THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 


WWII - At Rest in The United Kingdom (D to H)

* = grave reference or other information still to be found
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DEAL, Kent

BOARER, Leslie Samuel, born 1923, son of Edith, nee Amos, and Samuel Boarer (married 1922), Aircraftman 2nd Class, RAFVR, died 13 March 1943, service number 1334343. Plot B, Block 1, Grave 2951

1950 "In loving memory of my dear son Leslie, from his ever loving mother"

 

DESBOROUGH CEMETERY, Northamptonshire

+(p) KIRTON, James Hughes, 27 January 1944. Section H, Grave1


DISHFORTH CEMETERY, Yorkshire

CLYDE, Eric Alston, 924233, Flight Sergeant, born 26 December 1920  in Dover, died 18 April 1943, aged 22, RAFVR, Grave 67. He was one of eight men killed in a crash near York, six of whom are buried with him at Dishforth.

He was the son of Thomas and Sophia Bell Clyde (née Murphy), of Alkham, Kent, brother of Jane or Jean, born in Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland, and of Gordon G. and Ian A, both born in Dover in 1912 and 1916 respectively. Thomas Clyde, born in Carluke, Lanarkshire, of 7 Effingham Crescent, Dover, MRCVS, ran a veterinary surgery. He was appointed Inspector of Slaughter Houses in 1925, and in 1908, at the address of 22 Maison Dieu Road, was the deputy to the borough veterinary surgeon.  He was then manager of the practice, taking it over in 1909.  Jane married Maurice Emil Boughton Neal on 9 August 1937; he was the son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Neal from Crowborough, Sussex. Mrs Clyde, born in Muirkirk, Lanarkshire, died at the age of 58 on 29 August 1939, and was buried at Charlton cemetery on 1 September. In June 1947 Mr Clyde moved to Maydensole Rise, Whitfield, where he had the telephone number of Kearsney 251. He died in the Canterbury area in 1967, aged 89.


DIED IN DOVER (CEMETERY UNCERTAIN), Kent

CIVILIANS, DIED BY ENEMY ACTION

+AYLMER, William, 11 November 1940 (Wingham?)

+BERRY, Ruth, 23 September 1944 (Devon?)

+BURNS, Dennis Patrick, 10 December 1942 (Eythorne?)

CATCHPOLE, Cyril Frank, 11 September 1940

DALLEY, 26 September, 1944

+DOWDELL, Herbert, 12 September 1944 (Barry, Glamorgan?)

GRACE, Mary Edith, 18 November 1939

HILL, George, 25 October 1943

+HUTCHINGS, William, 5 September 1944 (Grimsby?)

JAMES, John Henry, 5 May 1940 (Aylesham?)

+LANGLEY, Alfred, 13 September 1944 (Folkestone?)

+LOCKE, George Clifford, 10 September 1944, (Tonbridge?)

+PRICE, John Arthur, 13 September 1944

+ROGERS, Frank, 10 September 1940

+TRINDER, Herbert Charles, 18 October 1940 (Walmer?)

 

WAR-RELATED DEATHS

MANTON William Frederick, died 17 October 1939

SMITH, William Frederick, died 15 October 1942

WELLS?, Edward, died February 1943

 

DOVER (BUCKLAND) CEMETERY, Kent

CIVILIANS, DIED BY ENEMY ACTION (references with thanks to Joyce Banks)

+ASHDOWN, William Richard, 6 October 1940. C7 8

+BARKER, Helen Jane, buried 19 August 1940. C8 12

+BEXHALL, Frederick, died at Military Hospital, buried 1 October 1941. B 906 (old part)

+BUSHELL, Betty Charlotte, 23 September 1944. BN 6

+COCK, Frederick Ethelbert and Florence E. and Doris Smith, died 12 June 1941. C9 8 

DOBSON, Percival, 13 November 1941. BO 16

+DYER, Sidney James - Gasworks Employee, died 12 June 1941. C10 16

+GRAVES, Jack, buried 28 March 1942. C 2

+GREY, William Henry, died 30 September 1940. C5 13

+HARVEY, Robert Sidney George, buried 25 September 1940. C7 9

+HOGBEN, Frederick James, buried 29 March 1942. B 502 (old part)

+JONES, Charlie 29 May 1941. C9 9

+MARSH, Emma. H 10

+MARSH, Dorothy Georgina. T 1

+PERKINS, Patricia May Ann, 25 September 1944. C 5

*+PILCHER, Victor William, died 26-27 March 1942. C11 16 

+REID, Alfred George, died 12 August 1940. C7 10

(p)+REVELL, Ernest Edwin and Queenie, died 3 April 1942. C11 9

(p)_+REVELL,. Gladys and Joyce, died 3 April 1942. C11 10

+SEATH, Ann Stanner, died 3 April 1942. Grave 1594

+SMITH, Doris May, 12 June 1941. C9 8

(p)+TALBOT, Charles Joseph and Minnie Jane, died 12 June 1941. C10 15

+WAKEFIELD, Mabel Agnes, 25 September 1944. C 5

(p)+WARMAN, William Elgar and Ethel Ann, died 3 April 1942. C11 11

WISDOM, Harry/Henry William, 18 September 1940. C9 19

 

SERVICE PERSONNEL

(p)+GARDINER, Flight Sergeant (Air Gnr.) SIDNEY ALBERT, 1377053, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died Salisbury 20 March 1942. Age 29. Son of William and Lydia Ann Gardiner, of Dover; husband of Ellen Gardiner, of Market Drayton, Shropshire. Buried from 39 Glenfield Road, 27 March 1942, Section C 11, Grave 17

(p)+HARRIS, Private, JAMES RICHARD, 1475736, Army Catering Corps. Died St Margaret's Hospital, Station Street, St Margaret's 26 December 1941. Age 20. Son of John and Emily Elizabeth Harris, of Buckland, Dover. buried 31 December 1941 from 17 Erith Street, Section C 10, Grave 9

KEMSLEY, Leading Aircraftman, FREDERICK CHARLES, 538183, Royal Air Force. 21 February 1943. Age 24. Son of Mrs. C. A. Kemsley, and stepson of Mr. H. V. Robbins, of Dover. Section B G, Grave 9

McKIE, Private, ANDREW, 2817378, Seaforth Highlanders. 24 July 1947. Age 38. Son of Andrew and Maxwellia McKie; husband of Lilian McKie, of Dover. Section B R, Grave 3

WICKS, Aircraftman 1st Class, RAYMOND JOHN, 1873392, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 1 October 1943. Age 22. Son of Arthur William and Ellen Elizabeth Wicks, of Dover. Old part, Grave 2390

 

DOVER (CHARLTON) CEMETERY, Kent
consecrated by the Bishop of Dover on 10 October 1872

CIVILIANS, DIED BY ENEMY ACTION (references with thanks to Joyce Banks)

+ABBOTT, Alfred and Martha, buried 8 April 1942. 32 ZC

+ABBOTT, Victor Gordon, died 25 October 1940. ZC 31

+AUSTEN, William Ernest, buried 28 March 1942. 8 2T

+AUSTIN, John, died 8 October 1940. ZC 30

+BALL, Lily Elizabeth, buried 18 November 1940. 3K 11

+BAKER, George Elgar, (Book of Remembrance gives G J E Baker?) 28 November 1942

+BANKS, Charles William, buried 28 March 1942. 31 2S

BENN, William, 30 October 1941. YB 26

+BUSSEY, Albert George, died 13 September 1944. 11 2S

+CARSWELL, Percy William, died 20 October 1940. YR 2

+CHAPMAN, Charles, Louisa, and Doris, buried 26 May 1943. 3 2S

+COOK, William Ernest and Ernest James Cook, buried 24 September 1940. 3F 27

+COOPER, Alfred Reginald, buried 18 November 1940. 1V 27

+DECENT, George Henry, buried 30 October 1940. 1C 29

+DEVERSON, Leonard Douglas, buried 15 November 1940. 8 AG

+DIVE, Edward and Frederick, buried 22 September 1941. 25 1

*+DURMAN, Jesse, died 23 May 1942. 18 2T

+EDSON, Norah Christine, died 6 November 1940. 3 F9

+FUSSELL, Ivy, buried 26 May 1943. 18 2S

+GODSMARK, Thomas, buried 26 January 1944. 19 2S

+GOLDING,  William, buried 3 July 1943. 22 SJ

*+GOODBOURN, Charles Percy, died 9 September 1940

+GOODWIN,  Beatrice Alice, buried 8 April 1942. 5 SH

+GREGORY, Dorothy, buried 28 August 1943. 23 2S

GROOMBRIDGE, Arthur Herbert, March/April 1942. 12 2T

HALL, James, buried 20 November 1940. ZV 30

+HARE, Sheila, buried 5 September 1944. 19 TT

+HART, Agnes Flora, buried 16 September 1944. 32 2S

+HATTON, John buried 22 September 1941. 3F 11

+HAYWARD, Frederick William Jackson, 11 September 1940. PS 25

+HEMMINGS, Valerie, buried 26 June 1944. 3 WV

+HOGBEN, Harold and Kathleen, buried 19 September 1944. 25 QQ

+HUBBARD, Mabel Edith, buried 5 September 1944. 11 5L

+JENKINS,  Stephen, buried 10 June 1944. 5 ZW

JONES, William Edward, died at Knollys' Road, Streatham, buried 26 August 1944. 18 2W

+LEMAR, William, buried 5 August 1944. 2 ZV

+LICENCE,  Margaret, buried 6 November 1943. 31 RG

+LYUS, Arthur Edward, buried 30 October 1940. 1G 25

+MARSH, Florence Jane, 3 October 1944. 7 2S

+MAY, Ethel Nellie, died 7 May 1941. 2D

+McKENZIE, Donald, buried  27 March 1942. 18 QV

+MEAD,  Frederick Wilshaw, buried 16 September 1944. 23 TT

+MILLS, Ellen Kate and Yvonne Mary, buried 6 September 1944. 15 2S

+MILLS, Hilda May, buried 18 June 1941. 2 T7

+MOORE, Doris Winifred Agnes, buried 26 December 1942. 26 2S

+MOORE, Frederick Walter, Ivy Victoria, Minyon Elsie, and Frederick Ronald, buried 16 June 1941. 2 T2

+NORLEY, William John, died 1 November 1941. 30 2S

+PAYNE, Phoebe Sarah, buried 30 October 1943. 1 3S

+PRATT, William Edward, buried 16 November 1940. Q V2

+RICKETTS, Lydia Ellen, buried 5 September 1944. 14 2S

+SADLER, Marketa, buried 10 September 1942. 27 2S 

+SHEARN, Alice Ellen, Alice Georgina, Joan Ellen, Brenda Ann, buried 30 October 1943. 1 3S

+SILK, Ernest Victor, buried 31 October 1940. SL 2

+SNELLER, Percy William, buried 28 March 1942. 23 RK

+STANFORD, Frederick John Charles, buried 12 October 1940. RH 27

+STAVELEY, Roselyn Elizabeth, buried 18 September 1944. 10 2S

+TERRY, Agnes Annie, buried 10 October 1942. 4 ST

+TRUMPER, Douglas William, died 14 or 19 March 1945.

+WHITE, Leonard Wilfred Pearman, buried 10 September 1942. 14 SK

WILDEY, Sarah Annie, died 20 September 1940. SK 9

+WILLS, James, Hilda, Horace, Vera, and Brian, buried 18 June, 1941. 2 T7 and 2 T3

+WILLSON, Elizabeth, buried 29 September 1944. 7 YW

 

WAR-RELATED DEATHS

BANKS, William Henry, died 4 October 1939

BENN, William, died 30 October 1941, buried 4 November 1941. YB 46

DURMEN, Jesse, died 23 May 1942, buried 27 May 1942. 18 2T

GROOMBRIDGE, Arthur Herbert, buried 7 April 1942. 12 2T

 

SERVICE PERSONNEL

$ARCHER, Sapper, ALBERT EDWARD, 1897506, Royal Engineers. 15 November 1942. Age 39. Son of Albert Edward and Emily Archer; husband of Edith Maria Archer, of Tower Hamlets, Dover. Section 2 U, Grave 2

BLISS, Private, RAYMOND DENNIS, 6402922, 4th Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment. 14 April 1946. Age 28. Son of Harry and Lily Bliss, of Dover; husband of Louise Emily Bliss, of Tower Hamlets, Dover. Section 3 R, Grave 27

+CLARKE, Pilot Officer (Flt. Engr.) ALFRED THOMAS, 175596, 76 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 23 June 1944. Age 20. Son of Henry and Evelene Matilda Clarke, of Dover. Section 3 T, Grave 14

FAGG, Lamp Trimmer, FREDERICK JAMES, S.S. Henry Woodall (London)., Merchant Navy. 10 May 1940. Age 49. Son of Robert Frederick and Mary Anne Fagg, of Dover; husband of Amy Annie Fagg, of Dover. Section Z V, Grave 32

(p)+GROVER, Flight Lieutenant, EDMUND FRANK, 173831, D F C, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 23 June 1947. Age 23. Son of Frank Keniston Grover and Ada Mary Grover, of Dover. Section Q L, Grave 12

+HAMMOND, Henry William John buried 17 April 1940. Section Z D, 2nd in grave

KENNETT, Stoker 1st Class, THOMAS EDWARD, C/KX 87673, H.M.S. Pembroke, Royal Navy. 24 January 1944. Age 32. Son of Thomas Edward and Emily Kennett, of Dover; husband of Dorothy May Kennett, of Dover. Section 2 V, Grave 28

LUCAS, Corporal, WILLIAM GEORGE, 1151615, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 25 July 1945. Son of Arthur Percival and Agnes Jane Lucas; husband of Eileen Lilian Lucas, of Dover. Section S H, Grave 18

"Time cannot dim, nor memory fade of a dearly loved and son and brother, Bill, accidentally killed whilst serving in the R.A.F. July 25 1945. Gone, but never forgotten by his Mum, Sisters and Brothers" - 1950  

MILES, Corporal, DOUGLAS, 6399321, 1st Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment. 1 January 1947. Age 28. Son of Frank and Helene Miles, of Dover. Section 2 V, Joint Grave 5

MILES, Leading Seaman, PHILIP, C/JX 130496, H.M.S. Ajax., Royal Navy. 10 June 1943. Age 31. Son of Frank and Helene Miles, of Dover. Section 2 V, Joint Grave 5

MILLS, Sidney Harold, died 20 September 1941 at the Isle of Wight, Section 3 D, Grave 29

MINTER, Gunner, ERNEST, 1788252, 559 Coast Regt., Royal Artillery. 25 August 1942. Age 36. Son of George and Jessie Alice Minter, of Dover. Section 2 T, Grave 29

+O'CONNOR, Robert W A G, died 28 September 1940. Section V S, Grave 32

+PILCHER, Trooper, THOMAS LEONARD DAVID, 7959676, Royal Armoured Corps. 14 January 1943. Age 19. Son of Benjamin Albert and Armie Sarah Pilcher, of Buckland, Dover. Section 2 U, Grave 14

+SISLEY, Sergeant (Air Gnr.) ROBERT EDWARD JAMES, 1895505, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 4 April 1944. Age 19. Son of Henry and Edith Marion Sisley, of Dover. Section 2 W, Grave 3

SMITH, Private, ERNEST FREDERICK, 19184448, General Service Corps. 22 September 1947. Age 18. Son of Mrs. C. C. Smith, of Dover. Section T T, Grave 17

SPRATT, Able Seaman, JAMES THOMAS, C/231625, H.M.S. Merlin., Royal Navy. 29 September 1943. Age 56. Son of Steven Thomas Spratt and Ann Ellen Spratt, of Dover; husband of Annie Isabel Spratt, of Dover. Section 2 V, Grave 14

THAIN, Flying Officer (Pilot) RONALD FRANK, 124843, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 27 March 1943. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Archibald Thain; husband of Eileen Dorothy Thain, of Dover. Section 2 U, Grave 23

 


DOVER (ST. JAMES'S) CEMETERY, Kent
at Copt Hill, opened 14 April 1855 

CIVILIANS, DIED BY ENEMY ACTION

+AMOS, Lena Ellen, died 11 September 1940. 23 ER

_ASPINALL, William Lewis, buried 29 September 1944. 2Y KL

_AUSTIN, Laura Emily, buried 9 September 1942. 15 EV

+AUSTIN, William James, buried 16 November 1940. 17 DR

+BAILEY, Richard, died 12 February 1941, buried 17 February. 24 CR

+BARTON, Christopher, buried 30 September 1944. 5 CQ

BLACKFORD, Ellen Rita St Quentin, buried 18 September 1944. 17 QK

+BOTTEN, Benjamin Maynard, buried 12 October 1940.  HV 3

BOURNER, Eliza Ann, 14 October 1940, 30 October 1940. 16 KW

+BUDDLE, Doris Elizabeth, buried 30 September 1944. 4 CQ

BURKETT, Maria Sarah, buried 8 June 1942. 14 VK

+CAMERON, Edith Emily, buried 30 September 1940. 17 EB

+CARBERRY, Ernest William, died 23 September 1941.  DR 12

+CARBERRY, Patrick Joseph, died 3 October 1941. KU 13

CHAMBERS, Morris Herbert, 26 September 1940, buried 3 October1940. 22 ER

+CHAMPION, William, buried 19 September 1944. 28 CQ

+CHAPMAN, Ronald Walter John, 26 September 1944, buried 30 September. 12 CQ

CLARK, Daisy Ethelwyn, died 22 October 1940. ER 20

+COCKCRAFT, Ethel, buried 29 September 1944. 13 CQ

COVENEY, Thomas Daniel, buried 7 January 1944. 29 PE

+DOHERTY, Thomas, buried 20 September 1944. 29 CQ

+DYER, Mary Francis, buried 9 October 1941. 16 EW

+FOSTER, Emily, buried 16 December 1940. 18 ER

GOLDSACK, Percy John, buried 16 May 1941. 28 FR

+GOLDUP, Muriel Alice, buried 29 September 1944. 15 KL

+GREEN, Julie Annette, buried 18 September 1944. 16 FG

+GREER, John, buried 8 October 1941. 2 EW

HAWKES, John Walter, 26 September 1940, buried 3 October 1940. 22 ER

+HOLMAN, James Robert, buried 30 September 1940. 8 GW

+HORN, William Thomas Bourne, buried 12 September 1941. 18 FY

+KERRY, George Edgar, buried 2 July 1943. 6 DR

+LEGGATT, George, buried 18 November 1940. 3 HW

+MARJORAM, Alice Violet, buried 1 September 1944. 31 DR

+MAYCOCK, William and Mary, died 24 August 1940. 22 FX (EX?)

+McGUIRE, Ernest Lionel, buried 16 September 1944. 10 NF

*+MISCHE, Frederick Charles, buried 28 March 1942. 10 (19?) JL

+MULLANE, John, buried 12 June 1944. 13 FG

+NICHOLLS, Rosa, buried 3 April 1941. 9 FR

+PEARSON, William, buried 30 March 1942. 14 CR

+PRITCHARD, Louie Elizabeth, buried 12 May 1941. 16 ER

+RANSLEY, Patience, buried 2 October 1944. 20 CQ

+RICHARDS, Elma Eliza, died 28 November 1940. 18 HV

+RICHARDSON, Annie Pendleton, buried 17 September 1940. 24 DR

+RICHARDSON, Grace Mary Luna and Joan Mary, buried 17 September 1940. 23 DR

+SHERWOOD, Walter Sidney, buried 28 March 1942. 23 JL

+SIMPSON, Isabella Bonor, buried 29 September 1944. 19 KL

+SKELTON, Arthur Edward George, died 8 November 1941. 13 DR

+TALLENT, Ruby Winifred Louise, died 24 August 1940. 6 HW

+TAPSELL, Annie Marie and James, buried 8 October 1941. 14 WE

+TERRY, Doris Irene, 11 September 1940, buried 18 September. 24 ER

+TOZER, Cyril Joseph, died 8 September 1940. 25 FX

+TROW, Sidney Cleveland, buried 21 October 1940. 21 ER

+TURNER, Joseph Thomas and Rosa, buried 12 September 1941. 7 GS

+WADE, Christopher, buried 20 September 1944. 21 CQ

+WHITEWOOD, Henry John, died 16 June 1944. 3 FR

WILLIAMS, Pleasant, buried 8 June 1942. 10 QY (ashes)

+WILSHIRE, Ernest Edgar, died 9 September 1940. 26 FR

 

WAR-RELATED DEATHS

McGRATH, David, died November 1940, buried 4 December 1940. 20 CR

 

SERVICE PERSONNEL

+ANSCOMBE, Ordinary Seaman, WILLIAM ALFRED, P/JX 215475, H.M.M.G.B. 312., Royal Navy. 15 November 1941. Age 21. Son of Ellen Mary Anscombe, of Dover. Row E, Joint Grave 16

BOWLING, Able Seaman, GEORGE EDMUND, C/SSX 23484, H.M.S. Vernon, Royal Navy. 2 October 1941. Age 27. Son of Walter and Elizabeth Jane Bowling, of Dover; husband of Annie Rosina Bowling, of Dover. Row F, Joint Grave 27 (28a IP)

$COE, Sergeant Air Gunner, CYRIL RUPERT, 1409930, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 17 May 1944. Age 21. Son of Mr. John and Mrs. Adelaide Coe of 95 Clarendon Street, Dover. Section F R, Grave 22

+CURRAN, Gunner, PATRICK, 2034993, 468 Bty., 29 Searchlight Regt., Royal Artillery. 19 August 1940. Age 21. Son of Hetty Curran, of Maxton, Dover. Row E, Joint Grave 2

+GARDINER, Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) EDWARD ARTHUR, 625967, 9 Sqdn., Royal Air Force. 20 December 1942. Age 23. Son of Harry and Alice E. Gardiner, of Dover. Section E R, Grave 3

GLASS, William Tait, 20 January 1940. Grave ref, Section G S, Grave 2

GRAHAM, Sapper, BERNARD LIONEL WALLACE, 1871543, Royal Engineers. 18 June 1947. Age 29. Son of William James Graham and Agnes Graham; husband of Hannah Graham, of Dover. Row H, Grave 36

HALL, Harry, 1583484, Private, Royal Artillery, aged 27, died at Red Shield Club  Snargate Street, by enemy action, buried 30 September 1944. Row A, Joint Grave 15. Parents from Bethersden

KELLY, Gunner, EDWARD WILLIAM, 7040188, Royal Artillery. 4 December 1940. Husband of A. L. Kelly, of Tower Hamlets, Dover. Row D, Joint Grave 7

+KIRTON, David Ian, died 8 August 1940. Section K V, Grave 22

by Joyce Banks


MILLARD
, Serjeant, THOMAS HENRY, 6342847, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. 17 June 1944. Age 27. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Millard, of Buckland, Dover; husband of Edith Millard. Section F G, Grave 5 (left)

Note: the burial record states that he was a "Merchant Seaman", from 32 Buckland Avenue. Aged 28, he was buried on 24 June, his body having been removed from Keycol Hill Sanatorium, Medway

NEEDS, Signalman, HAROLD DOUGLAS GORDON, 2578386, 44th Div. Sigs., Royal Corps of Signals. 29 May 1940. Age 21. Son of Albert William Frederick and Daisy Muriel Clementine Needs. Section D U (R C) Joint Grave 4

+PEARCE, Lieutenant, WILLIAM JOHN, Mentioned in Despatches, Royal Naval Reserve. 7 February 1941. Age 59. Husband of Ada Pearce, of Dover. Section G W, Grave 11

+PHELAN, Signalman, THOMAS, 2339636, Royal Corps of Signals. 15 March 1947. Age 66. Son of Joseph and Mary Phelan; husband of Annie Louisa Phelan, of Dover. Row E, Grave 19

$PULHAM, Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) JOHN DANIEL, 1896217, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 20 April 1945. Age 19. Son of Edward Stanley and Sarah Louisa Pulham, of Dover. Section F R, Grave 32

SIMPSON, Gunner, Charles Edward, 776598, Royal Artillery, 519 Coast Regiment, no 2 Searchlight emplacement, and also Territorial Army. Died 27 November 1940, Row A, Joint Grave 12.  Killed by heavy shelling on the Eastern Army Battery. The son of Charles and Mildred Simpson. His relatives were local, and were invited to visit the battery. While they were there, more shelling occurred and they had to remain in the battery for some hours (from Conflict Across the Strait, by B E Arnold)

WOOD, Captain, ALFRED WILLIAM, 24068, T D, Royal Engineers. 27 December 1943. Age 50. Son of James and Annie Wood, of Dover; husband of Beatrice Lottie Wood, of Tunbridge Wells. Section X G, Grave 23

 

DOVER (ST. MARY'S) NEW CEMETERY, Kent 

CIVILIANS, DIED BY ENEMY ACTION

+ASHBEE, Albert Victor, died 20 October 1940, buried 24 October 1940. 8 GB

*+BOCUTT, Alexander Herbert, died 14 December 1943

+BUSWELL, Adeline, buried 2 October 1944. 14 GC

+COLLOR, Delza Ella, died 19 March 1944, buried 22 March 1940. 12 HH

+COOK, William Henry, buried 5 September 1944. 28 ZE

+DAVIS, Sidney and his wife Elsie Louise, buried 25 October 1941. 2 NK

+EDMOND, Leonard William, buried 2 October 1944. 11 KE

+EELEY, Joseph, buried 12 May 1941. 14 YH

+FIELD, Frank, buried 17 October 1941. 32 AE

+FINNIS, Annie Elizabeth, buried 7 April 1942. 12 FH

+FORD, William George, buried 28 March 1942. 2 FH

+GARRETT, Walter, buried 3 July 1943. 4 QC

+GATEHOUSE, Henry, buried 10 October 1943. 25 ZE

+JENKINS, Alfred, buried 8 November 1943. 27 ZE

+KEYTON, Albert Walter, buried 20 November 1941. 11 JH

KING, William Arthur, buried 28 February 1944.  DE 21

+LAMKIN, George Victor, 8 October 1940, buried 14 October 1940. 20 GH

+MARKLEW, Henry, 14 November 1940, buried 20 November 1940. 13 YH

+MARSH, William George, buried 10 October 1942. 26 ZE

+McDONALD, William, buried 14 September 1940, buried 12 September 1940. 29 WG

+ODELL, Emma, buried 10 October 1942. 25 ZE

+PLAYFORD, Cyril Thomas, 8 October 1940, buried 23 October 1940. 5 WJ

+SMITH, Ellen Irene, 25 November 1944. 25 ZG

+SPINNER, Frederick Ernest George, buried 19 September 1944. 21 XH

+STACEY, William Edward, buried 7 October 1941. 21 ME

+STREETER, Rubina Georgina, buried 3 July 1943. 7 DF

*+STUBBINGTON, Charles, 8 November 1940

+WALKER, John George, 11 September 1940, buried 16 September 1940. 17 EE

+WELLS, Basil John, died 10th September 1940, buried 15 September 1940. 17 FB

+YOUNG, Arthur, died 9 October 1940, buried 15 October 1940. 29 YH

 

SERVICE PERSONNEL

+BOOKER, Leading Stoker, FREDERICK JOSEPH, C/KX 90859, H.M.S. Lynx, Royal Navy. 28 July 1941. Age 24. Son of Alfred Edwin and Millicent Florence Booker, of Dover. Section J K X, Grave 8, buried 31 July from New Mogul, Capel Place, died at sea

BRYANT, John William, 24 Jan 1940. Section G C, Grave 8

BUTCHER, Sergeant (W. Op.) REGINALD ALFRED, 1200354, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 6 January 1942 at RAF Rowley Mill, Newmarket. Age 29. Husband of Winifred Edith Butcher, of Dover. Buried 10 January 1942, from 6 Sidney Terrace. Section X H X, Grave 2

+CHAPMAN, Private, EDWARD CHARLES WILLIAM, 6287784, 4th Bn., The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). attd., Royal Army Ordnance Corps, 7 September 1940 at RAOC depot, Olympia London, W14. Age 21. Son of Albert Edward and Harriett Chapman, of Dover. Section Y H X, Grave 27, buried 13 September

CLIFFORD Private JOHN CHARLES Army Service Corps Unit Text: 621 M.T. Coy. Died 26/11/1916 at 2 Norman Street, Dover. Service No: M/108083, aged 34, grave N H 26. The "dearly beloved husband of Mrs Clara Clifford". Mrs Clifford was in hospital recovering from appendicitis at the time of her husband's death, and was unable to attend his funeral. He left three children. He died "from the effects of being gassed" in France, tuberculosis. He served there 12 months in the MT and ASC, which he had joined at the beginning of the war.

The funeral was held with full military honours, the coffin borne by a gun carriage and draped with the Union Flag. The band of the Royal Fusiliers played Chopin's Funeral March to the cemetery, and also sounded the "Last Post" Mourners included Mrs Clifford, his mother, Mr Frederick and Mr Ernest Clifford, his brothers, Mrs Spears, Mrs Pile, Miss Mabel Clifford, his sisters, and Mrs Tomlin, his mother-in-law.

 

CLUER, Private, JACK LEONARD, D/20027, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). 16 April 1941. Age 54. Son of Jack and Frances Charlotte Cluer, of Dover. Also served in the Royal Engineers in the 1914-18 War. Section W J X, Grave 2

The words at the bottom of his headstone read: "At Rest"

picture: Jean Marsh

 

+CRIGHTON-PASCOE, Captain, WILLIAM THOMAS, 229037, Mentioned in Despatches, Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. 20 January 1946. Age 27. Son of Ch. Engr. Offr. Norman Cecil Pascoe, Merchant Navy, and Ellen Rocina Pascoe, of Dover. Section G H, Grave 7

DAVIS, Stoker 2nd Class, AUBREY JAMES, LT/KX 724287, H.M.S. Liffey., Royal Naval Patrol Service. 16 July 1945. Age 18. Son of Arthur William and Gladys Margaret Davis, of Dover. Section D E X, Grave 7

+DURTNALL, Rex Ronald Boyce, 31 July 1941. Section Y G X, Grave 24

G Edwards headstone, by Joyce BanksEDWARDS, Private, GEORGE THOMAS, 6291668, 30th Bn., The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). 9 December 1942 at Barracks, Guildford. Age 20. Son of Mrs. R. F. Edwards, of Dover. Section D F X, Grave 7, buried 16 December 1942 from 14 Chapel Place

The words at the foot of his headstone read:

"Father in Thy gracious keeping leave we now our loved one sleeping"

He is buried with his step-sister, Rubina Streeter, killed by enemy actioni

picture, Joyce Banks

KEMBER, William John, an Able Seaman in the Merchant Navy, service R215846, discharge 2846. He died on 22 August 1945 at the age of 31 while allocated to SS Shepperton Ferry. He was buried in grave DEX grave 8; six of his workmates were bearers.

Born on 14 April 1914, he was the "dearly beloved" son of William Richard  Kember, a seaman in 1911 and his wife Florence Louise, née Heyward, born 23 June 1893, who had married in 1912. In 1939 Mrs Kember was at 5 Victoria Street, where William John would pass "peacefully away" in 1945. William had two brothers; Ernest W, born in 1918, and Eric C, born in 1923.

Mrs Kember died on 9 February 1946, aged 52, at the County Hospital. Mr Kember in 1952, aged 61.

headstone - John Fagg

+KINGSMILL, Sergeant (Air Bomber) STANLEY GEORGE, 1394618, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 28 April 1944. Age 20. Son of George Albert and Maud Mary Kingsmill, of Dover. Section Y G X, Grave 16

PAGE, Private, ERNEST GEORGE LORAINE, 14212365, General Service Corps. 1 August 1942 at Barracks, Berwick on Tweed  Age 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Page; husband of Kathleen E. T. Page, of Dover. buried 7 August 1942 from 226 Folkestone Road, Section M J, Grave 12

WILLING, Colour Serjeant, WILLIAM LUKE, 6279583, South Staffordshire Regiment. formerly of, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) 21 July 1943. Age 43. Son of Luke and Amelia Willing; husband of Nellie Violet Mafeking Willing, of Dover. Section K J, Grave 26

Note: Edwin Withers, 33, was buried at St Mary's on 13 May 1947, having died at his mother's (Mrs James) home "after much suffering patiently endured" on 9 May.  He was ex-RA, and they supplied a gun carriage and bearer party at his funeral. His widow was amongst the many at the cemetery to mourn.

 

EAST LANGDON, Kent

CIVILIANS, DIED BY ENEMY ACTION

+DIXON, Ella,  23 March 1942

+HOBBS, Henry John, 28 October 1940

+KIRBY, Sydney Thomas, 25 October 1940

 

EYTHORNE (SS PETER AND PAUL) CHURCHYARD, (near Dover), Kent

CIVILIANS, DIED BY ENEMY ACTION

*+CLEAK, Albert John, died 1 November 1940

*+DEWELL, George William, died 8 October, buried 18 October 1940

SERVICE PERSONNEL

+HILL, Herbert, 29 May 1944. Row 6, Grave 3

 

FAREHAM CEMETERY, Hampshire

(p)GRIGG, Harold Ernest Francis, or Harold Francis Ernest. He was born in Dover in 1910, the son of Ernest Frederick Grigg and Ellen Elizabeth Mary, née Stokes. They married in Dover in 1905.

He was a Sergeant in the RAF (Auxiliary) and died on 3 December 1944. He is buried in section C RC grave 195 (the CWGC grave on the right in the picture).

 

 

He is commemorated on the Fareham War Memorial at Holy Trinity Church (right and below).

 

 

 

 

 

FARNBOROUGH, (ST GILES THE ABBOT) CHURCHYARD, Kent

+HARRISON, James Richards, 26 September 1941. Grave 619

 

FOWEY CEMETERY, Cornwall

WATT, Edgar Rupert, 16 May 1940. Grave W C 1

 

GLASGOW (CARDONALD) CEMETERY, Scotland 

+SMITH, Sydney George, 9 August 1940. Section E, Joint Grave 1

 

GLASGOW (RIDDRIE PARK) CEMETERY, Scotland 

McCRACKEN, Lance Corporal, ROBERT, 1902104, Royal Engineers. 20 November 1942. Age 42. Son of Robert and Helen Park McCracken; husband of Mary Morrison McCracken, of Dover. Section F, Grave 677

 

GRANTHAM CEMETERY, Scotland

+WEST, Stanley Mornington, 13 January 1940. Grave 17 J 10

 

GRAVESEND CEMETERY, Kent

(p)HERON, Donald Boyd,  29 November 1941. Plot B 14, Grave 1482

 

GRAY'S CEMETERY, Essex

+KNIGHTS, Cyril, 9 May 1943   

 

GUSTON (ST MARTIN OF TOURS), by DOVER, Kent

ORAM, William George Ventrice, 26 October 1946. No grave ref


HAWKINGE CEMETERY, Kent

+BURVIL, Edith Mary, 10 February 1943, N34
 

HARROGATE CREMATORIUM, Yorkshire

+PEVERLEY, Sergeant (Nav.) KENNETH WILLIAM, 1334693, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 24 March 1943. Age 19. Son of Watson Evans Peverley and Dora Peverley, of Dover. His ashes were scattered at Harrogate Crematorium and he is commemorated in the adjoining War Graves Plot, the names being inscribed on a bronze memorial tablet fixed to the inner wall of the shelter building on the northern boundary of the Air Forces Section


HERNE BAY CEMETERY, Kent
 

LEWIS, Assistant Steward, THOMAS HENRY, S.S. Maid of Kent (London), Merchant Navy. 6 November 1943. Age 59. Son of Thomas Henry and Minnie Rose Lewis; husband of Doris Arleen Lewis, of Dover. Section D D R, Grave 7


HILLINGDON CEMETERY, Uxbridge

CIVILIAN, DIED BY ENEMY ACTION

+BENBOW, Charles Tytler, died 1 September 1944, BB2

 

HILLSWICK (ST. MAGNUS) CEMETERY, Shetland 

+LOWN, Petty Officer, NORMAN E., C/JX 140413, H.M.S. Bullen, Royal Navy. 6 December 1944. Age 27. Son of Edmund Lown, and of Maud Lown (nee Coleman); husband of Lilian Rose Lown, of Dover. Grave 205


grave, by Andy and Michelle Cooper HOUGHAM-BY-DOVER (ST. LAWRENCE) CHURCH-YARD, Kent

(p) FINNEY, Blacksmith 1st Class, SYDNEY GEORGE, C/M. 38588, H.M.S. Sandhurst Royal Navy. 18 June 1940. Age 42

Son of George Ely Finney and Harriet Elizabeth Finney, of Dover; husband of Amy Constance Finney, of Dover. Grave Ref. West of church

The picture, right, was taken during February 2009 by Michelle and Andy Cooper

 

The book-shaped stone reads on the left-hand page:

In Loving Memory of
Sydney George Finney
died 19th June 1940
aged 42 years.
"Far from the Madding Crowd's Ignoble Strife"

On the right-hand page the words are:

Also of his wife
Amy Constance
died 24th Feb 1984
aged 83 years.
"Hadst thou stayed, I must have fled"


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