World War I
CASUALTIES ON THE
Igglesden, R. A.
Robert Arthur Igglesden,
435252. He was a Lance Corporal in the 50th battalion of
the Canadian Infantry, and died on 10th April 1917. He
was killed instantly by a bullet from an enemy sniper
during the attack on Vimy Ridge. He
is buried at the Canadian cemetery no 2, Neuville St
was the second son of Mr and Mrs R Igglesden, and was
born on 13th November 1891 in Melbourne, Australia, as
was his younger brother Sidney. A baker, Robert had
settled in Calgary, Alberta, Canada around 1910, where
he was well-known as a vocalist and member of the
Calgary Choral Society. He enlisted in
the Canadian Forces on 15th October 1915, when he was 23
years and five months. He had grey eyes and brown hair,
and stood five feet eight inches tall, and gave his
religion as Unitarian. His parents lived at 99 Barwick
Road, and later at "The Beacon", Chilton Avenue,
in the Dover Express after his death stated, "The
sympathy of all in Dover will be extended to Mr and Mrs
R Igglesden in the death of their son, Private Robert
Arthur Igglesden, who was killed in action with the
Canadians at the taking of Vimy Ridge on 10th April. He
went to Calgary about five years ago in the business of
baker and confectioner, and intended to return after a
few years experience and to be taken in as partner with
the firm of Igglesden and Graves at Dover. When the war
broke out he joined up with his brother Henry Alfred
Igglesden (right) at Calgary who has recently been home on ten
days sick leave having been wounded last November.
Another brother is serving with the RFA in India.".
was a carpenter before enlisting, and had spent two
years in the RE Territorials. He was taller than his
brother, at five feet eleven inches, and had grey-blue
eyes and slightly balding brown hair. He was born on
13th February 1889, in Dover, and had enlisted in
Inwood, W. J.
William James Inwood. In the 1901 census
William Inwood was living at 95 Oswald Road, Dover. He
was then aged 22, married to Maria, and given as a clerk
at the Co-operative Society.
He had done voluntary service in
Dover. During his service in
the Great War, he was said to have been gassed. He was invalided out of
the Army Service Corps on 8th April 1918, after nearly
two years in Fance, and died on 19th November 1918 at 98
from tuberculosis. He was 40, and he left a
widow and five children. He was buried at River
churchyard, Dover, on 25th November 1918. His headstone reads: "Our son, who passed away after much
suffering, 19 November 1918"
William's parents were William and
Emma Inwood. William senior was a gardener, who was
employed by Mr Birmingham at Brook House. He later moved
to River to become the gardener at Riverdale, the home
of Mrs Bigoe Williams. Mrs Williams had a home also at
Waterloo Crescent. William senior died in 1928 at the
age of 82, and Emma died in 1934, aged 90.
Note: William Inwood
was the uncle of Miss Lillian Kay, former headmistress
of Dover Grammar School for Girls (thus also Maggie S-K's
old headmistress). Miss Kay's mother would clean from
top to bottom Mrs William's Waterloo Crescent home, when
Mrs Williams took her annual three-month trip to
with thanks to Derek
for information about William Inwood's war service
and his family, see
Faded Genes, by Dave Dixon
Irving, C. R.
Christopher Richard Irving, 65416, was a
Gunner in the 85th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison
Artillery. He was killed in action on 24th July 1916, at the age of 25.
He lies at
Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-Sur-Somme, France.
Born in Locherbie, he was the son of
George and Agnes Irving, of 128 Clarendon Place, Dover,
and enlisted in that town.