war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

World War II



Surnames P

Page, E. G. L.   
Ernest George Loraine Page, 14212365, was a Private in the General Service Corps. He died suddenly at Berwick on Tweed on 1st August 1942, when he was 22 (25). The first part of his funeral service took place at St Martin's Church, Dover. He was buried at St Mary's Cemetery, Dover. Section M J, Grave 12

He was the son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Page, and the husband of Kathleen E T Page, of Dover 

1942, courtesy Dover ExpressPenn, A. W.  
Alfred William Penn, M3678, was a PO Cook in the Royal Navy. He died in Bermerton Naval Hospital, Washington, America on 20th December 1941. He was 39 and had seen 20 years and three months service.

The third son of "his ever sorrowing mother", Mrs. Penn, and the late Mr. G H Penn, from 118 Clarendon Place, he was buried in Bremerton (Ivy Green) cemetery, USA. Lot 4, South Half, Block 119. He was also mourned by Florrie, Sidney, Elsie, and Horace, his brothers and sisters.

"I have lost, but God has claimed, one of the best the world contained"



in memoriam 1942

Port, S.   
Stanley Port,
963549, was an Aircraftman, 1st Class, in the RAFVR, 942 Balloon Squadron. He died through enemy action on 8th May 1941, aged 27. He is buried at Upton, St Leonard's Churchyard. Grave South of Church Tower

He was the "beloved youngest son" of Mr and Mrs F Port of 27 (21?) Templar Street, (in 1943 residing temporarily at 109 Preston Road, Wembley). Another son, John Frederick Port (Jack), serving in Bermuda, gained a commission in the RE from 1 June 1943. He was an old St Bart's school boy and for a long time a server in St Bartholomew's church.

Puckett, C. R. 
Charles Richard Puckett,
P/J 15674, was an Able Seaman in the Royal Navy. He was lost at the age of 45 on 1st June 1940, with the tug St Abbs. He is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 39, Column 2

He was the son of Charles and Frances Puckett, and the husband of Edith Emma Puckett, (nee Goldsmith, sister of Harry Goldsmith, lost in the Great War). she lived at 145 Flaxton Road, Plumstead, London, but returned to Dover after her husband's death. Her mother lived at 8 Hillside Road, Buckland. Her father, Henry Phillips Goldsmith had died on 26 June 1937

"Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends"

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