THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

WWII - At Rest in The United Kingdom (K to S)

KILCHOAN CEMETERY, Nr. INVERIE, KNOYDART PENINSULAR, Inverness-Shire, Scotland  

WALL , Chief Stoker, ALBERT EDWARD, C/K32083, H.M.S. Curacoa, Royal Navy. 2 October 1942. Age 42. Son of Stephen William and Fanny Jane Wall; husband of Kathleen Mary Wall, of Dover. This small graveyard can only be reached by boat from Mallaig and A. E. Wall is the only person buried there


LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire

 

(p)+ALLEN, Cyril Arthur, 30 September 1944. Bay 5, Panel 4

ASHCROFT,  Wilfred James Charles, Sub-Lieutenant (A), died 14 September 1942, aged 21. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, HMS Condor.   Son of Wilfred Ernest and Elizabeth Mary Ashcroft, from Middlesborough, born 23 December 1920 at Guston. Parents married at Guston in 1917. In the 1901 census his father was living at Crow Hill, Guston, aged 8, and the 1914 Street Book gives an address of 5 Crow Hill.  Bay 3, panel 7.

(p)DAY, Charles Aisne, FAA/FX 77376, HMS Gloucester, died 23 May 1941, aged 26. Son of Tom and Emily Day, brother to Edward Day. Old St Mary's School boy. In memoriam 1943: "At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them" In every loving and proud memory from their loving Aunt, Uncles, brothers and sisters (Persian Iraq Force, Birchington, Luton) Bay 2, Panel 1

(p)+MORRIS , Sub-Lieutenant (A), HENRY, H.M.S. Ark Royal, Royal Navy. 11 June 1941. Age 21. Son of Robert Henry and Elsie May Morris, of Dover. Bay 1, Panel 7

(p)+WOOD, James Gregory, Midshipman, 9 September 1942. Bay 3, Panel 7

 

LIVERPOOL (KIRKDALE) CEMETERY, Lancashire  

(p)MYERS , Craftsman, George, 2815647, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. 8 March 1947. Age 37. Son of Thomas and Emily Myers; Thomas Myers was in 1911 a tinsmith, born in Farnley, York, living with his family at 5 Goodwin Terrace, Wortley, by Leeds. The couple had then had ten children, of whom nine were still living; George was the second youngest, having a younger brother, Arthur, and older siblings, Albert, Florrie, Ralph, Hannah, Joseph, John, and Thomas. Probably Charles William Henry was the child who had died aged 1, in 1908.

George was the husband of Mary Alice Myers (née Gate), of Dover. The couple married in 1930 in Dover, and possibly had two sons - Roy, born 1935, and John, born 1946, both in Dover. Section Gen 10 Nonconformist, Grave 63

The words at the foot of his headstone read@ "His work well done, He's free from pain. Gone from a world of sorrow, In heaven we'll meet again".

Note: Fazackerley (Kirkdale) cemetery has many burials from the Great War; wounded men brought home through Dover were often brought to the nearby hospital to be treated.

 

LIVERPOOL NAVAL MEMORIAL, Lancashire

(p)CHAPPELL, Ronald Albert, H.M.S. Dasher, 27 April 1943. Panel 10, Column 2 

(p)+LEWIS, Alan William George, 27 March 1943, H.M.S. Dasher. Panel 10, Column 2

(p)MCGAH, John Edward, 15 November 1942, H.M.S. Avenger. Panel 7, Column 1

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

LISKEARD (LANCHARD) CEMETERY, Cornwall  

+KING , Sapper, DOUGLAS JOHN, 1883613, 224 Field Coy., Royal Engineers. 30 August 1940. Age 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. G. King, of Dover. 'Extension', Section C, Grave 99  


 

LLANTRISANT (CEFN Y PARC) CEMETERY, Glamorganshire, Wales

+HEWISH, Wilfred, 21 March 1941. Section B, Grave 636


 

LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk  

+HOGG , Stoker, GEORGE MALLISON, LT/KX 104959, H.M. Trawler Gairsay., Royal Naval Patrol Service. 3 August 1944. Age 25. Son of Alexander and Agnes Hogg; husband of Lilian Hogg, of Dover. Panel 15, Column 3  


LUTON CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Bedfordshire
 

+(p) TAYLOR , Corporal, FREDERICK LESLIE HICKS, 7260877, Royal Army Medical Corps. 7 October 1940. Age 28. Son of Frederick and Edith Taylor, of Dover; husband of Violet Louisa Taylor, of Dover. Section 9, Row B, Grave 2  


MAIDSTONE CEMETERY, Kent
 

(p) MARSHALL , Squadron Leader (Pilot) JAMES EGLINGTON, 70809, DFC, Royal Air Force. 18 April 1942. Age 23. Son of Engr.-Comdr. Hugh Haddow Marshall, R.N.R., and Daisy Miriam Marshall, née Ballanger, of Dover. Plot C C 1, Grave 44  Mr and Mrs Marshall married in 1914 in Essex.

 

MAMHILAD, Torfaen, South Wales

LOCKYER, Rosetta, evacuee, 1943

 

MORDEN CEMETERY, Surrey

HOLBROOK, John Arthur, 25/26 October 1940. Section S, Grave 245, and Screen Wall, Panel 3

 

NONINGTON, Kent

CIVILIANS, DIED BY ENEMY ACTION

+CASHMAN, Donald Frank, 22 November 1940

JACKSON, Mary Alice, 22 November 1940

TANNER, Annie Francis, 6 May 1941


PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon
 

DAY , Signalman, EDWARD FRANK, D/SSX 27042, H.M.S. Hunter, Royal Navy. 10 April 1940. Age 20. Son of Tom and Emily Day, of Dover. Panel 39, Column 2. Brother of Charlie Day, commemorated on the Lee-on-Solent Memorial above.

+GERRARD , Leading Cook (O), ERIC NICHOLAS, D/LX 21121, H.M.S. Dorsetshire, Royal Navy. 5 April 1942. Age 30. Son of George Edward and Marion Clara Gerrard, of Dover; husband of Linda May Gerrard, of Dover. Panel 72, Column 1  

HOWDEN, Ian Campbell, 9 April 1940. Panel 36, Column 1

JOHNSON , Able Seaman, BERT WILLIAM, D/JX 349619, H.M.S. Itchen, Royal Navy. 23 September 1943. Age 20. Son of William and A. E. Johnson, of Dover. Panel 79, Column 2  

+KENNEDY, Lewis Robert Edward, died 15 December 1941. Panel 44, Column 3

RUTTER, Norman Wilfred, 6285270, Bombardier in the Royal Artillery, 4 Maritime regiment, old St Mary's schoolboy, aged 37, 2 July 1944, son of Albert Arthur and Kate Elizabeth Rutter; husband of Violet Rutter, of Hengistbury Head, Hampshire, panel 93, col 2, died when SS Empire Broadsword was mined.

+ROGERS, Charles, 8 June 1940, H.M.S. Glorious. Panel 36, Column 2

SANDS, WILLIAM ARCHIBALD MARTIN, 15087, Chief Petty Officer, Royal Australian Navy - H.M.A.S. Sydney. Died 20/11/1941, aged 39 Husband of G. Sands, of Frankston, Victoria, Australia, son of Archibald and Alice Sands. Panel 56, Column 2. Born Dover

+WRIGHT, Edwin John Loftus, died 8 June 1940. Panel 36, Column 2


PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire
 

+BAILEY, Leslie Joseph Knott, died 22 August 1941. Panel 56, Column 1

BISHOP, Sidney (Sydney) William, died 10 March 1941. Panel 46, Column 3

+BOCUTT, Alfred Arthur, died 24 May 1941. Panel 58, Column 3

HACKETT, Owen Francis, Ordinary Seaman, P/JX296054, Royal Navy, HMS Victory, died 19 January 1942, He was born in 1923 in Dover, the son of Joseph R Hackett and Elsie Mabel, formerly Dixon, née Norley, who married in 1920. They may have had other children, Eileen born in 1921 and Ronald D, born in 1937. Mrs Hackett was the widow of Reginald James Dixon  Panel 65 Column 3.

MAXTED, Walter Charles, died 6 May 1941. Panel 61, Column 3

MURPHY, William John, Chief Stoker, P/K 59277, died aged 39 on 25 November 1941, with HMS Barham. Panel 53, col 3. He was the son of James Murphy and Alice Maggie née Ward,  the "dear son-in-law" of Mr and Mrs J R Dann, of River, and the "beloved husband" of Mildred Florence Murphy, née Dann, whom he married in Dover in 1936. "Remembered constantly with love and gratitude by us all" 1944

PUCKETT , Able Seaman, CHARLES RICHARD, P/J 15674, H.M. Tug St. Abbs, Royal Navy. 1 June 1940. Age 45. Son of Charles and Frances Puckett; husband of Edith Emma Puckett, of Dover. Panel 39, Column 2

+WALTERS, Edward ("Teddie") 16 August 1944. Panel 83, Column 2

 

RAMSGATE - St Lawrence in Thanet, Kent

COTTON, Leslie John Victor, 155939, Pilot Officer (Air Gnr.), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve - 78 Sqdn,   Died: 31/08/1943 while flying, age: 37. Youngest son of the late Henry Herbert and Mrs Florence Cotton, of 7 South Parade, Salisbury Road, Totton, Hampshire, formerly 173 Folkestone Road, Dover. Grave ref: North of church, next to the wall between the cemetery and the vicarage: Leslie is buried with his grandparents John and Fanny Darby.

 

RICHMOND CEMETERY, Surrey

+(p) MULLER, Herbert Gage, 1 May 1940. Block B B, Grave 21

 

RIVER (SS PETER AND PAUL) by DOVER, Kent

CIVILIANS, DIED BY ENEMY ACTION

+PARFITT, John Thomas, 28 June 1943

+ROBSON, Elsie Agnes, 3 April 1942

+SMILLIE, Donald Drummond and Maureen Drummond, (children) 20 March 1944

+SYDENHAM, Ellen Miriam, 25 September 1944

SERVICE PERSONNEL

(p)FULLBROOK, Tom, 16 November 1947

 SANDERS, Glyn Alexander, 12 May 1941. No grave ref

Note: Miriam Kingsland, three-quarters sister of Walter Tull, and Clara Beer, her mother and Walter's stepmother are buried in this churchyard

 

RINGSHALL, WATTISHAM, SUFFOLK (ST CATHERINE), Suffolk  

(p)DAVISON, Reginald Alvan, 11 November 1940. Row B


RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey

words on Runnymede window
words on window at Runnymede 

(p)$BOURNER, Alfred Edward James, 6-7 January 1942. Panel 6

(p)$GILLMAN, Keith R. 25 August 1940. Panel 8

(p)+HAWKINS, Francis Albert, 21 December 1944. Panel 218

(p)+HOPPER , Sergeant, DENNIS ALBERT, 1890043, 419 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 15 February 1944. Age 19. Son of Henry William and Edith Alice Hopper, of Dover. Panel 231  

(p)+LAWRENCE , Flight Sergeant, LEONARD ALBERT, 1395618, 179 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 14 October 1944. Age 21. Son of Albert and Edith Florence Victoria Lawrence, of Dover. Panel 219  

(p)PARMENTER , Sergeant, CECIL FREDERICK, 1391928, 179 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 23 October 1943. Age 27. The only son of Frederick and Frances E. J. Parmenter, of Dover, grandson of the late Mr Harry Colthup of River. Before joining the RAF he was employed by Mr A S Wooton, grocers, of Townwall Street. He was a member of the Home Guard and of the Oddfellows Club, and an old boy of St Mary's School. He had just passed his examination for a commission.  Panel 161  

(p)+PLEASANCE , Flying Officer, GEORGE ERNEST, 152231, 235 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 28 December 1943. Age 21. Son of Arthur Edward and Florence Hilda Pleasance, of Dover. Panel 128  

Runnymede gates (p)SCALES , Flight Sergeant, KENNETH JAMES, 1434761, 434 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 29 January 1944. Age 21. Son of James Thomas Scales and Ruby Elizabeth Scales; husband of Joyce Eileen Scales, of Dover. Panel 222  

(p)+STANDRING, Gibbard Selkirk, 23 June 1942. Panel 94

(p)+SUTTON , Sergeant, HENRY GEORGE, 1359710, 179 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 21 March 1943. Age 29. Son of Duncan McBride Sutton and Annie Sutton, of Dover. Panel 166  

(p)$SUTTON , Sergeant, ROY JOHN, 1269173, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 7 November 1942. Age 20. Son of Norman and Daisy Sutton, of Dover. Panel 94  

(p)TRUFFET , Sergeant, FRANCIS HERBERT, 1455172, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 28 August 1944. Age 21. Son of James and Lilian Truffet, of Dover. Panel 239

TRUSCOTT, HENRY 1394829Sergeant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 156 Sqdn. Age: 21 Died: 22/11/1943  Son of Henry and Flora J. Truscott, of Chatham, Kent, formerly 24 De Burgh Hill, Dover.  Panel 167. Killed during an attack on Berlin and buried in the District Cemetery, Boderitz, near Berlin. He was an old pupil of Dover Charlton School for Boys.

(p)+VOSPER, Jack, 13 December 1942. Panel 95

(p)WALKER, Percy Thomas Walter, 22 October 1941. Panel 62

WELHAM, WILFRED DERYCK, 751432, Flight Sergeant, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve - 106 Sqdn. Died 25/03/1942, aged 21 Son of Wilfred Horace and Kathleen Elizabeth Welham, née Blackman, of Brighton, Sussex. Panel 76. Born Dover, brother of Leonard Welham

Runnymede

images of Runnymede with thanks to Dean Sumner

SEASALTER, Kent

(p)WILLIAMS, Alan Arthur Frederick, 31 January 1943. Grave I 9

 

SHEPHERDSWELL, Kent

CIVILIANS, DIED BY ENEMY ACTION

+FLYNN, Mary Elizabeth, 3 April 1942

+FLYNN, Margaret Frances, 3 April 1942

+HAWKINS, Minnie Gladys, 23 March 1942 

+WHEELER, Robert, 1 September 1944

 

SHAFTESBURY BOROUGH CEMETERY, Dorset

(p)+BEESTON, William Ralph Humphrey, 19 November 1944. Grave 820

 


 

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