World War II
SERVICE CASUALTIES IN THE
BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
Surnames T and V
Taylor, F. L. H.
Frederick Leslie Hicks Taylor, 7260877, was a Corporal
in the RAMC. On 7 October 1940, at the age of 28, he
died at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital, following a
accident at Leighton Buzzard. He is buried at Luton
Church Burial Ground,
Section 9, Row B, Grave 2. His
coffin was draped with the Union Flag, and was borne by
six men from his unit. The Bedfordshire and
Hertfordshire Regiment provided the firing party, and a
bugler sounded the Last Post and the Reveille. 50
officers and men from his unit attended, as did men from
Frederick was an old Charlton school
boy, and had worked on the ferry boats before the war
began. He was the son of Frederick and Edith
Taylor, from 15 Matthews Place, Dover. and the "dearest beloved husband"
and "very dearly loved husband" of
Violet Louisa Taylor, from 6 Lascelles Road. The wreath
she laid on his grave read, ""His ever loving and
broken-hearted Wife, Violet"
"Loved by all Brothers and Sisters. Always in our
"Until we meet again"
The call was sudden, the blow
To part with one we loved so dear
Only those who have lost can tell
parting without farewell
From Mum and Dad
Without farewell he fell
With only memories to keep
Sleep on, dear brother, God knows best
On earth there's strife; in heaven rest
Sadly missed but not forgotten, from Brothers
We often sit and
think of him
When we are all alone
For memory is the only friend
That grief can
call its own
Our thoughts are with you always. Sister Edith
(London) and Will
Cecil Walker Teasdale, 138982, was a Captain in
the Royal Artillery (152 (The Ayrshire Yeomanry) Field
Regiment). He was 24 when he died on 26 February 1943,
and is buried in the Medjez-El-Bar War Cemetery,
Tunisia. 5 C 16
He was the son of Lt Col. H. W.
Teasdale, R.A. and Edith Teasdale from of Rugby,
John Thubron or
67318, was a 1st Class Stoker, Royal Navy serving
with HM Drifter Maida. He died on 16 March 1940, one of
the six crew who lost their lives, when the drifter was
sunk off the coast of the UK. He is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial,
Born on 12 October 1894, John was the
son of John, a colliery blacksmith, and Louisa, from
County Durham. In 1911 he was working on the belts at a
colliery. He may have come south for colliery work; on 4
January 1920 he married Florence May Lillo, born 1895,
at St Andrews, Buckland, and his occupation then appears
to be miner. In 1931 he was working at Tilmanstone
Colliery, being presented on 16 July that year at the
Custom House, Dover, with a Royal Naval Reserve Long
Service and Good Conduct Medal.
The couple had three children; in
1921 Lily M, in 1925, John, and in 1928 Joan Elizabeth.
Sadly Joan died at the age of 13 months, when the family
were living at 28 Bridge Street. She is buried at
Mrs Thubbron remarried in 1940 in the
Fulham area to Michael George W McCarthy. A sheetbender
and fixer in 1939, when he was living at 22 Twynholme
Mansions, Fulham, he had been born in Dover in 1902 and
may have been present at Joan's funeral. He may have
been father to Michael G A McCarthy, born in 1930.
Florence McCarthy probably died in the Fulham area in
1958, aged 62. Her husband died in 1973.
In loving memory of my dear father, John Thubron,
who lost his life in the mine-sweeping service,
March 18th 1940. From his loving daughter,
Tickner, W. J.
Tickner was Chief Cook aboard the Cable Ship Alert, Merchant Navy. He died on 24 February 1941, when
he was 51. He is commemorated on the Tower Hill
Memorial, London, panel 5
Born on 25 February 1893, he was the son of Thomas Charles
Tickner, born in Portsmouth and his wife
Elizabeth, née Everall, born at Ramsgate, who had married at
Holy Trinity, Broadstairs
on 28 December 1878. Mr Tickner was then a coastguard;
his wife the daughter of a coastguard. Their daughter,
Agnes Ellen, was born on 15 January 1880, and christened
at Broadstairs on 21 March 1880. Elizabeth Ann was born
on 28 August 1881 and christened on 20 November, also at
By 1891 Mr Tickner had
become an able seaman and was also a Royal Naval
pensioner and was aboard the Empress at Dover; his
family were on 6 September 1891, when their son Charles
Edward was christened, at 30 Clarendon Place, Dover.
William John was christened at the same church on 7 May
1893, when the family had moved to 3(?) Clarendon Place.
By 1901 the family were living at 22 Clarendon Road,
Dover, with Mr Tickner still working as a seaman. Agnes
had become an assistant school mistress, and Elizabeth a
school teacher. Their brothers were still at school.
Mr Tickner died on 1 June 1905, aged 55, at 22 Selborne
Terrace. In 1911 Mrs Tickner and her family were still
there. Both daughters were assistant mistresses, Agnes
at the Charlton Church of England school, and Elizabeth
at Christchurch school. Agnes had been voted a salary
increase of £5 a year in 1907, taking her salary
then to £75.
Charles was an architect's clerk for Messrs Jenkins and Duthoit, and William had become a steward for the Orient
On 30 October 1911, William joined the Royal Navy for a
period of 12 years. He was then described as 5'6½"
tall, with black hair and grey eyes. He had a dot
tattooed on his right little finger. He began at HMS
Pembroke as a 2nd cook's mate, eventually becoming cook.
His conduct was always very good, and his ability
increased from satisfactory to superior. He served
throughout the Great War on a vessel Tyne or Lyme
(transcription uncertain). He
On 16 February 1918 at St
James' church, Leith, Scotland William married Rosetta
Heaver, born 16 March 1883, whose late parents were from
Kingsdown, Sevenoaks. A daughter, Ella M R, was born in
Dover on 7 August 1919. On 23 June 1926, William was
invalided from the Royal Naval hospital at Chatham with
On 7 January 1930 Mrs
Elizabeth Tickner "passed peacefully away in her 76th
year" at Fern Bank, 30 Selborne Terrace, Dover. In 1939
William and Rosetta were living at 29 Clarendon Road or
Place with Ella. William was working as an assistant
steward on the Alert. At number 30 were his sisters,
both school teachers.
William's sister Elizabeth died in 1970,
and Agnes in
1974. William's daughter Ella died in Dover in 1976, as
did her mother a few weeks before.
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Treadwell, A. H.
Arthur Treadwell ("Rob"), 124245, was a Flying Officer
(Observation) in the RAFVR, 236 Squadron. He was posted
as missing from air operations, and later assumed
to have died on 4
February 1943. He is buried in the Bergen (Mollendal)
Church Cemetery, Norway. Grave C 6
He was an old Dover County (now
Grammar) School boy. He was married to Aimee Treadwell
(née King), and was the eldest son of QM Sgt and Mrs B R
A Treadwell, late of Dover. He had a brother and
Douglas William Trumper.
Believed to be Mr Trumper of 23 Alfred Road, who was a
retired Chief Engineer from the SR Cross-Channel boats.
He had served during the Great War, and during the
second had become a member of the Civil Defence in 1939,
serving until his death on 14 (or 19) March 1945, aged
He was buried at Charlton,
with the first part of his service taking place at the
Methodist church. Wardens Buckly, Frankland, King, and
Pettit acted as bearers. Mourners included his sons and
daughters-in-law and his daughter, with two grandsons
and his brother-in-law. Also present were members of the
Civil Defence, officers and brothers from Military
Jubilee Lodge, and members of the Royal Navy Old
Comrades Association. His widow, Emma, née Rayner, whom
he had married in 1900, was unable to attend, being
He was a past member of the board of
management of the Dover Co-operative District Society
and the Allotment Gardeners Association
1946.- "Treasured memories of a loving husband and dad"
thanks to Joyce Banks
The picture above is from 1916, of Sub-Lieutenant
Trumper, when serving on H.M.S. Empress. He had been on the
cross-channel service, and was then serving in Egypt
Right is O Trumper,
possibly Oliver, born in 1884 In Dover. He was a Private
in the Royal Munster Fusiliers, and had also worked on
the cross-channel boats and the tugs
Turmaine, E. E.
Turmaine was a Greaser on the SS Maid of Kent, Merchant Navy. He died on 21 May 1940 at the age of
56. He was the son of William and Ann Turmaine.
Turmaine is com-memorated on the Tower Hill Memorial,
London. Panel 66
His wife was Eliza Ethel Turmaine,
formerly Stroud, and they lived at 17 Paul's Place. The
couple had married at Charlton church in 1907.
"In Memoriam" announcements are from May 1941. More are
picture by courtesy of Roger Turmaine
Note: The Maid of Kent
was one of the cross channel ferries, converted to a
Destruction of the Maid of Kent" by Richard Thwaites
and "Notes on the
Hospital Carrier Maid of Kent"
Turmaine, then aged 5, had the misfortune of
falling off a sofa and breaking his arm on Christmas
1360578, was a Sergeant in the RAFVR, 144 Squadron. He
was 27 when he died on 13 December 1942, and is
commemorated at the (left)Runnymede Memorial, panel 95
He was the son of William Henry and
Florence Mary Vosper, and the husband of Sylvia Maud
Vosper, from Snowdown, Kent
Memoriam announcements on the right were from 1943, and
the announcements below were made:
In loving memory of Jack Vosper, our dear son and
brother, killed during operations, R.A.F. Coastal
Command, on 13 December 1942. His loving
Mum and Dad, also brother Harry and children
In memory of a beloved husband and daddy Sergeant Jack
Vosper, killed whilst on operations 13th
December 1942. From Sylvia and Susan, also Mum, Maurice,
Kath and Bob
Voss, L. C.
Born in Bristol in 1891 to Charles Voss and Caroline,
Lionel Cuthbert Voss enlisted on Boxing Day 1914, and served throughout the Great War.
As 70325 he was in the Royal Engineers, a telephone
linesman. He was noted as fully skilled in instrument
repairs, and became an acting 2nd Corporal.
lost his life at the end of World War II. He was serving
as a civilian GPO engineer, aboard the HMTS (His
Majesty's Telegraph Ship) 'Cable Ship' Alert when
she was lost on 24 February 1945
with thanks to Charlie
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