THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


Remember Always

 

NAMES REQUESTED FOR INCLUSION ON THE TOWN MEMORIAL

cross in a lonely field, by Simon ChambersThe Dover War Memorial Project receives many enquiries about Dovorian casualties whose names are not included on the Town Memorial.

For information on why names may not have been included, please see "Casualties Missing from the Town Memorial"

The Town Council resolved in 2006 that further names to be commemorated on the Memorial would be considered every three years. The last update was in 2009 with a dedication on Armistice Day, a further plaque will be added for 2012. See here for previous requests, and here for further information on those to be commemorated for 2012.

On 5 September 2012 the Town Council resolved that the plaque for 2012 will be the final plaque to be added to the Town Memorial. The Memorial will be also rededicated to include Dovorians who have died in other conflicts. The Town Council noted also that Virtual War Memorial (this website) provides an opportunity for the ongoing listing of individual names and avoids many of the issues which are related to paper Books of Remembrance. 

For the foreseeable future, therefore, there will be no further updates to the Town Memorial. However, further initiatives to commemorate or remember the Fallen of Dover are in mind.

 


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