THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


Remembered Always

 

NAMES PREVIOUSLY REQUESTED FOR INCLUSION ON THE TOWN MEMORIAL

cross in a lonely field, by Simon Chambers

Below are the names of casualties whose relatives and friends requested their inclusion for the two updates to the Town Memorial of 2009 and 2012.

2012

Amongst the list  are two civilians (marked with an asterisk *) who were killed in Dover during the Great War. With the exception of one civilian, commemorated at the Salem Baptist Church, Dover, none of the Great War civilian casualties are publicly commemorated anywhere. At the time of the erection of the Town Memorial in 1924, these casualties were listed by the then Town Clerk. However owing to various problems at the time, these and other casualties were not included.

The Dover War Memorial Project wrote to the Town Council on 6 October 2010 requesting that at the next update of the Town Memorial consideration be given to a special plaque  dedicated to those civilians. The Council have replied with thanks for the information, and stated that full consideration of names will be given nearer the time of the next update in 2012. 

Casualty Name Date of Death Force Circumstances
Bean, Robert 23 October 1943 Buffs lost with the Eclipse when she struck a mine
Boorman, Gertrude E M * 16 February 1918 civilian aged 13, killed by shellfire from a vessel outside the harbour
Bradish, Barrington 21 May 1940 MN lost with SS Maid of Kent
Brett, Raymond 22 June 1944 RAFVR crashed over Lanklaar, Belgium
Champion, William 13 September 1944 civilian killed during cross-channel shelling
Cork, George Edward 23 September 1943 RN aluminium poisoning
Cork, Henry George 15 April 1918 Buffs owing to war service
Drury, Frank Arthur 24 February 1945 MN lost with the Cable Ship Alert
Dummer, Frederick Charles 9 July 1917 Rifle Brigade kia, buried Belgium
Ellis, Percy 24 February 1945 MN lost with the Cable Ship Alert
Hare, Sheila May 1 September 1944 civilian aged 6, killed by cross-channel shelling
Hopper, Dennis Albert 15 February 1944 RAFVR lost over the Baltic Sea
Hulse, John 25 March 1945 RAF crashed on take-off
Kennedy, Lewis R E 15 December 1941 RN HMS Galatea torpedoed off Crete
MacDonnell, Percy 23 October 1943 Buffs aboard the HMS Eclipse when it struck a mine
Morris, Henry 11 June 1941 RN serving with HMS Ark Royal
Paddock, Alan 27 January 1944 Beds & Herts attached 7th Rajput Regiment, Indian Army; killed in action in attack on enemy position
Pay, William John 2 March 1943 Hants killed in explosion while crossing bridge in Tunisia
Pearce, William John 7 February 1941 RNVR died after being injured on the tug Lady Brassey
Pearson, William 23 March 1942 civilian killed during cross-channel shelling
Philpott, Raymond 24 June 1944 RAFVR drowned when transport ship Tamahoko was sunk
Rogers, Leslie Victor 14 September 1942 Marines killed at Tobruk
Silk, Albert Alfred 12 March 1943 RN HMS Lightning torpedoed in Mediterranean
Stoker, Edith * 19 March 1916 civilian killed in air raid
Stryker, Alison 4 June 1976 WRAC rta while on service in N Ireland
Turmaine, Ernest 21 May 1940 MN lost with SS Maid of Kent bombing
Wakefield, Richard C S 24 February 1945 MN lost with the Cable Ship Alert
Winser, Edmund 30 August 1917 RN illness while on service in Mediterranean
Whitewood, Henry John 16 June 1944 civilian fatally injured by shelling on 7 June

The list below is of Great War civilian and female service casualties. This list was also submitted to the Town Council in January 2012, according to their statement above that they would give full consideration to Great War civilians and a separate plaque nearer the time of the update in 2012. Note that amongst these names are two female service casualties, marked with a hash #

Casualty Name Date of Death Age Circumstances
Boorman, Gertrude Evelyn Mary 16 February 1918 13 killed by shellfire from a vessel outside the harbour
Care, Margaret Louise # 28 October 1918 18 WRNS domestic, died from illness in service
Clubb, Sydney Herbert 2 April 1916 34 Great Munitions explosion, Faversham
Fitzsimons, John Bernard 26 March 1917 20 killed while testing a new biplane
Gould, Jane 16 October 1917 86 died from injuries in air raid on 24 September 1917
Hall, Francis Amos 19 March 1916 7 killed by bomb in air raid
Hall, William Henry 25 May 1917 64 killed in Folkestone in air raid
Holbourn, Sidney William 2 April 1916 39 Great Munitions Explosion, Faversham
James, Jane 19 March 1916 47 killed by shrapnel in air raid
Johncock, Edith 5 December 1920 49 nurse in Palestine throughout Great War, died from illness contracted on subsequent service
Johncock, Florence Minnie # 5 November 1918 23 served as Queen Mary nurse, died from illness contracted on service
Keates, Annie 24 September 1917 52 killed in air raid
Keates, Evelyn Annie 26 September 1917 12 died from injuries in air raid
Kenward, Edwin 13 October 1917 77 died from injuries in air raid on 24 September 1917
Kenward, Ellen Marie 24 September 1917 55 killed in air raid
Little, Edward 4 September 1917 72 killed in air raid
Long, Henry James Holman 4 September 1917 29 died from injuries in air raid on 4 September 1917
Robus, George Frederick 2 April 1916 35 Great Munitions Explosion, Faversham
Sladden, Henry Richard 22 January 1916 43 killed by debris in air raid
Smith, Minnie Rhoda 11 October 1917 40 died from injuries in air raid on 4 September 1917
Stoker, Edith 19 March 1916 23 killed in air raid
Stokes, Frederick Charles 11 October 1918 42 died from injuries in air raid on Folkestone on 25 May 1917
Stokes, William Henry 25 May 1917 46 killed in air raid on Folkestone
Ward, Robert Henry 20 August 1914 13 died owing to injuries sustained on duty on 15 August 1914
Wall, Lucy Frances 22 August 1917 17 died from injuries in air raid on 22 August 1917
Wood, Dorothy Eleanor 2 October 1917 17 died from injuries in air raid on 24 September 1917

 

2009 - plaque dedicated 11 November 2009

Casualty Name Date of Death Force Circumstances
Abbott, Horace Harold 6 October 1943 The Buffs drowned while crossing Sangro river
Archer, Albert Edward 15 Nov 1942 RE died of disease while on service
Booth, Frank Robert 25 May 1940 RASC his lorry machine-gunned from an enemy aircraft
Brading, Charles Frederick 23 October 1943 The Buffs aboard the HMS Eclipse when it struck a mine
Cock, Charles Edward 23 October 1943 The Buffs aboard the HMS Eclipse when it struck a mine
Collier, George 21 August 1942 The Buffs died in an Italian POW camp
Cork, Nelson 1938 Police struck by an army truck during service in Palestine
Crofts, Frederick William 9 April 1917 The Buffs killed in action
Dixon, William Alfred 22 October 1920 Suffolk killed in Ireland
Dyer, William Albert 22 March 1942 R Navy aboard HMS Kingston when shelled by battleship
Halke, Donald John 24 February 1944 RAF plane shot down during a night-time raid
Keen, James Theodore 25 July 1916 The Buffs peritonitis while on re-enlisted service
Minter, Ernest 25 August 1942 RA died of disease while on service
Miriams, Jack Leonard 20 January 1944 RAF VR plane shot down
Newington, William 24 June 1944 Rec Corps ship hit by mine off Normandy
Oram, William George V 26 November 1946 R Artillery TB contracted while on active service
Page, Charles Percy 27 May 1941 R Navy aboard HMS Registan when it was bombed
Raysbrook, Sidney Ernest 10 December 1941 R Navy aboard HMS Repulse when sunk by enemy aircraft
Smith, William Thomas 3 May 1915 The Buffs killed in action
Sutton, Roy John 7 November 1942 RAF plane crashed off Scottish coast
Swinerd, Philip George 1st February 1945 The Buffs ambushed at River Shweli
Ward, Albert 23 October 1943 The Buffs probably aboard the Eclipse when it struck a mine

 


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