"We Remember" Booklet 2006
WORKING ON THE PROJECT
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
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
even 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
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.
At the Exhibition