Civilian Service of
Remembrance and Thanksgiving - 2007


We have the Royal Navy, the Army, the RAF, and the Merchant Navy. To them we owe a debt of gratitude beyond repayment. But there is another service too, without which we could not have survived.

Dover, our frontline town, is uniquely placed to know how much we depended upon them - and how great was the cost. On 6th November 2007 we held a Ceremony of Remembrance for our Forgotten Service - The Civilians.

Below is the index to the service at the parish church of St Mary the Virgin, and the Dedication of the new Headstone for one of our child civilian casualties. Scroll down to click the relevant link to access the page. 

Service Programme - Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Graveside Programme - Page 1              
Service at the Church part 1 part 2            
Speakers at the Service Marilyn Stephenson-Knight
  Terry Sutton MBE
  Andy Cooper
  Iris Jess
  Michelle Cooper
  Julie Balston
  John Cork
  Colonel Kevin Cotten, CD, Canadian High Commission
  The Worshipful The Mayor of Dover
  Intercessions and Last Post
  Albert Bennett
More Contributors Bruce Evans, Canadian Veteran
(a few from the many who helped) Major D. Bradley, BEM, Regimental Association, The Queen's Own Buffs (PWRR)
  Dover Express - end of shelling report
  Toronto Star - end of shelling report
  Gerrit Reintjes, Holland
Dedication of the Headstone The Service
Speakers at the Dedication John Cork
  Jan Vickery
  The Worshipful The Mayor of Dover
  Post Script

Maggie and Simon would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful people who helped, advised, and gave unstinting support, to make the day perfect: a moving and memorable occasion. Dover is a town of which to be proud.

Copyright 2008 Marilyn Stephenson-Knight. All Rights Reserved