war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Dover College

For the Great War Memorial Board click here
For the Second World War Memorial Board click here

(In the School Chapel)

The exterior of the Chapel

The interior of the Chapel.

The Memorial boards for those who fell in the World Wars may be seen on the right hand side near the altar; a section of the memorial plaques around the walls may also be seen to the left of the open door. 

In proud and loving memory of
Ian William Cresswell Gordon MC Royal Artillery
killed on active service January 10th 1941, aged 22
and of
Robin Patrick Gordon 8th Punjab Regt, Indian Army
killed in action in Burma April 30th 1943, aged 21
only children of
Dorothy Cresswell Gordon
who died October 25th 1943, and of
Lt Col RNS Gordon, Indian Army

more may be found about Robin Patrick Gordon here

In affectionate memory of
Geoffrey Hepworth Frischling
12th batt East Surrey Regiment
This tablet is dedicated by his
friend and house master.
Head prefect 1917 killed in action
at Vimy Siding 14th August 1918



To the dear Memory of
W E Valentine Thurnall
2nd Lieut. Royal Marines
HMS Commonwealth
born 14th Feb 1902 died 1st Feb 1921
Sans peur et sans reproche
Dover College 1910 - 1919

In loving memory of
Geoffrey M Bradley, BA Camb
Lieut. 6th Battn Rifle Brigade
Killed in action at Festubert, N France
Dec 21st 1914 Mentioned in Despatches
aged 21 years
At Dover College 1902-1911
"Mors Janun Vitae"



In loving memory of
George Henry Smart
Captain West Yorkshire Regiment
Killed in action at Le Touret, France
22nd December 1914 aged 31
Only son of Major General Smart RA
He served in S Africa and was awarded
The Queen's Medal with three clasps

In loving memory of
Eric Cameron Mercer
2nd Lieut Indian Army Unattached List
Attached 2nd Battn Lanashire Fusliers
Killed in action at Meteren France
Oct 13th 1914
Aged 19 years 11 months
"Crux Christi nostra Corona"



In Most Loving Memory of
Douglas Rawes
Lieut King's Royal Rifle Corps
Who was at Dover College for 8 Years
He enlisted on the outbreak of the
war and received his commission in
May 1915. Died on the 15th August 1915
of wounds received in action in Flanders
Aged 34 years

In memory of Lt Commander A. L. Harrison VC
Royal Navy, who fell in action at
Zeebrugge on St Georges Day 1918
Erected by the Rugby Football Club HMS "Lion"



In honoured Memory of Captain Hyde Gwynne Harrison 2nd Battalion The Manchester Regiment
Fell in action at Hallabe Mesopotamia
24th July 1920
Pro Patria

In Memory of
Philip William Harrington
2nd Lieut Worcester Regiment
Killed in Mesopotamia
13th January 1917

This is in the School Refectory

The interior of the school refectory

This refectory from the 12th century, and is the only Norman refectory in Britain still used for its original purpose


The board reads:

In memory of their schoolfellows who died in the Great War the College was acquired by Old Dovorians from its founders and owners. With generous aid of these and other friends a royal charter was granted in 1923 by His Majesty King George V, Patron of the College


Note: it could then be said that the whole of Dover College is a memorial to those who fell in the Great War



For the Great War Memorial Board click here
For the Second World War Memorial Board click here

with thanks to the staff and pupils of the College for all their help

* with apologies for the quality of some images - which was why we saved our pennies and subsequently upgraded the camera!
All pictures, Simon John Chambers

Copyright 2007-15 Marilyn Stephenson-Knight. All Rights Reserved