THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

WWI - At Rest in United Kingdom (T to W), Yemen

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TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London

"1914-1918 - To the Glory of God and to the Honour of Twelve Thousand of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets who have no Grave but  the Sea"

$ARNOLD, Able Seaman, WILLIAM JOHN, SS "Achille Adam" (London),Mercantile Marine. Drowned as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine 23 March 1917. Age 27. Son of Edward Richard and Elizabeth Hannah Arnold of 13 Bulwark St, Dover

+BENBOW, Cecil Anthony, ss Tahoma Star, 1 February 1940.

BROCK, Able Seaman, JAMES WILLIAM, SS "Sunniside" (London) Mercantile Marine. Drowned as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine or killed by mine 9 November 1916. Age 42. Son of the late Frederick Henry Brock and Matilda Brock; husband of Emily Brock (nee Vanoverschelde) of 22 Thomas St, Limehouse, London. Born Dover

$CAREY, Seaman, LEONARD ALBERT, SS "John O Scott" (Newcastle) Mercantile Marine. Drowned, as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine 18 September 1918. Age 17. Son of Henry James and Rosina Adelaide Carey (nee Sharp) of 40 York St, Dover

(p) CLIFT, Fireman, JAMES EDWARD, SS "Achille Adam" (London) Mercantile Marine. Died from exposure as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine 24 March 1917. Age 30. Son of Elizabeth Clift and the late James Edward Clift; husband of Sarah Rose Clift (nee Bradish) of 1 Bowling Green Hill, Dover. Born Dover

(p) $GILHAM, Boy, ALBERT EDWARD, SS "Achille Adam" (London) Mercantile Marine. Died from exposure as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine 24 March 1917. Age 15. Son of Annie Elizabeth Gilham of 4 Wood St, Dover, and the late George James Gilham

GOLDSACK, Troop Baker (Asst) STANLEY GORDON, SS "Minnetonka" (Belfast) Mercantile Marine. Drowned as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine 30 January 1918. Age 27. Son of Thomas Samuel and Julia Goldsack of 3 Wellerby Terrace, St. Margaret's-at-Cliffe, Dover

MACKIE, Chief Steward, HARRY GEORGE, SS "Harmattan" (London) Mercantile Marine. Killed by explosion 5 May 1917. Age 37. Son of James and Rebecca Mackie; husband of Annie Mackie (nee Carden) of 154 Dames Rd, Forest Gate, Essex. Born Dover

MACKIE, Second Mate, WILLIAM HENRY, SS "Trocas" (London) Mercantile Marine. Drowned as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine 19 January 1918. Age 35. Son of the late Robert Mackie and Emily Jane Mackie. Born Dover

$MAGUB, Assistant Steward, JOSEPH JARVIS, SS "Ancona" (London) Mercantile Marine. Presumed drowned 27 May 1917. Age 16. Son of Herbert and Ida Elizabeth Magub of 71 Barton Rd, Dover.

(p)$ PORT, Able Seaman, ALBERT GODDARD, SS "Achille Adam" (London) Mercantile Marine. Died from exposure as a result of an attack of an enemy submarine 24 March 1917. Age 29. Son of the late William and Sarah Port. Born Dover

POWELL, Seaman, PERCIVAL ARTHUR, "Irene" (London) Mercantile Marine. Killed by mine 9 November 1915. Age 26. Husband of Annie Powell of 106 Brookhill Rd, Woolwich. Born Guston, Dover

SPEARS, Boatswain (Bosun) WILLIAM J, SS "Alacrity" (Belfast) Mercantile Marine. Presumed drowned 30 March 1916. Age 28. Born Dover

TAYLOR, Apprentice, HERBERT HENRY, SS "Penvearn" (Falmouth) Mercantile Marine. Drowned as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine 1 March 1918. Age 17. Son of Henry Charles and Lucy Taylor of 2 Custom House Quay, Dover. Born Boston, Lincs

(p)$ WYBORN, Fireman, DANIEL, SS "Achille Adam" (London) Mercantile Marine. Killed as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine 23 March 1917. Age 63. Son of the late Mr and Mrs Wyborn; husband of Elizabeth Wyborn of 4 Rosebery Terrace, Underdown Rd, Dover. Born Sholden, Kent


TREFFGARNE (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD, Pembrokeshire
 

SHEA, Second Lieutenant, RICHARD THOMAS, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of pneumonia 12 November 1918. Age 30. Son of Mr J. and Mrs M. A. Shea of Weir Castle, Wolfs Castle, Pembrokeshire. Born Dover. no ref


WALKLEY (ST. MARY) CHURCH CEMETERY, Yorkshire

(p)GRANT, Gunner, HORATIO, 18099, 114th Heavy Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of sickness 9 February 1920. Age 37. Son of Edward and Louisa Grant; husband of Florence Hannah Grant of 46 Manor Rd, Maxton, Dover. Born Sheffield.  He married Florence Amos in 1911, and the couple possibly had three children, Doris, born 1911, Nora, born 1913, and  Florence, born 1920. grave F59.

The headstone reads, "In loving memory of William Donkin, the beloved son of Edward and Louisa Grant, killed in action April 28th 1917 aged 28 years. Also of the above named Edward Grant, who died Jan 1st 1920, aged 61 years. Also of Horatio, their beloved son, who died Feb 11th 1920 aged 38 years. Also of James, their beloved son, who died June 11th 1921, aged 27 years. "They nobly answered duty's call".  Also of the above-named Louisa Grant, who died Sep 4th 1931, aged 61 years."

James Grant, 476089, was a driver in the Royal Engineers, and.William Donkin Grant, 39798, served in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He is buried at Wancourt British Cemetery, France, VII D 10. Their mother's address is given as 126 Bole Hill Road, Sheffield.

 

WANDSWORTH (EARLSFIELD) CEMETERY, London 

RITCHIE, Serjeant, JAMES FALCONER, 27829, Royal Garrison Artillery. 4 February 1917. Age 24, born 30 April 1892 in India. Son of James Falconer Ritchie and Annie Ritchie née Staig of 18 St. Andrew's Terrace, Crabble Avenue, Dover, formerly 67 Balfour Road. The couple married at St Philips, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 16 March 1897 Grave GB 16 42. His brother Alexander Falconer Ritchie born 23 March 1895 in India also died other siblings were Annie born 7 October 1879 at Newcastle, and in India, Grace Helen born 5 August 1887 and Henry John Macfarlane 19 March 1889


WARRINGTON CEMETERY, Lancashire

LEE, Lance Corporal, SAMUEL, 41887, 2nd Bn, South Wales Borderers. 14 September 1918. Age 19. Born Dover. Son of Esther Lee of 33 Bostock St, Warrington, and the late Joseph Lee. V NC 666


WESTCOTT (ST. JOHN) COUNTESS OF HUNTINGDON'S CONNEXION CHAPELYARD, Surrey

(p)BARNES, Private, FREDERICK CHARLES, 72739, 18th Field Amb Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds (gas) 31 March 1918. Age 40. Son of Frederick and Harriet Barnes of St. Margarets, Dover; husband of L. L Barnes of 2 Chapel Rd, Westcott, Dorking.

At the bottom of the grave are the words, "Greater love hath no man than this, who giveth his life for others". 

In North Part of the churchyard, currently a gravestone in isolation.

 


WOODGRANGE PARK CEMETERY, EAST HAM, Essex

HAYWARD, Airman 3rd Class, SIDNEY HAROLD, 53996, 62nd Sqdn Royal Flying Corps. 1 February 1917. Age 34. Son of George and Caroline Hayward of 30 Colchester Avenue, Manor Park. Born Dover. 23 6919

 

MAALA CEMETERY, Yemen

MAY, Henry, 305369, Petty Officer Stoker, died from disease on 17 April 1920, serving in Royal Navy, HMS Magnolia. Born 16 August 1884 in Dover, the son of William May, a carpenter born in Sidmouth, and Amelia, his wife, born at Hougham, Dover. In 1881 they were living at 50 Tower Hamlets Street, Dover, with their children, William, 6, Emily, 4, and Thomas, 1, all born in Dover. Ten years later they were at 7 Union Road and Mr May was a widower as Mrs May had died in 1889 at the age of 37. There were three other children, Tamsen, then 8, Harry, 6, and Louisa, 4. By 1901 Henry was working as as a servant with a breadbaker at 177 Snargate Street, Dover. Mrs Emily White, of 4 Bushey Ruff Cottages, Temple Ewell, nr Dover, was notified of her brother's death. G22

 

MAALA MEMORIAL No 2, Yemen

$KENNETT, Able Seaman, WILLIAM JOHN ISAGAR, RN,  9 December 1915. no ref

from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 

 
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