Inside the church is a plaque to George
W. P. Richards, an Engine Room Artificer in the Royal Navy. He was
lost when his patrol boat was sunk by a mine by Le Havre.
In the lych gate is this plaque, to Gordon Baker, lost in 1942.
The HMS Curacoa was escorting the Queen Mary, and the vessels collided. The
Queen Mary cut straight through the Curacoa, and
most on board were lost.
Right: announcement of Pete Baker's death in the local Dover Express.
His body was never recovered, and he is commemorated on the
Chatham Naval Memorial.
all photos, Simon Chambers