war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Dover, Kent.
East Kent Regiment.
Regt. No. 10559.
Short Service (All Arms)
Attestation of
L/10559 - John Carlin. M.M. East Kent Regiment.
Name John Carlin.
Dover, Kent.
Date of birth - 1st July 1897. (Free BMD - 1899)
Trade Labourer.
Campaigns - Home 10/7/15 to 9/8/16.
B.E.F. France 10/9/16 to (blank)
Medals - Military Medal - L. G. d/ 17/6/19. British War & Victory Medal.
Name and address of next of kin -
Mother, Annie Elizabeth Carlin . 12, Percival Terrace, Winchelsea, Dover.
(The following are crossed out - J)
Brother - Stephen Burr, 1, Stembrook, Dover.
Brother elder Thomas Carlin. H. M. Navy.
Brother younger - George Carlin 12, Percival Terrace.
John Carlin, age on enlistment 18 years 9 days.
14th July 1920.
Certified True Copy of Will extracted from L/10559, Sgt. Carlin J. 7th Battalion the Buffs.
In the event of my death I give the whole of my property to my mother Mrs Mary(sic) Carlin, 7, Victory Road, Hythe St Dover.
(Probably should have been 7, Victoria Row High Street, Dover)
Signed J. Carlin.
Rank and Regiment Cpl. The Buffs.
Date 25/5/18.
Missing in action 30/9/18.
John Walter Carlin - All personnel property to -- Mrs Annie E. Carlin, 7, Victoria Row, High Street, Dover.
7th Bn. The Buffs. L/10559. Sgt. Carlin John deceased.
Father of soldier - Died 14th May 1906.
Mother - Annie Eliza Carlin - age 54 - 7, Victoria Row, Dover.
Full blood brothers -
Thomas William Carlin - age 25. address as above.
George Edmund Carlin - age 15. as above.
Half blood brothers -
Stephen Ernest Burr - Killed while in action 2 1March 1918.
Full blood sisters -
Annie Mary Carlin - age 22 - 182, Heathfield Avenue, Dover.
Rose Phoebe - age 18 - 7, Victoria Row, Dover.
Pricilla Alice - age 14 - address as above.
Half blood sisters -
Emily Ellen Campbell, married, age 31 years. 182, Heathfield Avenue, Dover.  


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