World War I
CASUALTIES ON THE
Vale, F. J.
Frederick John Vale, 6921,
was a Private in the Northumberland Fusiliers, in the
1st/5th battalion. He died of wounds on 4th January 1917, and is
buried in the Dernancourt Communal cemetery extension in
born in Gordon, Kincardineshire, and enlisted in Hinkley
grave is at Charlton cemetery, and the inscription
|In ever loving memory
My dear husband
Thomas William Vale
Who died December 7th 1915
Aged 59 years.
|Also in loving remembrance of
Pte. F. J.Vale
1/5th Northumberland Fusiliers
Who died of wounds in France
4th January 1917, aged 29 years.
Not gone from memory
Not gone from love
But gone to our father's home above.
transcription Joyce Banks
Robert William Vanson,
199912, was an Able Seaman in the Royal Navy. He died on
22nd September, 1914, when he was 31, when the HMS "Cressy"
was sunk in the North Sea. He is commemorated on the
Chatham Naval Memorial in the United Kingdom
He was born on 2 October
1882 and was the eldest son of Robert Vanson, of 35 Stonehall, Lydden.
In 1891 Mr Vanson was 29 and a steam roller engine
driver, and living with his wife Susan and family at 8
Hultsdorph Cottage, Charlton, Dover. Robert then was
aged 7 and had one older brother, James, 9, and one
younger, Bertie, 4. The children and Mrs Vanson
were all born at Wingham.
In 1901 Robert was 18, and
serving as an ordinary seaman on the Royal Sovereign, at
the Grand Harbour, Malta. He became the "dearly loved"
husband of Amelia Field in Dover in 1904. She was
informed of his death at the address of 4G Quarters, HM
Prison, Portland, Dorset. When she died on 27 November
1959, the probate of her will was given to Robert
William Vanson, a merchant navy seaman, and Elizabeth
Florence Bowling, née Vanson, born 1908, wife of Walter
lifebelt from HMS Cressy, now at Chatham Historic
Vigor, C. J.
Charles John, 17289, was
born in Burwash Sussex, on 4th July 1892. He had fair
hair and blue eyes, and grew to five feet six inches in
height. He had two vaccination marks on his left arm.
Before enlisting on 5th September 1914, he was a clerk.
He enlisted in Canada, joining the 7th battalion of the
British Columbia Regiment.
He was 30 when he died
on 13th January 1921, from the effects of gas poisoning
received in France in 1915. He was
buried at St Mary's, Dover, on 20th January. There was a
band and a party of bearers from the 2nd battalion of
the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
the son of Frederick E and Annie Vigor of 46 Snargate
Street, who were amongst the mourners. Also present were
Bert, George, Harry, Jim, and Bill, Charles' brothers,
and Flo, Louie, and Nellie, his sisters. The family may
previously have resided at 11 Caroline
Alfred Ernest Vidler, 9262, was a Private in the 3rd battalion of the Worcestershire Regiment.
He was a career solider, having been, in 1911, at Jhansi,
Uttar Pradish, India, as a private in the 2nd battalion.
was killed in action at the age of 28 on
7th November 1914, and is commemorated
on the Menin Gate memorial, Ypres in
He was born (in 1885) and enlisted in Dover, and was the son of William and Harriet Vidler,
of 49, Limekiln St., Dover, Kent, formerly 62 Limekiln
Street. His father stated that he had gone to school in
Dover, being a native of Dover, but that, although he had
submitted a letter at the proper time, when he went to
the opening he could not see his son's name on the
Memorial. His name was placed on the 1934 panel
Alfred has been working at Staplehurst Railway Station,
to have been married to Miss Daisy Rigden, from 28
Limekiln Street .
Menin Gate by Andy and Michelle
William George Valentine,
was killed in action on 3rd May 1917 when he was 25. He was
a Lance Corporal in the
Royal West Surrey Regiment, 6th battalion, and formerly
4126, the Buffs.
He is commemorated on the Arras memorial in France.
born in Dover, and enlisted and lived there. He left to
mourn his father, Charles Valentine, his sisters, and brothers