World War II
CIVILIANS WHO DIED IN
=not named in book of
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,
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
From her loving Husband
Many a lonely heartache,
Often a silent tear,
But always beautiful memories
Of the mother I loved so dear
Godfrey, and John
She bade farewell to no one,
She said good-bye to none,
urgent call from God on High,
She had no chance to say
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
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
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.
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
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
with thanks to David Tranter
Mr Kerry's grave is believed to be next to the kerbed grave without a
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.
married to Amanda Elizabeth Milton in 1890, and they had two children,
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
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)
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,
He was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs T Kirby of Waterworks
"One of the best"
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
|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
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
(brother) by Violet and Sam
Mrs Lyus remarried in late 1944, to Thomas H Ling