World War II
CIVILIANS WHO DIED IN
Surnames E to H
=not named in book of Remembrance
Edmond. He died on 26 September 1944, aged 35, at Military Hill, owing
to enemy shellfire.
He was the husband of Dorothy Edmond, formerly Arnold, of 15
Churchill Road, Maxton, whom he had married in 1933, and the son of Mrs E Edmond, of 1 Yew Tree Cottages, Military Road, and of the
late Edwin Edmond. His grandfather was the late Mr T Francis, JP.
He was buried on 2 October at St. Mary's, Dover, 11 KE.
Harbour Board employees acted as bearers, and amongst the widows were
his widow, his mother, and his sister, Miss H Edmond. His
brothers-in-law Messrs J, W, B, L, and G Arnold and Mr E Howell also
attended, with Miss L. Arnold, Mrs J Pay, and Mrs E Howell being amongst
the sisters-in-law who were present. There were many officers of the
Home Guard present, many members of Dover Harbour Board, and Private
Sharp from The Buffs.
Flowers came from The Dover Harbour Board, from
"F" Company of the Home Guard, from the West Hougham Platoon of the Home
Guard, and from the 8th Kent Home Guard in Folkestone. The Amalgamated
Society of Wood Workers also sent a floral tribute.
"Silent thoughts and treasured memories of my dear husband"
Joseph Eeley. He died aged 54, on 7 May 1941, at 54
Market Square, during a shelling attack at sunset. He was buried on 12
May at St. Mary's, Dover. 14 YH; his wife's address was then 8 Chapel
He had been a miner for at least 30 years; in 1911 he had been a hewer
and living at 304 Congleton Road, Talke, Staffordshire with his wife,
Amy, and two children, Annie, 3, and Joseph, 6 months. They also had two
further sons, David, born 1919, and James, born 1917.
The family lived at 2 Victoria Park Mews, Dover, in the 1930s. Joseph
was then working at Snowdon colliery, where he sustained a cut hand in
1936. Son David also received an injury to his hand, in 1934, on Crabble
Hill. He was employed by a Mrs Rogers of Biggin Street to deliver goods,
and unfortunately collided with a motor car while cycling out of Old
Park Road into Crabble Hill. In 1938 seasonal high spirits led David to a fine of
half a crown for committing a nuisance in St James Passage the previous
December just before Christmas.
Frank Field. Born in Dover, he was possibly working as a railway
guard in 1901 and living at 89 Tennyson Street, Battersea with
his wife and their daughter, Vera, then aged 7. By 1911 Mrs
Field and Vera were living at 43 Dour Street, Dover. For 33
years he had then been a steward of the P&O company.
He died on 2 October 1941, aged 69, at his home at 49 Dour
Street. On 17 October he was buried at St Mary's,
and his coffin was draped with the Union Flag, with members of
the ARP acting as bearers. Amongst others, members of the NAAFI
attended and laid a wreath
He was the
"beloved husband" of Ellen Elizabeth Field,
and father of Vera, in Melbourne, Australia
"Ever in our memory, Passed on to the higher life"
Annie Elizabeth Finnis died on 3 April 1942,
aged 65, at her home at 9 Pencester
Road. Born at Margate, she was the daughter of Mary Ann Finnis, née Shoesmith, of 9 Norman Street, and of the late
George Wellard Finnis, who had married at Tenterden in 1871. Mr Finnis
was a trinity pilot in 1911, and was living with his daughters Annie and
Maud, and his son Harold, a steward at sea for the P&O Company, at 9
Norman Street, Dover.
Annie was buried on 7 April at St Mary's,
Dover. 12 FH, her coffin draped with the Union Flag, after a funeral
service held at the Congregational Church
Her sister, Maud, was rescued after
ten hours buried in rubble (RH), but was unable to attend her funeral
owing to her injuries. Annie's effects were given to Maud.
Flynn, M. E.
and M. F.
Mary Elizabeth and Margaret Frances Flynn were in 1911 living at
Inglenook, Shepherdswell. Both born in Plymouth, Devon, they were
private teachers. They both
died on 3 April 1942 at their home at 11 Pencester Road. They were
the daughters of the late Mr M Flynn
They were buried at Shepherdswell, their coffins
draped with the Union Flag. Both were workers for the church, and before
taking up positions in Dover they had conducted a preparatory school at
Shepherdswell. In Dover they worked in clerical jobs, one at the
National Provincial Bank, and the other at Messrs W J Smith.
The inscription on their headstone, above left, reads, "In loving memory
of Mary Elizabeth and Margaret Frances Flynn who entered into their rest
on Good Friday 3rd April 1942. Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise.
Post tempestatem tranquilitas". They are buried next to Minnie
Hawkins,below, who died in a raid just eleven days before them.
In 1943 Mr and Mrs W Sharp placed an In Memoriam to
their "dear friends, Peggy and Bessie Flynn, also Miss Goodwin". Miss
Goodwin also lived at 11 Pencester Road
details with thanks to Joyce Banks
Ford, W. G.
William George Ford was the son of William and Elizabeth Ford of 2 Kitchener Road.
He lived at 82 Longfield Road and was
the husband of Catherine Violet Ford, formerly Court. The couple had
married only the year before he was killed at the East Kent garage on 23
March 1942, and they had a baby son, William.
Mr Ford was buried on 28 March at St Mary's, Dover. 2 FH,
with six members of the Home Guard as bearers of his Union Flag draped
coffin. His family and many colleagues, with a representative of the
Transport and General Workers' Union, attended the graveside
"One of the best, missed and loved by us all" from
his Mum, Dad, and brothers, 1943
Emily Foster. She died on 4 December 1940, aged 54, at Scott's Cave, Snargate
Street but her body was not found for several days (RH). She lived at 111 Snargate
Street, formerly 72 St James Street
She was buried on 16 December at St James, Dover.
An account in "Hell's Corner 1940", by HRP Boorman,
states that she had been bombed out of St James, ""I was up the stairs,
scrubbing the top floor, the next thing I know I was lying in St James
Street, so I just picked myself up and walked away!" After that
experience she made the deep shelter in Snargate Street her unofficial
home but a bomb fell as she was going into the entrance and chalk fell
down and killed her"
Fussell, I. H.
Ivy Hannah Fussell. A laundry worker, in 1939 ironing at the Scottish Laundry, she died on 22 May 1943, aged 49,
at her home at 118 Mayfield Avenue. She was buried on 26 May at
Charlton, Dover, 18 2S
From a family beset by
war-time tragedy, Ivy was the widow of
Bellingham Fussell, the sister of
Albert and Arthur Fogg, and the sister-in-law of
James Jardine. Her sister Winifred
was sister-in-law of Edward and Walter
Born on 27 September 1893, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Henrietta Sarah Fogg,
of 104 Mayfield Avenue. Mrs Fussell's own daughter, Ivy Norma B Fussell,
born 14 August 1914,who had been in 1939 a shop assistant for a music dealer, was in the ATS
and was away on
leave in Tunbridge Wells at the time of the bombing
The grave is in the foreground of the picture. The headstone reads:
In Memory of Ivy Hannah Fussell --
Enemy Action. May 22 1943. Age 49. Also sister Rhoda Fogg, 23 May 1943
age 54. Resting
"Sweetest memories of my dearest mother killed by enemy action May 22nd
1943. Also Auntie Rhoda May 23rd 1943 - Norma" - 1944
Norma was in 1944 living with her aunt, Mrs Sedgwick, at 127 Lewisham
Road, River. An old girl of the County School (now Grammar), and formerly a book-keeper she was serving as a clerk in the ATS. Her fiancé was serving in the REME.
Walter Garrett died on
28 June 1943, aged 34, at the General Post Office
where he was a telephone operator (RH). He lived at 169 St Radigund's Road and was the husband of Mary Garrett. He
was buried on the 3 July at St. Mary's, Dover. 4 QC
Henry Gatehouse died on 5 October 1942, aged 71,
at his home at 22 Adrian Street. He was the son of Richard Gatehouse, of Charlton Green,
and probably Charlotte.
He was buried on 10 October at St Mary's,
Dover. 25 ZE, in the
same grave as his sister Mrs. Emma Odell, who was also killed by enemy
action on the same day. Their coffins were draped with Union
Thomas Godsmark was a war pensioner, and died on 22 January 1944, aged 64, at his home at 8
Stanhope Road. He was an Air Raid
Warden and Shelter Marshall and was the husband of Caroline S Godsmark,
who survived. Seemingly uninjured, as he'd been protected by his
Morrison shelter, he was deemed to have died of shock (RH). His
granddaughter Valerie Hemmings, below, also died.
was buried on 26 January at Charlton, Dover, 19 2S, his coffin covered
by the Union Flag. An
inscription on the headstone commemorates Caroline too, who died in
William Alfred Golding was born in Lenham. In 1911 he was working as a
chaffeur and living at 16 Townwall Street with his wife, Grace, formerly
Harvey, and their children, Ruby, 2, and Frederick, 9 months. The couple
had married on 3 June 1908 at St Bartholomew's Church. In 1933,
celebrating their silver wedding, they were living at Devon House, Odo
Road, Tower Hamlets, Dover.
Mr Golding died on 28 June 1943, aged
62, at the General Post Office, while on duty. He was an A.R.P.
Ambulance Driver and the husband of Grace Annie Golding, of 81 Elms Vale
He was buried on Saturday, 3 July at Charlton,
Dover. 22 SJ,
with the first part of his service being held in St Martin's Church. Ambulance
drivers and Rescue Party men acted as bearers, and amongst the family
mourners were his widow, his adult children, and Mr W J Farrier, his
brother-in-law. There were also friends, and representatives of
organisations, including Mr Loxton, the Town Clerk, Dr Nicholl, Medical
Officer of Health, Inspector Fenn, the Sub-Controller, Mr Fry of NUPE, and Mr Saywell,
representing the Borough Engineer. Amongst the floral tributes were
those from each
section of the ARP, and from the Mayor and Corporation
Mrs Golding and their son, Mr F W Golding, and
daughter, Mrs Mackenzie, thanked their many friends for their sympathies
and flowers on his death
above - 1944
Murial Alice Goldup. She died on 23 September 1944,
aged 44, at the Salvation Army Canteen (Red Shield Club) at Snargate Street. She
lived at 63
(Seabeach) Liverpool Street and was a Canteen Assistant
was buried on 29 September at St James, Dover, 15 KL. Her sister, Mrs
Whiddett, with her husband and daughter were amongst the mourners, as
was her brother-in-law Mr Haines. Mrs Haines was
unable to attend owing to ill-health. Civil defence volunteers bore her
coffin. The funeral service was a joint one with Mrs I B Simpson and and
Captain W. Aspinall, who also died at the Red Shield Club. The first
part of the service was held at the Salvation Army's temporary citadel
at the old Buckland Wesleyan church. All three coffins were covered with
the Salvation Army flag, and borne on one vehicle to the Citadel before
a large crowd. There was a long procession to the cemetery, with the
cortege being saluted by rescue workers and Dovorians it passed. A
Memorial service was held the following Sunday evening.
The words on the kerbstone read:
also of their daughter Alice Muriel killed by enemy action on 23rd Oct
An in memoriam announcement was placed in 1948 from Ettie, Katie, Dan,
Willie, Raymond, Dorothy, Peggy, and Len. Ettie and Katie were her
photo: Joyce Banks
Charles Percy Goodbourn. He was born on 19 December
1892 at Ramsgate, Kent, and was the fourth son of Arthur Ernest and
Harriet Goodbourn (née Saffrey). The 1901 census gives the address of
his family as 21
Abbots Hill, Ramsgate. In 1915 he married, and just
over five years later joined the staff of Southern Railway, being
employed as a Fitter at the Marine Department at Dover
1927 his wife, Mary Georgina, née Thomas, died at the age of 33. The
address was given as 11 Victoria Street. Percy married again in
Uxbridge, to Polly Griffiths, and to them, in
1932, was born a
daughter Pauline. She was
eight when her father was killed in on 9 September 1940 in Dover by
enemy shelling. He died at Elms Vale Road,
near the then Taylor's
Garage and close to his home at 28 Chevalier Road. . With the Rev E C Galpin
officiating, he was buried at Charlton Cemetery, Dover, in the same
grave as Mary. Their grave is unmarked, but lies in the area pictured,
or just to the right
were flowers from his workmates and colleagues, from friends, and from
his family. The message on Mrs. Goodbourn's wreath was "from his
broken-hearted wife, Polly" and from his little daughter, "to a dear
Daddy, from your loving little Pauline"
with thanks to Jill, Mr. Goodbourn's great niece
Beatrice Alice Goodwin. She was a clerk, and died on 3 April 1942,
aged 54, at the Casualty Hospital, Union Road. She lived at 11 Pencester
Road with Mary and Margaret Flynn, who also died. The first part of
the service was held at Buckland on 8th April, and she was buried at Charlton,
Dover. 5 SH
Her sister Winnie,
who had been buried in rubble with her for over fourteen hours,
survived. They were the daughters of the late Henry H Goodwin, and
sisters of Frederick Goodwin.
Beatrice's effects were given to her brother, Walter Leopold Goodwin and
her sister, Ellen Eliza Kingsmill, widow of Walter Kingsmill, who died
in 1938, and whom she had married in 1904.
#Grace, M. E.
Mary Edith Grace. She died
on 18 November 1939, aged 58, on the R. Netherlands Steamer "Simon
Bolivar" on the South Goodwins. She was the wife of Albert Victor
Grace, of Police Headquarters, Georgetown, British Guiana
"Simon Bolivar" had struck a mine and some 150 lives were lost. The
liner had called regularly at Dover since her maiden voyage in March
1927. Her last visit before she was lost was 31st August, en route for
the West Indies
Jack Graves was born at Westcliffe, the son of William Graves, a road
labourer, and his wife Hannah, née Knott. In 1901 the family were at 15
London Road, Dover, and at home were Annie (Hannah) Elizabeth, 30, William
Thomas, 23, a labourer
in a farmyard, Harry (Henry Knott), 13, Lucy ? Lilian, 11, and Jack
(John), then 8. Other children not there were Agnes Maria, 25, and
Rosina Violet, 18. Another daughter, Mildred Ann, had died in 1895
at the age of 22.
By 1911 Mr and Mrs Graves were at 15 Pioneer Road,
with Mr Graves working as a corporation labourer. Jack was working as a
bottler for a mineral water manufacturer, and was the only child left at
home, although there was also an adopted son, James Elvey, aged 12, who
was a grocer's errand boy and part-time at school.
In 1920 Jack
married Norah Ellen Henson, and the couple had two children - Ken, born
1921, and June, 1924.
Jack lived at 10 Shipmans Way,
and was a Freemason in the Military Jubilee Lodge, Dover. He died at the
Market Square on 23 March 1942, aged 49.
He was buried on 28 March at Buckland, Dover. Grave C 2. He had been
an Inspector for the East Kent Road Car Company, and six of his work
colleagues, Inspectors E Rogers, E Huntlea, P Griggs, and A Curtess, and
Drivers H Else and A F Smith, bore his coffin
Amongst the mourners were his widow and their children Ken and June,
along with Mr. Traynor, VC, and Cllr Jeffery, representing his lodge.
Green, J. A.
Julie Annette Green. Born at Ripple, she was the fourth daughter of
John and Anne Banks, of Ripple Mill, Ringwould, near Deal, from a family
of five daughters and five sons. Mr. Green
worked for the miller, and the family lived in a house near the mill
As she grew up, Julie went into service as a house
parlour maid. Through domestic service she met two sisters of the man
who would become her husband. Charles Henry Green and Julie Annette
Banks were married when she was 23, two years after they had become
engaged, and five years after they had met
The couple had two children, a son, Charles John
("Jack), who in turn had four children of his own, and a daughter,
Ida Madeleine. Born in 1922, she
was fourteen years younger than her
brother. She grew
up to have a family of ten children, all of whom were born after their
grandmother had been killed
the summer of 1944, Mrs. Green went to Pershore, to look after her two
nieces while their mother went to hospital. The beds were
needed for injured troops, so the hospital stay never happened, but Mrs.
Green stayed in Pershore for the summer. Her husband joined her during
his two weeks' holiday, and later her daughter Ida took her two weeks'
leave there too, before her mother accompanied her back to London
On 13 September 1944 Ida saw her mother off at Cannon Street station for
the remaining part of the journey back to her home at 45 Markland
Road, Dover. It was the last time she saw her mother. Dover was being
shelled as the train arrived at the station, and as Mrs. Green
the booking hall a shell exploded outside. Mrs. Green was killed by the
blast. She was 61
a customs watcher, did not know until some 36 hours later
that his wife had died. It was then her handbag was found, and
was called to identify her.
Mrs Green was buried on 18 September at St James,
Dover. 16 FG
with grateful thanks to Julie Balston,
Michael Huntley, Janet Dann, Peter Green, and to the work of
the late John Huntley
Maggie S-K's great-granddad was an ARP Warden at Dover Priory, Alfred
Lund, having retired as a mainline train driver with 50 years service
shortly before the war began.
above, right - Julie Green, née Banks, in about 1917
above, left - Julie Green, née Banks in about 1906
right - outside Dover Priory Station after the shelling
The headstone reads:
In Loving Memory
Of your charity
pray for the soul of
of my dear wife
Julie Annette Green
killed by enemy action
Thy kingdom come
Also Charles Henry Green
Devoted husband of the above
who died 5th May 1958
aged 79 years
headstone and transcription
Mrs Green was
the cousin of Frank William Banks.
She was one of the civilian
casualties remembered at the Service of
for Civilians on 6 November 2007.
right: Charles Henry Green, Mrs Green's husband, serving as a Petty
Officer, around 1910
Charles Green's brother, George Victor Green, left, is
commemorated on the
special Memorial A151 in the Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, after having died
at the age of 28 on 29 December 1915.
He was a Royal Marine Engineer, the husband of Lavinia Ellen Green, née Norris, of
40 Campbell Road, Lower Walmer, Deal, and the son of Mr and Mrs Green,
of 100 Downs Road, Walmer. The couple had married just five months
Below are the brothers Green. From left to right they are: Victor,
Charles, Albert, Arthur, Ernest, and Frederick.
photos of the Green brothers by courtesy of Peter Green
Greer. He died on 2 October 1941, aged 69, at Snargate Street, and was
buried on 8 October at St James, Dover. 2 EW. He lived
at 3a Snargate Street
Dorothy Emily Gregory. She was the wife of Arthur Ernest Gregory,
brother of Alfred Frederick Gregory.
Born in Dover, Arthur was a career soldier; in 1911 he was serving with
the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.
Mrs Gregory died at 11 East Street on 24 August 1943,
aged 50, and was buried on Saturday, 28 August at Charlton,
Dover, 23 2S. Her funeral began at 1.15. An ambulance party bore the
coffin, and amongst the mourners were her husband, her daughter Irene
and her husband, her son George and his wife, and her brother Fred and
his wife. There were also a number of friends present. Her son Andrew
was away on service and unable to attend the funeral.son)
was unable to be present owing to Service duty.
Born in 1893, Mrs Gregory was the daughter of
Frederick Keates, born in Plumstead, and his wife Harriet, née Griggs,
born in Dover. They married in 1891 and were living at 1 Limekiln Lane,
with Frederick working possibly for the railway. Mrs Keates died in 1899
in Dover, at the aged of 25, and Mr Keates in 1910 in Dover.
At the time of the 1901 census Dorothy Keates, aged
8, and her brother Frederick, aged 4, were staying with their
grandmother, Mrs Mary Freeman, a widow, at 13 Military Hill, Dover.
Boarding at number 12 was Alfred Keates, then aged 26, a railway engine
fireman. He was the uncle to the children, their father's brother, both
being sons of William Keates, a stonemason, and his wife, Mary A, both
born in Dover and who in 1881 were living at 18 Adrian Street. In 1911
Alfred (or John) was an engine driver for the SECR living at 10 Eric
Road; his wife and daughter, Annie and
Evelyn Keates, were killed in an air raid in 1917.
It is possible that Mrs Gregory was married previously to
Adam Rodgers, a soldier born in Belfast. In 1911 there is a record of a
Dorothy Emily Keates marrying Adam Rodgers in Dover. The 1911 census has
Dorothy Rodgers' address as 7 Market Street, in Dover; she
was then aged
18. Mr Rodgers' name is there too, but crossed out so he may not have
been there on that day. He, serving as a Sergeant,17880, with the
Machine Gun Corps, formerly the Royal Irish Rifles, was killed in France
on 24 April 1918.
Lewis Brothers, builders of 12-14 Widred Road,
constructed flats in East Street. The planning applications are dated
1982 and 1986. The flats (right) are named "Gregory House" and it is believed
that they were named after Mrs Gregory.
above - in memoriam - August 1944
research and photo of Gregory House by Joyce Banks
Grey, W. H.
William Henry Grey was in 1911 living at Ripple, near Dover, and working
as a colliery labourer. He was married to Elizabeth, and the couple had
two sons, Reginald, 14, an agricultural labourer, and Wilfred, 5.
Mr Grey died at Park Avenue on
30 September 1940, aged 75. A gardener, he was said to have been in a
garden at the rear of the Co-operative Hall (rear of 29 Park Avenue?)
which he used to cultivate. Medical opinion was that he had been killed
He lived at 17 Erith Street, and
was buried on 4 October at Buckland, Dover. C5 13
James Hall. He was a Bricklayer, and died on 14 November 1940, aged 28, at Coggers,
Granville Road, St
Margaret-at-Cliffe. He was the "beloved husband" of Beatrice Eileen
Hall, née Norley, of 55 Wyndham Road, Dover, and the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hall, of 47 Weir Street, Sunderland, Co. Durham
was buried on 20 November at Charlton, Dover, ZV 30, and his Requiem
Mass was at St Paul's
Just a memory, fond and true,
From the one who thought the world of you,
You live with me in memory still,
Not just today, but always
From his loving wife Eileen and baby Daughter
Earth has one sweet soul less, and heaven one
Mum and Dad, Brothers and Sisters-in-law
His friendship, a beautiful memory; his
absence, a silent grief
Ever in the thoughts of Win and Jim (Blackpool)
Hare, S. M.
Sheila May Hare.
She died on
1 September 1944,
home at 17 Lowther Road, Tower Hamlets. She was the daughter and
only child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles William Hare (H.M. Forces).
Later they had another daughter,
and survivor of the
raid, who remembers Sheila as
having blonde curly hair, recalls that on
the night of her death the enemy
"were lobbing shells all
the time. We
were in the shelter, with the dog.
It was pitch black. There was an
enormous explosion, and my mother said "That was close."
When we looked
out later, it had taken the backs of about eleven houses out, and our
roof was gone"
Sheila's grave, 19 TT, is no longer
is in this area of Charlton (below right), where she was buried on 5th
September. It had a tablet and vase on show at one time. Her mother was seriously
the raid, and neither she nor Sheila's father, who was still abroad
serving, was able to attend their daughter's funeral, conducted by T
A Roberts. But her grandmother and aunts and uncles
were present, and
there were many floral tributes
Below, an announcement in the Dover Express, 26 January 1945
Hart, A. F.
Agnes Flora Hart. She died on
11 September 1944, aged 73, at her home at 2 Dodds
Place, Buckland. Née Bowman, she was the widow of Frederick Richard Mansell Hart.
The couple had married in 1898, and in 1901 they were
living at 5 Erith Street, Dover, with Mr Hart, then 31, working as a
carpenter. He had been born in Birmingham, and his wife at Eastry. Their
two sons, William A K Bowman, 4, and Alfred, 3, had been born in Dover.
By 1911 the two sons were working as shop boys, William at a grocer's
and Alfred at a draper's. There were two more children in the family,
Doris, 9, who had been christened at St Andrews on 20 July 1901, and
Edward, 7. The family had moved to 17 Herbert Street, Dover.
was buried on 16 September at Charlton, Dover, 32 2S. Amongst those who
attended her funeral were her sons, Mr A Hart and Mr B Hart, and Mr and
Mrs Hawkes, son and daughter-in-law.
Robert Sidney George Harvey. He was an under chef,
and died on
11 September 1940, aged 19, at the Grand Hotel. He was
the son of George Robert Harvey, of 101 Hillside Road, Buckland. It took
ten days to recover his body from the rubble (RH)
He was buried on 25 September at Buckland, Dover. C7 9
|In loving memory of Robert George Harvey
Some may think that I forget him
When at times they see me smile
But they little know the heartache
That is hidden all the while
Sadly missed, from Nellie
Hatton. He was a retired labourer, and died on 17 September 1941, aged 69,
at his home at 26 Granville. Street. Mrs Hatton was seriously injured.
Born in Dover, he was the son of William Hatton and his wife Sarah,
formerly Smith, and the husband of Louisa Hatton, formerly Marks, whom
he married in 1895. The couple had two sons, John, born 1896 in
Folkestone, and Albert, born 1901 in Dover. By the time of Albert's
birth, the family were living at 50 Lowther Road, Dover, with John
working as a maltster. By 1911 the family had moved to 69 South Road,
Tower Hamlets, Dover, and John remained working in the brewing industry.
Son John was working as an errand boy.
He was buried on 22 September at Charlton cemetery,
Dover, from 34 Granville Street, in Grave 3F 11
Minnie Gladys Hawkins died on 23 March 1942,
aged 27, at the East Kent Garage. She was the daughter
Sarah Hawkins, and of the late William Hawkins, from 54 Union Road
funeral left from the home of her aunt, at 68 Oswald
Road, and she was buried at St Andrew's, Shepherdswell. Six
conductresses were the bearers of her coffin. Many of her colleagues and
Frederick William Jackson Hayward, the son of James and Matilda Hayward,
was born in Dover. In 1898 he married Harriet Eliza Brown, and by 1901
they were living at 44 Wyndham Road, Dover. He was then working as a
stonemason labourer, and the couple had one son, Frederick, aged 1. Ten
years later they had moved to 52 Widred Road, and Mr Hayward was working
as a coal porter. The couple had a further son, George, then aged 9.
During the war he was living at 52 Tower Hill and a member of
the Home Guard. While working as a gas fitter, he died on 11
September 1940, aged 53 (62?), at Folkestone Road when attempting to
stop a gas leak in a crater. The device that exploded was said to have
been a delayed action bomb
He was buried on 16 September at
Charlton, Dover. PS 25
In 1943 an In
Memoriam announcement was places by Rose, George, and grandchildren, in Birchington
In loving memory of my dear husband Frederick
William Jackson Hayward
The call was sudden, the shock severe,
To part with one we loved so dear;
Only those who have lost can tell
The bitter parting without farewell
from his loving Wife and Daughter
Brother - "Always remembered by Jim and Ada"
Frederick Hayward was Uncle Fred to Jack Hewitt, a
Dovorian "character", well-known as a "cheerful, cheeky chappy". His
biography is published under the title "Greetings, Dover", compiled by
(We Remember 06)
with thanks to Linda Hayward
Valerie Ann Hemmings died on
21 January 1944, aged 9 months, at the Casualty
Hospital, Union Road. She was the daughter of P.O. John Hemmings, R.N.,
and Mrs Violet Evelyn Hemmings, née Godsmark, of 18
Stanhope Road. Violet was the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas
Godsmark, from 33 East Cliff, while John was the youngest son of the
late Mr and Mrs Hemmings from Yeovil.
The couple had married on 15 July 1939, at St James,
when the bride wore a blue crepe-de-chine dress, with hat and shoes to
match. She carried a bouquet of cream roses. Her bridesmaid, in a pink
floral dress, carrying h a posy of pink and blue flowers, was her friend
Joan Richardson. Violet's brother, was the best man. Her niece presented
her with a horseshoe as she left the church.
Little Valerie's grandfather,
Thomas Godsmark, above, also died, but her
grandmother Caroline and her mother, Violet, aged 21, survived (RH)
Valerie was buried on 26 June at Charlton, Dover, 3 WV, her little
coffin covered with the Union Flag
George Hill. He died on 25 October 1943, aged
49, at Prince Regent Cinema. He was from Wimbledon and was returning to
his lodgings (at 69 Buckland
Avenue?) after a holiday. He was the husband of N A Hill
Hobbs, H. J.
Henry John Hobbs was aged 70 when he died at the Royal Victoria
Hospital, Waldershare, on 28 October 1940, after having been injured
four days before at Martin. He was buried at East Langdon.
He was born in 1869 at Wootton, and in 1895 he
married Frances Deal there. The couple had two sons, Reginald Henry,
born 1896 at Wootton, and Leonard Austen, born 1899, at Denton. In 1911
the family were at 7 Redvers Cottages, Kearsney, with Henry working as a
gardener and Fanny in a laundry. Reginald was 14, and had a job as a
His wife was Fanny Hobbs, from 2 Guildford Cottages,
East Langdon, who wrote in 1942 an "in memoriam" "in treasured memory of
a dear husband" . "Cherished in memory's garden". The couple had lost
son, Reginald Hobbs, in the Dardanelles
Frederick James Hogben was the "dearly loved" husband of
Annie Barbara Hogben, née Bailey, of 25 Buckland Avenue.
Hogben was a keen player of bowls, and in 1929 won the Tramways Cup, the
River Bowling Club Championship, and the Singles Handicap, besides being
in the winning rink
Mr Hogben died on 23 March
1942, aged 55, at East Kent Garage. He was said to
have made one extra
trip, in a public-spirited attempt to help passengers return home in the
There is a report in the Dover Express of the raid in
which Mr Hogben died: "One of Dover's worst air raids, the beginning of
a series of moonlight attacks, occurred on March 23rd, after almost a
week without a siren. Twenty heavy calibre bombs were dropped, killing
16 people and seriously injuring seven others, besides doing
considerable damage to property.
"The raid began about five minutes to nine in
moonlight, and the all clear did not go until an hour later. Four or
five German planes circled the town repeatedly, and then carried out
their attacks by dive bombing, not at low level but by coming down from
around 20,000 feet to about half that height; most of the bombs fell in
"The A A barrage was well below what Dover people
were used to, and there was much comment. The suggestion was again made
that there was a change-over of A A crews, and that the Germans knew of
"Most of the loss of life occurred in two incidents,
the worst of which was at the St James Street garage of the East Kent
Road Car Co, where one or two bombs penetrated the air raid shelter and
killed most of those inside. With buses coming into the garage at the
end of the day's journeys there were more people about than usueal when
the raid began. As the bombs began to fall most of the staff, including
conductresses about to go off duty, went down to the shelter. There they
were trapped when the two bombs fell on the garage.
"During the raid the East Kent Company's office in
the Market Square was wrecked and in all nine members of their staff
lost their lives."
Mr Hogben's funeral took place on 29 March at Buckland,
Dover, Grave B 502 (old part), and his coffin was borne by his workmates, five
drivers and a conductor. His widow and children attended, as did others
from his family and numerous colleagues. There were representatives from
the East Kent Road Car Co, and from the Transport and General Workers'
Union, and many floral tributes including those from the Co-operative
Society and the Council and Churchwardens of Buckland.
Above are Mr and Mrs Hogben with three of their children, Phyllis Barbara,
Albert, and Kathleen Emily, c 1920. Born later were Harold,
Dorothy, and Vera, and possibly also Jean.
with thanks to Rich Blair
S. and K. L. C.
Harold Sinclair Hogben and Kathleen Lucy Cassandra Hogben. They died on
12 September 1944 in the Anderson shelter at their home at 42 Dickson Road.
Harold was aged 16,
and was the son of Kathleen and of Harold Alfred Sylvester Hogben.
Kathleen was the daughter of Mrs K Rouse, of 56 Maison Dieu Road,
and of the late E. Rouse
They were buried on 19 September at Charlton, Dover. 25 QQ
These in memoriam announcements were placed in 1948:-
Hogben. Silent thought and treasured memories of my only daughter (née
Kathleen Rouse), taken from us 12 September 1944 by enemy
action, also Bunny, son of the above, sadly missed. From Mum, Ern, Reg
everlasting memory of my wife Kathleen Lucy Hogben, and son Harold
(Bunny) killed by enemy action on 12 September 1944
loving memory of a dear friend, Mrs Kathleen Hogben, killed by enemy
action Sept 12th 1944; also Harold, son of above. From Doris.
with thanks to
Robert Holman. A milk roundsman of 21 Manor Road, Maxton, he was killed by enemy shelling on
26 September 1940, aged 20, at 12 Church Street, and was buried on the 30
September at St James, Dover. 8 GW. His father-in-law, Mr Abate, was
injured in the attack.
James was the eldest son of Charles R Holman and his
wife Laura, née Millington of 12 Dodds Lane, formerly The Beeches,
Adisham. He was well known as a boxer. He married at St Paul's Church on
31 July(?) 1940 Annie Alice Abate, born 26 December 1818, of 12 Church
Street Dover. She was the youngest daughter of Gaetano Abate, a fried
fish shop proprietor and confectioner. Born in Italy on 6 or 8 February
1884, he took naturalisation in January 1921, having served in British
Forces. He lived to 100 years old. His wife was also Annie Alice, née Cranville. Mrs Abate was a sister of
Queenie Revell and one of the
bridesmaids was her daughter, little Annie's cousin Joyce Revell.
On 5 July 1941 a daughter, Annie Jamesena, was born. The announcement,
right, was from 1943. Sadly, Mrs Holman, Annie's mother, who had been at
her parents' home at 101 Markland Road, died at the Royal Victoria
Hospital when Annie was four years old.
The headstone reads, "In Loving Memory of My
Parents James Robert Holman Killed by Enemy
Action 26th Sept 1940 Aged 20.
Reunited with his Beloved Wife Annie Alice Nee
Abate 25th Feb 1946 Aged 27 "Always
In My Thoughts"."
Wreaths laid at James' funeral included:
"From his broken-hearted wife, Annie"
"To my boy, from his Gran"
"Manager and Staff of the Dover Co-operative Society"
in memoriam verses 1942
Little Annie married in 1962. Her grandfather Charles died in Dover in
1964 and her grandmother
Laura May in 1980. Laura was the sister of
Percy Millington. See also Thomas Wall,
who at James' funeral described himself as "brother".
grave image with thanks to Mark Chapman
Horn, W. T. B.
William Thomas Bourne Horn. He died on
7 September 1941, aged 61, at Burlington Mansions. He
was a manager of a firm of outfitters, and had been for some 25 years a Sergeant in the Police War Reserve, living at 48 Burlington Mansions.
He was the "dearly beloved" husband of Mary Ellen (Nell)
He was buried on 12 September at St James, Dover. 18 FY
"Ever in my thoughts, To live in hearts we leave
behind is not to die. RIP." In loving and treasured memory of my dear
husband, William Horn - 1942
"In life the dearest of fathers'; in death, his
memory ever blessed." In ever loving memory of my darling Dad, from
Girlie - 1942
A letter appeared in the Dover Express:
Sir, The untimely death of Mr W B Horn has come as a shock
to his many friends. We have known him so many years, have always
appreciated his lovable genial disposition, and we feel we have lost a
good citizen. He served during the last war, and for many years had been
a special constable, holding the rank of Sergeant in the present force.
I know there are many friends who feel as I do, and we extend our
deepest sympathy to his widow in her sad bereavement. C E Beaufoy. 8
Mabel Edith Hubbard, formerly Ratcliffe, was born on 24 April 1890, the second daughter of
Edward, a railway guard in 1911, and Martha Ratcliffe. The family lived
at 8 Kitchener Road when Miss Ratcliffe married Stephen John Hubbard,
the son of Mr Stephen Richard Hubbard, of Tower Hamlets, on 5 March 1914 at
Christchurch, Dover. Her brother Edward was best man, and her sister
Dorothy one of the two bridesmaids.
Mr and Mrs Hubbard were living at 14 Noah's Ark Road,
Dover, when they celebrated their silver wedding anniversary. The couple
had three children - Leslie, born 1917, Dorothy, born 1919, later
Shopland, and Sidney, born 1925.
When Mrs Hubbard was killed, aged 54, on 1 September
1944, at Lagoon Cave, the couple were living at The Globe Inn, Peter
Street, where Mr Hubbard was the licensee. The inn was next door
to number 9, from which the Hubbards' neighbours Ellen and Yvonne Mills were
running as the attack came. They also lost their lives
Hubbard, it is reported, had previously been waving her broom in
defiance at the Stuka dive bombers who had been roaring over at what
seemed like roof-top level
was buried on 5 September at Charlton, Dover, 11 5L. Her husband, son,
daughter, and sister, Mrs A Bourner, were amongst the mourners.
details with thanks to Joyce Banks and Bob Hollingsbee
William Hutchings. He died on 5 September 1944, aged
56, at Dover Harbour. He was the husband
of B. A. Hutchings, of 83 Ravenspurn Street, West Marsh, Grimsby,