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World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2006

The parish tribute inside the St Margaret’s church is in the form of a large marble tablet with red lettering. Nearby is a honour roll of men from the parish who served and managed to survive. There is also a brass memorial plaque to W.R.A Dawson.

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2006




Private CH/466(S). Chatham Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Died 29 April 1915. Age 19. Son of Mr G.H. Allen of St Margaretís-at-Cliffe, Dover, Kent. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.



Lieutenant Colonel. 7th Battalion, The Queenís (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 8 August 1918. Age 29. Born 31 October 1887 [GRO Ref Dec Qr 1887 Wirral Cheshire 8a 429], Hinderton Lodge, Neston, Cheshire. Younger son of the late Reginald Bushell of Hinderton Lodge, Neston, Cheshire and Mrs Caroline Bushell of Hillside, St Margaretís-at-Cliffe, Dover. Husband of Mrs Rachel Bushell (nee Lambert) of Boughton Aluph, Kent, late of Wye Vicarage, Kent. The DSO award appeared in the London Gazette 1 January 1918. Buried Querrieu British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave E. 6.

Victoria Cross (VC) Citation: "On 23 March 1918 west of St. Quentin's Canal and north of Tergnier, France, Lieutenant Colonel Bushell personally led C Company of his battalion who were cooperating with an Allied Regiment in a counterattack. In the course of this attack he was severely wounded in the head, but continued to carry on, walking in front of both English and Allied troops, encouraging them and visiting every portion of the lines in the face of terrific machine-gun and rifle fire. He refused to go to the rear until he had to be removed to the dressing station in a fainting condition."


Frederick C

Private 72739. 18th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 31 March 1918. Age 40. Born Deal. Enlisted Dover. Son of Frederick and Harriet Barnes of St Margarets-at-Cliff, Dover, Kent. Husband of Mrs L.L. Barnes of Westcott, Dorking, Surrey. Buried Westcott (St John) Countess of Huntingdonís Connexion Chapelyard.


John M

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Charles Wilfred

Signalman J/22034. Royal Navy. H.M.S. Racoon. Died 9 January 1918. Age 21. Son of George and Harriet Chapman of St Margaret-at-Cliffe, Kent. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial. Panel 28. All the crew (91) were lost when the ship ran aground onto rocks on Lough point Island in a snow storm, en route from Liverpool to Lough Swilty, despite messages being sent from the ship, at the time her loss was originally attributed to being sunk by a U-boat.


George Cecil

Sapper 18913. 56th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 13 June 1917. Age 27. Born Happisburgh, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Son of Richard George and Mary Ann Cleeve of Kidmore House, Denmede, Cosham, Hampshire. Buried Feuchy British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave I.C.5.


George Henry

Lance Corporal 9050. 2nd Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died 21 May 1917. Born Canterbury. Enlisted Dover. Resided Woodnesborough. Son of Mrs C.E. Cox of Southill, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. Buried Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania. Grave 3.A.13.

DAWSON, DSO & 3 bars

William Robert A

Lieutenant Colonel, 6th Battalion, Queenís Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 3 December 1918. Age 27. Son of William and Ethel L. Dawson of Cold Ash, Newbury, Berkshire. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery. Pas de Calais, France, Grave XLV.A.10. ~


Conrad Hugh

Captain. 13th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 27 September 1917. Age 35. Son of Thomas Dinwiddy F.RI.B.A.,F.S.I. and Eliza Charlotte Dinwiddy, daughter of Philip Rooke, St Margaret-at-Cliffe, Kent. Husband of Winifred Dinwiddy of 3 Oakdale Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.


Albert James

Private 3387. 13th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died 22 March 1918. Age 22. Born West Cliff, Kent. Enlisted Dover. Resided Guston, Dover. Son of Mrs H.J. and Mrs E.H. Dixon of Court Cottages, Gusto, Dover, Kent. Commemorated on the Arras memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Bay 5.


Arthur Clement

Private 204196. 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 9 July 1918. Age 26. Born and resided Dover. Enlisted St Margaretís. Son of William C. and Mary Downes of 7 Marine Parade, Dover, Kent. Buried Valenciennes (St Roth) Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave V.D.7.


Reginald Marcus

Private T/2007. 4th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 20 August 1915. Born and resided St Margaret-at-Cliffe. Enlisted Dover. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 31.



Private 428514. 426th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died 31 October 1918. Age 31. Born Eastry. Enlisted Dover. Resided St Margaretís-at-Cliffe. Husband of fanny Fitall 0f Monkton Street, Ramsgate, Kent. Buried Monkton (St Mary Magdalene) Churchyard. South of church tower, near South boundary. Formerly Private 6453 3rd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Also commemorated at Monkton, see entry for photograph by Andy Pay.


Stanley Gordon

Troop Baker (Assistant). Mercantile Marine. SS Minnetetonka (Belfast). Died 30 January 1918. Age 27. Son of Thomas Samuel and Julia Goldsack of 3 Wellerby Terrace, St Margaretís-at-Cliffe. Commemorated on the Tower Hill memorial, London. A former Atlantic Transport Line ship the SS Minnetetonka was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean.


Thomas Walton

Battery Quartermaster Sergeant 61007. 9th Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died 12 September 1917. Age 27. SDGW records born Sarre, Isle of Thanet, Kent. CWGC records BQMS Grant as a native of St Margaretís Bay, Dover. Enlisted Dover. Son of William Walton Grant (ex Sergeant Major) and Jane Grant. Buried Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. Grave XII.H.3.


William A

Best match for this casualty is:-~Lance Corporal 10761. William Grant. 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Born Spike-Island, Co Cork. Enlisted Southampton. Resided Atcliff, Kent. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey. SDGW shows residence as Atcliff, which probably should be St Margaretís-at-Cliff.


George Henry

Gunner RMA/13981. Royal Marine Artillery. H.M.S. Iris. Died 18 May 1918. Age 28. Born Sherfield English, Hampshire. Son of Henry and Louisa Hewlett of Ivy Cottage, St Margaretís-at-Cliffe, Dover, Kent. Buried Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery. Grave Naval. RC.7.336. Brother of the following casualty.


John Harbird

Private T/2010. 4th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 4 April 1915. Age 22. Born Swindon, Wiltshire. Enlisted Dover. Resided St Margaretís-at-Cliffe. Parents details as above. Buried Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire. Grave RC.839.



Best match for this casualty is:-~Captain Augustus Mark Hendriks. Royal Fusiliers. Attached to 1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died 25 May 1915. Age 34. Brother of Mrs A.C. Hobson of ďConnemara,Ē Rustington, Littlehampton, Sussex. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.


Ivan Henry

Second Lieutenant. 3rd Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 16 November 1916. Age 20. Born St Margaretís-at-Cliffe, Kent. Son of Henry and Maud Hess of 43 Eardly Crescent, Earlís Court, London. Buried Regina Trench Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave IX.A.29.



Second Lieutenant. 3rd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Attached to 8th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 20 July 1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier & Face 7B.


Bertram William

Private 9193. 2nd battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 27 April 1915. Born Shorncliffe. Enlisted Canterbury. Resided Lyminge. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ieper, Belgium.


Frederick C

Probably, Stoker 1st Class HMS Cleo. Royal Navy. Died 16 January 1916. Buried Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery, Sri Lanka. Grave IX. 6. 2.


Ernest C

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LITTLE, DSO and bar, DSC and Bar, Crois de Guerre (France).

Robert Alexander

Flight Commodore 203 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Formerly Royal Naval Air Service. Died 27 May 1918. Age 22. Born Melbourne 19 July 1895. Enlisted 1915. Son of James Little of Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Husband of Vera Little of ďCenteway,Ē 263 Collins Street, Melbourne. Buried Wavans British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave D. 7. Credited with 47 victories ďBobĒ Little was Australiaís highest scoring ďace,Ē killed attacking a Gotha bomber near Noeux.


Mansfeldt Charles Nightingale

Second Lieutenant. Royal Engineers. Died 29 December 1915. Age 24. Son of Mansfeldt Henry and Emily Frances Mills of 34 Kingsnorth gardens, Folkestone, Kent. Buried Cite Bonjean Military cemetery, Armentieres, Nord, France. Grave IX. D. 72.


George T

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Maurice William

Private G/9030. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 18 July 1916. Age 19. Son of Mr E A and Annie Elizabeth Wellard of Townsend Cottage, St Margaretís-at-Cliffe, Kent. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ieper, Belgium.




Corporal 5440720. 5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Died 15 October 1944. Age 27. Born and resided Kent. Son of Ernest Albert and Edith May Attwood. Husband of Edna may Attwood of Southampton. Buried Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy. Grave XIV.D.7.



Flying Officer 403211. Royal Australian Air Force. Died 7 February 1943. Age 28. Son of Major Horace Braine and Evelyn Braine. Husband of Sylvia Law Braine of Cape Town, South Africa. World Professional Ice Skating Champion 1936 & 1937. Commemorated on the Malta Memorial. Panel 11. Column 1.


Richard Gabriel

Lieutenant 162304. The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). Died 7 August 1944. Born Buckinghamshire. Resided Kent. Buried St Charles De Percy War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave XV.A.12.


Norman John

Able Seaman. Merchant Navy. SS Empire Lake (West Hartlepool). Died 15 July 1943. Age 23. Son of Hilda Mary Finnis. Nephew of Helen Finnis of St Margaretís-at-Cliff. Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London. Panel 42.



Private 12527. 6th (H.D.) Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Died 24 March 1941. Born and resided Kent. Son of George Harry and Jane Kenway of St Margaretís-at-Cliffe. Husband of Jessie Mary Kenway of St Margaretís-at-Cliffe. Buried locally in St Margaretís-at Cliff (St Margaret) Churchyard, Sibertswold. Pre war member of the Buffs.


Alexander G

Captain 86515. 1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died 30 March 1942. Age 22. Born and resided Kent. Son of George and Elsa Kinnaird. Husband of Beresford Aileen Kinnaird of Cape Town, South Africa. Commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar. Face 7. Pre war member of the Regiment.


Henry R

Able Seaman C/JX 213321 Royal Navy. HMS Daedalus. Died 8 September 1944. Age 54. Son of George and Elizabeth Matcham. Husband of Charlotte Winifred Matcham of St Margaretís-at-Cliffe, Kent. Buried St Margaretís-at-Cliffe (St Margaret) Churchyard, Sibertswold.


Stanley Wilfred

Leading Aircraftman (Pilot U/T) 1392661 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25 November 1942. Age 19. Son of Wilfred C H Price and Margaret Price of St Margaret-at-Cliffe, Kent. Buried Vereeniging Old Town Cemetery, South Africa. C of E Plot. Grave 1282. Probably died resultant of a flying accident while U/T at No 22 Air Training School, that was based at Vereeniging during World War Two.



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Stanley Charles Robert

Signalman 2320889. 2nd Division Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 26 May 1940. Son of Charles and Elsie Laura Wells. Husband of Kathleen N E Wells of Westcliffe, Kent. Buried Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot 2. Row 7. Grave 46.


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