war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

World War II


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. For a few extra notes on some of these casualties see here.  (Reference numbers are to DWMP archived records.)

WWI Connections Unknown are here

Name First Name Rank Date of Death Force Notes Connection
Godfrey Anthony F H Major 17 Oct 1939 R A husband of May, son of Col and Mrs R F Godfrey, Eastry  
Gavin Henry William Fusilier 28 May 1940 Royal Inniskilling reported missing and wounded, later as killed in action at Polinchove, Belgium - soldier at the Shaft Barracks in 1923 "dearly loved" husband of Violet, 2 Larch Road, Elvington, had 5 daughters and 1 son. Violet born, married first time, died in Dover
Tatchell Gerald Edward Major 31 May 1940 Lincolnshire Regiment husband of Cynthia of Guisnes Court, Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex, son of Col and Mrs Tatchell, Casthorpe Lodge, Grantham "well known in Dover" according to obituary - lived at 57 Salisbury Road in 1932
Drury James Corporal 31 May 1940 Middlesex Regiment died of wounds  
Luxmoore Coryndon 2nd Lieut 11 Jun 1940 BEF younger son of Rt Hon Ld Justice and Lady Luxmoore, Bilsington Priory, nr Ashford, brother Charles also died, Nov 1939  
Telfer-Smollett Alistair David 2nd Lieut 12 Jun 1940 Black Watch son of Maj Gen Alex and Lucy Telfer-Smollett, Cameron House, Dunbartonshire  
Nash George   25 Jul 1940 MN parents at Prestwich brother of Frederick Nash
Chappell William Henry   26 Jul 1940   passed away suddenly at Stranraer - away on service? b Dover 1908
Libretto Leonard Cecil civilian 8 Sep 1940 Merchant Navy died outside fire station 27 Commercial Road, Stepney borough, son of Hannah, née Matthews, and Lewis
Father agent for Prudential for 33 years, lived at 4 Park Street, died 17 Dec 1939, buried Charlton, both sons attended funeral.
Proudlock John Lewis Barry (Jack)   6 May 1941 Civilian died at Aylesham, Remembered by pals  Steve, Fatty, Jim, Percy  
Oakden Alfred Able Seaman 21 May 1941 RN HMS Juno   "dearly loved adopted nephew" of Mrs C Woodgate, Shepherdswell (the sister of his father), brother of Emily Oakden, Stonehall 147/13. Emily married in Dover in 1945
Marrs Eric Simcox Flying Officer 24 Jul 1941 RAF (DFC, MID) b 9th July 1921, "dearly loved only son" of Major Robert Marrs CMG, CIE, and Annie Marrs, née Simcox, of Heronden, Harkhurst 150/21 born in Dover 9 July 1920

Battle of Britain - shot down

Bradford George Francis Norton Commander 25 Nov 1941 RN HMS Barham son of the late Major and Mrs W H Bradford, Bursted Manor, Upper Hardres, Canterbury, "beloved husband" of Ethelwynne Anne.    
Bowles Alfred David Chief Engineer Officer 29 Nov 1941 SS Asperity husband of Jeanne Bowles, Ash Green, Surrey, loving remembrance in hearts of wife and daughter

1948 Dover Express - In affectionate remembrance of a devoted husband and father ... killed at sea by enemy action ..

1901 census - father Anthony James, a trinity house pilot, living at 3 Avenue Gardens, Dover, 1911 census .father living at Verona, Temple Ewell
Ellender Ernest Thomas Lce Corporal 15 Dec 1941 The Buffs son of Maurice and Lydia Ellender, Fir Bank, Eastry, 150/23  
Butcher Victor Lnce Corp 15 Dec 1941 HQ Co, The Buffs only son of Mr and Mrs L Butcher, Thanet View, Sandwich Road, Ash  
Buchanan Angus Flt Sergeant 13 Jan 1942 RAF only son of Robert and Rose Buchanan, of 7 St James Sq, Edinburgh, husband of Mary Brydie Buchanan (Kirckpatrick), Birmingham grandson of the late Henry William (Chum) Willis, of Dover 
Creighton Ivy Winifred Leading Wren 13 Jan 1942 WRNS daughter of Joseph and Emily Elizabeth Crieghton, of Staple, Kent  
Butler Vernon Stanley Wing Commander 8 Mar 1942 RAF (DFC) father chief constable at  Ramsgate  
Walker Sidney Eli Major 12 Jun 1942 Burma Reserve Officers died of exhaustion at Dibengarte on way from Mayillnya to India, wife Violet, children Roland and Sheila  
Howarth Peter Noel Leading
7 Aug 1942 RAFVR aged 20, only son of Mr and Mrs Rowland Howarth, of The Slack, Deal, and the Schoolhouse, Waldershare was old boy of Dover County School
Howick D'Arcy Lynn Corporal 19 Aug 1942 Royal Regiment of Canada born at Muskota, Ontario, son of Alfred Lynn Howick ot Toronto, husband of Joyce Eleanor Ethel Howick (née Golder) from Epsom, Surrey, father of David Alfred Lynn Howick. his wife was from Temple Ewell. They married on 9 May 1942 at St Mary of the Angels, Bayswater. Son born 17 May 1943, Scotland
Clarke Peter Graham Major Sep 1942 The Buffs beloved only son of Col and Mrs R G Clarke, of Barham House, Canterbury  
Brooks Charles Frederick Gunner 1/2 Oct 1942 Royal Artillery lost with the Lisbon Maru parents once lived at Limes Road, Dover
Holmes Lewis William Leading Seaman 10 Nov 1942 Royal Navy son of Annie and the late George Richard Holmes, Gran, Sister Brothers still in Dover? "Till we meet again" family at 100 Limekiln Street in 1939
Artis Harry Albert Warrant Officer 23 Nov 1942 RAF reported missing, then as died as POW. husband of Mrs Ivy Daisy Artis, of 17 Poulders Gardens, Sandwich he was assistant scoutmaster at St Martin's
Mann Dennis Aircraftman 1st Class 27 Jan 1943 RAFVR/150sqn Isaac and Esther Mann, parents, lived at Aylesham  
Mitchell Noel William Ldg Aircraftman 2 Mar 1943 RAFVR parents at 102 Broad Oak Road, Canterbury. member of 1st Mitcham Scouts and Mitcham Methodist Church and School youngest of a Dover family of  9, old Charlton School boy
Wilson Stewart Lce Corporal 3 Mar 1943 Argyll and Suth High "dearly loved" husband of Valerie, daddy of Stewart, third loving son of Mr and Mrs Wilson of Fair Isle, Shetland wife lived at Temple Ewell
Priestman John Reeve Thornton Lieutenant 7 Mar 1943 Lincolnshires died of wounds, North Africa father colonel of Lincolnshires when staitoned in Dover - well-known cricketer
Ord John Lionel Major (local colonel) 18 Mar 1943 Royal Artillery lost with the Blue Star ship MV Canadian Star; his wife Lesley née Kershaw and son John, aged 2, born at sea in 1940, also died son of Dr and Mrs R W Ord from Bell Close Marlborough, late of Cambridge Terrace, Dover
Carlton Norman Douglas Corporal 7 Apr 1943 RAFVR died in Maidstone, son of Arthur George and Edith Maude Carlton of Maidstone; his wife Nellie also was killed at 25 Chapel Street, buried Maidstone "dearly loved" nephew and niece of Mrs C H Baker, of 52 Elms Vale Road, Dover
Philpott Louis Daniel CQMS 16 Apr 1943 The Buffs "dear husband" of May, née Share, father of Judy, "much loved youngest son" of Mr and Mrs Philpott, Highhope, Capel, brother of Hilda and Ted see Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery
Woollett Cecil Alfred Flt Lt 29 Jun 1943 RAFVR "beloved husband of Rena"  
Rembridge Lewis Garnier Fl Off 4 July 1943 RAF married Marjorie Kenton from Elms Vale Road, Dover  
Williams Victor John Corporal 13 July 1943 Devonshires "dearly beloved husband" of Kathleen, née Page, father of Roger. "In mind a daily thought, in heart a silent sorrow." Brother of Gladys late of Dover
Gutteridge George Reginald John Lt 4 Aug 1943 RNVR by enemy action, "dearly loved" husband of Margaret, née Goggs, of 116 High Street, Huntingdon, son of Reginald and Ada  
Shakespeare William Lt 4 Aug 1943 RNVR husband of Joan, from St Mawes, "much beloved son" of Mrs W Shakespeare  
Hinder Alfred Private 23/24 Oct 1943 The Buffs husband of Joan, née Lukins, born, married Canterbury, father of Margaret and Valerie  
Jones Herbert Alfred Master 2 Dec 1943 MN killed at Bari, wife and son Paul at Leigh-on-Sea, brother Bill at Gides Park, Frank at Sydney, and brother Arthur at Nottingham  
Keily Edward William Lance Sergeant 10 Jan 1944 Royal Tank Regiment from wounds received in action, son of Maj-Gen F P C and Mrs Keily of Park Corner, Redhill  
Pryke Alfred John William Pilot 24 April 1944 Trinity House MV Roode Zee aged 63, Trinity House Pilot for 30 years, from The Consulate, Gravesend, also Consul in France until Fall of France  
Creaton Donald Ashworth Lieutenant 3 Sep 1944 Royal Armoured Corps 11th Hussars "most dearly loved" second son of the late Rev D H Creaton and Mrs Creaton of 111 Croxted road, Dulwich  
Lane Geoffrey James Lieutenant 6 Sep 1944  RA "dearly beloved son and only child" of Major A Lane RA and Mrs Lane of 6 Reddington Road, Higher Compton, Plymouth parents late of Dover Castle
Fraser Arthur ("Shorty") Sergeant 20 Sep 1944 Highland Light Infantry "in cherished memories of my devoted husband... from his broken-hearted wife Beaty and girls Pam and Hazel" "interred in the Dutch village of Duizel" Beatrice, his wife, was born in Dover; the couple married in Dover
Taylor Robin Hambrook Aircraftman 2nd Class 26 Sep1944 RAFVR/84sqn missing February 1942, Java, mother Clara at 63 Villers Road, Kingston, Surrey nephew of Mr S Hambrook of Dover
Ramsay Jean Ferelith Leading Aircraftwoman 30 January 1944 WAAF "dearly loved and only child" of the late Lt Col ADG Ramsay and Mrs Ramsay, Lismoyne Hotel, Fleet. Died at EMS Hospital Dover after enemy action.
Feldwick Jessie Mabel and her father Henry   14 Jan 1945 Civilians died at 25a London Road, Barking Henry and Elizabeth Susan Mount married at Dover in 1917
Tredgett Elizabeth Jane Ann   14 Jan 1945 Civilian died at 25a London Road, Barking née Feldwick as above, her husband and his mother may have lived in Dover

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


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