war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

World War I



Surnames E

Menin Gate, by Michelle and Andy CooperEast, H. J.
Hubert James East, a Captain from the 1st battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment, died on 10th May 1915. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate at Ypres in Belgium.

He was the second son of Mr William H. East ARCA and Mrs Emma East, of "East Lee," Maison Dieu Road, Dover. Born in 1884, he had been educated at Dover College and gained his first commission in 1901, in the third battalion of his regiment. He had served in the South African campaign, receiving the Queen's medal with two clasps. In July 1903 he was transferred to the 2nd battalion, and was gazetted Captain of the 1st in July 1912.

Although there was some doubt over his being missing or killed, a General Plumer eventually telegraphed Captain East's father to say that a signaller had seen Captain East killed by a shot in the breast. Mr East also visited in hospital a Corporal of the East Yorks Regiment, who said he had seen Captain East, shot in the leg, making his way behind the firing line. Captain East passed a severely wounded soldier and gave him a drink from his flask, and it was then he was shot. He therefore died while doing an act of kindness on the battlefield.

When he died Captain East was in command of his battalion, as all his superior officers had been killed. The whole battalion, apart from one officer and 63 men, had now fallen casualty, either killed or wounded. 

Married in August 1914, he had been the "dearly beloved husband" for less than a year of Vera (née Brown), daughter of the late George Sheward Brown and Mrs Brown, of Linden Park, Tunbridge Wells. She later became (Mary) Vera Hyde Upward, of 111, Victoria Drive, Eastbourne. The Mayor moved a motion that a letter of condolence be sent to Mr East, of the School of Art and one of their officials, and to Mrs East, for the loss of their son.

Easterfield, G.
G Easterfield on Theipval, by Michelle and Andy CooperGeorge Easterfield, 26171. He was a Private in the 103rd Co, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (formerly 3/859 East Kent Regiment). He died of wounds on 1st July 1916 at the age of 28. He is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial in France.

He was born in Tonbridge, but lived in River, Dover and enlisted in Dover. He was the son of  George Dennis Easterfield and Adelaide Easterfield, of 5, Riverside Terrace, River, Dover.

G Easterfield, in memoriam, courtesy Dover Express Could we have raised his dying head,
Or heard his last farewell,
The blow would not have been so hard
For those that loved him well.

He sleeps not in his native land,
But 'neath some foreign skies,
And far from those who loved him well,
But in a hero's grave he lies.

From Mother and Sister, Brothers, Alice, and Aunt

His brother(?), Lance Sergeant Albert Edward Easterfield, 6057, returned from the war, despite having served throughout and having suffered dysentery, malaria, and hysteria.

AT Eaves, courtesy Dover ExpressEaves, A. T.
Alfred Thomas Eaves was a Lieutenant (TP), acting as Captain, in the Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, 10th Service battalion. CWGC states he died on 3 October 1916 (local newspaper reports state 7 October). He is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial in France, pier and face 5D and 6D.

A report stated:

Dover Schoolmaster Killed in Action

We regret to state that news has been received by his wife, Mrs Eaves, of 196 Folkestone Road, Dover, that Lieutenant and Acting Captain A T Eaves of the Queen's Royal West Surry Regiment, has been killed in action. Prior to joining the Army, he was a master at St Martin's School, Dover, where he had been since March 1908, being previously a student teacher at Deal. Lieutenant and Mrs Eaves were only married in the spring of 1914, and since he joined the army Mrs Eaves has been carrying on his duties as a teacher at St Martin's school. The news of his death has been received with the greatest sorrow in the school and the greatest sympathy is  expressed for Mrs Eaves.

Lieutenant Eaves was very closely identified with the Scout movement, both at St Martin's School and in connection with the Dover Boy Scouts Association, of which he was the secretary prior to joining the army. He received a commission in the East Surrey Regiment at Christmas 1914, but a little over six months ago was transferred to a battalion of the Royal West Surrey Regiment, and shortly afterwards went with them to the Front. He was killed by a shell whilst he was very gallantly engaged in consolidating a captured position under shell fire. 

A memorial service was held at St Martin's church for Mr Eaves, and he was also named on the St Martin's school memorial. Mr E J Smith, President of the Old Boys' Association, when unveiling the memorial, spoke of letters he had received from Mr Eaves. In one, just before he was killed, he wrote, "Do not forget me too soon. I feel you will not. None of my old boys remain at school, I suppose, but they will visit you from time to time, and, if I am no more, no doubt will think of old times."

The last letter Mr Smith received was written, he said, at one of the worst periods in the Battle of the Somme. and spoke of a number of things including the arrangements that should be made were Mr Eaves to be killed. He ended his letter with: "That is all. I am well and quite cheerful, and only trust that I shall do well in all that I am required to do." As Mr Smith then said; "What a message to us all. What an example to the boys of the next generation."       

See also Exhibition 06,   Memorial,   Resources (.pdf), Resources 2 (.pdf), and The Unknown Warrior Educational Resources

image above - Mr Eaves' home at Longfield Road, Dover

Mr Eaves was one of the casualties featured in the "Unknown Warrior 90th Anniversary" project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Educational Resources are here.  Following a similar path in his career when he was killed was Robert Reeder


Tommy Eaves' name was one of the 181 names of casualties of the Great War read out at the Tower of London on 21 October 2014, as part of the "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" commemoration. The moat  was progressively filled with 888,246 ceramic poppies, one for each Fallen recorded by the CWGC, between 5 August and 11 November.


If you have further information about Tommy Eaves, or are a relative, please contact us.

headstone by Joyce BanksEdmond, E. J.
Edwin James Edmond, 544010, was born and enlisted in Dover. He was the son of Robert and Emma Edmond, and the husband of Ethel Nelly Edmond, née Francis, of 6 Military Road, Dover, whom he had married in 1905   Mrs Edmond's father was Mr T Francis, a general builder of Dover, and Corporal Edmond had served on his staff before the war.

In 1911 Edwin, 29, was a painter and decorator for a general builder. His wife was a book-keeper. There were two children at home at Union Cottage, Union Road; Hilda Gladys, 4, and Leonard William Edmond, aged 2.

Edwin became  a Corporal in the Royal Engineers, from the 1st/2nd battalion of the Cinque Ports Fortress Company (T). He was 35 when he died on 20th May 1917 at Shorncliffe Hospital, after an operation and a long illness.

He was buried in St Mary's Cemetery, Dover in the United Kingdom. The coffin was borne on a gun carriage, and covered with the Union Jack. The band of the Royal Fusiliers was present and played Chopin's march on nearing the cemetery. Three volleys were fired over the grave by a party supplied by the Royal Fusiliers and subsequently twelve buglers belonging to the R. E. (T) sounded the Last Post. Amongst the mourners were his wife, who sent a floral tribute "from his sorrowful wife, Ethel", and his mother.

Edwards, A.
Arthur Percy Edwards, 49210, enlisted in Dover and became a Private in the 10th battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers, formerly 18962 in the North Lancashire Regiment. He died of wounds on 22 September 1918, and is buried in the St Sever cemetery extension, Rouen in France, R IV D 6.

Arthur was the son of William George Edwards and Esther his wife, nee Smallman, who had married in 1884. Born in 1888 in Hednesford, Staffordshire, he was their third child and first son. In 1891 the family were living at Morris Building, Hill Streeet, Hednesford, with Mr Edwards working as an engine driver in a colliery. At home were Arthur, with his two older sisters, Ada, born about 1885, and Florence, born in 1886. There was also a younger brother, William Herbert, born in 1890. By 1901 the family had another three children; George Albert V, born in 1892, Olga Beatrice, about 1897, and Dorothy Esther M, 1899. Olive Adelina was born in 1903 in Hednesford; in 1907 the family were living at Holly Cottages, West Chadsmoor.

By 1911 the family had moved to 20 Maxton Road, Dover. Mr Edwards was still working as an engine driver in a colliery. By this time the family had lost three of their nine children;  Florence may have been one of them, in 1895. William died before 2am on Friday 13th September 1907, fewer than three hours into his shift in the mine at Littleton Collieries, having been electrocuted after seemingly touching a live wire while attending an electric motor. At the inquest, although he had never visited the doctor, he was described as having signs of inflammation in his heart and lungs, and probably also scoliosis as his spine curved and his right ribs were projected forwards. He was considered thin and sparesly-nourished. His father was the winding engineman; also on shift and alerted to the accident he had the sad task of raising his son's body to the surface.

Arthur married in 1912 in Dover to Helena Croft Kilby. The couple had at least two children; William Herbert in 1913 and Valerie A in 1916. Mrs Edwards received Arthur's effects when he died.


Mrs Edwards was the aunt of George Henry Jonathan Cheney, being the sister of his mother. On 2 December 1922 at Christchurch, Hougham, she married Percy Charles Rich, a labourer of 43 Winchelsea Street, Dover. Her address then was 13 Winchelsea Street. The couple had a daughter in 1926, Gwendoline H Rich. Mrs Helena Rich died in 1960 in the Newbury area.

Notes: William Herbert Edwards married Eileen Alice Davies on 21 August 1935 at St Andrews, Buckland.

Edwards, F. W.
Frederick William Edwards was an Artificer Engineer in the Royal Navy, aboard the HMS Flirt. He drowned on 1st June 1916 when he was 43. He is buried at Sheerness Cemetery, on the Isle of Sheppey, United Kingdom. .

His parents, Frederick and Mary Edwards, lived in Dover, and his wife, Lottie Victoria Edwards, in Sheerness, at the Royal Hotel.

At the foot of the cross the words read, "Sacred to the memory of Frederick W Edwards, RN, accidentally drowned June 1st 1916, aged 42 years. "Grant him O Lord Eternal Rest". Lottie Victoria, wife of the above, died Jan 6th 1954, aged 75 years. Harry, only son of the above, died Jan 13th 1954, aged 50 years",

AG Ellender, courtesy Dover Express Ellender, A. G.
Albert George Ellender, K/4464, was a Leading Stoker in the Royal Navy aboard the HMS "Formidable". He was 29 when he died on New Year's Day 1915, when his vessel was hit by two torpedoes. It was the first battleship to be sunk in the Great War, and went down off the Devon coast. Albert is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial in the United Kingdom.

His wife was Mabel Charlotte Ellender, and they were parents to a little girl, Doris. The family lived at 43 Liverpool Street, Dover.   Born on 23 January 1866, Albert was the  "dearly beloved second son" of Mr Joseph William and Mrs Elizabeth Ellender, of Admiralty House, 1 Strond Street. In 1891 the Ellender family were living at 31 Priory Road, and Mr Ellender was working as a railway porter. At home were Charles, 6, Albert, 5, Reginald, 3, and Helen, 4 months. Ten years later the family were at 31 Priory Road, with Mr Ellender working as a grocer's carman. Charles was a grocer's assistant, and Albert was a port errand boy.

Albert 's brother Reginald, below, also lost his life.

A message from one who had gone in haste,
Came flashing across the sea,
It told not of weakness but trust in God,
When it asked us, "Pray for me".
And since from churches and English home,
In the day or the twilight dim,
A chorus of prayers has risen to God -
"Bless and take care of him,"

death announcement 1915

death announcement G Ellender, courtesy Dover Express
AG Ellender, in memoriam 1915, courtesy Dover Express We have lost you, we who loved you,
We like others must be brave,
For we know that you are lying
In a British sailor's grave.
Friends may think that we forget him,
When at times we're apt to smile,
Little knowing what grief is hidden,
Beneath the surface all the while.

From his loving Wife and Child, December 1915 

in memoria,, couresty Dover Express in memoriam, courtesy Dover Express

These lower two notices were inserted in 1916, on the anniversary of his death

"A most devoted son, and loved by all" - from his sorrowing Parents, Brothers, and Sister
"Thy will be done"

Ellender, R. A.
Reginald Alfred Ellender, 495231, was the younger brother (third son of his parents) of George, above. In the Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force). He was a Private at the 53rd Station Hospital. He died from pneumonia on 2nd July 1918, when he was 31, leaving a wife, Olive May Ellender, who lived at 208 Folkestone Road, Dover.   He died in North Russia and is buried in Murmansk British cemetery.

Reginald was born in Dover and had attended St Mary's, and then the County (now Grammar) school. Living in Dover, he then became an assistant master at St Mary's Boys' School, Folkestone, before he enlisted in Sittingbourne in 1914. He went to France in January 1917 and was wounded on the Somme in the September. He gained the Military Medal then. Two months later he was gassed at Bullecourt.

Major D C Williams, writing to Mrs Ellender, said that Reginald was the first of the expedition to die, and that "He was an excellent man, always keen to do his duty". He was buried with full military honours on 2nd July, with the whole of his corps and a naval band attending. A firing party saluted as he was laid to rest on a green hill.   

CE Elis, courtesy Dover expressEllis, C. E.
Charles Edward Ellis, 220405, born in Dover on 13 December 1884, was a Petty Officer in the Royal Navy. He had served since at least 1916 on submarines, and on 20 July 1918 was serving on submarine E34, which was sunk by mine on near the Friesian island of Texel.

The bodies of four of the crew  were washed ashore and buried in Noordwijk General Cemetery, The Netherlands. Charles Ellis is buried in grave D58; his grave is behind the Cross of Sacrifice in the picture below; back row, fifth from the right. The other crew members were telegraphist Charles Amoore, grave D60 in the same row, and Lt Richard Pulleyne, C47 and Lt Hugh Wynne, C46, whose graves are in the front row.

Charles had joined the navy on 13 December 1902, where he grew to be 5' 8½" tall. He had brown eyes and hair, and tattoos on his arms - a soldier on his right forearm, clasped hands and a head on his left forearm, and a man's head. His character throughout was given as very good.

Christened at St Peter and St Paul, Charlton, on 5 January 1887, he was the fourth son of Thomas George Ellis, a labourer, and his wife Sarah Ann, née Watchouse, from 54 Bridge Street. There were some ten children, Arthur Charles, 1872, Thomas George, 1873,  Stephen Leonard Henry, 1875, who died the same year, Ernest Alfred, 1877, who died the same year, Mary Ann Lenora(?), 1879, or Lily, Bertie Sergent, 1881, Walter Henry, 1884, Nellie (Ellen Elizabeth 1890?), Percy William, 1892, and Henry, 1894. Mrs Ellis died in 1896, and Mr Ellis in 1905.

His brother Bertie Sergent Ellis lived at Dover College and his brother Thomas George Ellis lived at George Street; he died unexpectedly on the allotments at Prospect Place on 23 November 1941 from heart problems. Charles had elder brothers serving; below are Leading Seaman Walter Henry Ellis and Percy Ellis, a gunner in the RFA.

His sister, Mrs Lillian Pierce, from 45 Godington Road, Ashford, was officially informed of his death just days after she received his DSM medal.   Petty Officer Ellis had received also long service and good conduct medals.

grave pictures with thanks to Mark Sijlmans


Walter Ellis


Percy Ellis

EB Ellis, courtesy Dover ExpressEllis, E. B.
Ernest Benjamin Ellis, K28237, was a Stoker, 1st class, on HMS Racoon. He was amongst 91 men who died on 9 January 1918 when the vessel was wrecked off the Irish coast during heavy seas and a snowstorm. He is buried in Rathmullan (St Colomb) Church of Ireland churchyard, County Donegal, along with sixteen of his fellow crew members.

In 1901 Ernest was three, having been born on 4 March 1897, and was living at 9 Finnis Hill with his family. Christened at Holy Trinity on 4 March 1898, he was the second son of George Ellis and his wife Mary Ann Eliza (née Harris?); the couple had married about 1888. They lost their first child, Richard George, in May 1889, six months after his birth. The family were then at Cooks Cottages, with Mr Ellis a hotel waiter.

In 1891 the couple were living at 20 Castle Place, Dover, with Mr Ellis employed as a pier gatekeeper. There was then one child, Bertha Hilda, born 17 December 1889. Ten years later they were at Finnis Court, 9 Finnis Hill, and several more children had been born; Walter Herbert, 16 March 1892, when the family were at 27 Adrian Street, Florence Beatrice, 24 September 1894,  Margaret May, 20 December 1895, both when the family were at 14 Beach Street, and Ernest. Mr Ellis was described as a railway gatekeeper. In 1911 he remained a gatekeeper, at the Admiralty Pier. The family were living at 15 Finnis Hill, and more children had been born; George Richard, 1901, Joseph Henry, 1903, Dorothy Mary, 10 August 1905, and Frederick Charles, 1908. There had been eleven children, of whom two had died.

It was Ernest's sister, Bertha Coombs, of 3 Athol Terrace, East Cliff, who requested his name should be put on the Town Memorial

EB Ellis, death announcement, courtesy Dover Express In health and strength he left his home,
And left his loved ones dear,
Not thinking that his young bright life
Would meet death so severe.

From his broken-hearted Mother, Sisters, and Brothers

Mr Ellis died on 1 April 1914 at the aged of 58, when the family were living at 42 East Cliff. He had suffered an accident on the morning of 23 December 1911. He had signalled a light engine to come off the Admiralty Pier, but then a train came up and while he was shouting for two labourers carrying a pole to get out of the way of the train the light engine came backwards from around the Turret on the Pier. He was struck by the coupling and knocked over. It was four days before he regained consciousness. Very sadly he was paralysed downwards as his spine had been fractured, and, after six months in hospital was taken to the Dover Infirmary, remaining in bed. Despite his incapacitation he was said to have remained cheerful.

Mrs Ellis remarried in 1915, to William Hotston. She died in 1918.

Dorothy Mary Ellis probably married Percy John Bowlt in 1925; he was the brother of Bartholomew and Frederick Bowlt.

Ellis, G. A.
George Alfred Ellis, L/7371, was a Lance Corporal in the 1st battalion of the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). He was killed in action on 13 September 1914 (another account says that he died on wounds received on 26 August 1914, his body being found on 12 September) and is commemorated on La Ferte de Jouarre memorial in France.

He was born in Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk, and enlisted in Maidstone; he may then have been a glass bottle maker. He was the husband of Amy Eliza Ellis, née Wood, of 60, Oswald Road, Buckland, Dover, whom he had married in 1911. That year he and his wife were at 33 Pretoria Terrace, Buckland, Dover, with Amy's mother, Frances Wood, 58, a widow and needlewoman, and her sister, Agnes Wood, 38, also a needlewoman. Amy, 35, was then a paper sorter and George, 25, was a pier buffet attendant. Ten years previously George, working as a labourer, had been living with his widowed father Harry, a gas stoker, at 146 Albert Road, East Ham. Also there were George's sister, Rose, 12, and his brothers Leonard, 7, and Arthur, 4.

Mrs Ellis in 1939 was probably living with one of her brothers, Arthur W. Wood, at Brook House/Horns Lodge, Shipbourne Road, Tonbridge. She probably died on 22 July 1948 at her home at "Summercot", Kingsdown Road, St Margaret's. She is buried at Buckland; amongst the mourners were two of her brothers, Arthur and Albert.

Elverson, R. W.
Ronald Whidborne Elverson ("Ron") was a Lieutenant of the 9th battalion of the East Surrey Regiment. He died on 25 September 1918 (CWGC date), and is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois memorial in column, by Joyce BanksFrance.

This column is at St James. Part is unreadable, but the legible section states:

Also of His Son
Lieut. Ronald Whidborne Elverson
9th Battalion East Surrey Regiment.
Who fell at the Battle of Loos, September 26th 1915.
"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for thou art with me"
"Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

Also to the memory of Annie Eliza,
Wife of Hamilton James Elverson.
Born March 1st. 1851. Died October 15th 1934.
"Blessed are the pure at heart, for they shall see God "

Ronald Elverson was born in 1890 at Kensington, the youngest of six children. In 1901 the family were living at 12 Victoria Park, Dover, where they kept five servants. Major Elverson died on 5 November 1904 from peritonitis, after suffered several illnesses. Mrs Elverson remained at Victoria Park, living in 1911 there with her younger daughter. She was unfortunate enough to suffer a fire on the third floor of her home on 26 September 1914, when an oil lamp in a back room fell from its hanging. The fire brigade were called but the household were able to put out the flames before the brigade arrived. Ronald, meanwhile, in 1911, was at 16 Stanhope Gardens, Highgate N, Hornsey, Middlesex, staying with the Rex family and occupied as an army student at Cambridge University. Also there was his brother, Arthur, then an engineering student.

Ronald was commemorated on the war memorial at St James, where his father had been churchwarden. An application was also made in 1926 for Ronald to be commemorated on a tablet on the north-eastern wall by the reading desk. The tablet was of marble with a border of green mosaic, and on the alabaster centre were to be inscribed the words, "Sacred to the memory of Ronald Whidborne Elverson, Lieutenant, 9th East Surrey Regiment, who fell in the battle of Loos, September 16th 1915. "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no foe, for Thou art with me."".


The memorial at Ellesmere College. Below, detail showing Ronald Elverson's name. This list of staff is at the bottom right-hand corner of the memorial

photographs of the memorial at Ellesmere College, Shropshire, by courtesy of The Ellesmerian Club

Memorial for Ronald Elverson by courtesy of The Ellesmerian Club, Ellesmere College, Shropshire.

Erry, T. H.
Thomas Herbert Erry, TF202273 (6318), enlisted in Hornsea in Middlesex on 5 February 1`916, and was a Private in the 1/7 battalion of the Duke of Cambridge's Own Middlesex Regiment. He was killed in action on 3rd May 1917.

He lived in Dover; his service record gives his address as 66 Bulwark Street. On enlistment he was a carpenter. He was the son of Thomas Erry, who in the 1891 census was given as a fisherman, born in Middlesex, and his wife Maria Elizabeth, formerly Brewer, born in Dover. The couple had married in 1889. Thomas Errey died at the age of 66 in Dover in 1920.

Living with them in 1891 at 2 St John's Place, in the Pier Ward, was Edward Brewer, a stepson aged 18, who was employed as a sweep.  Maria Errey in 1881 was a widow, occupied as a dressmaker.

Evans, A. W.
A. W. Evans attended the Boys' Grammar between 1906-1908. He was serving aboard HMS "Recruit" at the beginning of 1915 and had qualified as an artificer. He lost his life with HMS Recruit. We believe that this casualty is recorded as William Arthur Evans by the CWGC and National Archives.

William Arthur Evans was born on 13 May 1893, at Flint. He died on 1 May 1915 when HMS Recruit was torpedoed off the Thames Estuary. He was the son of William John and Mary Florence Evans of 59 Buckland Avenue, Dover. In 1901 the family were living at 33 Park Road, Buckland, Dover. Mr Evans was working as a Trinity House Pilot. William's younger sister Florence, then 4, was born in Flint like her parents and brother; a younger brother, Walter, 2 months, had been born in Dover.

Evans, E. A.
Edward Arthur Evans, 11805, was born at St Luke's in London, lived at Forest Gate, and enlisted in Hounslow. He became a Sergeant in the Royal Fusiliers, 22nd battalion, and died on 28/29 April 1917 at Oppy. He is commemorated on the Arras memorial in France, bay 3.

He was named on the Primitive Methodist window, having been said to have married into a Dover Methodist family. He was "the beloved husband" of Mrs May Eliza Evans (née Uden), who lived at 101 Oswald Road, Dover.

May was born in Dover in 1892 and married Edward in 1916. She was a daughter of Albert George Uden, born Hougham, a  house painter, and his wife, Harriet, née Pucknell. The family in 1901 were living at 6 Lindale Cottages, Hougham within, and other children in the family were Edith Harriet, Emily C, Frederick Albert, Henry J, and Elizabeth A. Mary was registered as "Mary" but sometime between 1901 and 1911, when she was working as a servant in the New Malden home of Henry Healey, a committee clerk for the Corporation of London, she changed her name.

Evans, V. S. (S.V.?)
Samuel Victor Evans, TF/202203, was a Private in the 1/7th battalion of the Duke of Cambridge's Own Middlesex Regiment. He died on 24th September 1916, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France.

He was born in Ceylon, India, but enlisted in Sevenoaks, Kent, and lived in Dover. He was the Son of Major F and Mrs E A Evans, from 30 Vale View Road, Dover.

Everall, E. H.
Edward Henry Everall, 233891. He was aboard the HMS "Aboukir" as an Able Seaman, when his vessel, one of the three armoured cruisers in the live-bait squadron, was sunk. It was 22 September 1914, and he was 26. Born on 16 November 1888 at Annalong, County Down, he had joined the Royal Navy on 16 November 1906 for a period of 12 years. He was then described as having dark hair and blue eyes, and grew to 5'5" tall. He served on a number of vessels, with a character of very good. IN 1911 he is recorded as an Able Seaman, in the Medway area.

He was the son of Freeman and Ellen Elizabeth Everall, of 19 Vale View Road, Dover. In 1911 his family were at the coastguard station, Hythe, and Mr Everall was a Chief Officer Coastguard. He had been born in Ramsgate in 1857 and christened on 21 May, the son of Edward, also a coastguard, and Caroline Everall. Mrs Everall had been born in Ireland, as were all the children then at home; Caroline, about 1892, Robert, about 1896, Ellen, about 1898, Kenneth, about 1903, and Agnes, about 1904. There had been 10 children in the then 27 year marriage, of whom two had died young. Another brother was Freeman James Everall.

 Edward is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial in the United Kingdom. 

Many a lonely hour we miss him.

I have anchored my soul in the haven of rest,
I sail the wild seas no more.
The tempest may sweep o'er the wild stormy deep,
But in Jesus I'm safe evermore.

his loving Father, Mother, Sisters, and Brothers

Mr Everall died in March 1935 at 19 Vale View Road, aged 76. He had joined the RN at the age of fourteen, having been involved in North Sea fishing since the age of 12.. He was stationed in Ireland with the coastguards for 22 years. He was appointed to Hythe on 21 August 1905. He retired on 9 April 1912. When the Great War began, he rejoined and served as Chief Officer at the Wireless Signal Station, Rhossili, South Wales, until 1 April 1919. He had a Lloyds medal and certificate for meritorious service when the Rothesay was stranded at Cushenden, Ireland in January 1899. He is buried at St Mary's.

Mrs Everall died on 2 April 1940 at the hospital, Waldershare, after a fall at home on 29 March where she fractured her femur. She is buried at St Mary's.

Edward Everall, Edward's grandfather, had been born in about 1824. The son of Richard Everall and a product of Shrewsbury Grammar School, he had a long naval career, having chosen the sea in 1843 in preference to his parents having articled him as a solicitor. He served throughout the Crimean War aboard HMS Princess Royal, receiving the Baltic and Turkish medals and the medal and clasp for the siege of Sebastopol. He retired as a Station Officer of the Coastguards in 1879, with a long service medal.

He died on 28 September 1909 at his home, 3 Abbey View, and was buried at River. His coffin was draped in the Union Flag and thirty coastguards were present, eight from Hythe, where Freeman Everall, his son, was stationed, acting as bearers from the house to the cemetery. There were three volleys fired over the grave and a funeral salute sounded. Mrs Caroline Everall had died in 1896, aged 72.

Eversfield, F.
Frederick Eversfield, J/12826, is commemorated on the Chatham Naval memorial in the United Kingdom. He was an Able Seaman on the submarine D6, and was 24 when he died on 24 June 1918.

He was born on 15 May 1894, the son of Harry Eversfield and Mary Jane née Steel, who had married in 1884. In 1901 the family were living at 1 Alexander Cottages, Tower Street, Dover. Eldest son Harry, 16, was working as a labourer in an iron foundry, and also at home were Elizabeth, 12, Alfred, 9, Frederick, 6, Hilda, 2, and Winifred, 1. The children and their mother were all born in Dover.

His wife was Kathleen Christina Eversfield, of 19 Saint James Road, Carshalton, Surrey (17 St Johns Road?).


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