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EAST LONDON CEMETERY, PLAISTOW, London

$BOWLT, Fireman, BARTHOLOMEW, HMS "Stephen Furness" Mercantile Marine Reserve. Died of accidental injuries 3 September 1915. Age 27. Son of William and Olive Bowlt of 12 Victoria St, Dover. Born Dover. Screen Wall, 28056


EDMONTON CEMETERY, Middlesex

$WATSON, GEORGE G, 1 November 1918. F422


FARLEIGH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARDSurrey

(p)WEBB, Corporal, SYDNEY GRAHAM, 2288, Surrey Yeomanry (Queen Mary's Regiment) 20 July 1916. Age 41. Son of Henry Webb of Sloane St, London; husband of Mabel Louise Sherratt (formerly Webb) of 5 Maison Dieu Rd, Dover, formerly 7 Orlando Road, Clarendon Park, Leicester. no ref


picture of St Mary's church with thanks to Elizabeth Gates

 

FAVERSHAM BOROUGH CEMETERY, Kent

WAR-RELATED DEATHS

(p) HOLBOURN, Munitions Worker, SIDNEY, 2 April 1916. Mass Grave

(p) ROBUS, Munitions Worker, GEORGE FREDERICK, 2 April 1916. Mass Grave

 

FOLKESTONE, CHERITON CEMETERY, Kent

CIVILIANS, DIED BY ENEMY ACTION

HALL, WILLIAM HENRY, died 25 May 1917, Grave 1705(c)

STOKES, WILLIAM HENRY, 25 May 1917, Grave 3653(u), (with son Arthur, also killed)


FORT PITT MILITARY CEMETERY, Kent

COSTELLO, FRANCIS ROBERT, 24 April 1917. 1454

JENNER, Private, WILLIAM JOHN, TR10/31442, 32nd Training Reserve. 18 August 1917. Age 18. Son of William Albert and Mary Emily Jenner of 32 Salisbury Rd, Dover. 1469

SMITH, Sapper, JOSEPH JOHN, WR/328806, Inland Waterways and Docks Royal Engineers. 13 March 1918. Age 35. Son of William and Eleanor Smith of Alkham, Dover; husband of Jessie May Smith of 13 Mentmore Terrace, London Fields, London. 1483

WILSON, Serjeant (Drmr.) FRANCIS JAMES, 60749, 23rd Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 12 November 1919. Age 34. Husband of E. J. Wilson of Cliffe Hotel, St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe, Dover. 1544


FRANT (ST. ALBAN) CHURCHYARD, Sussex
 

(p) FINNIS, Admiral, FRANK, C V O Royal Navy. 17 November 1918. Age 67. Son of Skeriker Finnis of Dover, Kent; husband of Anna Finnis of Hartfield, Sussex. no ref


GILLINGHAM (WOODLANDS) CEMETERY, Kent
 

BICK, Private, GEORGE FREDERICK, 8678, 1st Bn, South Wales Borderers transf to (82411) Royal Defence Corps, Died of sickness contracted on active service 26 September 1919. Age 34. Son of George Bick of Dover; husband of Florence Rose Bick of 1 Toledo Paddock, Balmoral Rd, Gillingham, Kent. CH 475

The words at the foot of the grave read: In loving memory of a dear mother, Florence Rose, who passed away 31st October 1970, aged 81 years, Also Dad, George F Bick, who died 26th Sepember 1919, aged 34.Always Remembered.

 

 

$(p)BURLEY, Chief Stoker, Henry, 276014, died 22 January 1915, naval 18, 927

(p)COOMBS, Ernest Frederick, 13 February 1917, E 935, Sergeant RMLI

(p)$CURD, Stoker 1st Class, WILLIAM ALFRED, K/35204 HMS Pembroke Royal Navy. 3 September 1917. Age 25. Son of Mrs Emily Jane Curd of 1 Biggin Court, Biggin S., Dover. Naval 28 1503. (left) Stoker Curd's grave is the larger one in the centre.

(above right) The Memorial at Gillingham (Woodlands) for some 130 men who, like Stoker Curd, died in the air raid on 3 September 1917. The words at the front of the base read, "To the Glory of God and in Sacred Memory of all those who Gave their Lives for their Country during the Air Raid by the Enemy on the Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham, 3rd Sept 1917." To the left the plaque reads, "Erected in Grateful Memory by the Vice Admiral, Officers, Chief Petty Officers, Petty Officers and Men of the Royal Naval Depot, Chatham."  The plaque on the right reads, ""Thy Sun shall no more go down, neither shall thy Moon withdraw itself; for the Lord shall be thine Everlasting Light, and the Days of thy Mournings shall be ended." Isaiah LX.20."

(p)DAWS, Able Seaman, LEONARD, J/11730 HMS Pembroke Royal Navy. Died 8 November 1914 from a fractured skull accidentally caused when unloading mine sinkers from SS John Sanderson. Born in Gillingham on 5 June 1895, in 1901 he was with his mother, Bertha, at 27 Stafford Street, Gillingham; she was a boarding house keeper. By 1911 Mrs Daws was widowed; living in Dover and working as a cook at 130/132 Snargate Street, the establishment of F P Mann, a draper. Leonard was a boy under training for the Royal Navy with HMS Ganges, an establishment at Shotley near Ipswich. He was a former shop boy when engaged by RN on 5 June 1913 for 12 years. Then 5'6" tall with grey eyes and dark brown hair, a mole on his chest. Grew to 5'7½" at age 18. Gained promotion from Boy 2nd class through to Able Seaman by 3 April 1914 and passed educationally for Petty Officer on 2 June 1914. Conduct very good. Mrs Daws later lived at 132 Snargate Street, Dover. Possibly she died in 1947. Leonard's father was probably George Alsop Daws, a Royal Navy seaman born 12 June 1868, who married Bertha Tyler in the Medway area in 1893. George's father bore the same name as his son and was a farrier in 1891 and later an innkeeper of the Farriers' Arms, Fishponds Road, Stapleton, Barton Regis. He married Caroline Watts. He died in 1911 leaving an estate of 3,268 17s 7d. Leonard is buried in Naval 13 Grave 654 (right).

(p)HEWLETT, Gunner, GEORGE HENRY, RMA/13981 HMS Iris Royal Marine Artillery. Died of wounds received in action at Zeebrugge 18 May 1918. Age 28. Born 11 July 1892, son of Henry and Louisa Hewlett of Ivy Cottage, St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe, Dover. Born Sherfield English, Hants. In 1901 Mr Hewlett was working as a painter, and with his wife Louisa was living at 5 Richmond Road, Hammersmith. At home then were George, 8, twins Joseph and John, 6, and Kate, 3. Naval RC 7 336 (left).

(p)$SEDGWICK, Petty Officer Stoker, FREDERICK, 289224 HMS Tirade Royal Navy. Died of pneumonia 10 November 1918. Age 39. Husband of S. Sedgwick of 8 Percival Terrace, Folkestone Rd, Dover. Naval 5 250

 

GLASGOW WESTERN NECROPOLIS, Scotland

(p)RAY, Corporal, THOMAS, 60682, 13th Coy (Edinburgh) Royal Army Medical Corps. 15 April 1917. Age 52. Son of John Ray of Dover, Kent. Served in the South African Campaign. Previously served 12 years in Army Medical Corps (18921904) P 2371


GOODNESTONE (or Goodnestone-next-Wingham) (HOLY CROSS) CHURCHYARD, Kent

BOYCE, Chief Stoker, JOSEPH EDWARD, 279874 HMS Courageous Royal Navy. Born 21 October 1874 in Dover, died 26 January 1918. Age 43. In 1901 he was a stoker on Northampton, at Portsmouth Harbour. Husband of Susan J. Boyce of 160 Heathfield Avenue, Buckland, Dover. She was notified of his death while at Mill Cottage, Wingham, near Dover. South of Church Tower


GRAVESEND CEMETERY, Kent
 

$BELSON, GEORGE LEWIS, 3 December 1914. 3184

 

GREAT LIVERMERE (ST PETER) CHURCHYARD, Suffolk

$REEVE, Captain, CHARLES D'ARCY EDMUND WENTWORTH, Royal Flying Corps, age 21, died 18 July 1916. North of Church


GREENWICH ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Greater London
 

GRANT, Sub-Lieutenant, JOHN FRANCIS HAUGHTON, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. 10 December 1919. Age 35. Son of Francis Bell Grant and Emily Jane Grant of St. Thomas, Dutch West Indies; husband of Ivy Sydney Grant of 2 Kearsney Garage, Kearsney, Dover. Officers' Section


HARLECH (OR LLANDANWG) (ST. TANWG) CHURCHYARD
, Wales

(Not the one on the beach, though this is well worth a visit, being a little gem on a spot where Christian worship has taken place since around the 5th century. The correct church is situated close to the castle at Harlech, opposite the War Memorial. Lieutenant Morrison's grave is on the left of the entrance gate, row from the entrance wall, and third grave up the incline above the path wall. It is marked by a four foot high marble cross.

$MORRISON, Lieutenant, RUPERT GEORGE, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of phthisis 24 May 1918. Age 32. Son of Maj A. and Mrs Morrison; husband of Mabel Morrison of "Abingdon" High Park, Ryde, I. of Wight. Born Dover. Grave North-West of Main Entrance.

The words on the gravestone read: "Sacred to the Memory of Rupert George Morrison, Lieutenant RGA, the very dearly loved husband of Mabel Morrison, the son of Major and Mrs Morrison, BA. of Dover who departed this life May 14th 1918, aged 32 years"

The only other war casualty grave in this cemetery under the care of the CWGC is that of Private H H G Williams of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers who died on 19 August 1916. His grave has a six foot high marble cross with a matching kerb and chippings. His is the first grave on the right side of the path approaching the church from the entrance gates


HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY
, Hampshire
now the Clayhall Cemetery, Clayhall Road, Gosport

(p)$BETTS, Petty Officer Stoker, JAMES EDWARD WILLIAM, RN, died 13 October 1918. E 33 19

(p)$GATES, Telegraphist, THOMAS JAMES GEORGE, London Z/7117 HM "P36" Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. 10 October 1918. Age 20. Son of James Thomas Gates and Caroline Frances Gates of 58 Nightingale Rd, Dover. E 33 8

(p)$HOLYMAN, Trimmer, LEWIS BADEN, Mercantile Marine Reserve, 2 November 1918. E 36 17

(p)NEWING, Petty Officer Stoker, William 280636 HMS "Prince Eugene" Royal Navy. 17 November 1918. Age 43. Born 1 February 1875 at Ickham, the son of William, in 1891 an agricultural labourer, and Ellen M. Newing. Husband of Emma Elizabeth Newing, formerly Munns, of 2 Granville Terrace, Tower Hamlets, Dover. The couple married in 1909, and in 1911 William was working as a leading stoker. Son Percy born in 1912. E 37 22. His gravestone is right.


HIGHAM (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
Kent

JONES, Private, E, 6014, Depot Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 30 August 1914. Age 35. Husband of Florence Jones of 3 Market St, Dover . no ref


HIPSWELL (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD
Yorkshire

$FRANKLIN, Private, THOMAS HENRY, 5187, 3rd/5th Bn, Leicestershire Regiment. 17 May 1916. Age 40. Son of Benjamin Franklin of Dover. 23 3


HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire
inside the Hollybrook cemetery, just by the entrance gates off Tremona Road (opposite hospital)

 

HINCHCLIFFE, Serjeant, WILLIAM, T/200029, died 28 November 1917 aged 30, The Buffs

$(p)$KEIGHTLEY, Sub Lieutenant, GORDON, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, 20 May 1917. Buried at Sea, panel 62

$(p)$NOWERS, Private, LESLIE FRED FILER, M2/202810, 881st MT Coy Army Service Corps. Drowned at sea (from SS "Armadale") 27 June 1917. Age 20. Son of Frederick George and Laura D. Nowers of 30 Frith Rd, Dover, panel 44

 

On the Hollybrook memorial is commemorated Field Marshall Kitchener, Secretary of State for war, who was lost when HMS Hampshire sank on 5 June 1915 after hitting an enemy mine.

 

Kitchener is also commemorated at Barham church, Kent, on a memorial in the church porch.

 

 

HUNGERFORD CHURCH CEMETERY, Berkshire 

(p) ORPIN, Private, HENRY WILLIAM, 204494, 1st Garr. Bn, South Staffordshire Regiment. 2 November 1918. Age 40. Husband of L.C. Orpin of 155 Kendon Road, Dover. G 8

 

IPSWICH CEMETERY, Suffolk

$HART, HARRY, 20 February 1919. D 52 26

 

KENSAL GREEN (ALL SOULS) CEMETERY, London

$DARWALL, Captain, GORDON CECIL, Somerset Light Infantry, 31 March 1917. Plot 161 Row 3 Grave 44789

$DARWALL, The Revd 2nd Lieutenant, JOHN RANDLE, 9th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry, 30 July 1917. Plot 161 Row 3 Grave 44789

 

KINGSTON UPON THAMES, Surrey

$DAVIS, Private, ALFRED B, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 6 March 1919. E C 4772


from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 

 
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