THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

WWI - At Rest in Kenya, Malta, Norway,
The Netherlands, Pakistan, Russian Federation,
Montenegro and Serbia

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NAIROBI BRITISH AND INDIAN MEMORIAL, Kenya

JONES, Warrant Officer Class I, THOMAS EDWIN, East African Intelligence Department. 5 January 1916. Age 26. Son of Tom and Sarah Ann Jones of 2 Belgrave Rd, Dover. no ref


MALTA (CAPPUCINI) NAVAL CEMETERY, Malta

PALMER, CHARLES RICHARD D, died 27 April 1917, Protestant Grave 311. Cousin of Walter Tull

$RAYSBROOK, ERNEST ALFRED, 28 April 1916. Protestant Grave 316

ROWE, Ernest Walter, Chief Engine Room Artificer 1st Class, 269427, born 28 Jan 1877 in Dover, died 7 September 1917, aged 40 Royal Navy, HM T/B no 30. Husband of Odilia Rowe of 1 Osborne Road, Gillingham, Kent. In 1881 the family were at Northampton Street, Dover. Father Thomas, 55, was a seaman pensioner, born Cornwall, and his wife, Harriett, 47, was born in Kempsy, Gloucestershire. Their children were Augustus, 16, a carpenter apprentice, Alice, 14, a pupil teacher, and Frank, 13, an office boy, all born in Portsmouth. Frederick, 10, Lizzie, 6, and Ernest, 4, were all born in Dover. In 1891 the family were living at 44 Odo Road, with Mr Rowe now a labourer in the LCD Railway, and only Lizzie and Ernest still at home. Grave Prot 355.

 

NOORDWIJK GENERAL CEMETERY, The Netherlands

(p)$ELLIS, Petty Officer, CHARLES EDWARD, 20 July 1918. D 58

 

NARVIK CEMETERY, Norway

AERS, Leading Boatswain (Able Seaman CG) FRANK ERNEST, PO/142921 HMS "India" Royal Navy. Died 8 August 1915 when HMS India sunk by submarine. Age 43, born 19 April 1872 at Landport, Hampshire, the son of John F Aers, a pensioner seaman, born in Devon, and his wife Jane, born at Halwell, Somerset. Husband of Edith Aers of 9 Frith Rd, Dover, formerly 56 Alma Place, Maison Dieu Road, Dover. In 1871

In 1871 the family were at 60 Stamford Street, Portsea, with children John, aged 9, Lily, aged 4, and Rosa, aged 2. By 1881 Frank was at The Royal Patriotic Asylum for Boys at Wandsworth Common, Battersea, London, aged 8. His mother had been widowed, and then, aged 42, was working as a domestic servant and housekeeper at 71 Palmerston Road, Portsmouth.  By 1901 Frank was a coastguard, and was living at 8 Coastguard Station, Portland, Dorset. no grave ref

 

KARACHI 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL, Pakistan

$CHANDLER, Private, F, 94373, 222nd Coy Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 25 September 1918. Age 25. Son of Mr and Mrs H. Chandler, of Buckland, Dover. no ref

$HEWES, Serjeant, E A, 14526, 82nd Coy Royal Garrison Artillery. 8 May 1916. Age 34. Husband of Elsie Gertrude Hewes of Buckland, Dover. no ref 

 


MURMANSK NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Russian Federation

BLACK, Private, NEVILLE VICTOR, 36679, 11th Bn, Royal Sussex Regiment. 13 October 1918. Age 21. Son of Mrs Bertha J. Black of 19 Tower Hamlets Rd, Dover (buried in Petsamo Evangelic-Lutheran Cemetery) Special Memorial

$ELLENDER, Private, REGINALD ALFRED, 495231, M M 53rd Stat Hosp Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of pneumonia 2 July 1918. Age 31. Son of Joseph William and Elisabeth Ellender; husband of Olive May Ellender of 208 Folkestone Rd, Dover. Born Dover. A 9

 


CHELA KULA MILITARY CEMETERY, NISH, Serbia and Montenegro

$DOWLE, Private, WILLIAM ROBERT, M/338389, 881st MT Coy Army Service Corps. Died of influenza 14 November 1918. Age 30. Son of Mrs Dowle of Dover; husband of Ethel Maud Dowle of 57 Glenfield Rd, Buckland, Dover. A 6

from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 

 
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