THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

 

Dover Remembers

DOVER REMEMBERS ITS HEROES AND HEROINES

The "Dover Remembers" scheme visits graves of Dovorians at home in the United Kingdom and abroad, ensuring that they are not forgotten, ensuring that someone linked with their home town comes to pay respects. The places where Dovorians are remembered are on these lists:

Our visitors are all volunteers. Some go across the Channel frequently with the purpose of visiting the graves, while others take a few moments out from their holidays or their working trips to pause at a cemetery or a memorial. A number have Dovorian relatives of their own, lost in the wars.

Our visitors take a photograph of the grave or of the inscription on a memorial, along with a shot of the cemetery or the memorial, and send it back via e-mail or CD. Here's an example, from volunteers, Michelle and Andy Cooper.

Corporal Street's grave (one of the Dovorian casualties not named on the Dover Town memorial), phot by Andy and michelle Cooper A view of Namps-au-Val cemetery, by Andy and Michelle Cooper
The grave of Corporal Street at Namps-au-Val can be seen in the foreground row, left

Images are used on this website and/or other Project publications (always with credit to the photographer) and, if requested, copies are sent to relatives of the lost loved one. 

If you would like to join in, and help Dover remember those from our town who sacrificed  everything,  please  read the essential guidelines and information, and do contact us . Some people even adopt a grave. Or if you would like a particular Dovorian grave or commemoration visited, then let us know  We'll do our best to help.

Dover Remembers

Grave Adoption

Essential Guidelines and Information


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