World War I
CASUALTIES ON THE
(part 1 of 3)
(Surnames C (part 2 of 3, Clar to
Coo) are here, Surnames C (part 3 of
3, Cop to end) are here)
Cadman, A. G.
Albert George Cadman, L/6380, served as an Acting Serjeant in the
1st battalion of The Buffs during the Great War, having
already served in the South Africa Campaign. He was 32
when he was killed in action, on 24 June 1917, and is commemorated on
the Loos Memorial in France.
His parents were Charlotte Cadman, of
8 Palmerston Cottages, Dover, and the late Robert Thomas
Cadman, and he was born at Buckland. In 1891 his family
were living at Alexander Cottages, Buckland, Dover,
where Albert had two elder brothers, Harry, 12, and
Edward, 9, and a younger one, George, 4. He also had an
elder sister, Flora, aged 15. In 1901 Albert was a
soldier at the Shorncliffe Camp, Folkestone.
He was married
in 1905 to Alice Bertha Cadman, of 164 Clarendon Place,
Dover, and enlisted in that town.
Herbert Robert Cairns 9249, awarded the DCM, was
a Corporal in the
1st battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles. He was born in
Shankill, lived in Morton Down, and enlisted in Belfast.
He had an Army
career, being stationed in Dover in 1910, going to India
on 7th December 1910, and returning on 29th October
1914. Less than a week later, on 5th November 1914 he
went to the Front, and on 9th May 1915 he was killed in
action. He is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial
lived at 66 Manor Road, Dover.
Cannon, D. E. T.
Daniel Edward Thomas
Cannon, J/11807, was born on 24 October 1894. He was
the "dearly loved" son of Henry Cannon and his
wife Emma from 93 Hillside
Terrace, Buckland, Dover, formerly 7 Lower Hillside,
Dover. In 1901 Mr Cannon was working as a diver at the
harbour, and the family were living at 3 Claremont
Cottages, George Street. Two of Mrs Cannon's children
from her first marriage, Annie, 19, and Fred Sayer, 16,
were with them, and there were then seven sons of the
marriage; Henry, 13, Albert, 10, Walter, 8, Daniel, 6,
George, 4, Harold, 2, and Robert, 2 months.
joined the Royal Navy in 1910, and in 1911 is recorded
as training at Shotley, near Ipswich. As an Able Seaman
he lost his life when he was 21, on New Year's Day 1915,
when HMS Formidable was sunk within two hours of
having been struck by enemy torpedoes. He is
commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.
half-sister Mary, had, exactly a
month before, lost her husband, Thomas Kennet, aboard
the submarine D2. His and Daniel's names were read out
during a memorial service at Buckland Church on
Wednesday 29th September 1915, held to commemorate all
those from the parish who had already lost their lives
in the Great War.
|Many of the
||Sapper H T Cannon, R E
enlisted 12th October 1915
|Mrs Emma Cannon
|H Cannon, RFA (T)
joined September 1914
|Albert James Cannon, Stoker PO
HMS Diamond, joined August 1906
b 3 December 1890
|Henry Thomas Cannon, Leading Stoker
HMAS Australia, joined 1st March 1906
b 2 April 1887
|Robert Cannon, Stoker
HMS Pembroke, joined 1916
b 27 May 1898
|Walter Robert C Cannon, Stoker
HMS James Fletcher, joined July 1916
|George Horace Cannon, Able Seaman
HMS Fairy, joined April 1912
b 9 August 1898
|Fred R G Sayer, stepson,
RFA joined March 1916
|Thomas A Kennett, son-in-law, joined November
1897, died 1st Jan 1915
Daniel Cannon's name was one of the
181 names of casualties of the Great War read out at the
Tower of London on 12 October 2014, as part of the
"Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" commemoration where
the moat was progressively filled with 888,246 ceramic
poppies between 5 August and 11 November.
Carey, L. A.
Leonard Albert Carey was a Merchant Seaman, aged 17 when
he lost his life on 18 September 1918. His coalship,
the John O Scott, registered at Newcastle, was torpedoed
by an enemy submarine off Trevose Head, north coast of
Cornwall, and all the crew of 18 were lost. He is
commemorated with them on the Tower Hill Memorial in
London, United Kingdom.
His parents were Henry James and
Rosina Adelaide Carey (née Sharp), of 40 York Street,
Dover. The couple had married on 1 June 1884 at St
Bartholomew's church. By 1891 they were living at York
Terrace, with their children Henry James, 6, Arthur
William, 4, Rosina Clara, 4, and Ethel Jane, 2 weeks. Mr
Carey was working as a general labourer. Florence May,
Cecil Stanley, and Herbert Frederick had joined them by
1901, and Mr Carey had become a coal merchant's carman;
he worked for many years for J W Bussey & Co. In 1911
the family's address was 40 York Street, and two more
children, Leonard, then 9, and Reginald Thomas, 6, had
Leonard's sister, Ethel,
married George Henry Lionel Mack at St Mary's on
Christmas Day 1920; George was the brother of
William James Mack. The
couple's daughter, Joyce, married Oliver Killick, the
brother of Robert
Mr Carey died on 19
November 1926, aged 61, and was buried at St Mary's, in
the grave of his wife, who had died on 30 August 1919.
Carpenter, A. D.
Alfred David Carpenter. G/15716, was a Private in the 8th
battalion of the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment).
He was killed in action on 18th June 1917, at the age of 36. He is
commemorated on the Menin Gate in Belgium.
the husband of Ann Carpenter, from 43 Clarendon Place,
Dover, and was born and enlisted there.
Casey, H. T.
Harold Theodore Casey, G/11131, was a Private in the 8th
battalion of The Buffs. He was killed in action on 14 June 1917, when he
was 19. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Belgium.
Dover and enlisting there, he was
the son of Thomas and Ann E Casey, from 3 Palmerstone
Terrace, Maision Dieu Road, and formerly from 19 Albany
with thanks to R Jenkins
photo of detail from Menin Gate by Jean Marsh
Caspall, P. R.
Percy Robert Caspall, 910504, served as a Corporal in
the Royal Field Artillery, 215th Brigade. He was 25 when
he died on 29 May 1919, on his way home from
Mesopotamia, and is buried in the Deolali
Government Cemetery. He is also commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial
Dover, he was
the son of Henry Freeman Caspall and Mary Ann (née
Godden), from 115
Folkestone Road, Dover. He attended St Mary's school,
and in 1909 Percy won a prize as "Jumping Jack" for the
best dancer in the performance of "Toy Life" at the Town
Hall, a show written by the Mayor, Walter Emden, for the
charitable purpose of raising funds to provide meals for
poor children. Percy's prize was a book, given to him by
the Mayor at a special tea party for the performers. The
following year Percy played one of the comic villain
fairies, "The Sunflower", in another piece written by
the Mayor, "The Moonchild and the Butterfly".
By 1911 Percy was working
as a brewer's clerk, while at home were his sister
Elsie, 15, and his brothers Donald, 10, and Eric, a
baby. Mr Caspall was recorded as builder that year, but
he also became an undertaker and
probably employer of casualty Arthur Ackehurst.
Mr Caspall was also a Town Councillor.
A Percy Caspall cup was
given to St Mary's Old Boys' Association "in memory of a
fine sportsman who lost his life in the War". It was
awarded for swimming and was won for the second time by
Frank Jenner in 1927, the cup being presented to him by
Donald Caspall, brother of Percy.
No one knows the silent heartache,
Only those can tell
Who have lost a son and brother
Without a fond farewell.
We loved him, no tongue can
How deep, how dearly, or how well.
God loved him
too and thought it best,
To take our darling home to
From all his loved ones at home. 1920
Cathcart, E. W.
Edward Walter Cathcart, 3/8482, served as a Lance
Corporal in the 1st battalion of the Dorsetshire
Regiment. Born in Easthamstead in 1892, he was the
eldest son of Daniel (born 1866 at Greenwich) and Emily
Agnes Cathcart (née Harrison), who had married in 1890.
His grandfather may have been a Scottish soldier
stationed at the Royal Artillery Barracks at Woolwich.
was an Old Boy of the Duke of York's Royal Military
School, as was his father before him. He died when he
was 22, on 13th April 1915, and is buried at Wimereux
Communal Cemetery in France. The local paper reported, "General
sympathy will be extended to QMS and Mrs Cathcart, of
the Duke of York's School, whose son was killed in
after having been a Captain of the Buffs, retired as the
Head Clerk at the Duke of York's School, and the
couple moved to 11 Coleridge Avenue, Manor Park, London.
with thanks to
James Cave, 358121, was a Signaller (Gunner according to
Soldiers Died) in the 115th Heavy
Battery of the Royal Garrison Artillery (Kent.(RGA-(TF)). He had worked
on the SEC Railway before enlisting in 1914, and he had
been in France for three years before dying from double
pneumonia on 24th April 1918. He was 23, and is buried at Etaples
born and enlisted in Dover, and was the eldest son of James and Bertha Cave of 36
Stanhope Road, Dover. In 1901 the family were living at
20 Dour Street, and Mr Cave was working as a bootmaker. They had another son,
probably Cyril, Harold's younger brother, on active
Etaples was a
concentration of hospitals, and nearly 11,000 troops
from WWI are buried here. Signaller Cave's grave is in
the middle of the small block of graves, just to the
right of centre background, in the picture above.
Note: he probably also lived in 1912 at 30 Dour Street,
where the daughter of William Maple, died 24 February
1945, also lived
Cawte, A. J.
Alfred Joseph Cawte, 9023, was born in Winchester,
to James Cawte and his wife
Sarah, nee Bell, who had married in that town in 1862.
enlisted in his residential town of Dover to become a
Corporal in the 3rd battalion of
the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). He was 40 when he
was killed in action on 27th
April 1915. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate
memorial in Belgium.
the husband of Emily E Cawte, formerly Logsdail or Logsdall,
nee Trigg, from 3 Ruffins
Princess Street, Dover, and father of three children. He
had previously lived at 2 St
Alfred, a general labourer, is
recorded at 80 St James Place,
boarding with his family;
wife of 12 years Emma and children Roger (believed born Logsdail, later became Cawte), 13, Laura, 6,
and Rose, in the home of the Wilson family.
Another sister, Emily, was born the year after. Also
there was Olive Logsdail, then aged 17, and a general
servant. Olive later married Albert Iverson, but sadly
died at the age of 33 after a car accident
in 1925. Roger served in the Great
War, as a driver in the Royal Field Artillery, no 86635.
Alfred Cawte had
also fought in the Boer War, and, then in the 2nd
battalion, wrote in a letter to his Aunt and Uncle John
Bell, at Finchampstead Barracks, "In reply
to yours of August, I am very glad to see you are (illeg).
As I am now the same and am filling out again just
getting my weight back again. We are having it pretty
quiet here now, only sniping occasionally, but I suppose
you have seen in the papers about Biltersd(illeg?)
fighting and of the release of our prisoners, which will
give Buller a better chance as there is no fears of
injuring them now, and he has the right metal now, he
has 9.2.6 inch siege guns 6 & 5 inch howitzers, besides
naval guns, field guns, and
Pom Poms, enough artillery
to blow them to the place that's very hot. Botha will
surrender in a day or so ... "
the letter, "I remain your most obedient nephew, Alf",
after having passed on his thanks to his cousin Kate for
some Woodbines, and expressing his anticipation of some
wine being sent, which "makes one smack his lips and
wish he had it at the present time, what a luxury".
top right, Alfred as a young man
two of Emma with her daughter Laura
Roger Iverson, Olive's son, who was a Chindit in WWII
bottom left, Sarah Cawte, nee Bell, Aflred's mother
with thanks to Marilyn Haggart
Cay, A. L.
Arthur Lindsey Cay was a Captain in the Royal Navy. He
was the third son of Royal Navy Captain Robert Barclay
and Augusta Del Hoste Cay, who lived at Godwyne Road,
Dover. He had entered the Navy in 1882 as a cadet, and
had taken four firsts for his promotion to Lieutenant in
1891. He became Captain in 1907. He had commanded the
Achilles before taking over the Invincible, and in July
1914, just before the Great War began, had been in Dover
with his ship. At the age of 48 on 31st May 1916, he was
lost, when his vessel, the HMS Invincible was destroyed
during the Battle of Jutland. His name is remembered on
the Portsmouth Naval Memorial in the United Kingdom. His four children were
left parentless, as his wife, Mabel Laidley, had
Invincible was the flagship of his friend, Admiral Hood,
who also lost his life. Captain Cay took her into action
in a way, Admiral Beatty said, "would have warmed the
heart of one to see". Her last moments were recounted,
"The Invincible was the first of our big ships to go
under. Her end was glorious. She was engaged by two of
the bigger ships of the enemy's fleet, and at one time
it was believed the great super-Dreadnought, the
Hindenburg, had a cut at her. One of the enemy ships was
accounted for by the Invincible, and she also helped to
send to the bottom two other smaller ships before her
own turn came.
soon afterwards she was seen to be in difficulties.
Flames were issuing from all parts, and it was so hot
that the gun crews had to be withdrawn in rapid
succession until only one was left. From the nature of
the trouble, it was impossible to do anything for the
Invincible and the ships nearest to her had to stand off
more and more. The men could be seen on deck stolidly
waiting the end as though on church parade. There was
not enough time to launch boats.
still flew proudly, and as the flames crept closer to
that band of heroes they lined up and gave it a last
salute. All was nearly over. There was a terrific
explosion. Men went sky high, the ship listed heavily,
and disappeared partly below the water. A few men still
remained visible on the end of the ship standing out of
the water. They had no chance of getting away. Above the
noise of battle there came across the waters the strains
of "God save the King", which these heroes broke into as
their death song. To this and the accompaniment of a
terrific explosion, the rest of the ship went under."
were saved from a crew of 1,021.
Arthur Cay is commemorated
also on a Jutland war memorial
inside St Michael's and All Angels Church,
Brooksby, Leicestershire (this
information with thanks to Liz Blood, Heritage Support
and War Memorials Officer, Leicestershire County Council)
This could be William
Ernest Victor Chaddock. He was born in the parish of
Bainswell, Newport, Monmouthshire in 1892. On 15th
January 1909,. when he was 17, he joined the
Territorials as no 695., and was passed as fit at 1 St
Martins Place on 20th January 1909. He was then working
as a clerk at Friend and Co, and lived at 116 Buckland
approved for discharge in March 1910 as having joined
the 3rd battalion of The Buffs (Special Reserve),
perhaps as 9643, and appears to have enlisted in the
regular army at Canterbury on 7th June 1910 as no 9330.
He then served in Dublin between 4th October 1910 and
10th January 1913, served elsewhere until 30th January
1913, and then went to India on 31 January 1913 until
15th November 1914.
suffered a gun shot wound to his thigh which
necessitated his admission to the 3rd London General
Hospital at Wandsworth between 28th May 1915 to 21st
June 1915. Returning to action, he was reported as
missing on 2nd March 1918, and then as having died from
pneumonia on 23rd July 1918 while a prisoner of war.
He is buried in the
Denain Communal Cemetery, France, C80.
the son of William John Chaddock and his wife Kate Jane,
and all his private property was sent to Mrs William
Chaddock of "Maycroft", Wimbourne Road, Poole, Dorset.
He probably had two brothers, Edward Henry and Percival
Sidney. On enlistment he had given his father as
next-of-kin, then living at 116 Buckland Avenue.
with thanks to Joyce Banks
Champion, A. E.
Albert Edward Champion, G/12729, was a Private in the 10th
battalion of the Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment).
He was killed in action on 24th February 1917, when he was 33. He is
commemorated on the Menin Gate memorial in Belgium.
born and lived in Dover, enlisting there, and his
mother was Mrs Susannah Champion, of 3 Wyndham Road,
Tower Hamlets, Dover.
about his family see
Faded Genes by Dave Dixon
*Chandler, F. G.
Frederick George Chandler, 94373, was a Private in the 222nd
company of the Machine Gun Corps (infantry) (formerly
1242, the Kent Cyclists' Battalion (TF)). He had
enlisted in Ashford on 9 November 1914. Five days after
he was admitted, he died in Abbottabad Hospital, India,
from enteric fever on
25 September 1918, at the age of 25. He is
commemorated on the Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial.
parents were Mr Horace and Mrs Lucy Chandler, née
Collard, from Buckland, Dover. They were married in
1886. In 1911 the family were living at 6 Union Road,
and Mr Chandler was working as a painter and builder.
There were several in the family, including Horace, 23,
a grocer shop assistant, Edith, 19, a servant, Nellie,
aged 15, and Albert, aged 13. Frederick was then 17, and
working as an apprentice in the drapery. All the
children were born in Dover, as was Mr Chandler. Mrs
Chandler was born in Whitfield.
Chandler, W. F. H.
William Frederick Henry Chandler, G/37293, was born in
Dover on 29 December 1897 and christened at Buckland on
20 January 1898. He enlisted in Dover, and
was a Private in the 6th or 7th
battalion of The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment).
He died on 26 April 1918, when he was 20. He is buried
at the Hangard Wood British Cemetery, France.
the son of Mrs Clara Chandler, née Belsey, from 5 Endeavour Place,
London Road, Dover. She was the widow of Frederick
Chandler, a miller or miller's carter, who died in July
1911 and was buried at Buckland. Their little son,
Alfred Percy, twin to Rose Annie, died at the age of 17
months in August 1911. Rose may have been the wife of
killed by enemy action in 1940.
Chapman, T. H.
Thomas Henry Chapman, 17699, was
born and lived in Dover. In 1906 he married Clara Nancy
Meadows. The couple in 1911 were living at 233 London
Road, and Mr Chapman was working as an insurance agent
for the Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society.
Chapman enlisted in Dover and became a Private in the 13th
battalion of the Royal Fusiliers (City of London
Regiment). He died of wounds on 24
November 1916 at Rouen in France. He is buried there at the
St Sever Cemetery Extension.
Mrs Chapman remarried in 1920, to
Walter Slatter. In 1924, still living at 233 London
Road, she asked for her first husband's name to
be placed on the Town
Chase, H. C.
Charles Chase was born in Dover, and joined the East
Kent Yeomanry in October 1914. He became Second
Lieutenant in the Lincolnshire Regiment (4th battalion
territorial) in October 1916,
and went to France in January 1917. He was killed in
action on 8th June
1917 at Hill 65, and is commemorated on the Arras
memorial in France.
parents were William Henry Chase and Fanny Amelia Chase,
from 22 Cherry Tree Avenue. Mrs Chettle was born in
America, and Mr Chettle at Shepherdswell. In 1911 he was
working as a nurseryman, and Harold was a Municipal
Assistant Overseer. He had a younger brother, Herbert
Frank. The family were living at 1 Osmunda Villa, Cherry
Tree Avenue, Dover.
This headstone is at
Charlton. It reads:
In Loving Memory Of
Dearly Beloved Wife Of
William Henry Chase.
Died 6th February 1938
Aged 73 Years.
Also Harold Charles
2nd Lieut. Lincoln
Killed in Action
8th June 1917. Aged 23
|And Arthur Frank Chase
Died 10th October 1892
Sons of the Above.
William Henry Chase.
Died 28th November
Aged 78 Years
caring for the grave:
Lesley of Urban Surgeons
Alfred William Chatwin, 910(9)913, was the son of
Frederick Chatwin, a general carrier, and his wife
Margaret, née Rolfe, who had married in 1894. In
1901 the family were living a 7 Tower Hamlets Street,
and Alfred had a little sister, Florence, then aged 2.
Another sister, Ellen May, was born in 1901.
Chatwin died in 1904, aged 37. Mrs Chatwin remarried a
year later to William Alfred Curd. The new family lived
in 1911 at 49 Tower Hamlets Street, where a new
daughter, Ivy Gladys Curd, born in 1910, joined the
other three children. Mr Curd was working as a carter.
enlisted to become a Driver in the
222nd brigade of the Royal Horse Artillery/Royal Field Artillery
died of wounds in Mesopotamia on 6th December 1917,
aged, 20, in Mesopotamia, and is buried
at the Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.
died soon afterwards, on 23 February 1918, and Mr Curd
three years later, at the age of 43, on 23 July 1921. He
lived long enough to see Florence Chatwin marry in 1920
Alfred Hollands. The new couple moved into 49 Tower
Hamlets Street, the family home. In their turn, they saw
Mr Curd remarry, shortly before his death, to Florence Howell.
They were living at 43 Odo Road, with Mr Curd's
Mr Curd had been working as a coal merchant's
foreman for Messrs Hoare, Gothard, and Bond. He had
withdrawn two large sums of money, which remained
unaccounted for. He was, however, intending to buy
horses, harness, and a cart to set up again as a carter
on his own account. His body was found on the hard at
the Outer Harbour; he had sustained a fracture to the
base of his skull and death was through drowning.
Chatwin's sister, Florence, requested in 1924 that his
name should be placed on the Town Memorial.
Chettle, E. E.
Ernest Frederick Chettle, born in Dover, was a
Postal Clerk, and in 1911 a Daily Foreman lodging at 3
Queens Crescent, St Pancras. He became a Lieutenant in the 7th
battalion territorial of the Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment), attached to the 4th
battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He died from
wounds in No 7 Stationery Hospital, Princess Hotel, Boulogne on 5th April 1918, when he was 32. He is buried
in the Boulogne East Cemetery in France.
He was the son of Frederick William and Ellen Chettle,
of 7 Balfour Road, Dover.
Chidwick, J. T.
Joseph Thomas Chidwick, 32046, was a Private in the 2nd
battalion of the (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) South Lancashire Regiment. He died on
22nd March 1918, when he was 31. He is commemorated on
the Pozieres Memorial .
Dover and enlisting there, he was
of Francis Thomas and Mary Ann Chidwick, née Marsh, of 172 Union
Road, Buckland, Dover. The couple had married on 24
April 1882 at St Michael and All Angels church,
Folkestone, when Mr Chidwick was working as a mariner
and Miss Marsh, who was born at Poulton, as a
housekeeper. They were the children of Thomas Chidwick
and Luke Marsh respectively. Both fathers were labourers;
Mr Chidwick signed the certificate as witness with his
Francis Chidwick died on 5 October 1899 at 130 Clarendon
Place, Dover, at the early age of 54 "after eight days
of severe suffering, leaving behind a wife and family of
small children to mourn his loss". Mrs Chidwick remained
at the home, living in 1901 with her sons Frank, then
18, a tramway conductor, and Hilary, 10, and her
daughters Jane, 11, and Margaret, 6. Joseph was also
there, aged 14, working as an under-gardener.
By 1911 the family had moved to 9 Montrose Cottages,
Manor Road, Dover, with Mrs Chidwick working as a
laundress, Joseph as a carter, and Jane and Margaret as
as a laundry maids. Mrs Chidwick, then at 18 Maxton
Road, died in 1929 and is buried at St James.
William Church. This may have been William Robert
Church, known to the family as "Robert". He served as a Private, no TF/1202, in the Kent
Cyclist Battalion. He died on 12 October 1915, and is
buried in the Hythe (Horn Street) Burial Ground, along
the coast from Dover, grave 178.
Died has him as resident in Hythe, and enlisting in
Tunbridge Wells. He
was born in Dover, the son of
Lawrence John Church, a shop keeper, who was born in
Ireland of East Kent parents, and his wife Blanche,
née Chidwick, from Alkham.
In 1901 the family were living at 90 Oswald Road, which
was both a house and a shop. The couple had married in
1888; nine years before Blanche is recorded at 23
Folkestone Road as a servant in the home of William
Flashman. Mr Flashman was an estate agent and
auctioneer, the son of George Flashman, founder of the
well-known furniture business.
February 1902, Mrs Church died, at the age of 42. Mr
Church remarried in Dover in 1903, to Eliza Jane Marsh,
Blanche's niece, and by 1911
the couple had two more sons, Lawrence and Frederick.
Lawrence was born in Dover, and Frederick in Hythe. The
family were living by then at 2 Alfred Villas, Sun Lane,
Hythe. Mr Church was working for an insurance company
and Robert was working as a fitter's assistant for a
gas company. Mr and Mrs Church had two further children,
Grace Maude, born at Sun Lane on 23 May 1911, and
William Edward ("Eddie"), born on 10 March 1916. Robert
idolised his little sister; she was left crying when he
went to war.
are a number of inscriptions around the base of the
cross on the grave at Horn Street. At the front they read:
"In Loving Memory of Blanche Church who died on the 28th
February 1902 aged 42 years, also William Robert Church
who died on the 12th October 1915 aged 19 years. Mother
and Son. "Safe in the arms of Jesus"
left hand side, the inscriptions read:
And in loving memory of Eliza Jane Church, wife of
Lawrence John Church, who died Sept 17th 1923 aged 42
years, "Faithful unto death"
right hand side the inscriptions read:
Also in loving memory of Lawrence John Church, husband
of Blanche Church, who died 4th May 1922 in his 53rd
year. "The memory of the just be blessed"
stone laid on the grave reads:
Also William Edward Church, youngest son of Lawrence and
Eliza, died 18th Jan 1974, aged 57
Robert is also
remembered in Hythe, on the town memorial and on the URC
memorial. He was remembered too on the war memorial at
St Leonard's school.
Eddie served during
WWII aboard HMS Ark Royal, and was Mentioned in
Dispatches for his courage when the ship sunk after
being hit by a torpedo in the Mediterranean on 13
with thanks to Joyce Banks for her identifying research
penny and portrait by courtesy Barbara Crowe
with thanks to Barbara Crowe
Churchill, C. H. M.
C H M Churchill
was a Captain in the 20th Duke of Cambridge's Own
Infantry (Brownlow's Punjabis) He died on 17th February
1917, and is buried at the Amara War cemetery in Iraq.
Charles Clackett, T/203581, joined the Buffs in September
1914. He served in the 6th battalion as a Private. He was wounded at the Battles of Mons and Loos,
and died from wounds on 7th April 1918 when he was 20.
It was said that both his legs had been blown off. He is buried at the Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir
Cemetery in France.
born at Colchester, Essex. His
parents were Charles and Anne Clackett, and the Clackett
family were said to have been labourers on the Belmont
Estate, Throwley, by Faversham, Kent. Charles lived and
enlisted in Dover, and had
relatives at 3 Cowgate Hill, Dover. Ada, in the
announcement below, was his cousin.
Death announcement - April 1918
with thanks to
Surnames C (part 2 of 3 -
Clar to Coo) are here
Surnames C (part 3 of
3 - Cop to end) are here