World War I
CASUALTIES NOT ON THE
John Beatty, 86159. He was in the Royal Defence Corps and died on 9 July 1919
aged 45. He was the husband of Annie Elizabeth Penn (formerly Beatty)
of 7 Tower Hamlets St, Dover, and the son of
John Beatty. He is buried at St James' Cemetery, P X 22
or Joshua Blagrove, 8668.
The son of Mrs Blagrove of Oxford and of the late Moses Blagrove, a
tallow chandler, and living at 21 Douglas Road he was a Private in the 1st Battalion of the
Royal Berkshire Regiment. He had served since the beginning of the war
and came home on a short leave from the trenches to marry Miss Violet
Moore at St Andrews, Buckland, on 2 April 1916. She was the eldest daughter of
Mr Robert James (a cycle engineer) and Mrs Ada Moore of 7 Woods Place, Buckland, Dover
Private Blagrove was killed in action on 14
November 1916 just seven months after their wedding. The next year on
the anniversary of his death Mrs Blagrove inserted an announcement into
the Dover Express
"Blagrove - In loving memory of my dear husband Jack,
Royal Berkshire Regiment, killed in action November 14 1916
You are not dead for in my heart
And all my joy of life was of your giving.
The sun will shine, and sometimes o’er again
I’ll hear your voice, half laughter and half pain
From his loving wife Violet"
Jack Blagrove is buried in the
Waggon Road Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel, France. A 15
Mrs Blagrove on 27 September 1919 remarried at Charlton church, to
Daniel John Hocking, a postman. Her brother,
Frederick Walter Moore, lost
his life in a raid on 12 June 1941. Daniel's sister Edith married in
1930 John Arthur Decent, the brother of
Bonfield, A. V.
Albert Victor Bonfield, 23427, was born at 63
Victoria Road, Walthamstow, on 8 January 1892. His mother was Emma
Jessie Bonfield nee Youngman and his father Edward Bonfield was a timber salesman. He
became a Pioneer in the 4th Signal company of the Royal Engineers and
died on 1 July 1916. He is buried at Pargny British Cemetery, France. II
His wife was Carrie Maude Terry (formerly Bonfield
of 43 Devonshire Road, Tower Hamlets, Dover, daughter of labourer Alfred
John Barton. She had been living at 1 Hartley Street at the time of
their marriage at Christ Church on 11 April 1914. Albert Bonfield is
described as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers living at the Grand Shaft
Barracks, Western Heights. His father was deceased by this time
with thanks to Danny O'Connell
George Brown, 306510, was a Petty Officer Stoker
in the Royal Navy. He was lost on 15 October 1914 when the HMS Hawke
was torpedoed on 15 October 1914. He is commemorated on the Chatham
Naval Memorial. Panel 4
He was the husband of Laura May Pearce (formerly
Brown nee Howard) from 17 Selbourne Terrace, Dover, formerly 42 Bridge
Street previously Albany Place
49925 was in the 85th Company of the Machine Gun Corps.
After he died at the age of 39 on 23 September
1916 he was buried at Salonika (Lembet Road) Military
Cemetery, Greece. Grave 453. His brother William
lived at 6 St Radigunds Road, Buckland, Dover
Burr, S. E.
Stephen Edmund Burr, 285238, was a Gunner in the 228th Battery of the
Royal Garrison Artillery. He died on 21 March 1918 and is commemorated
on the Pozieres Memorial, France, Panel 10 and on St Mary's
He was 29,
nearly 30 on enlistment in Dover as no 10238 Private on 11 December
1915. He lived at 1 Stembrook and was a shoemaker and repairer. His
parents were Annie nee Hicks and Stephen Burr married in 1885. He was
married to Edith Elizabeth Burr nee Chandler who later lived at 12 Crafford Street. They had at least one child Reginald Frank George
Burr who was born on 13 November 1911. Stephen was half brother to
20 Bartholomew Street, Dover, Mrs Burr remarried in 1919 to Horace W.
Leith. She revealed in a note to the army that she had not been on
friendly terms with her late husband's family for a very long time and
had no idea of their whereabouts
In loving memory of my dear son and brother, Gunner S. E.
Burr, eldest son of Mrs. Carlin, of 7, Victoria Row, Dover,
who was killed in France on March 21 1918
not for me, mothers, brothers, and sisters dear,
I am not dead, but sleeping here;
My glass was run, my time was spent,
to you, dear mother, brothers and sisters, I was but lent.
From his loving Mother, Brothers, and Sisters.
Gone, but not forgotten by
his Mother, Tom, Rose, George and Prissy
sisters Emily and Annie also placed an In Memoriam notice)