war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

WWII - At Rest in Denmark, Egypt, Eritrea



+KING, Sergeant (Air Gnr.) EDWARD GEORGE, 634371, 149 Sqdn., Royal Air Force. 4 April 1943. Age 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. B. King, of Dover. A III 7 9



+COLLIER, William Willis, 28 December 1941. Column 15

HUTCHISON, Sergeant, WILLIAM COCHRANE, 40793, 104 (R.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal New Zealand Air Force. 15 July 1942. Age 37. Son of John and Helen Hutchison; husband of Dora Annie Hutchison, of Dover. Column 266

+GARLINGE, Frank Leonard, died 5 December 1942. Column 22

$GIBBENS, James Douglas, 1 July 1941. Column 232 (Syria/Lebenon)

+KEELER, Henry Frederick, died 24 October 1942. Column 54

+PENN, Sergeant, LESLIE NORMAN, 1895663, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 18 January 1945. Age 19. Son of Frederick C. A. and Mabel Dora Penn, of Dover. Column 284

+PRESCOTT, Private, STEPHEN JAMES, 6095505, 2nd Bn., The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). 28 November 1941. Age 25. Son of Ada Elizabeth Prescott, of Dover. Column 55

ROTHWELL, Percy Thomas, 4 May 1941. Column 21

+WEIR, Ian Robert, died 14 November 1942. Column 39

+WOOD, Leading Aircraftman, MAX GODDEN, 526264, 30 Sqdn., Royal Air Force. 31 May 1941. Age 23. Son of Matthew Wood, and of Winnifred Eliza Wood, of Dover. Column 244

YOUNG, Ronald, 329490, Trooper, died 25 January 1942, aged 24, Royal Armoured Corps, Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards), Col 16. He was the son of Thomas Walter Young and his wife Flora, née Sutherland, both born in Dover, as was Ronald in 1917. Thomas had enlisted as 7601 Yorks and Lancs on 13 January 1904 but was discharged as no longer physically fit on 25 November 1914. The couple had married on 29 January 1906, and  their address was 41 Greenland Terrace, Dover. They had several children, including Maurice, born 1912, Eric, born 1916,  and possibly twins, Albert and Leslie born in 1920.


+WHITE, Gunner, WILLIAM PETER, 954862, 102 (The Northumberland Hussars) Lt. A.A./Anti-Tank Regt., Royal Artillery. 22 March 1943. Age 25. Son of James Alfred and Edith Ella White, of Dover. 4 J 15


BROWNSON, Thomas, died 1 February 1943. III A 5 

+CHEESEMAN, HAROLD MONTAGUE, 62825910, Lance Corporal, The Buffs, 1st Battalion. Died 15 August 1941, grave XXX F 24. Son of George and Elizabeth Cheeseman, from Reading, Berkshire

+GILLMAN, Private, JOHN WILLIAM THOMAS, 6288917, 2nd Bn., The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). 6 November 1942. Age 23. Son of John R. and Edith F. Gillman. of Dover. XIX E 14

MACJANNETT, Private, THOMAS, 6299056, 2nd Bn., The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). 5 September 1942. Age 29. Son of Thomas Henry and Ellen Catherine MacJannett; husband of Sylvia MacJannett, of Dover. XIII D 4

O'ROURKE, Private, JAMES WILLIAM, 6285775, 1st Bn., The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). 3 November 1942. Age 25. Son of William and Katherine O'Rourke, of Dover. Joint grave IX C 5A

+STOKES, Ernest Edward, 1 September 1942. XXV D 16

TERRY, Private, STEPHEN WILLIAM, 6296483, 1st Bn., The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). 24 October 1942. Age 30. Son of William G. and Grace C. Terry, of Dover. XVII A 23


GRANVILLE, Private, JAMES, 35489, 25th Bn., New Zealand Infantry. 27 November 1941. Age 40. Son of Maurice Granville and of Mary Granville (nee Bunce), of Dover, England; husband of Stella Margaret Granville, of Waverley, Wellington, New Zealand. 16 B 5

+HARPER, Serjeant, CYRIL ALFRED PERCY, 7883306, 42nd (23rd Bn. The London Regt.), Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. 26 November 1941. Age 29. Son of Alfred Harry and Flora Catherine Harper, of Dover. 5 C 8

+McTOLDRIDGE, Frank Wilfred, 29 November 1941. 20 B 5



(p)+DUNCAN, Alex Edward, 24 August 1943. 5 J 6

(p)+WALTERS, John James Leonard, 27 November 1941. 1 H 7


cemetery, by Michelle and Andy Cooper MOASCAR WAR CEMETERY, Egypt

(p)WEBB, Major, ERNEST JOHN NORRIS, 244550, Pioneer Corps. 11 September 1945. Age 43. Son of Ernest and Kate Webb; husband of Elaine Victoria Webb, of Dover. 3 C 15

Webb headstone by Andy and Michelle Cooper The words at the bottom of Major Webb's headstone read:

Life's race well run,
Life's work well done,
Life's victory won,
Now cometh rest


pictures: Michelle and Andy Cooper. Left, the cross of sacrifice at Moascar cemetery; Major Webb's grave is in the foreground



BARNETT, Reginald James William, 15 February 1943. 3 D 3

from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


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