THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper
 

River

ST PETER AND ST PAUL - World War II

plaque of names, photographed by Bryan Walker
 

 

  CASUALTIES ON THE MEMORIAL


Norman F. Axford, Sergeant RAF.
Christopher Bailey, Private, Royal Artillery
Edward J. Blaskett, RAF
Albert E. J. Bourner, Flying Officer, RAF.
Keith Buckie, Royal Navy
Thomas Chapman, Royal Navy
Cyril Aubrey Dunford, Guardsman
Keith R. Gillman, Flying Officer, RAF.
James C. H. Goldfinch, AC, RAF
James E. Marshall, Squadron Leader, RAF
Raymond Philpott, RAF
Thomas W. Wall, Merchant Navy

photo by Bryan Walker

A new plaque was added in 2007, for Private George W A Reed, of the 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. In 2011 the main plaque (above) was stolen. It has since been replaced. From the scratch marks on Private Reed's plaque it would seem that attempts were made to steal this plaque too.

 

There is a scroll inside the church, with the names of casualties from both wars.

 memorial scroll
 

picture Simon Chambers

In the churchyard is this grave, where Cyril Aubrey Dunford is remembered.

On the kerbstones:

The inscriptions on the book read:

Treasured memories of a dear husband and father, Frank Aubrey Dunford, died 15th January 1954, aged 66 years

also of his wife, Lillian Maud Dunford, died 17th January 1980, aged 59 years. Reunited. 

 

The inscriptions on the footstone read:

Treasured memories of our dear parents, Peter and Marion Dunford.

They died as they lived, together, 18th January 1983. Thier lives a beautiful memory, their absence a silent grief.

Also their daughter, Rose Lillian Rigden, died 10th June 1991, aged 52 years Also their son, Cyril Aubrey Dunford, killed in action 11th September 1944, aged 20 years And son Keith Edward Dunford, died 20th August 2001, aged 75 years




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