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CASUALTIES RECORDED IN THE DIARY OF EVENTS, DOVER MUNICIPAL BOROUGH

Key - m = male, f = female, c = child or children, mil - military, civ = civilian

1940

Date Fatal Serious Injury Slight Injury Location Circumstances Notes
27 May 1 RAF 1 RAF   Old Folkestone Road plane crash  
10 July     G. Knight Matthew's Place Me cannon shell Ambulance driver, injured left foot
19 July 2 RAF     Elms Vale Road plane crash after battle
29 July   some soldiers HMS Sandhurst in Camber bombs, fires  
12 Aug 2 3 9 St Rad's, Noah's Ark shells  
19 Aug several soldiers and sailors Connaught Barracks bombs were playing football
22 Aug 1 naval
1 civ
4 civ 7 civ various shells  
24 Aug 1 f civ     31 Avenue Road shells  
25 Aug 3 RAF
PC and Mrs Maycock
    15 Chevalier Road plane crashed  
26 Aug 1 RAF     South Road plane crashed after battle
28 Aug   3 roof of Dover Express office naval parachute mine  
8 Sept 1 m civ       bomb  
9 Sept 4 5   mainly Maxton, Elms Vale shells  
11 Sept 14 62   shells and bombs  
13 Sept     4 Markland Road, Elms Vale bombs  
15 Sept   some Prince of Wales Pier bomb  
16 Sept   six soldiers Corporation Sea Baths shell  
23 Sept     1 m Farthingloe bomb  
26 Sept 1 m 1 f 2 m 2 f 2 m 6 f
1 c
  shells  
27 Sept   1 mil 2 m   Taswell Street area bomb/shell  
30 Sept 1 m 1 m 3 f 2 m 1 f   shells  
7 Oct 1 m 4 m 2 f 2 m 2 f   bombs  
8 Oct 1 naval
5 civ
4 naval 1 f   bombs  
18 Oct 1 mi
1 civ
1 naval
1 civ
1 civ   shells  
20 Oct 2 m 1 m     shells  
21 Oct 1 naval 2 m
PC Savile
7 m 9 f   shelling and bombing PC subsequently left arm amputated
22 Oct     1 m 3 f
2 c
  shells  
25 Oct 4 m 2 m 1 f 3 m   shells  
29 Oct     1 f   shells  
1 Nov 1 crew
1 civ
3 civ
1 mil
    shells ship sunk
5 Nov     4 PCs New Police Station bomb  
6 Nov   1 m   Maintains Road (Malmains?) shells  
13 Nov 4 m  1 f
warden Deverson
2 f 4 m 3 f
1 c
Tower Hamlets area bombs  
14 Nov 1 m 4 m   HM Trawler Playmate bombs injuries all from Dockyard
28 Nov 1 f 1 m     shells  
4 Dec 1 1 naval 2 m   bombs  
10 Dec     2 m 1 f   shells  

1941

Date Fatal Serious Injury Slight Injury Location Circumstances Notes
16 Feb   4 mil   AA gun site, Farthingloe bombs  
17 Mar   1 m     enemy shooting down barrage balloons injured by bullet
31 Mar 1 f   2 f 3 m   shells  
24 Apr   1 m 1 m Dover Engineering Works bomb  
2 Apr 2 4 2 m mil   shells  
7 May 1 m 2 f 8 m 2 f 3 m 5 f
1 naval
 1 mil
  shells  
12 June 6 m 5 f
2 c m
2 c f
8 m 8 f
1 c m
3 c f
6 m 16 f
1 c f
Randolph Road parachute mine  
25 Jul     1 f Harbour/Market area shells  
6 Aug   1 m 2 f at Magdala
2 m at Dock
1 serious m civ Dock
Magdala Road/Dockyard shells  
19 Aug   1 m 1 f      
7 Sep 2 m 1 f     Burlington bombs  
17 Sep 2 m 3 m 2 f 11 m 7 f
4 c
  bombs  
1 Oct 1 m 2 m mil 1 m Archcliffe Fort, Military Hill bombs  
2 Oct 5 m 1 f
4 mil m
5 m 7 f
2 c f
11 mil m
16 m 16 f   bombs  
21 Oct 1 m 1 f 2 m 3 f   Stanhope/Leyburne Roads bombs  
1 Nov 1 civ m
1 army m
1 naval m
1 m
 later died
1 army
1 c m Astor Avenue shell  
7 Nov   3 m 1 f 3 m 1 f   bombs 2 firemen 1 police amongst injured
8 Nov AEG Skelton 1 m (Mr Joe Keyton, next door neighbour, 80 years old, buried in the debris)   King Lear's Way bombs Mr A W Keyton died from his injuries on 17 November
15 Dec 1 mil 1 mil
1 civ
1 mil mil at Stanhope Road, civ at back of 81 Balfour Road shells  
16 Dec     1 m 1 f   incendiary bombs  

1942

Date Fatal Serious Injury Slight Injury Location Circumstances Notes
23 Mar 12 m 2 f 4 m 3 f 1 m 2 f
 2 c
  bombs  
2 Apr 2 m 10 f
2 c
10 m 8 f 1 c 4 m   bombs  
24 Jul   1 m   99/100 Maison Dieu Road shell Mr Castle, leg injured by flying fragment
4 Sep     3 naval   shell  
5 Sep 2 f 1 m 1 f
3 c
1 m 8 f
1 c
  bombs  
6 Sep 1 m 2 m 2 f 1c 1 c   bombs  
5 Oct 2 m 2 f 4 m 3 f
1 c
5 f 1 c   shells  
1 Dec Dennis Burns Richard East   79 Folkestone Road shells Mr East was SR engine driver
  1 mil Mabel Wells opp 119 Snargate Street shells  
11 Dec Doris Moore   1 m 2 f rear of 31 Victoria Street shells  

1943

Date Fatal Serious Injury Slight Injury Location Circumstances Notes
12 Mar     1 Brookfield Avenue shells  
5 Apr     1 f rear of 7 The Paddock shells  
    1 m several mil Old St James Church shell  
1 May   1 AC policeman approach to Prince of Wales pier sehlls  
    1 m 1 f rear of 15 Union Road shells  
2 May   1 m   footway by 13 Market Square shell  

Date Fatal Serious Injury Slight Injury Location Circumstances
9 May Cyril Knight   Mrs Knight 13 Maison Dieu Road shells
22 May Mrs Fussell,
Mr, Mrs, and Miss Chapman
Miss L Chapman, Margaret Hamilton, Colin Rogers,
Jean, John and Doris Abbott,
Victoria Harman, Alice, William and Gladys Goodwin, Mary Blackburn, George Pain,
George Minter
Edward Spain 122 Mayfield Avenue bombs
22 Jun   6 naval   Prince of Wales Pier bomb
27 Jun Rubina Streeter 3 m 1 f 2 c m 1 c f 3 m 10 Cannon Street shell
1 mil f 11 mil m 21 mil m  
28 Jun William Golding   Arthur Turner ambulnc attendant 33 Priory Road shell
1CD m 3 PO m 2 CD m 2 mil m
1 civ m

4 CD m

   
24 Aug   1 WAAF   barrage balloon site Dover College shells
Mrs Gregory, 11 East Street Mr S Dowle, 9 West Street  Mr E Austin, 3 Edred Road 14 East Street
3 Oct   Warden Jordan - leg wound 1 warden, Fire Guard Officer H W Andrews, knocked down by blast injured at King Street by blast in Gaol Lane shells
25 Oct 1 m 2 f 3 c 5 m 3 f 1 c 1 m   shells
3 Nov 1 m 1 f

1 f

78 Glenfield Road shells
  1 m 1 f   9/11 Minerva Avenue
1 f

1 m 1 f
2 naval m

  10 Northampton Street

1944

Date Fatal Serious Injury Slight Injury Location Circumstances
22 Jan Thomas Godsmark,
Valerie Heming (c)
Caroline Godsmark
Violet Heming
Albert Munns, Kathleen Tigwell,
Mr and Mrs Scones, Derick Scones (c)
  bombs
20 Mar Donald and Maureen Smillie (c) Mrs E Smillie Miss D Fisher playing field, Kearsney shells
    Eva Martin,
Margaret Capon, Mary Garland,
Mary Garland,
Mary Hogben (c)
 
6 June about 20 people     troopship SS Spartan  
7 Jun Stephen Jenkins, 25 Clarendon Place
John Mullane, 41 Albany Place
Edward Harmer, 2 Eaton Road,
H Whitewood 36 Markland Road,
Mrs E Pettet, 52 Monins Road,
Mrs Wood, 2 Approach Road,
W H Peal, 28 Military Hill,
B Bowler 19 Salisbury Road,
F Singlehurst 12 Winchelsea Terr
Miss E Barker, 133 Elms Vale Road
Miss Stevenson, YMCA, Folkestone Road
Miss O Mackie, 2 Heathfield Avenue, Miss J Williams, 8 Winchelsea Street
G Noremac, 68 Wyndham Road,
W Overton 43 Eaton Road,
G T Millard, 78 Folkestone Road,
Alice Down "Atlantis" Sandwich Road, Whitfield,
Hazel Sedgewick, 34 Chamberlain Road,
Mrs Bartley, 4 Maintains Road,
Mrs Hall, 53 Eaton Road,
H Dunigan, 69 Tower Hill,
C Thompson, 33 Kitchener Road,
S Hughes, 339 Folkestone Road,
Mr Lawrence,
Mrs L Mott, 43 Winchelsea Street,
Mrs Terry, 28 Wyndham Road
Charles Matthews, 27 Albany Place, Mrs M A Ropbserts, 20 Victoria Park
and children
Victor Wintow 12 Devonshire Road,
Joyce Ware, 12 Anselm Road
George Reardon, 33 High Street
  shells
28 Jun  3 mil 13 mil 1 c m   shells
3 crew 3 crew collier SS Dalegarth Forth
13 Aug 1 mil   4 mil Lydden Spout "Fly" fell
16 Aug     2 mil AA site south of Farthingloe "Fly" fell
29 Aug Mrs Marjoram, Chestnut Cottage, St Andrews Terrace Alfred Bushell, 34 St Radigunds Road,
Nelson and Rose Akehurst, 5 Oswald Road
2 m and 1 c f, all named Durrant, from Oswald Road   shells
1 Sept Mrs L Ricketts, 18 Wyndham Road,
Mrs Mills 18 Peter Street,
Mr Cook, 5 Military Hill,
Mrs M Hubbard, The Globe, Peter Street,
Mr C Benbow, 5a Metropole Flats,
Mr R Wheeler, Pavilion Bungalow, River,
Sheila Hare aged 3, 17 Lowther Road,
Yvonne Mills aged 3, 18 Peter Street
Miss E Blackford, 56 Albany Place,
Fred Collins, 15 Lowther Road,
Joseph Ghilks, 8 Odo Road,
Florence Hare, 17 Lowther Road,
Nora and Vera Ricketts, 18 Wyndham Road,
Mary and Thomas Atwood, 19 Caroline Place
1 m RAF
Raymond Wombwell, 1 Selbourne Terrace,
William Hutchins, 36 Ropewalk, from Grimsby
 
  shells
1/2 Sep   1 R N m 2 R N m   shells
3 Sep 1 m naval   Lawrence Howland and child Frank Howland, The Sportsman, Maison Dieu Road
4 m naval
  shells
4/5 Sep William Hutchins, MN, 83 Ravenspur Street, Grimsby       shells
6 Sep   Mrs Husk, The Bull, London Road,
Mrs D Harrison, 166 London Road,
James Link (aged 12), 173 London Road
Mr Reynolds,
PC Miller KCC
  shells
10 Sep   1 mil m 3 mil m   shells
11 Sep Mrs Hart, 2 Dodds Place Mr Hart, 2 Dodds Place Mr S and Mrs M Shilson, 8 Dodds Place direct hit on rear of 2 Dodds Place shells
13 Sep unidentified m
Mr E H Dowdell(FNS), 8 Kenilworth Road, Barry, Glam,
Mr H S  and Mrs K L C Hogben and Mrs R E Staveley, 42 Dickson Road,
Mr A G Bussey, 133 Folkestone Road,
E McGuire (15) 27 Clarendon Road
1 RN m
Mr C E Lambert, 86 Longfield Road, Mr C Barton, 1 Approach Road, Mr R Probert (NTS), 6 Clive Road, Barry Island, Wales
Mrs A Healey, 1 Aycliffe Cottages,
Miss M J Pope, 33, Old Folkestone Road,
Miss D Wyborn, 16 Noah's Ark Terrace,
Derek Everson, 35 Limekiln Street Flats
2 mil m
Mrs Nix (aged 40) 1 Aycliffe Cottages,
Ronald Collins (15) 11 Lowther Road,
Leonard McGuire (8), 27 Clarendon Road
Violet Roberts (24) 52 Wyndham Road,
Barbara Billingham (16), 11 Clarendon Street,
Bernard Smith (43), 295 Folkestone Road,
Amy Hutchins (67), 32 Tower Street,
Rose Cox (20), 59 Edred Road
  shells
13/14 Sep 1 m RN, 1 m RAF,
1 f ATS
Freddie Spinner (aged 9), 22 St Paul's Place,
Thomas Doherty, 1 Enfield Terrace, Gravesend,
William Champion (aged 55), 30 Balfour Road,
Julia Green (aged 61), 45 Markland Road,
Alfred Langley, 113 Cheriton Road, Folkestone,
John Price, Elston, Laleham Road, Margate
Isaac Bagland (60), 9 Churchill Street,
Donald Mossman (31) Chelsea,
Bertha Jackson (54), Horse and Jockey, Sutton Coldfield,
John Gibb(42), 13 Athol Terrace
Mrs Clayton (36), 2 Beaconsfield Road
Dora Emberley (24), 22 Paul's Place,
Edwin Holmes (20), Mexborough, Yorkshire,
Barbara Mossman (29) Harmondsworth,
William Shields (44), 45 West Hill, Dartford,
Mavis Brooks (25), Vane, Essex,
Ernest Steele (40), 69 Limkekiln Street,
Mr and Mrs Goodbourne, 36 Charlton Green,
Sidney Turnpenny (54), 21 Kears Avenue, N,
Mrs Mount, 11 Albert Road,
Walter (69) and Eliza (70) Saville, 35 Salisbury Road
5 mil m
Mrs J Holmes, Mexborough, Yorks,
Charles Hammond (30), 26 Lowther Road
Mr J R Cat (40), 24 Crabble Lane,
Richard Beer (72), 9 Brook Street,
Stanley Allen (31), MN,
William Wood (84) and Mrs L E Wood (56), 28 Charlton Green,
Mrs L (80) and Miss E G Gentle(45), 12 Albert Road,
Miss M Tinley (16), 6 Selbourne Terrace,
Mrs R H Chandler (75), 75 Clarendon Place,
Mr H Harlow (18), 42 Millais Road
  shells
14/15 Sep     Edward Hunter (39), 335 City Road, EC1   shells
23 Sep 2 mil m
Betty Bushell (20) and Ruth Bury, 4 Beaconsfield Road
Muriel Goldup, Seabeach, Liverpool Street
William Aspinall (50), 156 Snargate Street
Isabella Simpson (47), 32 Brookfield Avenue
1 mil f
Marjorie Corderey (24), 7 Adrian Street, Dora Smith (33), 107 Markland Road,
Edith (42), Patsy (2) and Marie (1) Abbott, 6 Adrian Street
Ena Baker (38), 32 Millais Road, William Perkins (NFS), Bromley
Mrs Kemp (52), 9 Winchelsea Road,
Clara Foster (38), 9 Wyndham Road,
Mrs Aspinall (45), 156 Snargate Street  
Mr H (59) and Mrs A (58) Corderey, 7 Adrian Street
Ronald (14) and Edith (7) Adams, 6 Adrian Street
Rosa Stokes (54), 1 Douglas Road,
Mr G Holmans (58), Barwicks Cave,
Mr A Haywood (79), 18 Dour Street,
Elizabeth Bryant (85), 18 Dour Street
   
24 Sep Mrs Wilson (50), 37 Edred Road
Mrs Buddle (26), George Street,
Patricia Perkins (7), 2 Erith Street,
Mrs M A Wakefield (59), 1 Erith Street,
Mrs Sydenham (31), 21 Pilgrims Way,
Mrs Bushell, 17 Eaton Road,
Ronald Chapman (17) 60 Tower Street
Emily Down (56), 32 Odo Road,
John Heath (63), 9 Clarendon Street,
Betty Scrivens (18) 38 Tower Hamlets Street,
William Matthews (45), 15 Lorne Road
Emily Atkins (36), 164 Mayfield Avenue
, Mrs G Avery, 1 Brickwork Cottages, Bedford
Ellen Wall (90) 36a Snargate Street, Elizabeth Barnes (49), 243 London Road
Ivan Wilson (6), 45a George Street
Mrs Scott (27), 4a Metropole Flats,
Rose Higgins (4), 5 Cowgate Hill,
Josephine Brown (16), 81 Limekiln Street Flats,
Ann (45) and William (6) Harrison, 95 London Road,
Mrs A Bath (62), 36a Snargate Street,
Rita Goldsack (18), 191 Folkestone Road
Florence Marsh (50), 239 London Road,
William Smith (30), 63 Edred Road,
Mrs S Neame and Mrs L Clubb, Hopfields, Ash,
Mr F Smith, 6 Caroline Place,
Mr E Neal, 368 Dover Road, Walmer,
Mr F Sutton, 183 London Road,
Mrs Sandcroft, 4 Balfour Road,
Mrs Constable, Vale View Road
  shells
26 Sep 1 m mil 1RN 1 RAF
Patience Ransley (65) 6 Union Row,
Leonard Edmond (35)15 Churchill Road
Mrs Dalley (67), 41 Salisbury Road,
Ethel Cockcroft, 19 De Burgh Hill
1 m mil 1 f mil
3 RAF 2 WAAF
Mr D and Mrs C Caspall, Grantchester, Valley Road, River
Mr G E Williams (52), 80 Astley Avenue,
Mrs D A Johncock (24), 27 Stanhope Road,
Mr L W Smith, 9 Coombe Close
3 RN 1 WAAF
Mr R Machale NFS, Castle Street,
Mr L Thorpe, NFS, Bradford,
Mr R Dumon, NFS, Leeds,
Mr W Roseline, 25 Beaufoy Road,
Mr I Margerson NFS, Odsal, Bradford,
Mr G L Stead NFS, Bradford,
M J Davison MN
Mr J Hewitt, 56 Buckland Avenue,
Mr W Brankley, Tavernors Lane,
Mr C Dickens, 2 Queen Street,
Mr W G Perkins (68), 43 Salisbury Road
Miss M Southey (76), 38 Astley Avenue, Rose Burrows (55), 21 Albert Road,
Mr F A Holmes (55), 54 Stanhope Road, Mrs McHugh (37), 2 Bowling Green Lane,
Fred Cook (53), 14 Albany Place,
Mrs V (19) and V (11 months) Owen, 2 Bowling Green Lane
  shells

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