war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

St Margaret's at Cliffe

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the church

the memorials inside the church

The large panel reads:

In memory of the men of St Margarets-at-Cliffe and West Cliffe who gave their lives for King and Country in two World Wars


John Allen
Christopher Bushell VC DSO
Frederick C Barnes
John M Case
Charles W Chapman
George C Cleeve
George H Cox
William R A Dawson DSO
Conrad Dinwiddy
Albert Dixon
Arthur C Downes
Reginald M. Finnis
Stephen Finnis
Ernest Fitall
Stanley W Goldsack
Thomas W. Grant
William A Grant
George H Hewlett
John Hewlett
Joseph Hewlett
Augustus Hendricks
Ivan Hess
Maurice Heyward
Benjamin Holmes
Frederick C Holmes
Ernest C James
Arthur James
R Alec Little DSO DSE Croix de Guerre
Mansfeldt C N Mills
George T Powell
Maurice W Wellard
Ernest Attwood
Hope Braine
Richard G Crawshaw
Norman Finnis
John Kenway
Alexander Kinnaird
Henry Matcham
Stanley Price
Geoffrey C Smith
Stanley Wells
Their Name Liveth for Evermore

The smaller panel to the right of the larger contains the names of all those from the parishes who served. These have not yet been transcribed, but are shown below as they appear on the panel. Please contact us (quoting "set 223/34") if a name is not easily readable, and we'll happily check and confirm for you. 

In the cabinet beneath the large panel is a copy of the Dover Patrol book of Remembrance. In style it differs from the one held by Dover Museum, images of which may be seen here

The note beside the book reads:

Book of Remembrance
This book, containing the names of the 2000 men of all ranks of the Dover Patrol who gave their lives in the Great  War 1914-1918 was given into the care of the Vicar and Church Council of St Margaret's-at-Cliffe by Admiral Sir Roger Keyes Bt, KCB, KCVO,DSOand dedicated by the Rt Rev the Lord Bishop of Dover on December 17th 1928
We will remember them

To the left hand side of the large panel are two plaques:

Royal Air Force

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"

Winston Churchill


To the Glory of God and to the Beloved Memory of
William Robert Aufrere Dawson
Captain and Brevent Major 1st Battalion
Lieut Col (1916-18) 6th Battalion
The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment
He served in France and Flanders June 1915 to December 1918, was nine times wounded and four times mentioned in despatches and was awarded the distinguished service order with three bars. He died of wounds at Le Camiers the 3rd December 1918 at the age of 27.
Faithful unto Death



The church itself was a casualty of war. The plaque reads:

This Memorial replaces the window
dedicated to
William Dixon Goldsack
which was destroyed on
November 28th 1940


Beneath the memorial table is this: the sash around it reads "Ville de Wimille" (town of Wimille) and the round insert bears the dates 1914-1919


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