THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper
 

 

World War II

 

CIVILIANS WHO DIED IN DOVER

Surnames E to H
#
=not named in book of Remembrance

E

Edmond, L. W.
Leonard William 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" 1949

Eeley, J.
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 Lane.

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.

 

F

Field, F.
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, Dover. 32 AE, 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"

Finnis, A. E.
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

Foster, E.
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. 18 ER

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. by Joyce Banks 
Ivy Hannah Fussell. A laundry worker, 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 William Bellingham Fussell, the sister of Albert and Arthur Fogg,  and the sister-in-law of James Jardine.

She was the daughter of the late Norman and Henrietta Sarah Fogg, of 104 Mayfield Avenue. Mrs Fussell's own daughter was in the ATS, but 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 12 1943. Age 49. Also sister Rhoda Fogg, 23 May 1943 age 49. Resting

"Sweetest memories of my dearest mother killed by enemy action May 22nd 1943. Also Auntie Rhoda May 23rd 1943 - Norma" - 1944

 

G

Garrett, W.
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

Gatehouse, H.
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 Flags

Godsmark, T.
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, formerly Smith, 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.

He 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 October 1964.

Golding, W. A.
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 Road ("Bangkok")

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 courtesy Dover Expresssection 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

Goldup, M. A.
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

She 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 1944

An in memoriam announcement was placed in 1948 from Ettie, Katie, Dan, Willie, Raymond, Dorothy, Peggy, and Len. Ettie and Katie were her sisters.

photo: Joyce Banks

The Goodbourn family, courtesy Jill, Mr Goodbourn's great niece Goodbourn, C. P.
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

In 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 P Goodbourn, grave site, by Simon Chambers1932, 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

There 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

Goodwin, B. A.
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

The "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

Graves, J.
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.

courtesy Dover Express courtesy Dover Express

courtesy Dover Express

1943

Jack Graves was brother to Henry Knott Graves

Julie Green, by courtesy of her familyGreen, 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

Julie nee Banks, by courtesy of her familyThe 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 

In 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 reached the booking hall a shell exploded outside. Mrs. Green was killed by the blast. She was 61

Her husband, a customs watcher, did not know until some 36 hours later that his wife had died. It was then her handbag was found, and he was called to identify her.

Mrs Green was buried on 18 September at St James, Dover. 16 FG   

with grateful thanks to Julie Balston, Mary Smye-Rumsby,
Michael Huntley, Janet Dann, Peter Green, and to the work of
the late John Huntley

Note: 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.

pictures:
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

 
headstone, Joyce Banks

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
Jesus Mercy
Thy kingdom come

Also Charles Henry Green
Devoted husband of the above
who died 5th May 1958
aged 79 years

 

headstone and transcription
Joyce Banks

C Green, courtesy Peter GreenMrs Green was the cousin of Frank William Banks. She was one of the civilian casualties remembered at the Service of Remembrance 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 before.

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, J.
John 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

Gregory, D. E.
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 there 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 by blast

He lived at 17 Erith Street, and was buried on 4 October at Buckland, Dover. C5 13

 

H

#Hall, J.
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

He was buried on 20 November at Charlton, Dover, ZV 30, and his Requiem Mass was at St Paul's
In memoriam, courtesy Dover Express
November 1941

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 will

From his loving wife Eileen and baby Daughter

Earth has one sweet soul less, and heaven one angel more

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)

Sheila Hare, courtesy her childhood friendHare, S. M.
Sheila May Hare. S Harie, home, by Simon ChambersShe died on 1 September 1944, aged 6, at her 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, Margaret

A neighbour, 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 marked, and 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 injured in 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 tributesS Hare, gravesite, by Simon Chambers

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.

Mrs Hart 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.

Harvey, R. S. G.
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

September 1941
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, J.
John 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 

Hawkins, M. G.

 

 

 

 

Minnie Gladys Hawkins died on 23 March 1942, aged 27, at the East Kent Garage. She was the daughter of Sarah Hawkins, and of the late William Hawkins, from 54 Union Road

courtesy Dover Express 1943

 

The 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 family attended

Hayward, F. W. J.
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 memoriam, courtesy Dover Express
September 1941

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 Derek Leach 

(We Remember 06)
with thanks to Linda Hayward

Hemmings, V. A.
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

#Hill, G.
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 gardner and Fanny in a laundry. Reginald was 14, and had a job as a newsboy.  

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 their son, Reginald Hobbs, in the Dardanelles in 1915.

Hogben, F. J.
Frederick James Hogben was the "dearly loved" husband of Annie Barbara Hogben, née Bailey, of 25 Buckland Avenue.

Mr 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 evening.

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 pairs.

"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 the change.

"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

Hogben, H. 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 and Ron.

Hogben. In everlasting memory of my wife Kathleen Lucy Hogben, and son Harold (Bunny) killed by enemy action on 12 September 1944

Hogben. In loving memory of a dear friend, Mrs Kathleen Hogben, killed by enemy action Sept 12th 1944; also Harold, son of above. From Doris. (1949)

with thanks to Alan Rouse

Holman, J. R.
James Robert Holman. A milk roundsman, he was killed by enemy shelling on 26 September 1940, aged 20, at 12 Church Street, and is buried on the 30 September at St James, Dover. 8 GW

He was well known as a boxer, and had been married under two months to Annie Alice Holman, née Abate, of 21 Manor Road, Maxton, daughter of a fried fish shop proprietor. He was the son of Mr C Holman, of 12 Dodds Lane (probably Charles Holman and his wife Laura, née Millington). Wreaths laid at his funeral included:

"From his broken-hearted wife, Annie"
"To my boy, from his Gran"
"Manager and Staff of the Dover Co-operative Society"

1943

Annie, James' wife, died on 26 February 1946. See also Thomas Wall

See Memorial for in memoriam verses 1942
Right, one of the announcements from 1943

Laura May Millington was the sister of Percy Millington

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) Horn

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 September 1941

Hubbard, M. E.
Mabel Edith Hubbard, formerly Ratcliffe, was 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 S R 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 

Mrs. 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

She was buried on 5 September at Charlton, Dover, 11 5L. Her husband, son, daughter, and sister, Mrs A Bourner, were amongst the mourners.

extra details with thanks to Joyce Banks and Bob Hollingsbee

Hutchings, W.  
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, Lincolnshire


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