LEONARD, 8th Bn, Seaforth Highlanders. KIA 11 July 1916. Age 24. Son of Margaret and the late John Nicholson MRCVS of Dover and of "Seaforth" 218 New Cross Rd, London. Mobilised Aug 4th 1914. Wounded at Messines 1914 and at the Battle of Loos 1915. IV G 36

PAY, Private, THOMAS JAMES, 9116, 6th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 23 February 1916. Age 26. Son of William and Mary Ann Pay of Holt St, Nonington, Dover. II N 21


$LEWIS, Sergeant, GEORGE DAVID G, 5557, 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queens Bays) 1 September 1914. no ref


$STEWART, Lance Corporal, ARTHUR WALLACE, 26/637, 4th Bn. 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Died of wounds 27 October 1918. Son of Charles and Lucy Stewart of Castle Hill Rd, Dover, Kent. Grave 17


$BURNETT, Sapper, HAROLD GEORGE, 42243, 70th Field Coy, Royal Engineers. KIA 24 September 1918. Age 26. Son of Luke and Mary Burnett of 2 Albert Rd, Dover. III A 2


BAILEY, Gunner, GEORGE, 303630, 2nd Bde, Canadian Field Artillery. 26 December 1917. Age 26. Son of Mr and Mrs Robert Bailey of "The Hollies" Ewell Minnis, Alkham, Dover. XI B 1


$BROMLEY, Private, GORDON JOHN, 2697, Austrailian Infantry AIF, 5 November 1916. no ref

GARTH, Gunner, FRANK, 2298, 24th Bde, Australian Field Artillery. 10 December 1916. Age 18. Son of Sarah Ann Garth of Mowbray, Launceston, Tasmania, and the late Thomas James Garth. His father also fell. Born Dover. no ref

HAMBROOK, Private, ALBERT WICKENS, 3557, 26th Bn, Australian Infantry, AIF 14 November 1916. Age 19. Born Dover. Son of William Back Hambrook and Alice Emmeline Hambrook of "Mildura" Mary St, North Toowoomba, Queensland. no ref

LATHAM, Private, THOMAS EDWARD, 1055, 2nd Bn, Australian Infantry, AIF 4 May 1917. Age 43. Son of Thomas and Isabel Latham; husband of Martha Latham of Honeysuckle, Lansdale, New South Wales. Born Dover. no ref

$PARKER, Private, ALFRED GEORGE, 2975, Australian Infantry AIF, 4(5) April 1918. no ref


$AD(D)LEY, Private, SIDNEY, G/19391, Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 21 October 1918. XVIA B 12

CHIDWICK, Private, F G, 709556, 78th Bn, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment) Died of wounds 26 August 1918. Age 34. Son of Mrs Chidwick of 4 Devonshire Rd, Tower Hamlets, Dover. XVIA A 12


HUNT, Lance Corporal, CECIL WELLS, 27691, 13th Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 15 March 1918. Age 23. Son of J. and Ellenor Hunt of 98 Crabble Hill, Dover. Born Whitley Bay, Northumberland. III F 11


$HUTCHINS, Private, THOMAS ALFRED VICTOR, 31281, 2nd Bn, Grenadier Guards. KIA 4 November 1918. Age 21. Son of Susanna Bailey of 11 Westmount Terrace, Priory Hill, Dover. G 4


BRUMBY, Private, ARTHUR, 446815, 52nd Bn, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment) 17 April 1917. Age 19. Son of Hannah Brumby of 1721 8th Street East, Calgary, Alberta, and the late John Henry Brumby, who died 29 October 1907, then at The Butchers Arms, Ashley, Northbourne. Born Dover. no ref. Struck on the temple by shrapnel from a shell which exploded 50 yards in front of his party of signallers on the way to the trenches, never regained consciousness. Lived at 9 London Road in 1901, with sisters Lucy, Bessie, and May, his twin.
 (next to Isaac and Elizabeth Easton)

LINFOOT, Private, JOHN, 234935, 44th Bn, Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regiment) 3 June 1917. Age 29. Son of Thomas Linfoot of Beadle, Saskatchewan; husband of Dorothy Bianchi (formerly Linfoot) of Eythorne, Dover. no ref

PARKER, David or Henry Edward, died 26 September 1916.

PHILPOTT, Arthur Edward, died 9 April 1917, 772165 Canadian Infantry, born Dover on 18 November 1895. He was the son of James William Philpott and his wife Esther Mary, née Boyce, who had married in Dover at Holy Trinity on 10 November 1884. In 1901 they were at 55 Wyndham Road, Dover, with Mr Philpott a coal labourer. He was born in Faversham. At home were William James P, born 1884, a grocer's assistant, Annie Elizabeth, 1887, domestic servant, Arthur, Florence Edith, 1896, and Ernest G, born about 1899. In 1911 they were at 22 Victoria Street, Dover. Arthur had become an errand boy. William was  in Rawalpindi, Punjab, India, with the overseas military. Arthur enlisted on 20 October 1915 in Brantford, Ontario; his mother's home address was then 303 Dalhousie Street, Brantford, and he was occupied as a shipper. He had been employed at the Massey-Harris factory there. He was 5' 4½", with light brown hair and blue eyes. He had a Union Flag tattooed on his right arm. With his religion as Church of England he was a Salvation Army man when he died. He left a wife, from 219 Dalhousie Street, and a little son whom he had never seen. A picture of Arthur is available. His brother William James also died; commemorated on the Le Touret memorial.

James Philpott also served, as 772660 in the 125th battalion like his son. He was a labourer and was employed in Canada by Mickle, Dyment, and Co.  His attestation on 19 January 1916 suggests he was born on 10 November 1870; he was actually born in 1865. He was 5'4" tall, with light brown hair and blue eyes. He was discharged as medically unfit on 26 September 1916. He had had 18 years military experience, with the Buffs (8 years), the RGA (7 years), and the 38th DRC (3 years). His address at enlistment was 219 Dalhousie Street, naming his wife as next-of-kin.

WILLIAMS, Bert Christopher, 305118, Private, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment), 1st Bn. 3 May 1917 no ref, born Dover, lived Brantford Ontario


$BAYLEY, Private, JAMES THOMAS, 1009803, 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion, 12 September 1918. I D 15

$PAIN, Serjeant, ALFRED THOMAS, 13570, 6th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 3 May 1917. Age 25. Son of Stephen and Susan E. Pain of 149 London Rd, Dover. X E 11



BENNETT, Private, ARTHUR EDWARD, 55281, 1st Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers. 8 October 1918. Age 21. Son of Emily E. Haney (formerly Bennett) of 61 Pioneer Rd, Buckland, Dover, and the late Walter Bennett. Panel 3

CASTLE, Private, EDWIN ANDREW, PO/2464 (S), 1st RM Bn. R.N. Div Royal Marine Light Infantry. Born 21 August 1892 at West Langdon, Kent, died 27 September 1918. Age 25. Son of Mr Charles Castle and his wife Eliza, née Hopper, of West Langdon, Dover. In 1901 they were living at 2 Church Cottages, West Langdon, where Mr Castle, 48, was working as a domestic gardener.  Edwin had an elder brother, Robert, 13, who was a carter on a farm, and a younger sister, Daisy, 7. All the family were born at West Langdon except Mrs Castle, who was born at East Langdon. Edwin married Ada Grace Castle in 1915. He took part in the Zeebrugge Raid on board HMS Vindictive. He was attached to the NB, and after having previously been reported wounded was reported killed. He was buried in an isolated grave 100 yards west of the road running north from the Sugar Factory, 5¼ miles SW of Cambrai. He was the son-in-law of Mr and Mrs Little of 13 Selbourne Terrace, Dover, where his wife and his toddler daughter, Molly, were living at the time of his death. Mrs Castle remarried in 1920 to Albert Edward Frier. Panel 1. 

$CROFTS, Private, EDWIN LAWRENCE , G/8388, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 27 August 1918. Panel 3

$DAWES, Private, ARTHUR, G/23870, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 21 September 1918. Panel 3

$ELVERSON, Lieutenant, RONALD WHIDBORNE, East Surrey Regiment, 25 September 1918. Panel 6

FOX, Private, WALTER JAMES, 80030, 1st/6th Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 11 October 1918. Age 21. Son of Charles Edward and Emma Charlotte Fox of 48 Oswald Rd, Dover. From Faversham. Panel 4

$FRIEND, Second Lieutenant, JOSEPH BERTIE, 17th Bn. attd 13th Bn, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 21 August 1918. Age 29. Son of Joseph Bertie and Mary Isabel Friend of 7 Priory Gate Rd, Dover. Panel 3 and 4

GILBERT, Rifleman, STANLEY CLIFFORD, 47036, Rifle Brigade posted to London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) 31 August 1918. Age 41. Son of Mrs Gilbert of 3 Agar Terrace, Carn Brea, Cornwall; husband of Mrs E. Gilbert of 165 London Rd, Dover. Panel 10

$HALL, Private, FREDERICK STEPHEN, 15105, Royal Munster Fusiliers, 28 September 1918. Panel 10

HARMAN, Rifleman, ALFRED JAMES, 48750, Rifle Brigade. posted to 2nd/10th Bn, London Regiment 9 August 1918. Age 18. Son of Alfred H. and Charlotte Harman of 10 Dolphin Lane, Dover. Panel 10

$HART, Lieutenant, HYLA PADGHAM, Durham Light Infantry, 5 October 1918. Panel 9

$HOLLAND, Company Quartermaster Serjeant, HAROLD EDWARD, 8719, M M, 8th Bn, East Surrey Regiment. 1 September 1918. Age 39. Son of the late H. E. Holland; husband of May L. G. Holland of 29 Eaton Rd, Dover. Panel 6

LAVERY, Company Serjeant Major, FRANCIS, 28898, D C M, 8th Bn, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 23 August 1918. Age 40. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Lavery; husband of Sarah Emily Lavery of 73 Buckland Avenue, Dover. Previously served 8 years in the 1st Bn The King's Liverpool Regt. Panel 3

$LETTY, Lance Corporal, REGINALD RICHARD, 19796, Dorsetshire Regiment, 23 August 1918. Panel 7

SAXON, Serjeant, TOM, 1558, "B" Sqdn, 3rd (King's Own) Hussars. 10 August 1918. Age 29. Son of Joseph and Ann Saxon of 86 Grosvenor St, Stalybridge, Cheshire; husband of Emmeline Rose Saxon of 1 Glenfield Rd, Buckland, Dover. Eleven years service. Panel 2

$SCUTT, Lance Corporal, SYDNEY FRANK, G/68586, 8th Bn, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 11 October 1918. Son of Charles Savage Scutt and Ellen Scutt of 2 Stanhope Rd, Dover. Panel 3

$STURGES, Private, ARTHUR, 57810, Worcestershire Regiment, 13 October 1918. Panel 6

$TORR, Rifleman, DAVID KELLAWAY, Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 23 October 1918. Panel 9

$TUNNELL, 2nd Lieutenant, OLIVER, Northumberland Fusiliers, age 33, 24 October 1918. Panel 3

from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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