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CARRICKFERGUS (VICTORIA) CEMETERY, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

WAY, Serjeant Major, JOHN HENRY, L/6234, MSM, 6th Bn, Royal Fusiliers. Died of pneumonia 23 February 1919. Age 38. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of John Jarvis Way and Elizabeth Way; husband of Elizabeth C. Way of 12 Esplanade, Dover. B 50


CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent

$ADDLEY, Officer's Steward 2nd Class, EDWARD DICKERS, L/3401, HMS "Pathfinder" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine off Firth of Forth 5 September 1914. Age 27. Son of George and Caroline Elizabeth Addley of 10 Castle Hill Rd, Dover. From Folkestone. Panel 6

AMIS, Seaman, JAMES WILLIAM, 4825A, HMS "Bulwark" Royal Naval Reserve. Killed by internal explosion of vessel off Sheerness 26 November 1914. Age 20. Son of James Alfred and Elvina Amis of 1 Townwall Passage, Townwall St, Dover From Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth. Panel 8

$ANDREWS, Stoker 1st Class, HENRY RICHARD, K/12672, HMS "Arethusa" Royal Navy. Killed by mine explosion in North Sea 11 February 1916. Age 22. Son of Henry James and Henrietta Andrews of 32 Military Rd, Dover. Panel 17

$ATKINS, Leading Stoker, HENRY RICHARD, K/7427, HMS "Simoom" Royal Navy. Killed in action with TBD in North Sea 23 January 1917. Age 27. Son of Henry Edward and Elizabeth Jane Atkins of 122 Clarendon Place, Dover. Panel 23

$BACK, JOHN RICHARD, 22 September 1914. Panel 2

BAKER, Yeoman of Signals, ALFRED ROBERT, 191009, HMS "Vanguard" Royal Navy. Killed by internal explosion of vessel off Scapa Flow 9 July 1917. Age 36. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Born 25 July 1881 in Dover, son of Robert, Brewers Drayman Carrier, born Dover and Alice Mary Baker, born Dover of 78 Black Griffin Lane, Canterbury. From Dover. Siblings in 1901 born Dover Arthur G, Richard L, Amelia A, and born Canterbury Herbert F Panel 22

BAKER, Edward James, Petty Officer 1st Class, 164169, died 5 September 1914, aged 37. Royal Navy, HMS Pathfinder. Born 1 August 1876 in Dover, the son of George Baker, a railway carter in 1881, and his wife Elizabeth. They were then living at 9 Chapel Place, Dover, and their children were Louisa, 16, a dressmaker, George, 14, a cabin boy on the North Sea, and Elizabeth, 12. They were born at Sheerness, like their father. Other children were Sarah, 8, Eliza, 6, Edward, 4, Stephen, 3, and Phillis, 1, all born in Dover like their mother. In 1901 Edward was aboard Wildfire II. His wife was Ellen Amelia, nee Darby, whom he had married in 1903, of 45 Blackheath Road, Greenwich, London. Panel 1.

BALDWIN, Able Seaman, ERNEST ALBERT, J/8035, HMS "Midge" Royal Navy. Accidentally drowned 7 October 1917. Age 22. Born 14 November 1894, son of William and Elizabeth Baldwin of 17 Widred Rd, Tower Hamlets, Dover. Panel 21

BALDWIN, Petty Officer Stoker, THOMAS, K/12579, HMS "Partridge" Royal Navy. Killed in action protecting convoy in North Sea 12 December 1917. Age 28. Born 10 Janury 1892, the son of Thomas and Frances Baldwin of Chapel St, Temple Ewell, Dover. In 1901 the family were living at Ewell Street, Temple Ewell, with Mr Baldwin working as a general labourer. Mr and Mrs Baldwin and their first two children, Frances, 14, and Alice, 12, both domestic servants, were all born at Ticehurst in Sussex. The next three, Thomas, 10, Annie, 8, and Elsie, 6, were born at Stonegate, Sussex. Ethel, 2, was born at Womanswold in Kent, and Lily, 1 month, was born at Temple Ewell. Panel 23

$BARTLETT, CHARLES F, died 22 September 1914. Panel 3

BEAN, Able Seaman, SAMUEL JOHN, 177884, (RFR/CH/B/5305). HMS "Hawke" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in North Sea 15 October 1914. Age 36. Son of Samuel John and Eliza Bean of Chapel Hill, Eythorne, Dover; husband of Mrs. Hodgson (formerly Bean) of 8 Claremont Avenue, Scarboro St, Hessle Rd, Hull. Served in the South African War. In 1891 he was living with his parents at Eythorne Court, Eythorne. All the family had been born at Eythorne except Mrs Bean, who was born at Betteshanger. His father was then working as a general labourer and there were seven children in the family. Samuel was 12, Louisa 10,  Fanny 8, Alice 7, Edith 5, Thomas 3, and Ellen 1. By 1901 Samuel was an Able Seaman on board Sappho at Lourenço Marques, Delagoa Bay, now Maputo, Mozambique. His place of birth is recorded as Brimsdale, near Dover. Panel 2

BENTLEY,  William James, 3906 D. A. (Ch)., Deck Hand, Royal Naval Reserve, born 17 April 1875, Devonport, Devon, HM Trawler Flicker, died 4 March 1916, widow - 13 River Street, Dover, Kent, panel 18

BONNER, William Arthur, Leading Stoker, K/13881, born 6 November 1887, died 11 March 1916 aged 28, serving in the Royal Navy with HM Submarine E5. He was the husband of Minnie Amelia Bonner of Speedgate Farm, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent. In 1891 he was living at 1 Cromwells Cottages, Hitchen Hatch, Sevenoaks, with his grandparents Thomas Bonner, aged 57, a labourer, and Ann, aged 61. With them also was Ann, their daughter, aged 20. In 1901 he was at 3 Chapel Row, Ightham, living with his widowed aunt Harriett, aged 64, her son, Joseph, aged 32, a chimney sweep, and possibly his sister, Harriett's niece, Annie Ethel Bonner, aged 28 and a factory hand in the paper mill. Panel 17

$BROWN, Stoker 1st Class, ALFRED, K/17384, HMS "Formidable" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in English Channel 1 January 1915. Age 21. Son of Henry and Marion Brown of 11 Winchelsea St, Dover. Panel 11

$BROWN, Petty Officer Stoker, GEORGE, 306510, HMS "Hawke" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in North Sea 15 October 1914. Husband of Laura May Pearce (formerly Brown) of 17 Selbourne Terrace, Dover. Panel 4

$BUSHELL, Albert George, HMS Vanguard, 9 July 1917, panel 23

$BUTLER, Stoker 1st Class,  ROBERT EDWARD HUBBARD, died 9 July 1917. Panel 23

$CANNON, Able Seaman, DANIEL EDWARD THOMAS, J/11807, HMS "Formidable" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in English Channel 1 January 1915. Age 21. Son of Mr and Mrs Cannon of 93 Hillside Terrace, Buckland, Dover. Panel 9

CARLTON, Walter George, J/63546, was an ordinary seaman. Serving in the Royal Navy on HMS Raglan he died on 20 January 1918.  Born on 6 November 1887 at Martin, nr Dover, he was the son of James and Louisa Mary Carlton. In 1901 they were living at St Margaret's-at-Cliffe, where Mr Carlton was a shepherd on a farm. With them were Walter, then 3, and his sister Martha, then 11 months. Later Mr and Mrs Carlton lived at 11 Yorkj Cottages, Sandhills, Deal, where Mrs Carlton was notified of her son's death, and at South Wall Road, Deal. Panel 28

$CLAW, Able Seaman, SYDNEY THOMAS, 186777, (RFR/CH/B/9334). HMS "Aboukir" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in North Sea 22 September 1914. Age 34. Son of Andrew Edward and Jane Claw of 18 Trevanion St, Dover; husband of Emily Ann Claw of 7 Trevanion Place, Dover. Panel 2

$CLAW, Boy 1st Class, WILLIAM HENRY, J/30330, HMS "Clan McNaughton" Royal Navy. Drowned in loss of vessel in North Atlantic 3 February 1915. Age 17. Son of William H. and Ellen E. Claw of 128 Union Rd, Dover. Panel 10

$COOKE, Chief Petty Officer, CHARLES FREDERICK, RN, 9th July 1917. Panel 21

$COOMBS, Ordinary Seaman, ERNEST GERALD CONSTANTINE, RN, died 30 December 1915. Panel 10

$COMPER, Petty Officer 2nd Class, ERNEST, 184365, (RFR/CH/B/3534). HM Trawler "Princess Beatrice" Royal Navy. Killed by mine explosion off Belgian Coast 5 October 1914. Age 33. Son of Harry Comper of The Dover Institute, 6 Biggin St, Dover; husband of Alice Jenny Comper of 49 Hambro Rd, Streatham, London. Panel 1

$COOKE , Stoker 1st Class, HARRY , 176138. Age 38. 27 April 1916.Panel 17

(p)$ CRASCALL, Able Seaman, COULSON HENRY, 22 September 1914. Panel 2

$CROCKFORD, Petty Officer 1st, CHARLES WILLIAM, 198167. 15 October 1914. Panel 1

$DIXON, Able Seaman, PERCY VICTOR, J/18249, HMS "Natal" Royal Navy. Killed by internal explosion of vessel in Cromarty Firth 30 December 1915. Age 19. Son of Mrs E. K. Dixon of 26 Clarendon Rd, Dover. Panel 9

$DIXON, Able Seaman, WILLIAM JOHN, J/5442, HMS "Natal" Royal Navy. Killed by internal explosion of vessel in Cromarty Firth 30 December 1915. Age 23. Son of William John and Elizabeth Dixon of 1 Valley Rd, River, Dover. Panel 9

$ELLENDER, Leading Stoker, ALBERT GEORGE, K/4464, HMS "Formidable" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in English Channel 1 January 1915. Age 29. Husband of Mabel Charlotte Ellender of 43 Liverpool St, Dover. Panel 11

EPPS, Petty Officer Stoker, WILLIAM JOHN DODD, 154131, (RFR/CH/A/1834). HMS "Cressy" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in North Sea 22 September 1914. Age 47. Born 1 August 1870, son of John Dodd Epps of Dover, Kent and his wife Amy née Smith; married in 1889 - husband of Margaret Epps, née Fagg of Bethel House, 138 High St, Sandgate, Kent. In 1881 he was aged 13 and working at a rope makers; the family were living at 55 Oxenden Street, Dover. Mr Epps, 37, was working as a fireman on the Admiralty Pier, and there were three other children at the address; Ellen, 9, Kate, 7, and Percy, 3.  In 1891, William was aboard HMS Katoomba, and was a coastguard. By 1901 he and his wife had moved to Ireland, living at Coolseskin Street, Bannow, Co Wexford. With them were seven children; Herbert John, 12, William Percy, 10, Sidney Landon, 6, Edith Alice, 7, Ernest George, 2, and Walter James, 8 months. The last two children had been born in Wexford. By 1911 the family were in Wales,  living at 9 Coast Guard Station, Soughgate, Swansea. Herbert by then was a grocers' assistant, William an upholsterer, and Sidney an outfitters' assistant. Panel 4

$?EVANS, Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, WILLIAM ARTHUR, M/749, HMS "Recruit" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in Thames Estuary 1 May 1915. Age 22. Son of William John and Mary Florence Evans of 59 Buckland Avenue, Dover. From Flint, North Wales. Panel 11

$EVERALL, Able Seaman, EDWARD HENRY, 233891, HMS "Aboukir" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in North Sea 22 September 1914. Age 26. Son of Freeman and Ellen Everall of 19 Vale View Rd, Dover. Panel 2

$EVERSFIELD, Able Seaman, FREDERICK , J/12826. 24 June 1918. Panel 28

$FAIRWEATHER, Stoker 1st Class, WILLIAM HENRY, K/6889, HMS "Aboukir" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in North Sea 22 September 1914. Age 24. Son of William Henry and Catherine Julia Fairweather of Dover. Panel 5

$FENNELL, Chief Petty Officer (Pensioner) JOHN THOMAS, 737, (RFR/CH/A/907). HMS "Aboukir" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in North Sea 22 September 1914. Age 46. Son of John Benjamin and Charlotte Fennell of Dover; husband of Eleanor Mary Fennell of 6 Dunnett Rd, Cheriton, Folkestone. 23 years RN and 10 years RFR Service. Panel 1

FENSOME, Stoker 1st Class, JOHN HENRY, K/15962 , Royal Navy, died on H.M.S. "Euryalus", aged 21 on 25 April 1915, buried at sea.  Age: 21 Date of Death: 25/04/1915 He was the son of James and Emma Fensome, born on 13 March 1894, and probably the brother of George Fensome, buried at Niederzwehren cemetery, Germany. His sister Rose Nicholson, at 38 Boxley Road, Maidstone, was notified of his death. Panel 11

FILES, Able Seaman, GEORGE, 203471, (RFR/CH/B/8996). HM Drifter "Frons Olivae" Royal Navy. Killed by mine explosion off Ramsgate 12 October 1915. Age 32. Born 8 September 1882, the son of George and Annie Elizabeth Files of 2 Myrtle Cottage, Whitfield, Dover. In 1891 the family were at Whitfield, with Mr Files working as an agricultural labourer. There were then three children at home; John, 15, Ellen, 12, and George, 6. They were all born at Whitfield. In 1901 John was an orindary seaman and a prisoner at HM Royal Naval Prison. Panel 9

FISHER, Second Hand, HERBERT FREDERICK, 1059SA, HM Drifter "Spotless Prince" Royal Naval Reserve. Killed in action with TBDs in Straits of Dover 26 October 1916. Age 39. Husband of Emma Louisa Fisher of 3 Archcliffe Rd, The Pier, Dover. From Aldeburgh, Suffolk. Panel 18

$FOWLER, Canteen Server, ALFRED THOMAS, HMS "Hampshire" Admiralty Civilian. Killed by mine explosion off Orkneys 5 June 1916. Age 18. Son of Mrs M. A. Belsey of 4 Limekiln St, Dover. Panel 20

FOX, Stoker 1st Class, CHARLEY, K/31204, HMS "Vanguard" Royal Navy. Killed by internal explosion of vessel at Scapa Flow 9 July 1917. Age 25. Son of Harry and Annie Fox of Colret House, Coldred, Dover. Panel 23

$FRANKLIN, Able Seaman, BENJAMIN, 164423, (RFR/CH/B/3262). HMS "Aboukir" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in North Sea 22 September 1914. Age 40. Son of Benjamin Samuel Franklin of George St, Buckland, Dover; husband of Kate Franklin of 10 Ethelbert Rd, Tower Hamlets, Dover. Panel 2

$FREEMAN, Stoker 1st Class, CHARLES WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER, K/15937, HMS "Pathfinder" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine off Firth of Forth 5 September 1914. Age 22. Son of Mr and Mrs H. E. Freeman of 47 Primrose Rd, Buckland, Dover. Panel 5

$FRENCH, Able Seaman, HENRY JOHN, 237873. 5 September 1914. Panel 2

FRIEND, Stoker 1st Class, JOHN EDWARD, K/17551, HMS "Turbulent" Royal Navy. Killed in action at Battle of Jutland 1 June 1916. Age 22. Nephew of Thomas and Alice Friend of Lydden, Dover. Panel 17

$FRY, Stoker 1st Class, HORACE, 291257, (RFR/CH/B/7348). HMS "Aboukir" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in North Sea 22 September 1914. Age 34. Son of George and Ellen Fry of 19 Crabble Hill, Buckland, Dover; husband of Adelaide Henrietta Fry of 5 Pretoria Terrace, Buckland, Dover. Panel 5

GEE, Stoker, 1st Class RN, FREDERICK WILLIAM THOMAS, K/838. Torpedoed on HMS Hawke 15 October 1914. Eldest son of Mrs C F Gee, Whitfield, Dover, born 22 August 1887. On joining his next of kin - father Charles - address was Mill House, Whitfield. n 1901 the family were at 5 Montrose Terrace, Buckland. Mr Gree was a builders' foreman. Frederick was 16 and a builders' apprentice, while his brother Frank, 14, was a port errand boy. At home also were Ethel, 12, Alfred, 6, and Stephen, 4. Panel 5

$GILLHAM, Sick Berth Attendant 1st Class, FREDERICK HORACE, M/4581, HMS "Lion" Royal Navy. Killed in action at Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Age 21. Son of William and Jane Gillham of 162 Union Road, Buckland, Dover. Panel 18

$GOLDSMITH, Able Seaman, HARRY, J/27719, HMS "Raglan" Royal Navy. Killed in action at Imbros with "Goeben" and "Breslau" 20 January 1918. Age 21. Son of Henry and Emma Elizabeth Goldsmith of 3 Sea View Terrace, Buckland, Dover. Panel 28

$GILL, Stoker 1st Class, THOMAS HENRY, K/25136, HMS "Derwent" Royal Navy. Killed by mine explosion in English Channel 2 May 1917. Age 23. Son of Henry A. and Emma Gill of 132 Union Rd, Buckland, Dover. Panel 23

HATTON,  Petty Officer Gunnery Instructor, LEONARD KALVINGTON, (CWGC says Leonard Nelvington?) HMS Hogue, 22 September 1914. Panel 1

$HAYWARD, Leading Seaman, JOHN HENRY, J/862, died 24 November 1916. Panel 15

$HOLBROOK, Stoker 1st Class, HENRY GEORGE, K/17531, HMS "Pathfinder" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine off Firth of Forth 5 September 1914. Age 19. Son of Frances Margaret Holbrook of 17 Tower St, Tower Hamlets, Dover, and the late George Henry Holbrook. Panel 5

$HOLDER, Able Seaman, GEORGE STEPHEN, 154330, (RFR/CH/B/2078). HMS "Aboukir" Royal Navy. killed in action with submarine in North Sea 22 September 1914. Age 42. Son of Mrs. Holder of Dover, husband of S. Holder of 65 Market St, Paddington, London. Panel 2

$HOOD, Able Seaman, CHARLES ROBERT, J/406, HM S/M "E22" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in North Sea 25 April 1916. Age 24. Son of Thomas and Clara Hood of Dover; husband of Margaret May Hood of 14 South Rd, Tower Hamlets, Dover. Panel 16

$HOWARD, Able Seaman, JOHN, 192315, died 22 September 1914. Panel 2

HUDSON, Telegraphist, JOHN HENRY, J/32251, HMS "Tipperary" Royal Navy. Killed in action at Battle of Jutland 1 June 1916. Age 18. Son of John Henry Hudson of 70 Balfour Rd, Dover. Panel 17

$KENNETT, Able Seaman, THOMAS EDWARD, 196592, (RFR/CH/B/8014). HM Submarine D2 Royal Navy. Killed in loss of vessel in North Sea 1 December 1914. Age 32. Son of William and Esther Kennett of Dover; husband of M. A. M. Harvey (formerly Kennett) of 101 Hillside Rd, Buckland, Dover. Panel 2

KETT, Engineer Lieutenant, ERNEST CHARLES, HMS "Otranto" Royal Naval Reserve. Drowned through collision and wreck of vessel off Isle of Islay 6 October 1918. Age 28. Son of James and Sarah Jane Kate Kett of 18 Connaught Rd, Folkestone, Kent. Born Dover. Panel 30

$KING, Petty Officer, THOMAS EDWARD, 233788, HMS "Gaillardia" Royal Navy. Killed by mine explosion in North Sea 22 March 1918. Age 29. Son of Herbert and Evelyn King, of Dover; husband of Emily Minnie King of 5 Woolcomber Lane, Dover. Panel 28

KIRBY, Petty Officer Stoker, HENRY, 297695, HMS "Leviathan" Royal Navy. Accidentally drowned 29 June 1916. Age 38. Born 31 May 1878 at Walmer, son of Thomas Joseph Kirby of Ashley, Whitfield, Dover,  and the late Clarissa Kirby; husband of Julia Kirby. 1881 at Ashley Court, Northbourne, with older sisters Roas, 8, Lizzie, 6, and Clarrisa, 4, all born at Northbourne. Mr Kirby was a general labourer. By 1891Roas was a domestic servant, and Henry was working as an agricultural labourer. A new son, Gerald, aged 3, was also at home, born at Nourthbourne. The family had moved to The Rectory, Waldershare by 1901. His sister, Clarrisa Nash, at Whitfield, was notified of his death. Panel 17

LARKINS, Leading Seaman, ARTHUR THOMAS, J/14227, HMS "Tempest" Royal Navy. Accidentally drowned at Sheerness 20 July 1920. Age 24. Son of Henry and Frances Larkins of 81 Oswald Rd, Buckland, Dover. Panel 32

LAWRENCE, Ordinary Seaman, HENRY WILLIAM, J/29596, HMS "Russell" Royal Navy. Killed by mine explosion off Malta 27 April 1916. Age 18. Son of Alfred Edwin Frederick and Ellen Lawrence of Whitfield, Dover. Panel 16

$LORAM, Stoker 1st Class, ALLAN, 294257, HMS "Cressy" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in North Sea 22 September 1914. Age 37. Son of Jesse and Mary Ann Loram of Dover. Panel 5

MARSH, Stoker 1st Class, FREDERICK JAMES, K/25507, HMS "Torrent" Royal Navy. Killed by mine explosion in North Sea 23 December 1917. Age 23. Son of Selina Jane Marsh of Swing Gate Cottages, Dover, and the late Alfred Marsh. Panel 24

$MARSHALL, Leading Stoker, HENRY GEORGE EDWARD, K/15877, HMS "Rhododendron" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in North Sea 5 May 1918. Age 25. Husband of Emily E. Marshall of 7 Market St, Dover. Panel 29

MIDDLETON, Petty Officer, HERBERT HARRY, 4 January 1916, HMS Daisy. Panel 15

MURPHY, Stoker, GEORGE, HMS Formidable, 1 January 1915. Panel 14

$NIMMO, Leading Stoker, ALFRED CHARLES, K/4760, HMS "Princess Irene" Royal Navy. Killed by internal explosion of vessel off Sheerness 27 May 1915. Age 25. Son of Alfred Charles and Mary Nimmo of 166 Union Rd, Buckland, Dover. Panel 11

PHILPOTT, Stoker 2nd Class, HORACE HENRY, K/21845, HMS "Pathfinder" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine off Firth of Forth 5 September 1914. Age 19. Son of Mr F. W. Philpott of 39 Stonehall Village, Lydden, Dover. Panel 6

PRESCOTT, Deck Hand, JAMES, 18SD, HM Trawler "Repro" Royal Naval Reserve. Killed by mine explosion off coast of Scotland 26 April 1917. Age 40. Son of Mr and Mrs Prescott of Dover; husband of Florence Minnie Prescott of 52 Island Wall, Whitstable, Kent. Panel 26

$READER, Frank (Henry Frank?), HMS Hawke, 15 October 1914, panel 3

RICHARDS, Able Seaman, EDWARD THOMAS, 228822, HMTB "No12" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in North Sea 10 June 1915. Age 27. Son of Elizabeth E. Richards of Brook Cottage, Lower Rd, Temple Ewell, Dover. Born 24 May 1888 in Dover. In 1891 he was living with his parents James, an agricultural labourer, and Elizabeth Richards at Ewell, and had then a brother, Ernest, 6,and a sister, Alice, 1. In 1901 the family were at 59 Brook Road, Temple Ewell, and Mrs Richards had become a charwoman and Edward was working as a yard boy on a farm. Panel 10

SAWKINS, Chief Stoker, JOHN, 280187, HMS "Negro" Royal Navy. Drowned through collision in North Sea 21 December 1916. Age 39. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of John and Alice Sawkins of Nonington, Dover; husband of Mabel Caroline Black (formerly Sawkins) of 5 Edward VII Villas, Bredhurst Rd, Rainham, Kent. Awarded Naval General Service Medal (Persian Gulf) Panel 17

$SCARLETT, Engine Room Artificer 1st Class, EDWARD, 271096, HM S/M "E24" Royal Navy. Killed in loss of vessel in North Sea 27 March 1916. Age 33. Son of the late Edward and Maria Scarlett of Dover. Panel 17

$SIMMONS, Lieut-Commander, CHARLES DOUGLAS, D S O, HMS "Otranto" Royal Naval Reserve. Drowned through collision and loss of vessel off Isle of Islay 6 October 1918. Age 37. Son of Charles and Mary Simmons of Dover, Kent; husband of Marjorie Simmons of 17 Worbeck Rd, Anerley, London. Panel 30

$SMITH, Petty Officer Stoker, ARTHUR PHILLIP, 308719, 22 September 1914. Panel 4

$SOUTHEN, Cooks Mate, WILLIAM RICHARD, M/5222, 7th March 1916. Panel 18

$SPAIN, Leading Seaman, EDWARD SYDNEY STEPHEN, 235099, HMS "Pathfinder" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine off Firth of Forth 5 September 1914. Age 25. Son of Edward George Spain of 63 Mayfield Avenue, Buckland, Dover. Panel 1

$STEWART, Stoker 1st Class, JOHN ALEXANDER, K/25780, HM S/M "L10" Royal Navy. Killed in action with TBD in North Sea 4 October 1918. Age 26. Son of John Alexander Stewart of 62 Bulwark St, Dover. From Folkestone. Panel 29

$STEWART, Stoker 1st Class, WILLIAM HENRY, 310491, HMS "Pathfinder" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine off Firth of Forth 5 September 1914. Age 25. Son of John Alexander and Catherine Stewart of 62 Bulwark St, Dover. From Folkestone. Panel 5

$SWABY, Leading Stoker, CHARLES, 312044, HMS "Formidable" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in English Channel 1 January 1915. Age 33. Son of Mr and Mrs Swaby of 6 Sydney Terrace, Folkestone Rd, Dover. Panel 11

$TERRY, Sailmaker, HARRY, 158515, HMS "Cressy" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in North Sea 22 September 1914. Son of Henry and Isabel Terry of Dover; husband of Blanche Terry of 40 Marine Parade, Dover. Panel 3

$THOMPSON, Boy 1st Class, FREDERICK CHARLES, J/29148, HMS "Clan McNaughton" Royal Navy. Drowned in loss of vessel in North Atlantic 3 February 1915. Age 16. Son of George Edward and Louisa Thompson of 30 Dickson Rd, Tower Hamlets, Dover. Panel 10

(p)$ THOMPSON, Chief Petty Officer, JOSEPH JOHN BASSETT, 174879, HMS "Laforey" Royal Navy. Killed by mine explosion in Straits of Dover 23 March 1917. Age 38. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of William John and Mary Ann Thompson of Dover; husband of Elizabeth Alice Thompson of 11 Pioneer Rd, Dover. Panel 21

$TUCKER, Petty Officer, HORACE BENJAMIN, 182413, 6 June 1915. Panel 9

$VANSON, Able Seaman, ROBERT WILLIAM, 199912, 22 September 1914. Panel 3

WICKENDEN, Sergeant, HENRY CHARLES,  RMLI, HMS Cressy, 22 September 1914. Panel 7

WILLIAMS, Stoker 1st Class, THOMAS CHARLES, 299881, HMS "Hawke" Royal Navy. Killed in action with submarine in North Sea 15 October 1914. Age 29, born 26 April 1883. Son of Mr Joseph and Mrs Jane Williams of 16 Bridge St, Dover. They also lived at 42 Bridge Street. In 1891 the family lived at 24 Colebran Street, and Mr Williams was aged 44 and working as a bricklayers' labourer. The children were Emily, 12, Joseph, 9, Thomas, 6, Edward, 3. In 1901 there were three more children, daughters Kate, 8, Marion, 5, and Mabel, 3. Panel 6

WISE, Able Seaman, FREDERICK SAMUEL, J/20081, HMS "Vanguard" Royal Navy. Born in Dover on 8 December 1895, killed by internal explosion of vessel at Scapa Flow 9 July 1917. Age 21. Son of James Frederick and Annie E. Wise of 7 Ethelbert Rd, Folkestone. In 1901 the family were living at 105 Clarendon Street, Dover. Mr Wise was 57 and a tailor, and his wife Annie was 35, born at Ashford. Frederick was the eldest, aged 6, and there were also Violet Annie, 3, and George, 1 month. Panel 22

$WYBORN, Able Seaman, JOHN FREDERICK,  172563, 23 March 1917. Panel 22

WOODS, Seaman, MAURICE, 5005/A, HMS "Aboukir" Royal Naval Reserve. Killed in action with submarine in North Sea 22 September 1914. Age 25. Born on 27 June 1891. Son of Maurice James and Lizzie Woods; husband of Violet Jessie May Woods of 2 Blucher Row, Durham Hill, Dover, formerly 9 Bowling Green Hill, Military Hill, Dover. In 1901, aged 11, he was living with his parents, Maurice, born at Ashford and working at the harbour, and Mary, born in Dover, at 18 Sidney Street, Folkestone. Their eldest son, William, 11, had been born in Hampshire, and their younger two children, Arthur and Mabel, both 2, born in Folkestone. Panel 8

YORKER, Deck Hand, WILLIAM, 2798SD, HMPMS "Duchess of Hamilton" Royal Naval Reserve. Born 1 January 1871, killed by mine explosion in Thames Estuary 29 November 1915. Age 56. Son of the late William Yorker of Beach St, Dover. Notified of his death was his cousin, Charlotte A E O'Bree, of 24 Military Hill, Dover. She was probably the wife of John O'Bree. In 1901 William, a seaman, was staying with the O'Brees at 5 Finnis Hill, Dover.  In 1891 William had been lodging with Elizabeth Dyer at 16 Beach Street. She was a widow, aged 88, and in 1871 William had been staying with her at the same address, described as her grandson. Also there was William, his father, described as Mrs Dyer's son.

In 1881, again at 16 Beach Street, William was described as the nephew of John Dyer, aged 38, a general labourer. Also there were his Mr Dyer's wife, Elizabeth, and their children, John William, 9, Emma, 6, George, 1. All were born in Dover. Mr John Dyer and Mrs Charlotte O'Bree, née Dyer, were probably the children of Mrs Elizabeth Dyer. She married William Dyer in 1842 in Dover; a Mr William Yorker, probably her husband, had died in Dover in 1838. (However, note: a Robert Yorker had died the previous year.) Panel 14. 

YOUNG, Chief Stoker, RICHARD, 277985, HMS "Natal" Royal Navy. Killed by internal explosion of vessel in Cromarty Firth 30 December 1915. Age 40. Eldest son of Amy Young of Swingate, Dover, and the late William Young; husband of Clara Gertrude Young of Harwich, Essex. Awarded East and West Africa Medal (Benin Expedition) Panel 11


CHELTENHAM CEMETERY, Gloucestershire
 

CLAPHAM, Rifleman, J C, S/28489, 1st Bn, Rifle Brigade. 18 September 1918. Husband of Mrs F. Clapham of 9 Victoria Crescent, Dover. B1 981


CHESTER-LE-STREET CEMETERY,
 Durham

BEVERIDGE, Regimental Serjeant Major, EDWARD FINLEY, 8878, 1st Bn, Durham Light Infantry. 10 August 1920. Age 33. Husband of Alice Elizabeth Beveridge of 68 Elms Vale Rd, Dover. H 814


CLACTON CEMETERY, Essex
 

NEWING, Chief Petty Officer, F A, 152242/CH, HMS "Conquest" Royal Navy. Born 6 November 1874 in Dover. In 1891 he was 16 and a Boy aboard Martin at Portsmouth Harbour. In 1901 he was abaor WildfireIII at Sheerness. He was drowned 28 March 1916. Age 41. Son of Daniel John and Harriet Ann Newing; husband of Sarah Ann Newing of 32 St. John's Rd, Gillingham, Kent, formerly 1 Merivale Road, Putney.  C 242

 

CURRAGH CAMP CEMETERY, County Kildare, Irish Republic

AMOS, 2nd AM Royal Flying Corps (Ireland) James Ernest died 18 February 1916. Age 40, 1223

from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 

 
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