war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

World War II



Surnames E and F


Egan, F. C.
Frederick Charles Egan, 19816, was a Major in the Manchester Regiment. He died on 13 December 1940, when he was 49. He is buried in the Ibadan (St Anne) Church Cemetery, Nigeria, grave 10.

Born in Dover, he was the youngest son of Frances Victoria Egan of Dover and her late husband William. He was married to Winifred Agnes Egan, from 56 Thornfield Avenue, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire.

Ensor, F. O.
Francis Oliver Ensor was born on 22 November 1886. On 1 July 1916 he attained Lieutenant in the Royal Naval Reserve. A note on his record suggests that at this time he was capable, but there was some friction when maintaining discipline. He was demobilised on 15 February 1919.

In 1921 and 1922 he was involved in cases at Ramsgate where ships were piloted by unregistered men, and in 1928 had to make a claim for repossession of his house, which he had bought in August 1925 but had let to his gardener in September 1927. There were also a number of property mentions in the local newspaper, for small matters such as tennis courts and an open shed.

In 1939 Pilot Ensor was living at 136 Crabble Hill with his wife Lizzie Florence, née Teague, born 5 January 1895. The couple had married in 1919 in the Kensington area and probably had a son and two daughters. In 1939 Francis was a Pilot but also a retired Commander of the Royal Naval Reserve, which rank he had attained on 22 November 1931. His skills for drill and knowledge of signals in periodic training were given as above average. Mrs Ensor was in the Women's Voluntary Services for Civil Defence, working in the control room.

He died on the night of 14 February 1940, aboard SS Georgios Ohlson. He is commemorated at the Tower Hill memorial, panel 122.


Fagg, F. J.
Frederick James Fagg was a Lamp Trimmer in the Merchant Navy. He died at the age of 49 when his ship, SS Henry Woodall (London), was mined at sea. He is buried at Charlton Cemetery, Dover, section Z V, grave 32.

His parents were Robert Frederick and Mary Anne Fagg, from Dover, and his wife was Amy Annie Fagg. He lived at 45 Peter Street. 

Faulkner, H. F.
Herbert ("Herbie") Fraser Faulkner, 117065, was a Lieutenant in the 27th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. He had joined the RA when he was 15, and received his commission in February 1940. He died on 1st June 1940 at the age of 29, and is commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial, France, column 7.

He was the "dearly loved son" of Mr and Mrs J Faulkner, of 6 New Road, Eythorne, near Dover, and had sisters and two brothers who were also serving. 

"At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember"

Frankcom, E. A. C.
Ernest Albert Corbett Frankcom, C/LX 21734, was a Steward in the Royal Navy. He had been in the Royal Navy for about five years, and was killed in action aboard H.M.S Ajax, on 13 December 1939, at Monte Video, in the Battle of the River Plate. He is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, panel 33.3.

He had come from Bristol, and was the "much loved" husband of Kathleen Louise Frankcom (née Partridge), from 30 Heathfield Avenue, Dover. He had met her while at Dover with the survey ship H.M.S Kellett .

Fullbrook, T.
Tom Fullbrook. C/MX 51946, was a Master at Arms in the Royal Navy until 18 months before his death. He was 52 when on 16 November 1947 "he passed peacefully away after much suffering, patiently borne" at The Bungalow, Common Lane, River. He was buried at River churchyard, Dover, on 19 November, his coffin draped with the Union Flag. His sons and widow were amongst the mourners, and with the floral tributes was one from his old shipmates.

He was the son of Mr and Mrs Tom Fullbrook, and the "dearly-loved husband" of Lilian Fullbrook. She had married him in 1918, after having been widowed by the death of her first husband, Percy Maxted, in 1916.

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