World War II
SERVICE CASUALTIES NOT IN
THE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
Sherwood, F. J.
Frederick Joseph Sherwood was an Able Seaman in the
Merchant Navy. He died on 21st May 1940, aged 45, when
the "Maid of Kent" was bombed at Dieppe. He is
commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London. Panel
His wife was G A Sherwood, from Folkestone
|In loving memory of my
dearest husband, Frederick J Sherwood, who
lost his life on May 21st 1940, through
enemy bombing. Sadly missed by his Wife and
Children. Rest in Peace
memory of our brother, Frederick Joseph
Sherwood, killed in the bombing of the
hospital ship "Maid of Kent" at Dieppe on
May 21st 1940 From his Brothers and Sisters
Note: The Maid of Kent
was one of the cross channel ferries, converted to a
hospital ship. See
for more information
Small, H. H. A.
An old Prince of Wales Sea Training School boy,
Herbert Harry Alvin Small, C/K64812, was a Petty Officer
Stoker in the Royal Navy, aboard the H.M.S. Kelly. He
died on 23rd May 1941, when he was 36. He is
commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. Panel 46.3
He was the son of
William St Vincent and Ada Small, and the husband of
Gladys Ada Small, from Ersking, Blean, near Canterbury,
late of 39 Manor Road, Dover, also later, Maxton
"In memory of my
dear son" - his mother - 1942
"In proud and loving memory of my dear brother, Bert
Small, who gave his life that we might live in the
battle of Crete" May and Ern - 1942
"In loving memory of my dear husband and darling Daddy
... from his devoted wife Gladys and boys Allan and
Dennis. Always in our thoughts" - 1942
Smith, A. A.
Alan Alfred Smith was the "dearly loved" son of Mr and Mrs W
Smith, from 6 Alexandra Place, Dover. He was in the Merchant
Navy and was accidentally drowned in December 1942 at
Kirkwall, Scotland, aged
He was buried at St James, Dover on
the 8th March 1943
Smith, C. A.
Charles Albert Smith, 2608592, was a Guardsman with the
3rd battalion of the Grenadier Guards. He was killed in
action on 19 May 1940, when he was 35.
He is buried at the Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium. 12 C
He was the only son of the late Sergeant C. Smith and
Mrs Elizabeth Olive Smith, from 26 Marine Parade, Dover,
and was the husband of Flora May Smith, from Maida Vale,
Smith, E. M.
Edward Mitchelson Smith was a Trinity House Pilot. He
was 60 when he died on 18 November 1939; his vessel, SS Blackhill, registered at Newcastle-upon-Tyne,
was struck by an enemy magnetic mine off Longsand Head
buoy. The wireless operator reported having seen Pilot
Smith in the sea.
He may have been the son of Edward M Smith, a railway
inspector, from Berwick-on-Tweed, and his wife Clara. In
1881 they were at 12 Wilfred Street,
Milton-next-Gravesend. He married Gertrude, born 17 July
1885, and the couple may have had two children, Austin
Mitchelson and Muriel. His home address when he died was
57 Barton Road, Dover.
Pilot Smith is
commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London, panel
Smith, J. D. N.
James Davis Noble Smith, 6085309, was a Corporal in the
Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey), 2nd battalion. He
was 24 when he was "killed in action in the Middle East" on 28th November 1941, and is buried
in the Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya. 8 M 7
He was the "beloved youngest son" of Ellen
Beatrice Smith, of Southall, Middlesex, and the late
George Noble Smith, late of 5 Bowling Green Terrace,
"Sleep on loved one, until the dawn
Smith, W. J.
William James Smith, Cable Foreman, age 47 died on 24th February 1945,
when H.M.T.S. (His Majesty's Telegraph Ship) 'Cable
Ship' Alert was sunk. He is commemorated on the Tower
Hill Memorial, London. Panel 5
"In proud and loving memories of my dear husband and
our father" from all at 102 Maryon Road, Charlton,
W. J. A.
Archibald Smith, C/K 64446, was a Petty Officer Stoker
in the Royal Navy. He was lost with the destroyer H.M.S.
Duchess on 12 December 1939, when she was struck by the
battleship H.M.S. Barham off the Mull of Kintyre. The
Duchess was sunk, with only a handful of her crew
surviving. He is commemorated on the Chatham Naval
Memorial. Panel 33.3
He was the husband of Elsie Smith, of
62 Folkestone Road, and was aged 35. They had one child,
Billy (probably Billy
Smith), aged seven. His mother, Mrs Clay, lived at Wigmore
Cottages, Eythorne, nr. Dover, Kent
Memories are treasures no one
from his wife Elsie and son
He left the world without a
He said good-bye to none,
His spirit flew before we knew
That from us he had gone
From his loving Mother
Time passeth, but memory never
from his sincere friend,
Stockbridge, E. J.
Edward John Stockbridge, C/KX 145321, was a 1st Class
Stoker in the Royal Navy. He was reported missing,
presumed killed, in December 1942. His date of presumed
death was 12th December. He was serving on H.M.S.
He is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.
He was the youngest son of Mrs Stockbridge of
Sheerness, late of Dover, and the late Mr C H
Stringer, C. B.
Charles Burdett Stringer, 6914729, was a Rifleman in the
Rifle Brigade, the 10th (2nd battalion The Tower Hamlets
Rifles) battalion. He was 24 when he died on 22 February
1943, and his buried in the Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery,
Tunisia. 16 C 18
He was the "dearly beloved husband" of Ruby Louisa
Stringer, of 37 Chamberlain Road, Dover
"Always in my heart"
Sweeting, F. E.
Frederick Edward Sweeting, 7882851, was a Trooper in the
4/7th Royal Dragoon Guards of the Royal Armoured Corps.
He was reported missing, then as a POW and wounded, and
he died at the age of 30 in a Belgian Military Hospital
on 26 May 1940. He is buried in the Brussels Town
Cemetery, Belgium. X 12 4
An old Dover County School boy, he
was the only son of Mrs Ellen Sweeting from 4 Cowgate
Hill, and the late Edward Henry Sweeting, and his wife
was Edna Annie Sweeting, from Battersea, London