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If you know any more, please do
Primrose Road Mission Hall
picture may be of the congregation at the Primrose Road
Mission Hall, Dover. If you can identify this picture,
let us know.
The photograph was part of a collection relating to civilian
casualties Mr and Mrs Warman, who died in 1942.
Update: This picture is
of Garden Hall, which was in Cherry Tree Avenue. It later
became the Gas Works Social Club. The picture was taken
around 1937 and is of a social evening held by the Dover Fur
and Feather Society.
Thank you very much for the information to Barbara Ayers,
who has a copy of the same photograph in which she herself
a Battle of Britain pilot who sadly lost his life in a tragic
accident on 2nd August 1940. On 24th
July he claimed a Me109, and is given
credit by some sources as having downed Oberleutnant
Werner Bartels of Jagdgeschwader 26 who crash-landed at
Margate and was taken prisoner.
A reader from Kent contacted us.His grandmother had a clock,
probably from Oberleutnant Werner Bartels'
plane. For many years it stood on the mantelpiece at
home, and still remains with the family. Mark
would love to speak to anyone from Sam Sawyer's family,
or from Werner Bartels' family. Please do
if you can help.
21 November 2007 We are
absolutely delighted to have heard from Sam's
granddaughter and son..
Four Generations - Herbert Dawes and
This is four generations of the Dawes family. They
are, we believe, Herbert, who is holding his son,
Herbert's father, Alfred, and his father, William.
Does anyone recognise them, or this picture? A
descendant of this family would like to make contact
with any relatives. They may be living in Kent. Please
let us know.
30th October 2008. We're delighted to have heard
from a relative of Herbert Dawes, who told us that the
photo was taken in his back garden, and the baby's name
was Donald. Two distant cousins are now corresponding,
having been newly-reunited.
7th December 2008. With great pleasure we have
now heard from another relative of the
family, and have put the members in touch. Thank you so
very much for contacting us, and we're so glad to be
able to help
This is Mundella School, in the Black Bull
Road, Folkestone. It was the school Walter Tull attended when he
was a young child.
In 1921 a Memorial plaque, of polished
walnut, was unveiled to the boys from the school who had served
and fallen. Walter Tull's name was amongst the 91 casualties. We
think all 533 names of the boys who had served and returned may
also have been inscribed.
The Memorial is missing, and an appeal has
failed to track it down. Perhaps it was destroyed when the
school was damaged in the second World War. If you know where it
is, or what happened to it, please
let us know.
17th October 2008. Annie and Peter Bamford, of the Folkestone
and District Local History Society, emailed, querying whether a
photo they had in their possession could possibly be of the
missing memorial. We had an account of the unveiling of the
memorial; when they checked the list of names against the
photograph it proved that it was indeed a photo of the memorial.
This is the most wonderful news, and we thank them very much
indeed! An image of the memorial, with a transcription of the
names, is now online
Westminster Bank, Market Square
Just inside the bank door, on the right, is a
memorial to the staff of the bank who served in the Great War
here). As yet, the photograph above the plaque is
unidentified. Part of the photo is shown (left)
We have heard several suggestions of who he
might be (possibly R. W. Brett is one), but does anyone know for
tell us if you
6 March 2010. We are so happy to have met the cousin of the
young man featured in this photograph. He is indeed Raymond
Brett, who so sadly died in a plane crash over Lanklaar, Belgium
on 22 June 1944. He was just 20.
Air Gunner Brett's cousin has very kindly
shown us more photographs, and other items belonging to this
exuberantly talented young man.
We are so pleased another of our Dovorian
casualties has "come home". Rest in Peace, Raymond, as may all
the crew who died and are buried with you.