THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper
 

 

The "We Remember" Booklet 2006

 

WORKING ON THE PROJECT    

Tracey Hubbard, by Simon ChambersIn my post as Clerical Officer to Dover Town Council, I have organised and been involved with various events and projects. However the War Memorial Project, putting faces to names of the 800 people remembered on the Town Memorial, took a real hold with me. 

Research started by checking through the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for information such as the date of death and the regiment of the people named on the Memorial. Relatives have been very supportive in giving further details of their loved ones, including careers held prior to enlistment, about the loved one’s immediate family, or visitor to exhibition, by Simon Chamberseven remembering stories heard when they were children. They asked other relatives as well – we have even received detaiIs from Australia. It has been very moving visualising the people they remember every Remembrance Sunday. The Project has touched everyone’s hearts.  

An exhibition was held at the Town Council Offices and elsewhere of some information and pictures kindly passed on by relatives. Local people brought in artefacts from the two World Wars which were also exhibited, plus personal possessions from some of the casualties. Schools visited the exhibition to help them with their class work.  The exhibition was a great success and enjoyed by all who visited.  

I have been very interested in this project and working closely with Marilyn Stephenson-Knight. I am looking forward to the time when we have achieved details for all names on the Memorial; this would be my goal. 

Tracey Hubbard

Picture:
At the Exhibition




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