THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


Dover College

For the Great War Memorial Board, click here
For the College plaques, click here

MEMORIAL BOARD FOR THE SECOND WORLD WAR
(In the School Chapel)

102 former pupils died in this war. They are listed below.

To the glory of God and in memory of those Old Dovorians who died in the service of their country AD1939-1945

V M Albrecht I W C Gordon R M Millar P C Rolt
C A Allen R P Gordon R W Morland-Hughes D M Rowland
A L Anderson O J C Greaves H G Muller K R Russell
D S Andres R H A Gregory P H Newson-Smith H C Sawyer       
R J Barnett P H Halley G D C Norman T C Sharp
R W Ballauff F W Hanning P G Nowell-Usticke R W V Smith
G W Bellis J R Harrison T P R J O'Brien A D McL Slater
C A Benbow H P Harrison-Yates W T Ogilvy R W V Stainthorpe
J A Betjeman D B Heron G H Onslow R E Stevens        
E G M Burt D W Holliday R A Palmer C D R Stewart
O L Clubb R L Hopkins J B Parnall A E Taylor
J D Cole J G Howard S B Parnall          Battle of Britain G S Thorpe
A F Collyer C V L R Hulbert J W W C'D Parr A W T Traill
G E Combe P C Jackson J S Peacy A W Vernon
J S Connolly W M James P I D Pearce D P Watson-Parker
A H Crawford J H Jones G Phillipps P I Watson-Parker
E K Davidson P A Keech J A Philp S W Weedon
E B Dawes B C S Kent B W Pierce N E Westergaard
R L H Drew G W King J Picton-Phillipps E C K Weston
G A T Fletcher T G Kirby-Green H G Rawson C M Weymouth
R Frazer E D L Lander F S Rivington W H B Wheeler
P S Y Garrett C D N Longley F F Robins J S Wink
M P Gaymer G S McCartney P F Robins E B H Wright
P G C Gimson A March H W C Robson H B Wood
P M D Godfrey M McLaren P J Roe J C Wood
R D Godley W G Anderson E H Emery C Wood

non recuso laborem, crest of Dover College

 

For the Great War Memorial Board, click here
For the College plaques, click here

with thanks to the staff and pupils of the College for all their help

Notes from Dean Sumner:

 James and Stuart Parnall were brothers. James was a Squadron Leader with No 504 Squadron, shot down and killed in combat over France on 15th May 1940. Stuart was a Pilot Officer with No 607 Squadron. He was was shot down and killed on 9th September at 5:30pm over Mayfield in East Sussex and his Hurricane MkI P3574 crashed at Lime Trees Farm near Goudhurst in Kent.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium where his name appears on a bronze panel.

Patrick Watson-Parker was a Sergeant Pilot of No 610 (CWGC record) Squadron at Biggin Hill.  He was detached from 263 Squadron to No 5 Operational Training Unit. He was then "loaned" to No 6 Maintenance Unit, to ferry aircraft from Brize Norton to 610 Squadron at Biggin Hill. In his very first flight in a Spitfire he was killed in a crash landing near Biggin Hill on 13th July 1940. Once listed as one of "The Few", he is no longer so in newer sources  as he did not fly at least one operational patrol with a credited squadron. His grave, photographed by Dean Sumner, is left. Derek Watson-Parker was also a Sergeant Pilot, and died on 31st January 1940 at Aldergrove in Northern Ireland.

Robert Stevens of 29 Squadron was shot down in error on 13 October 1940, aged 21, by Hawker Hurricane fighters from 312 Czech Squadron. His Bristol Blenheim The aircraft crashed in flames off the Point of Ayr near the Wirral. Killed with him were Air-gunner Sgt Oswald Sly and Radar Operator AC2 Arthur Jackson.

indicates one of "The Few" to whom we the many owed so much; a fighter airman of the Battle of Britain


* with apologies for the quality of some images - which was why we saved our pennies and subsequently upgraded the camera!
All pictures, Simon John Chambers
 


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