THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

 

Memorial


FOR JAMES ROBERT HOLMAN, Civilian

"In Memoriam" verses from 1941


courtesy Dover Express

I often sit and think of you, dear,
And think of how you died;
To think you could not say good-bye
Before you closed your eyes.
Do not ask me if I miss him,
Life for me is not the same;
All the world would be like heaven
Just to have him back again.

From his loving Wife and baby Daughter Annie

The call was sudden, the shock severe,
To part with one we loved so dear;
Only those who have lost can tell
The bitter parting without farewell.

From (In Laws) Mum, Dad, and Donald Abate

courtesy Dover Express

I often sit and think of you, dear
And think of how you died;
To think you could not say good-bye
Before you closed your eyes.
Do not ask me if I miss him,
Life for me is not the same;
All the world would be like heaven
Just to have him back again.

From his broken-hearted Gran

Not a day do we forget you,
In our hearts you are always near;
We, who loved you, sadly miss you
As it dawns another year.

From Aunt Ivy, Uncle Jim, Eileen, and Eddie

His last faint whisper we should have loved to have heard
And breathed to his ear one last loving word,
It is only those who have lost who are able to tell
The loss of a loved one without saying farewell.

Sadly missed by Aunt Lil, Uncle Joe, Ted and Bernard

courtesy Dover Express

Without farewell he fell asleep,
With only memories left to keep;
Sleep on, dear brother; God knows best;
On earth there's strife; in heaven rest.

From Tom (brother)


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