war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

World War I


In working through the records, there often appear casualties remembered in Dover, but for whom the connections with Dover are uncertain. For completeness, and for possible future clarification, they are listed here. (Reference numbers are to DWMP archived records)

For further information about these casualties, Joyce Banks has been making notes from de Ruvigny's Roll of Honour. Please contact us.

WWII Connections Unknown are here


First Name


Date of Death




Nisbet Frank Scobell Adjutant 1914 Manchester parents Matthew Alexander Nisbet and Louisa Janey nee Scobell, m 1875 (Canon Nesbit of Ickham) ref 25h 2 33  
Smith Walter H Private 18 Aug 1914 Middlesex 6th a sentry dropped his rifle, it fired and the shot fatally pierced Pvt Smith's side  
Dykes Alfred McNair Lieutenant Col 26 Aug 1914 Royal Lancaster www.kingsown
stationed at Barracks in Dover, at least Mar to Aug 1914, his Will address 4 Park Avenue
Steele-Perkins Cyril S Lieutenant 26 Aug 1914 Royal Lancaster    
Ward Arthur Claud Captain 26 Aug 1914 Lancashire Fusiliers b Jamaica 1878, son of Col Hon CJWard, m Ruby Mansbridge 1906. lived at 4 Effingham Crescent
JR Bolton, courtesy Dover Express



J R Sergeant 26 Aug 1914 Royal Lancaster   engaged to Miss L Horn from Dover 134/74
Bolton John Robert Sergeant 27 Aug 1914 Royal Lancaster    
Ponsonby Gerald M Captain 31 Aug 1914 Royal Inniskilling DoW b 1876 parents Rev Hon Maurice J G Ponsonby, later 4th Baron Mauley of Canford, Hon Madeleine E A Hanbury-Tracy  
Hastings Percy Major 2 Sep 1914 Royal West Kent wife Kathleeen. son Mark in RAF, KiA 29 Jun 1940, aged 27, raid on Frankfurt  
Tupper, courtesy Dover Express



Ernest PO 1st Class 2 Sep 1914 RN   from Folkestone, son in law of Mrs Fraser, 13 Primrose Street, born 21 January 1884 at Alkham
Woodgate Lionel Streatfeild Lieutenant 9 Sep 1914 Royal Lancaster b11 June 1888 son of Ernest and Edith, brother William died in SA war 1900 lived at 17 Waterloo Crescent in 1891, father a solicitor and JP
Wyndham Percy Lyulph Captain 14 Sep 1914 Coldstream   Father George was MP for Dover 1889-1913, Wyndham Road named after him
Matthews John Hubert Captain 15 Sep 1914 Northumberland born at Walmer  
Ames William Kerr Lieutenant 17 Sep 1914 Royal West Kent   educated at Dover College; his brother Robert Henry also died
Grubb Walter B Watkins :Lieutenant Cdr 22 Sep 1914 RN    
Tritton Robert Edmund Leading Seaman 22 Sep 1914 RN Aboukir   133/63+65
family from Eastry, but he was born in Dover
Blount Greville H R Captain 25 Sep 1914 RFA 1901 census aged 18, was at RFA Barracks, Farnborough, born Bath,  
Gatehouse Frederick Private 14 Oct 1914 Northumberland Fusiliers

although DE gives "died of wounds" in hospital, France, on 7 Nov

nephew of Councillor Gatehouse
Bean Samuel John   15 Oct 1914 HMS Hawke Eythorne  
McDougall Ronald Lieutenant 20 Oct 1914 The Buffs   see Isle of Wight Memorials
Parkinson Edgar Matthew Sergeant 20 Oct 1914 Lancs Fusiliers   134/19
Cocks Stephen Charles Sergeant 20 Oct 1914 The Buffs Eastry, Walmer 134/44  
Roe S G Captain 21 Oct 1914 Royal Inniskilling    
Auchinleck "Dan" Captain 21 Oct 1914 Royal Inniskilling    
Lendon Penry Bruce Captain 21 Oct 1914 Royal Lancaster b 31 Dec 1882, Wandsworth  
Dunlop Charles Lieutenant 22 Oct 1914 Royal Inniskilling son of Fleet Surgeon James Dunlop and Elizabeth, Sandhurst and after graduating went to Front, Lt in Sept 1914, DoW waiting for amputation, on Lisburn Memorial (attended school there)  
Webster Frederick Allan Sapper 24 Oct 1914 Royal Engineers DoW received same day aunt E Haseltine 38 St James St, Dover
Cronk William Guy 2nd Lieutenant 26 Oct 1914 The Buffs    
Stiff Leonard   7 Nov 1914 Queen's Regiment   b Dover, nephew J Stiff, Erith House, Buckland
Fairs May Civilian May 1915   aged 35, died in Southend, struck by piece of anti-aircraft shell fired during Zeppelin raid. Daughter of William Fairs, a surgeon dentist  
Wardell Robert   1916   aged 18 when died brother to William, below; they were the only two sons of the family. One sister, Kathleen, remained.
Churchill Randolph Gordon Aubrey
  17 Apr 1916   aged 20, HMS Russell, all family born Marylebone except mother Gabrielle born France. Cousin to Henry Wilkes  
Wilkes Henry Edward   8 Sep 1916   DoW, Somme, aged 21, cousin to Gordon Churchill son of Mrs H and ex-QMS Wilkes, Army pay corps, late of Dover
J Johnson, Dover Express



John Private 3 May 1917 The Buffs G/5560 commemorated Arras Memorial, born Eastry, enlisted, lived Sandwich, KIA  
Bulloch Robert Lieutenant 20 Sep 1917 Royal Fusiliers commemorated Tyne Cot, reported missing, believed killed, death confirmed in Dec husband of Edith Constance Wild, b Dover, daughter of Edward and Eliza, married St Andrews on 2 July 1917 by special licence
Wardell William Moss 2 Lieut 23 Mar 1918   awarded MC in 1917
aged 24 when died
commemorated on headstone to Wardell family at Charlton
Father Rev Robert John Wardell, Wesleyan Methodist, arrived Dover in September 1923, died Dover 30 June 1924,  wife Elizabeth died Cardiff 1949. It was at Maidstone he heard his sons had been killed; this was said to be the shock of his life though his sorrow did not interfere with his work, though it overshadowed his life to its end. DE18.7.24p3


Lambert Charles       aged 18 when died at Calais  

with very grateful thanks to our great researcher, Joyce Banks, who's finding out more about them all

More casualties whose connection to Dover is unknown will be coming soon. 

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