war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

WWII - At Rest in Germany, Ghana, Greece


+BLISS, Warrant Officer, HARRY, 650927, 218 Sqdn., Royal Air Force. 30 March 1945. Age 25. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Bliss, of Dover. 16 D 11

+KIME, Captain (Q.M.) BERNARD OATES, 118098, Mentioned in Despatches, 1st Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment. 25 April 1945. Age 41. Husband of Ethel Kime, of Dover. 4 B 1A

BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Germany
courtesy Mary S-R

+ASHMAN, Frederick Edward, died 26 November 1943, Joint grave, Section 9, Row F, Grave 12-13

+BRANN, Joseph William, died 18 February 1945. 10 K 6

+CADMAN, Ronald William. 8 B 34

+(p)HUNTLEY, Sergeant (Air Gnr.) WILLIAM JAMES, 1890773, 77 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 21 January 1944. Age 19. Son of Ernest Alfred Henry and Mary Alice Huntley, of Dover. 2 M 1

+MIRIAMS, Jack Leonard, died 20 January 1944. 4 L 13

+NORLEY, Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) RONALD WILLIAM, 1386374, D F M, 49 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 26 November 1943. Age 23. Son of William John and Alice Maud Norley, of Dover. Joint Grave 9 F 14-15

OLIVER, Edward Matthews, 3959568, Private, Parachute Regiment, AAC, 156 battalion, died aged 26 on 27 February 1945, grave 10 C 9, born Dover

picture above right - flowers laid on William Huntley's grave, 24 March 2009, by two of his nieces


BUZAN, Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) WILFRED CLAUD, 1801432, 103 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 26 November 1943. Age 21. Son of Charles Edward and Emily Florence Buzan, of Dover. 1 A 2

+GOODWIN, Sergeant (W. Op. Air) FREDERICK ALBERT, 1336800, 156 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 25 February 1944. Age 21. Son of William Frederick and Laura Lillian Goodwin, of Dover. 4 K 1

$HALKE, Donald John, died 24 February 1944. 7 A 4

+JAMES, Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) ANTHONY LANGFORD, 1801848, 189 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 2 February 1945. Age 21. Son of William Edgar Robert and Doris Gertrude James, of Dover. 1 F 20

+MERRICKS, Leslie Frank, died 28 August 1943. Collective Grave Section 1, Row J, Grave 12-18


ALLISON, ROBERT FREDERICK WILLIAM (Bob) 135683 Flying Officer (Air Bomber) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 102 Sqdn. died 28 July 1943 Collective Grave 1 A 1-2. Only nephew of Mrs E Monk of 48 Clarendon Place, "dearly loved only son and pal of Mrs G Allison of Hastings", aged 21 (set 154/92)

+AXFORD, Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) NORMAN FRANK, 1181575, 420 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 27 July 1942. Age 20. Son of Frank William George and Hilda Frances Axford, of River, Dover. 4 D 1

HUNT, Lawrence John, 2 June 1940. 2 J 15


CRANHAM, Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) JASPER ROBERT, 537108, 10 Sqdn., Royal Air Force. 30 May 1943. Age 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cranham; husband of Joan Mary Cranham, of Dover. Collective Grave 3 D 10-13

$EALDEN,Sergeant (Air Gunner) FREDERICK WILLIAM, 1397129, 90 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 26 June 1943. Age 21. Elder son of Mr. William and Mrs. Selena Ealden of 10 Widred Road, Dover; husband to Jean Marion Hibbert. She was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Hibbert of 6 Bushey Ruff, Kearsney, near Dover. Collective Grave for three airmen 23 E 6-8

+LITTLEHALES, Reginald, 3 November 1943. 6 G 6



JACOBSON, Flying Officer (Pilot) GERALD HOWARD, 41333, 75 (R.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal New Zealand Air Force. 17 December 1942. Age 27. Son of William Edward Moxhay Jacobson and Florence Alsager Jacobson, of Akaroa, Canterbury, New Zealand; husband of D. I. Jacobson, of Dover. 17 A 17

+LANGHAM, Sergeant (Nav./Bomb Aimer) LOUIS JOHN, 1337179, 102 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 26 February 1943. Age 23. Son of Harry Louis and Emma Langham; husband of Bettina Jewel Langham (née Coppins), of Dover. Collective Grave 4 C 2-20


PEARCE, Serjeant, RICHARD BARTON, 5724795, Dorsetshire Regiment. attd. 6th Bn., Gold Coast Regiment, R.W.A.F.F. 20 November 1941. Age 26. Son of Sidney Barton Pearce and Elsie Mary Pearce; husband of Dorothy Marjorie Pearce, of Buckland, Dover. Plot 1, Row B, Grave 13. He died from a ruptured malarial spleen. He left a son.


+CHARLWOOD, Harold Sydney, died 26/27 April 1941. Face 8

BEAN, ROBERT PATRICK Initials: R P Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Private Regiment/Service: The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) Unit Text: 4th Bn. Age: 23 Date of Death: between 23/10/1943 and 24/10/1943 Service No: 6286733 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Face 5. Born Dover in 1920 - his parents were James Bean and Florence, née Bean. The family lived at Colebran Street.

CHILD, Armament Staff Serjeant, HARRY MELVILLE, 1058569, 2 H.A.A. Regt. Workshop Sec., Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. 27 September 1944. Age 35. He became PoW 7359 at Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsburg. Born around 31 August 1909 at Stoke Newington, he was the son of Harry Newman Child, born Birmingham early 1882, and Mabel, née Foster, born Hounslow 10 January 1885, who had married in 1908 in the Brentford area. Harry Newman Child had joined the 5th Dragoons in 1896 when he was 14, being a musician; he was an army birth and his father may also have been in the Dragoons. In 1911 the family were living at 37 Leswyn Road, Stoke Newington; Harry Newman Child was a police constable in the Metropolitan Police. Further children Christabel, in 1912, and Stella, in 1915, were born.

On 1 September 1924 Harry Melville enlisted at Hounslow into the Royal Artillery for 12 years when 18 at the age of 14. Mr Child may have died in 1930; Mr Child is described as "late" in the wedding report of his son. However the 1939 register records a Harry N Newman at 29 The Crossways, Littlehampton, a retired police constable and an ARP warden; a Harry Newman Child died in the Worthing area in 1969. Mrs Child was at 51 Hounslow Road, a private boarding house proprietor. She may have died in 1955.

On 20 September 1933 Harry, serving in the Royal Artillery, married Norah Annie Louisa Stamp at St James, Dover. They had a son, Harry David, in 1935, who attended St Mary's school and later the Grammar. Born in Hull in 1909, Norah Stamp was the daughter of Thomas, a crane driver at the national harbour works, and Mary Stamp. She died in Dover in 1987.  Face 9.

$COCK, Serjeant, CHARLES EDWARD, 6191167, 4th Bn., The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). 23-24 October 1943. Age 43. Husband of Clara Sophia Cock, of Dover. Face 4.

+JENKINS, Norman William Eric, died 28/29 May 1941. Face 4

MACDONNELL, Warrant Officer Class I (R.S.M.) PERCY, 6280472, 4th Bn., The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). 23-24 October 1943. Age 40. Husband of Emily Margaret Macdonnell, of Dover. Face 4

$WARD, Corporal Albert or Alfred, 6284820, 4th Bn, The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) on the night of 23/24 October 1943. Age 30. Son of Alfred and Kate Ward. Face 4


$HAMMOND, Private, ARTHUR EDWARD JAMES, 6288453, 4th Bn., The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). 18 November 1943. Age 23. Son of Emily Hammond, of 26 Balfour Road, Dover and the late Mr Hammond. 1 B 3. He was reported missing, and then to have died of wounds


BEARDSELL, Rifleman, ALBERT, 6898604, 2nd Bn. Queen Victoria's Rifles., King's Royal Rifle Corps. 26 April 1941. Age 21. Son of Ernest George Horace and Jessie Beardsell, of Dover. 14 E 11

$GREY, Sapper, REGINALD, 2059828, 579 Field Coy., Royal Engineers. 10 October 1944. Age 22. Son of Reginald and Winifred Grey, of Dover; husband of Emily Grey, of Buckland, Dover. 18 F 1


SMITH, Serjeant, GEORGE ALFRED, 846558, 234 Bty., 89 H.A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery. 20 May 1941. Age 25. Son of William John and Katherine Louisa Smith, of Dover. 8 C 12

from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


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