THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

WWII - At Rest in Italy, Japan, Kenya

 

ANCONA WAR CEMETERY, Italy

GRANT, Cyril Ernest, 7581851, Warrant Officer Class 1 (Sub Condr) Royal Army Ordnance Corps, died 20 September 1943, II G 7, aged 39, born Dover 1904. Died as POW. Son of Mr Ernest and Mrs Ellen Eliza Grant of 7 Elwyn Road, Bournemouth, formerly 2 Longfellow Road, Dover. In 1911 the family were living at 12 Eaton Road, with Mr Grant working as a dental assistant and mechanic. At home then were children Gladys, Cyril, Nellie, and Kathleen. Cyril was probably the nephew of John Ray Matcham, Mrs Grant, née Matcham, probably being his sister.

REASON, Gunner, RAYMOND VICTOR, 943424, 3 Field Regt., Royal Artillery. 3 January 1943. Age 23. He was the youngest son of the late George St. John Reason and the late Rose Matilda Reason, who in 1911 were living at 3 Primrose Terrace, Union Road, Dover. He is buried in grave reference III C 9.He died "from pneumonia while in enemy hands". "Dearly loved, Sadly missed - his loving Brothers and Sisters" - 1943 "In memory, from his chum Alf"

 

BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, Anzio, Italy

+BUZAN, Charles Walter, 25 Feb 1944. V G 9


ANZIO WAR CEMETERY, Italy

+(under Clell in Book of Remembrance) CHELL, ALFRED CHARLES Initials: A C Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Guardsman Regiment/Service: Grenadier Guards Unit Text: 5th Bn. Age: 27 Died 26 January 1944, Service No: 2617566 Additional information: Husband of Emma Foster Chell, of Glasgow. IV F 8

+JOHNCOCK, Private, VERDUN JAMES, 6290542, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. 22 January 1944. Age 27. Son of William James Johncock and Frances Louisa Johncock, of Buckland, Dover. I M 1


ARGENTA GAP WAR CEMETERY, Italy

+PASCALL, Serjeant, JOHN EDWARD LACEY, 6291180, 1st Bn., The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). 13 April 1945. Age 30. Son of Edward Lacey Pascall and Ellen Elizabeth Pascall, of Dover. III F 7


ASSISI WAR CEMETERY, Italy

+MORLAND-HUGHES, Major, RICHARD WETHERED, IA/199, M B E, M C, 1st Bn., 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force). 19 June 1944. Age 33. Son of Charles Morland Cunynghame Hughes, and of Elsie Louise Morland-Hughes, of Dover. His Walter James Morland-Hughes brother also died on service. VIII G 3

 

BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy

COLLIER, George, 21 April 1942. II D 24


CASERTA WAR CEMETERY, Italy

+PLEASENCE, Arthur Edward, 26 February 1944. V E 18

SYME, Warrant Officer Class II (B.S.M.) PETER, 2971294, 93 (6th Bn. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Anti-Tank Regt., Royal Artillery. 16 February 1944. Age 40. Son of John and Jane Ann Jesamine Syme; husband of Mary Annie Syme, of Dover. VI E 6


CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy

$BRADING, Private, CHARLES FREDERICK, 6286740, 4th Bn., The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). 23-24 October 1943. Age 24. Son of Bert and Catherine Brading, of Dover. Panel 4

WEST, Fusilier, JOHN NEWMAN, 6473818, 8th Bn., Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). 4 March 1944. Age 28. Son of Charles Newman West and Eleanor Elizabeth West, of River, Dover. Panel 5


CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy

+CREPIN, Frederick Thomas George, died 14 March 1944. VII E 14

MOCKERIDGE, Percy, died 12 May 1944, grave XIV E 21

+ROBERTS, Private, JOHN CHARLES, 14559803, 1/6th Bn., East Surrey Regiment. 13 May 1944. Age 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Roberts, of Dover. XII F 4

+SHARP, Eric Charles, 9 April 1944. XVIII D 12


CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy

BUCKLEY, Maurice William, died 24 April 1942. I V 24

GORDON, John Corporal Reconnaissance Corps Unit Text: 5th (3rd Bn. The Tower Hamlets Rifles) Regt. Age: 35 Date of Death: 07/08/1943 Service No: 2816811 Son of Robert and Jane Thomson Gordon; "dearly beloved" husband of Violet Mary Daisy Gordon, of 73 Milton Street, Maidstone, Kent, formerly of Dover. IV B 30

(p) LAPHAM, Private, GEORGE, 553470, 1st Bn., Dorsetshire Regiment. 18 July 1943. Age 29. Husband of Alice Eliza Mary Lapham, of Dover. IV F 43


CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy

+AUSTIN, Lance Serjeant, ALBERT JOSEPH, 5389397, 7th Bn., Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. 16 September 1944. Age 31. Son of William John Charles and Emily Austin, of Dover; husband of Marie Elizabeth Austin, of Dover. XVIII K 10
 

FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY, Italy

COUCHMAN, Guardsman, RONALD JAMES, 2614746, 5th Bn., Grenadier Guards. 25 July 1944. Age 27. Son of Ernest James Couchman and Olive Blanche Couchman, of Alkham, Kent. XII B 9 "Beloved son of Mrs Couchman and the late Mr E Couchman"


FOIANO DELLA CHIANA WAR CEMETERY, Italy

GREENSTREET, Private, RONALD BARRY, 14343520, 1/6th Bn., East Surrey Regiment. 11 July 1944. Age 20. Son of George Henry and Esme Frances Baker Greenstreet, of 7 Chamberlain Road, Dover. II E 5. He was an old ob of St James; School. He died of wounds, in hospital. A letter from a Major of his company said that he was buried in the Divisional Cemetery at Foiano. "The Company washolding a hill-top position when the Germans launched a counter attack, putting down a barrage before the attack. Private Greenstreet was wounded during the barrage but remained at his post until the attack was beaten off." The Major continues, "I have never seen a more plucky little fellow. Everyone liked him, and he was always cheerful. He was always willing, and he carried out his job in a first-class manner." 


headstone by Elena RossiMILAN WAR CEMETERY, Italy

CARTER, Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) HUGHIE WILLIAM, 628721, 10 Sqdn., Royal Air Force. 27 August 1940. Age 22. Son of Lt. Hugh Carter, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regt.), (killed in France 18 October, 1918, buried High Tree Cemetery), and of Edith Carter, of Dover. I A 10Milan cemetery, by Elena Rossi

His grave is second from the right, front row, in the picture (right). Left is his gravestone. At the bottom are written the words;

Treasured thoughts and Loving Memories. Rest in Peace 

pictures with thanks to Elena Rossi

+(p) WHALEY, Lance Corporal, GEORGE ALEXANDER, 2024001, 1st Bn., Worcestershire Regiment. 31 December 1942. Son of William Henry Whaley, and of Mary Annie Whaley, of Dover. III A 2

 

MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, Italy

+SANTER, Reginald William, 8 August 1943. XII G 4


ORVIETO WAR CEMETERY, Italy

WILLS, Corporal, HENRY JAMES, 6289227, 5th Bn., The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). 19 June 1944. Age 25. Son of John and Alice Florence Wills; husband of Ellen Norris Wills, of Dover. I C 17

SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy

$EALDEN, Walter Sidney James, 14 September 1943. II D 10


SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy

$ABBOTT, Private, HORACE HAROLD, 6296389, 5th Bn., The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). 6 October 1943. Age 31. Son of William John and Bertha Ann Abbot, of Dover. II C 33

+DANIELS, Arthur, 7 October 1943. X B 16

HINDS, William Henry ("Bill"), 17 November 1943, Corporal, 6288179, died 17 November 1943, aged 22, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), 5th Bn, grave II C 6, the son of Hubert George Hinds and Sarah Lily, née Couchman, and the husband of Joyce Leah Hinds, née Cooper, whom he married in Dover in 1941, of Malvern, Worcestershire. He was born in Dover in 1921; his parents married in Dover in 1918.

HUMPHREYS, Reginald James, died 27 September 1943. IX A 23

+WISE, Private, WILLIAM HENRY, 6289216, 5th Bn., The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). 8 February 1944. Age 24. Son of Frank and Edith Annie Wise, of Buckland, Dover. V C 44

 

SANTERNO VALLEY WAR CEMETERY, Italy

PRITCHARD, Rifleman, FREDERICK ERNEST, 14639387, die 23 October 1944, aged 20, Royal Ulster Rifles, 2nd Bn The London Irish Rifles, grave I E 5. He was the "dearly loved eldest son" of Frederick Thomas Pritchard and Jessie Lydia Victoria Pritchard, of Walworth, London, formerly of Dover.

 

SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, Sicily

NEWHAM, Percy Robert ("Bob") Colour Serjeant Royal Marines  No. 41 R.M. Commando. Age: 23, Died 11 July 1943, Service No: PO/X 4908 Eldest "dear son" son of Percy Robert and Ellen Newham, 64 Stanley Road, Ashford, Middlesex (late of Dover), "dearly loved" husband of Ruby Agnes Newham, née Toon, of 10 Samos Road, Anerley, Kent, SE 20, where lived her parents. 1944 - "Treasured memories and loving thoughts of my darling husband, Bob, from his devoted wife, Ruby" III B 3

 

TRIPOLI WAR CEMETERY, Italy

+WILSON, Claud Robert, 12 November 1945. 12 H 7

 

YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY, Japan

HEATH, Albert Edward, 18 December 1944. British Section BB, Grave 9

JAMES, Charles Alfred Corporal  Royal Engineers  22 Fortress Coy. Age: 27, Died 22 October 1942, Service No: 1871324  Son of Leonard Alfred and Rose Ellen James, of "Areligh", Guston, Kent. British Section D B, Grave 7. Died of diphtheria in Osaka camp. One of five sons serving with the Royal Engineers 

+MAXTED, Richard L, 31 October 1942. British Section KB, Grave 13

+RUSSELL, Robert Leslie, 15 June 1945. Canadian Section BA, Grave 13

 

EAST AFRICA MEMORIAL, Kenya

+EMERY, Francis Patrick, 12 December 1944. Column 5

from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission



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