World War I
CASUALTIES ON THE
George Alexander O'Dell,
3445. He was a Corporal in the 2nd/7th battalion of the
Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He died of wounds on 1st
June 1918, at the age of 36, and is buried at Aire
Communal cemetery, France.
He was the son of Mrs. E.
Chittenden, of Dover, born in Kasauli, India, and
enlisted in Dover.
Oliver, C. F.
Charles Frederick Oliver, 30147.
He was a Private in the
2nd/5th battalion, East Lancashire Regiment (formerly
33580 East Surreys). He was killed in action on 9 October
1917, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial
He was the husband of Mrs. E. S. Oliver, of 32, Minerva
Avenue, Dover, and was born
and enlisted in Dover. .
The tombstone is at St Andrews,
Buckland, and reads:
Loving Memory of Winnifred May Oliver, Who
died 14th January 1927, Aged 20 years. Short
was her life, sweet is her rest, God
calls for those he loves best. Also to
the memory of Charles
Frederick Oliver, Father of the above, Who was
killed in action 7th October 1917. His
memory is as dear today, As in
the hour he passed away. Also of
Emma Susannah, Wife of
the above, who passed away 18th April 1950. Aged 74
photo Jean Marsh
tombstone photo and transcription Joyce Banks
Born in Belfast, Robert
James O'Lone was the son of John and Mary O'Lone
(née Spence). In 1911 he was serving as a Sergeant and
Clerk in the 2nd Battalion the Irish Rifles, and
stationed in Dover. The following year in Dover he
married Gladys Louise
Edwards. She was from an army family, and had been born
on 26 April 1894 at Jullunder, India. The couple may
have had a son, Robert James, born in 1913 in Wiltshire.
Mentioned in despatches,
Robert was a
2nd Lieutenant, temporary Captain, aged 31, when he was
killed in action
on 11 November 1915. He is buried at Tancrez Farm
Mrs O'Lone later lived at 11, Grove Avenue, Twickenham,
Middlesex. She died in 1971 in Dover.
George Ashby Chadwick
Osborn. Born at Hartlepool in 1888, he was a temporary Captain in the
Duke of Edinburgh's Wiltshire Regiment, 7th
battalion. He was killed in action on 24th April 1917, and is
commemorated on the Doiran Memorial, Greece.
Gordon Chadwick Osborn.
Born at Romney Marsh in 1894, he
was a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, and was
21 when he was killed in action on 18th April, 1915. He was the son
of Colonel George Osborn (Royal Artillery), of Lavington
Vernon, British Columbia, and is buried at Bedford House
Cemetery, near Ypres in Belgium.
Archibald Edward Osborne was a
Captain in the Buffs. He was in the 5th (Weald of Kent) battalion
attached to the 10th battalion, Worcestershire Regiment
(another report says he was in the Loyal North Lancs
Regiment, attached to the Worcestershires).
He had received the award of the Croix de Guerre with
Palm (France), and gazetted from the Honourable
Artillery Company. He was 27 when he was killed in
action on (20th) 21st March
1918, and is commemorated on the Arras memorial in
His parents were William
Edward and Katherine Osborne, of 13 Hope Park, Bromley,
Kent, late of Dover. He may be the A E Osborne
commemorated on the South Eastern and Chatham Railway
Albert George Osborne,
42076. He was born in Malta, and enlisted in Dover to
become a Private in 7th battalion of the Norfolk Regiment.
He died of wounds on 2nd October 1918, at Abbeville,
France, and is buried there, when he was 18.
He was the
eldest of six children, four boys and two girls, the
Walter John and Ada Ozanne Osborne, of 2 Denison Villa,
Underdown Road, Dover. They also lived at 108 Heathfield
Avenue, Dover, and Mrs Osborne lived at 2 Noah's Ark
Road, and possibly also in the cottages at the summit of
the Whitfield hill.
(We Remember 06)
2 Denison Villa was later
the home of
Maggie S-K's great aunt, Margaret Samuelson,
Albert came from Guernsey, and is also on
Channel Islands Great War
Herbert Stephen Ovenden was
Lieutenant (Quartermaster) in the Army Service Corps. He
died on 3rd September 1916, at the age of 44. He
was the son of William and Charlotte E. Ovenden, of
Dover; husband of Esther Mabel Ovenden, of 13, Queen
Bertha Road, Ramsgate. He was buried on 7th September at Charlton cemetery
in Dover, United Kingdom. QJ 24.