war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


World War II

# =not named in book of Remembrance

Surnames I to L

I - none


#Jackson, M. A. 
Mary Alice Jackson , nee Berry, was 56 (55) when she was killed by enemy action on 22 November 1940. She died at her home at 4 Johnson's Terrace, Nonington. She was  buried at Nonington, Kent.

The "dear wife" of John Thomas Jackson, she had lived in Kent for 15 years, having come from Platt Bridge, Wigan, Lancashire

In memoriam, courtesy Dover Express
November 1941

God took you from me without farewell,
Deep is the sorrow, none can tell;
The blow was hard, the shock severe,
To part with one I loved so dear

From her loving Husband

Many a lonely heartache,
Often a silent tear,
But always beautiful memories
Of the mother I loved so dear

From Ivy, Godfrey, and John

She bade farewell to no one,
She said good-bye to none,
An urgent call from God on High,
She had no chance to say good-bye

From Cyril and Gladys

#James, J. H.
John Henry James died at 35 Bell Grove, Aylesham on 5 May 1940. He was 44, and was a "very esteemed member" of the Colliery Welfare Male Voice Choir. Members of the choir attended his funeral at the Baptist Chapel and at the graveside

He left a wife, Mary James

Jenkins, A.
Alfred Jenkins. A retired plasterer, he died on 3 November 1943, aged 67 , at 67 Glenfield Road. He lived at 4 Anselm Road

He was buried on the 8 November at St. Mary's, Dover. 27 ZE, with the funeral leaving from 4(8?)  De Burgh Hill. The coffin was draped with the Union Flag, and ARP members were bearers. Rev Embry conducted the service. Amongst the mourners were his two brothers, G and A Jenkins,  and his sister, Mrs Roberts. Captain Geary of the Durham Hill Mission was present at the gravesite, along with many others. There were many floral tributes

Jenkins, S.
Stephen Jenkins in 1901 lived at 5 Bowling Green Hill, Dover, and was working as a skilled labourer. His wife, Florence, was a dressmaker. By 1911 the couple had moved to 25 Clarendon Place. Florence was still a dressmaker, but Stephen had become an excavator for the Government, Royal Engineers Services.

He was killed on 7 June 1944, aged 72, at his home. He was buried on 10 June at Charlton, Dover. 5 ZW with his wife, Florence, née Holtum, who had died on 13 April that year, aged 72. His brother-in-law Frank Davis, his nephews E., G., and F. Jenkins, and Mrs D Dixon, his niece, were amongst the mourners.



Kerry, G. E.
George Edgar Kerry died on 28 June 1943, aged 49, at the General Post Office where he was working as a telephone operator (RH). He may have been doing this work as part of civilian war work, as he was a greengrocer. In 1930 and 1938 he was listed at 1a Belgrave Street in this trade.

Mr Kerry had served throughout the Great War, having joined up in 1911. He was mentioned in dispatches.

Mr Kerry was buried on 2 July at St James, Dover. 6 DR. His coffin was covered with the Union Flag, and borne to the grave by the Home Guard.

On the right is Mr Kerry, with his wife, Lillian, of 52 Maxton Road, and their daughter Joan. On the far right is Doris, daughter of Mr Kerry's first wife, Ethel, née Relf, who died when Doris was just one year old. Mr Kerry was also stepfather to Peggy, Mrs Lillian Kerry's daughter.

with thanks to David Tranter


Mr Kerry's grave is believed to be next to the kerbed grave without a headstone, above 

Keyton, A. W.
Alebrt and daughter Rosabel, by courtesy Richard Thorpe Albert Walter Keyton was a coal porter in 1891, a bricklayer's labourer in 1901, a fish hawker in 1911, and at one time a second-hand furniture dealer. He was the second youngest of the nine children of Ferdinand Keeton (later Keyton), a widower from the Midlands, and Ferdinand's second wife Sarah Coleman Smith, whom he had married at St Mary's, Dover, in 1842.

Albert was married to Amanda Elizabeth Milton in 1890, and they had two children, Albert Joseph Keyton and Rosabel Sarah, born 1891. Emily Amanda, born 1892, and Joseph Samuel, born 1899, are also on the 1901 census, when the family were living at 7 Oxenden Street. By 1911 they had moved to 2 Oxenden Street, when Amanda was working in nursing. She sadly died on 9 November 1917 from a stroke after having taken shelter under a viaduct during a Zeppelin raid on Dover

On 8 November 1941, after a bomb explosion in which Arthur Skelton was killed, Albert was buried in rubble  at his home at 3 King Lear's Way, Old Folkestone Road, Rope Walk, Shakespeare Cliff. He died at the age of 80 at the Casualty Hospital, Union Road on 17 November 1941. His effects were given to his son, Joseph, a railway dock porter.

Albert was buried on 20 November alongside his wife and son at St Mary's, Dover. 11 JH. His coffin was draped with the Union Flag

with thanks to Richard Thorpe
picture: Albert Keyton (1862-1941 with his daughter Rosabel (1890-1956)


More information

The fourth child of Ferdinand and Sarah Keyton, George Emmanuel Keyton, married Margaret Palmer Margaret was the daughter of  Susannah Elizabeth Barrows Palmer, a great aunt of Walter Tull

Amanda was the daughter of Thomas Slater Milton, a Trinity House pilot who spent most of his life piloting Queen Victoria's men o' war. He was also issued a certificate giving him the right to pilot all of his Imperial German Majesty's ships of war in German territorial waters

Mrs Clark died in similar circumstances to Mrs Keyton in 1940

#King, W. A.
William Arthur King is recorded in the St Mary's School Book of Remembrance as having died in Dover during shelling on 23 February 1944. He had left the school in 1915.

 He was a boiler cleaner employed by the SR Marine Factory and lived at 51 Beaufoy Road, which is where he died.

He was buried on 28 February 1944 at St Mary's, DE21.

He was probably the son of Edward King, a sweep in the locomotive department of the SECR, and his wife, Eliza Ann. At home with them in 1911 at 9 Durham Hill were their children, Lilian Matilda, 14, Henry Edward, 12, a school news boy for Star News, George Alfred, 11, William, 9, Edward, 8, Hilda Ann Elizabeth, 5, Gertrude May, 2, John Alfred, 1, and Frederick Thomas, a baby less than a month old. The couple had had eleven children by 1911, sadly two had died in infancy.

Henry Edward King married Bessie Florence Moon at St Mary's, Dover, on Christmas Day 1916. In 1941 the couple were living at 57 St Radigund's Road, late of 18 Douglas Road

Kirby, S. T.
Sidney Thomas Kirby was aged 40 when he died on 25 October 1940, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Waldershare, after having been injured on the day before at Martin Farm, Dover AFS

He was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs T Kirby of Waterworks Road, Martin

"One of the best"

In memoriam, courtesy Dover Express
October 1941

The call was sudden, the shock severe,
We little thought his end so near.
Only those who have lost can tell
The bitter heartache without farewell

From his loving Mum, Dad, Brother and Sisters

There is a little patch of ground
We tend with loving care,
And often go and stand and think
Of our loved one lying there

From his loving sisters and brothers-in-law, Millie, Win, Harry and Jim

Knights , C.
Cyril Knights. He died on 9 May 1943, aged 34, at 13 Maison Dieu Road. He was the husband of Jessie Grace Knights, who survived, only slightly injured (RH)

He was buried at Gray's cemetery, Essex. Amongst the mourners were his widow, his parents and his brothers and sisters. Floral tributes included those from the Office Staff of the Naval Store Department, Dover, from Members of the Naval Sports Club, Dover, from the Captain, Superintendent, and Officers of H.M. Dockyard, Dover, and from No 9 Firewatcher Group Committee



Lamkin , G. V.
George Victor Lamkin. A welder's mate, he was killed by enemy action on 8 October 1940, aged 18, on H.M. Trawler 'Burke' at Granville Dock, Dover. He was buried at St Mary's, Dover. 20 GH

He lived at 28 York Street and was the "beloved son" of William Alfred Lamkinand his wife Sarah Lilian Blanche, formerly Steele . The family were living in London in 1911, at 126 Argyle Road, with Mr Lamkin working as a postman. There were probably about nine children, with the family moving to Dover around 1921.

"Until the day break"

In October 1941 there were eight "In Memoriam" announcements for him:
In everlasting memory of our dear son.. Missed so much by his Mum and Dad
In dear and happy memory of our dear brother Always remembered by Bill, Biddy, and family
In loving memory of our dear brother and uncle Always in our thoughts, Fred, Kath, Freddie and Audrey
In ever loving memory of our brother Never forgotten by Lil and Don
In loving memory of our brother Never forgotten by Doris, Jack, and Baby Jill
In loving memory of our dear brother Never forgotten by Ivy, Bert, and Baby Anne
In loving memory Ever remembered by his brothers Bert and Ron
In loving memory Grandma, Granddad, May and Fred

Langley , A.
Alfred Langley. He was a City of London Special Constable and died on 13 September 1944, age 49, at Priory Station. He lived at 113 Cheriton Road, Folkestone

Leggatt , G.
George Leggatt. He was an Army Clerk and in 1911 had been at Valletta, Malta, as a corporal in the RAM. He died on 13 November 1940, aged 62, at his home at 36 High Street, Dover. He was the "dearly beloved husband" of Pauline Leggatt and the son of William and Mary Leggatt, of 40 Park Place, Brighton, Sussex

He was buried on 18 November at St James, Dover, 3 HW, with his remains having been taken into St Paul's the previous evening. His coffin was covered with the Union Flag

"Gone from us, but not forgotten" - 1943 - from his loving wife, Pauline

Mrs Leggatt, from 23 Eaton Road, died on 21 December 1950.

Licence , M.
Margaret Licence was the widow of Joseph George Licence, a cycle dealer. In 1911 they were living at 3 Northampton Street, Dover. Mrs Licence had been born at Winchenden, Buckinghamshire, and their elder son, Newton, then 13, at Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their younger son, Joseph, 9, had been born in Kent, at Chattenden.

She died on 3 November 1943, aged 72, at her home at 8 Northampton Street.

A J G Licence whose wood-turning business was "well-known" died on 23 February 1939 aged 73.

Mrs Licence was buried on 6 November at Charlton, Dover. 31 RG

Locke , G. C.
George Clifford Locke. He died at the County Hospital on 10 September 1944, aged 18 and 8 months.

He was a Bevin boy and had been trained at Chislet Colliery before being employed at Betteshanger Colliery. He was living at East Studdale, and was said to have a bright and cheerful dispostion which endeared him to all. He was on his way home to visit family when he was killed.

He lived at 76 Pembury Road, Tonbridge and was the son of  the late Mr and Mrs A Locke. He was buried at Tonbridge, with an Army Cadet burial.

Lynch , R. M.
Robert Magnus Lynch. He died on 23 March 1942, aged 37, at East Kent Garage. He was a foreman fitter, and was in the CD Transport Service. He lived at 43 Elms Vale Road. and was the husband of Violet Maud Lynch.  Born in Hampshire, he was the son of John, a motor fitter in 1911, born in Scotland, and Louisa Lynch, of 7 Martello Terrace, Sandgate

Mr Lynch's funeral was held at Charing crematorium, Kent. His widow, Mrs V Lynch, his father, Mr J E Lynch, his brothers, Mr T A, Mr G A, and Mr D A Lynch,  and Miss L L Lynch were amongst the mourners, along with representatives of the Home Guard.

Lyus , A. E.
Arthur Edward Lyus. He died on 25 October 1940, aged 29, at the Casualty Hospital, Union Road, after being injured at the Priory Station. He was an Assistant Linesman on the Southern Railway. From 33 Limekiln Street on 30 October he was buried at Charlton, Dover. 1G 25

He was the son of Walter James Lyus, died 11 January 1941, and his wife, who died 11 February 1935. He was the husband of  Doris Ellen Lyus, of 79 Limekiln Street Flats, and was the father of small children (?). His sister Mary had been killed at Crabble Mill on 24 April 1918.

IN memoriam, courtesy Dover Express
October 1941
We often sit and think of you, dear,
And think of how you died;
To think you could not say goodbye
Before you closed your eyes.
Do not ask us if we miss him,
Life for us is not the same;
All the world would be like heaven
Juat to have him back again

From his loving Wife and Babies

Treasured memories of our dear son-in-law

...Remembered always, Mum and Dad

Without farewell he fell asleep,
With only memories left to keep;
Sleep on, dear brother, God knows best,
On earth there's strife; in heaven, rest

From his ever loving sisters and brothers-in-law
Sadly missed - From Brother and Sisters

Always remembered

(brother) by Violet and Sam


Mrs Lyus remarried in late 1944, to Thomas H Ling

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