War Memorial at Dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


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Dame Vera Lynn, CH, DBE, LL.D, M.Mus

Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce, KG, GCB, OBE, DL
Lord Warden and Admiral of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle

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The Unknown Warrior Educational Resources

An unidentified soldier from the battlefields of WWI now lies amongst the monarchs at Westminster Abbey. He is a focus for Remembrance; everyone's brother, son, husband, or father. Discover the significance of the Unknown Warrior through the stories of six Great War casualties and their families. Suitable for Key Stage 2, with many activities and exercises.

pdf format, approximately 7 MB; click the link above or the image to the right for the resources. An accompanying letter to schools is here


The Memorial


Meaning of Memorial  Part 1



Meaning of Memorial Part 2


Meaning of Memorial Part 3


"Wee Willie"
the figure on the memorial

Events  Events
The Exhibition - May 2006
   Booklet "We Remember" 2006  


Mobile Exhibition 2007
Dover War Memorial Project


  Civilian Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving 2007  


The Walter Tull Exhibition 2009
The New Plaque on the Memorial - Dedication 2009


Mobile Exhibition 2010
The Summer of 1940
90th Anniversary of the Unknown Warrior  -  newsletter 4 of 2010


Mobile Exhibition 2011
Love Stories:
A Day to Remember
  Library Exhibition 2011
 Commemorating our Fallen 


Library Exhibition 2012
For Crown and Country
  Library Exhibition 2012
Dover Remembers


Library Exhibition 2013
Tommy, Tommy Atkins


Vimy Ridge - 90 Years On
(April 2007)
"The Finest Hour"  
war-theme pub launch (May 2007)
Prince of Wales Sea Training School  WWII plaque (May 2007)
West Indian Ex-Service Association  Seaford plaques (May 2007) Shoreham Aircraft Museum
RAF Memorial (May 2007)
Hellfire Corner Association
1940s weekend, Dover (June 2007)
The Dover Regatta
(August 2007)
Tottenham Hotspur FC Founder
(September 2007)
Annual Discretionary Award
(October 2007)
Special Visits (J+A Cork and G Bates)
(October and November 2007)
"Crossing the White Line" - 1
Art Workshop (April 2008)
Crossing the White Line" - 2
Discussion Group (April 2008)
Merchant Navy Memorial
(Dover - September 2008)
90th anniversary of the Armistice
"Crossing the White Line"
( 10th November 2008)
90th anniversary of the Armistice
"Not forgotten"
( 11th November 2008)
See also our Archives
of "Latest News"  and of "From the Front", our quarterly newsletters between January 2010 to December 2013


Hero(in)es Wartime
Alfred and Martha Abbott Arthur Ackehurst
Zeebrugge Thinking Remembrance '06
Ronald Adley The Blythe Family
Shelling - last day, sad death In the Caves
Charles Brading Jock Cameron - pdf
Memories "One Going Down in Flames!"
The Foggs and Fussells Donald Halke 
I Survived the Live-Bait Squadron Live Bait Squadron - Survivors' Accounts
Edward Handley The  Kirton Family
"They shall grow not old" Remembrance '07 The Spirit of Christmas Past
Max Long - AAA 127th Daniel McCarthy
Dover's "Few" The Red Poppy - poem
Walter Tull - several Charles Vulyak - AAA 127th
A Tribute to the Belgian Workers The Glatton
The First Nine Days
before the Battle of Britain
Turn Back, Turn Back!
Canadian Pilots BoB

"The Way We Were" Series
published in the Dover Express from 2 October 2014
Bill Skelton
John and Arthur Skelton
Alfred Webb
Edwin Robinson  

Thomas Baskerville Honor Isabel Salmon


Dovorians Remember
We Served and Returned We Came to Serve
News Report - Toronto Star, 1941


Index to Dover Cemetery Jottings

VC Winners and
Other Medal Winners 
 connected with Dover
Dover Front Line Medal First Decoration for WWII Service
(including other Dover Firsts)
William Sharp - French Resistance A Dover Family's Air Raid Shelter and
More Air Raid Shelters
Most Medals? Albert Gilligan
Dover's Few
Battle of Britain pilots connected
HMS Falcon 28 Oct 1914
from Mrs Banks' fascinating compilations
A Lonely Grave
Pilot Officer Arthur Clarke
Anti-Aircraft Corps Bravest Thankful Knowlton Miscellany


Articles About Site Tools
Three Memorials Ensuring Fallen Not Forgotten
Search Forum
Great Oaks - with note how Project began Bringing People Together Links
The  Project A Corner of a Foreign Field  The Team
The  Project 2 The Virtual Memorial
Maggie S-K Simon Chambers
  Their Names Liveth for Evermore

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