war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Lest We Forget

Welcome to Dover's Virtual War Memorial

Patrons Dearly Remembered :

Dame Vera Lynn, CH, DBE, LL.D, M.Mus
Patron 2010-2020

Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce, KG, GCB, OBE, DL
Lord Warden and Admiral of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle
Patron 2012-2022

The Virtual Memorial was created by The Dover War Memorial Project
to remember with honour Dovorians
who fell in the two world wars of the 20th century.

The Dover Town War Memorial, Remembrance Sunday 2005, photographed by Simon Chambers

Please help us remember those who died for us.

Welcome to Dover's Virtual Memorial. The Dover War Memorial Project is run entirely by volunteers. The Project began on Remembrance Sunday, 2005, to honour all those we lost from our front-line town, Dover; the Gateway to England.

Much information on the casualties of war  is freely available in public records or the internet - this site is different. This site introduces the people we so sadly lost, not only in records but as remembered by those who knew them. The Virtual Memorial is made with love, dedicated to those who gave their lives and to the relatives they left behind.  In the past, the present, and for the future, through many different initiatives and programmes, The Dover War Memorial Project preserves the memory of our Fallen, that it may remain forever green.

We are greatly privileged to work on the Project, to meet so many kind and courageous people, and to learn so much of the dedication and sacrifice of those who died. Dover can never replace them, and our world is much the poorer.

Welcome, then, as you meet those who never came home. As you join us, please remember in your thoughts and prayers those who gave and those who continue to give so much.      


Marilyn Stephenson-Knight
     Simon John Chambers

For donations and other ways to help - click here
For some of the many kind words the Project has received -
click here

"The noble example of self-sacrifice, the monument commemorates may help us to realize that the virtue of our lives will be according to how freely we are willing to give them for our fellow man without thought of reward except that which we shall know in the giving." The War Memorial Committee, Dover, 1924

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Ideas, comments, offers of assistance, and further information are all welcomed

With Thanks

From little towns, in a far land, we came,
To save our honour and world aflame;
By little towns, in a far land, we sleep,

And trust those things we won to you to kee

The first phase of
The Dover War Memorial Project
was generously supported by
Dover Town Council.
Thank you!

With grateful thanks to our supporters in the second phase
Mr Paul Brown Pharos Lodge No 6967
The Provincial Grand Master's Discretionary Fund
 of the Masonic Province of East Kent

With grateful thanks to our supporters in the third phase

Deal Fire Station
 Charity Club

Deal, Dover, Sandwich & District Branch

The "Silly" Committee,
Dover Firefighters


Councillor Gordon Cowan, of Kent County Council

The Dover War Memorial Project is run solely by volunteers. Please read the disclaimer

The George Cross for Dover!

The Heritage Lottery Fund

2010 was the 90th anniversary of the return of the Unknown Warrior. The Heritage Lottery Fund  approved a grant enabling young people in Dover, Chatham, and London to learn about his significance through the stories of six casualties of the Great War. Updates on "Latest News" and report in "From the Front" issue 4.

Educational resources suitable for Key Stage 2 are here

With especial gratitude to Mrs Joyce Banks, for her unfailing help and dedication to the memory of our Fallen
Logo - The Town War Memorial at Dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper
Verse - "From Little Towns" by Rudyard Kipling,  on the Sault Sainte Marie Memorial, Ontario, Canada

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