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DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY, Tanzania

GRIGSBY, J W, 9 December 1918. Grave 7 J 4

$SMITH, Private, CHARLES, Royal Fusiliers, 18 October 1917. Collective Grave 6 G 2-11

STEEL, Captain, HAROLD PONSONBY, 129th Duke of Connaught's Own Baluchis. Killed in action 5 August 1917. Age 35. Eldest son of James E. P. and Ann I. Steel of 6 Castle Hill Rd, Dover. 1 H 9

 

TANGA MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Tanzania

$HICKSON, SAMUEL VERNON EINEM, 4 November 1914. no ref

 

ZANZIBAR (GRAVE ISLAND CEMETERY, Tanzania

HIGHAMS, Ernest Edward, Petty Officer, 162971, born 7 May 1876 at Charlton, Dover, died 20 September 1914, HMS Pegasus of Royal Navy. In 1881 the family were living at 14 London Road, Dover, and in 1891 they were at 66 Limekiln Street, Dover. Mr Charles Highams was a master butcher, and he and his wife Charlotte were both born in Maidstone. They had in 1891 nine children; Mary, 19, a domestic servant, William, 18, Walter, 16, both working in grocery, and Ernest, 15, a butcher. They were all born in Dover. Edgar, 13, working in grocery, and his sister Magdeline, 11, were born in Maidstone. Lily, 9, Charlotte, 7, Susan, 5, and Annie, 3, were born in Dover. In 1901 Ernest was an Able Seaman at the Royal Navy Barracks, Devonport. His mother, by then living at 20 Princes Road, Notthing Hill, London, was notified of his death.

 

AZMAK CEMETERY, Suvla, Turkey

KING, Walter, 3/2512, Private, died 25 October 1915, 1st battalion, Essex Regiment,  Grave I A 17

 

COURTNEY'S AND STEEL'S POST CEMETERY, Turkey

$HOBBS, REGINALD H, 8 May 1915, Sp Memorial 26


HAIDAR PASHA CEMETERY, Turkey
 

$SHERREN, Major, HUGH GODWIN, Mentioned in Despatches, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of typhus 28 February 1920. Age 37. Son of Mr F. G. and Mrs Ellie K. Sherren of 31 Grange Rd, Ramsgate. Born  Dover. I J 10


HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey
 

ALLEN, Private, JOHN, CH/466(S), Chatham Bn. RN Div Royal Marine Light Infantry (Naval, died ashore) 29 April 1915. Age 19. Born at Minster on 7 September 1895, the son of George and Rosetta Allen of Lynn Cottage, St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe, Dover. At home in 1901 were also two other children, Ada, 7, and Edith, 2. Panel 2 to 7

ASHMAN, CHARLES EDWARD, Sergeant Royal Marine Light Infantry Portsmouth Bn. R.N. Age: 28 Died 06/05/1915 Service No: PO/15163 Son of William and Emily J. Ashman, of 34, The Bayle, Folkestone, born Buckland, Dover 1889, living at London Road, Dover, 1891, by 1901 living at The Bayle.Panel 2 to 7.

BARTER, Corporal, FREDERICK WALTER, L/16401, 2nd Bn, Royal Fusiliers. 30 September 1915. Age 22. Son of Walter Malcolm and Rosa Barter of 6 Last Lane, Dover. Panel 37 to 41 or 328

$BARWICK,  Lance Corporal, JOHN BIRD, Royal Engineers, 28 October 1915. Panel 23 to 25 or 325 to 328

GODSELL, Company Serjeant Major, WILLIAM JOHN SIMMS, 6056, 2nd Bn, Hampshire Regiment. 8 May 1915. Age 35. Husband of Ellen Godsell of 18 Templar St, Dover. Panel 125-134 or 223-226 228-229 & 328

MORES, CSM, JOHN HENRY, 7081, the King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 6th Btn, died 10 August 1915 from wounds (reported missing and later as having died) Panel 31 and 32. His wife, Charlotte nee Higton whom he married in 1914 was buried in November 1918 at St James (having died of influenza and pneumonia?)

$PARSONS, Lieut Commander, RAYMOND STERIKER, RN, 4 June 1915. Panel 1 and 2

TOMASIN, Bandsman, WILLIAM JOHN THEOPHILUS, 7774,  Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 1st Batt killed in action Gallipoli; August 14 1915 aged 26 born Dover, Kent. Son of the late Pte T. Tomasin (21 years' service 1st Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers) Twelve years' service in the Battalion as a Bandsman. Panel 97 to 101

$WALLER, Company Serjeant Major, FREDERICK WILLIAM, 3/11187, 8th Bn, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 7 August 1915. Husband of Charlotte Waller of 41 Maison Dieu Rd, Dover. Panel 117 to 119


HILL 10 CEMETERY, Turkey

KINGSMILL, Private, LEWIS, T/2775, 2nd/4th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) Died of wounds 22 August 1915. Age 20. Son of Mr and Mrs George Kingsmill of Rose Cottage, West Hougham, Dover. I C 6

MOAT, Frank, Able Seaman, 237033, HMS Agamemnon, born Dover 9 April 1890, died 10 August 1915. His mother Mary lived at 15 Belgrave Road, Dover. Special memorial 43.


LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, Turkey
 

BORLEY, Serjeant, FRANCIS HENRY, 2199, 14th Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. 27 December 1915. Age 32. Husband of Emily B. King (formerly Borley) of 49 Peter St, Dover. L 20


LONE PINE MEMORIAL, Turkey

ALLERY, Private, HENRY THOMAS, 396 Australian Infantry, AIF, 5 July 1915. Panel 33

HINDE, Second Lieutenant, KENNETH JOHN, 3rd Bn, Australian Infantry AIF Killed in action 5 May 1915. Age 23. Son of the late Maj Gen George Langford Hinde CB and Frances Mary Crawford Hinde. From Dover. Panel 19


SHELL GREEN CEMETERY, Turkey
 

$HANDFORD, Battery Sergeant Major, DOUGLAS FREDERICK, 1601, 7th Bty. 3rd AFA Bde Australian Field Artillery. Killed in action 6 August 1915. Age 30. Son of Mrs Ellen Amelia Handford and the late Frederick John Handford. From Dover. I I 2


SHRAPNEL VALLEY CEMETERY, Turkey
 

WALKER, Trooper, ERIC THOMAS, 203, 3rd Australian Light Horse. Killed in action 12 August 1915. Age 26. Son of Joseph John and Elizabeth Eleanor Walker of 73 Quentin Rd, Blackheath, London. From Dover. IV D 11


TWELVE TREE COPSE (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL, Turkey
 

$DAYNES, Private, CHARLES EDWARD, 6/1509, Canterbury Regiment NZEF Killed in action 8 May 1915. Age 23. Son of Mrs Phoebe Ann Daynes of Mill Cottage, Lower Rd, River, Dover. no ref

ROSE, Private, CHARLES LUTHER GARNET, 6/715, Main Body Canterbury Regiment NZEF Killed in action 9 May 1915. Age 26. Son of Charles and Mary Elizabeth Rose of Dover Port Esperance, Tasmania. Born Castle Forbes Bay, Tasmania. no ref


TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERY, Turkey
 

ELDRIDGE, Private, T T S, 3137, Royal East Kent Yeomanry. 30 December 1915. Age 32. Son of Thomas Edgar and Catherine Eldridge of "The Nest" Swingfield; husband of Alice Eldridge of "The Homestead" Hoad Corner, Swingfield, Dover. Sp. Memorial C 357
 

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