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___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   24th Nov 2018 - From the Features Box on the right hand side of the Home Page, select Slide Show to view a video

                     commemorating all of the men who gave their lives during World War 1.

 17th Sep 2022 - Read the latest addition to the Histories section - HMS EREBUS - Journal Found



Photos

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Charles William Stanley Irving
Charles William Stanley Irving
 
  9 Jul 2024
Augustus William Edward Couves
Augustus William Edward Couves
 
  21 Jun 2024
Ronald Roy Todd
Ronald Roy Todd
1933-1992 
  11 Jun 2024
Ronald Roy Todd
Ronald Roy Todd
 
  11 Jun 2024
Louisa Court
Louisa Court
 
  10 Jun 2024
Louisa Court
Louisa Court
 
  10 Jun 2024
Edith Louise Iverson Court
Edith Louise Iverson Court
After her mother Louisa Court married John Ellender in 1893, Edith took the surname Ellender. 
  10 Jun 2024
Edith Louise Iverson Court
Edith Louise Iverson Court
 
  10 Jun 2024
John Henry Hudston and Dorothy Elvira Ellender
John Henry Hudston and Dorothy Elvira Ellender
Wedding Day photo in 1928 
  10 Jun 2024
John Henry Hudson
John Henry Hudson
Wearing Royal Engineers Cap Badge 
  10 Jun 2024
John Henry Hudston and Hilda May Unknown
John Henry Hudston and Hilda May Unknown
Wedding Day photo in 1971. John's 2nd marriage. Hilda had previously married a Chapman. 
  10 Jun 2024
John Henry Hudston
John Henry Hudston
 
  10 Jun 2024
Margaret Joan Linkin
Margaret Joan Linkin
Became wife of Peter Davies 
  9 May 2024
Peter Davies
Peter Davies
 
  9 May 2024
Charles William Arthur Davies
Charles William Arthur Davies
POW no.16903 at Lamsdorf Camp Stalag VIII-B Germany. 
  5 May 2024

Documents

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Hubert George Worsley
Hubert George Worsley
Obituary in Dover Express 30 Nov 1990 
  14 Jul 2024
Euphemia Macdonald GEDDES
Euphemia Macdonald GEDDES
Page 2 of Report of her death in Ukraine. 
  13 Jul 2024
Euphemia Macdonald GEDDES
Euphemia Macdonald GEDDES
Page 1 of Report of her death in Russia (now Ukraine) 
  13 Jul 2024
Euphemia Macdonald GEDDES
Euphemia Macdonald GEDDES
Birth Record from Scotlands People 
  13 Jul 2024
Grace Madeleine Lonfat
Grace Madeleine Lonfat
Birth certificate 
  2 Jul 2024
Jane Ellender marriage announcement to Stephen Ansell
Jane Ellender marriage announcement to Stephen Ansell
Whitstable Times 17 Oct 1868 
  2 Jul 2024
Augustus William Edward Couves
Augustus William Edward Couves
Obituary in The Reading Standard 24 September 1948 
  25 Jun 2024
Walter John Hart and Mary Ann Burke
Walter John Hart and Mary Ann Burke
Marriage Document 
  18 Jun 2024
Ronald Roy Todd
Ronald Roy Todd
Death notice in the Folkestone Herald 10 Apr 1992. 
  11 Jun 2024
Henry Robert Ellender
Henry Robert Ellender
Death notice in the Dover Express, 05 Jan 1990 
  10 Jun 2024
Rose Dyer
Rose Dyer
Rose married George Ellender. News report of her funeral in the Dover Express and East Kent News. 
  10 Jun 2024
Edith Louise Iverson Court
Edith Louise Iverson Court
Birth Certificate 
  10 Jun 2024
Phyllis Taylor & Doris Taylor
Members of the Crystal Palace Football Supporters Club Committee
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
  21 May 2024
William Ellender and his marriage to Clara Costa
William Ellender and his marriage to Clara Costa
Published in The Province Fri 22 Aug 1902 
  20 May 2024
George Fagg and his wife Caroline Woollett
George Fagg and his wife Caroline Woollett
Wedding anniversary news article in Kentish Express, 1951 
  15 May 2024

Headstones

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Charles Breeze & Matilda Holland with William Charles Stanley
Charles Breeze & Matilda Holland with William Charles Stanley
Headstone in Pelsall Parish Church Graveyard, Pelsall, Staffordshire 
     9 Jul 2024
Fanny Matilda Tuck, Henry Todd, Isaac Todd, Walter Henry Todd, Elizabeth Christine Todd and Ronald Roy Todd.
Fanny Matilda Tuck, Henry Todd, Isaac Todd, Walter Henry Todd, Elizabeth Christine Todd and Ronald Roy Todd.
Headstone 
     11 Jun 2024
John Ellender and Louisa Court
John Ellender and Louisa Court
Headstone in Cheriton Road Cemetery, Folkestone, Kent 
Cheriton Road Cemetery     10 Jun 2024
Charles William Bullen and his wife Ena Marshall
Charles William Bullen and his wife Ena Marshall
Headstone in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 
Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens     2 Jun 2024
William Ellender and his wife Clara Costa
William Ellender and his wife Clara Costa
Headstone in Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 
Mountain View Cemetery     20 May 2024
Adrien Auguste Lonfat
Adrien Auguste Lonfat
Headstone in Cheriton Road Cemetery, Folkestone, Kent 
Cheriton Road Cemetery     10 May 2024
Harry Davies
Harry Davies
Military Headstone. Harry having added James to his name. 
Hawkinge Cemetery & Crematorium, Aerodrome Road, Hawkinge, Kent     7 May 2024
Elizabeth Mantle nee Clarke
Elizabeth Mantle nee Clarke
Wife of Walter William Mantle, Died 21st October 1937 
Boatmans Hill Cemetery     5 May 2024
Walter William Mantle, Elizabeth Clarke and Florence Emma Mantle.
Headstone in Boatmans Hill Cemetery, Woodnesborough Road, Sandwich, Kent
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
Boatmans Hill Cemetery     5 May 2024
Frederick William Dane with his wife Alice Eliza Brunell and daughter Myra Irene Dane with her partner Arthur Gustav Egidius Johansen.
Frederick William Dane with his wife Alice Eliza Brunell and daughter Myra Irene Dane with her partner Arthur Gustav Egidius Johansen.
Gravestone 
Marsden Valley Cemetery
MV01A009 
    28 Feb 2024
Hannah Agnes Doolan
Hannah Agnes Doolan
Her ashes scattered here. 
Waikumete Cemetery
Eucalyptus Glade 
    28 Feb 2024
Lawrence James Heatley & his wife Margaret Josephine Doolan headstone
Lawrence James Heatley & his wife Margaret Josephine Doolan headstone
Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Manawatu, Horowhenua, New Zealand. Sec. P, Block 007, Plot 027 
Kelvin Grove Cemetery     26 Feb 2024
Samson Ellender, Elizabeth Edith Stokes, Mary Ann Stokes, and both James John Ellenders Headstone.
Samson Ellender, Elizabeth Edith Stokes, Mary Ann Stokes, and both James John Ellenders Headstone.
Headstone in Boatmans Hill Cemetery, Sandwich, Kent.  
     26 Feb 2024
Boatmans Hill Cemetery, Sandwich, Kent - Entrance
Boatmans Hill Cemetery, Sandwich, Kent - Entrance
Final resting place for some of the Ellender family. 
     26 Feb 2024
Richard Ladd  & wife Harriett Mantle
Richard Ladd & wife Harriett Mantle
Complete Headstone in St Nicholas Churchyard, Ash, Kent.  
     11 Feb 2024

Histories

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Sgt. Daniel Bryant and HMS 'Erebus'
Sgt. Daniel Bryant and HMS 'Erebus'
Capt. Sir John Franklin's doomed expedition to locate the Northwest Passage 
  28 Oct 2023
Alice Rose Davies
Alice Rose Davies
St Michael & All Angels – Bosherston, Pembrokeshire
The Squint Window and the West Window
These were erected by a schoolmistress, Alice Evans Davies, who taught for many years in the old Bosherston School (now the Church Hall). The squint window depicts St Nicholas as the patron saint of sea-farers and is in memory of Petty Officer George Evans, her husband, who was killed in the battle of Jutland. The west window is a depiction of Jesus. The Resurrection and the Life was erected in memory of her father, James Walter Davies of Pembroke Dock.
 
  28 Oct 2023
POW in Milag Nord nr. Bremen
POW in Milag Nord nr. Bremen
The SS St Margaret (Master: David Sidney Davies) left Liverpool as part of convoy ON-165 at 0800 Tuesday 2nd February 1943. The vessel, sailing to South American ports, was carrying machinery, whisky, stout, textiles, military stores for the Falklands Islands and Yardley’s products,.
Among the passengers, on her way to join her husband in Buenos Aires, there was Octave Osten with her daughter Ruth Schaeffear and son in law Tony Schaeffear. They had managed to escape from Germany just before the war. Also on board was Matron Frances Gowans who was matron in charge at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands hospital. Having purchased her trousseau in England she was returning to be married. In addition, two Belgians and a Hungarian Jew were also travelling.
Overall, there were fifty persons aboard, the seven passengers and forty-three officers and crew.
At 13.55 19th Feb 1943 SS St Margaret was given orders to disperse from the convoy, and to continue her passage South to Pernambuco, Brazil for refuelling and subsequent delivery of supplies and passengers to their various destinations.
At 09.42 on Saturday 27th February the St Margaret was, by now, in the middle of the Sargasso Sea, in the central North Atlantic, when a huge explosion occurred. This was the result of a torpedo from a U-Boat hitting the engine room on the port side. On investigation three men were missing. George Brady, a 21 year old Fireman, Patrick Edward Loughran, a 24 year old Donkeyman and Capt. Davies’s very good friend, John Bradford Meadley the Chief Engineer.
Although severely damaged and stopped there was no immediate danger of the vessel sinking, so Captain Davies ordered everyone to abandon ship via the lifeboats.
This was eventually achieved, after some struggles with the lifeboats, and eventually all survivors were away from the St Margaret.
A little over an hour after being struck by the torpedo and as Capt. Davies had surmised, a further torpedo struck. 10 minutes later the St Margaret was gone.
The U-Boat that brought about the destruction of SS St Margaet was U-66, commanded by Lieutenant Captain Friedrich Markworth.
Markworth, knowing that the abandoned people in the lifeboats could not fight back, raised the U-Boat to the surface and approached the lifeboats. He than demanded that Captain Davies go aboard the U-Boat who was then taken as a Prisoner of War.
At 0815 on 2nd March, the other survivors were eventually rescued by USS Hobson and taken to Bermuda.
Meanwhile, Captain Davies had been transferred to another U-Boat. Around the 1st March 1943 he was transferred to U-460 commanded by Lieutenant Captain Ebe Schnoor, and taken to St. Nazaire. Four days later, on the 5th of March. Capt. Davies was sent to a merchant navy Prisoner of War camp, Milag Nord near Breman. This camp was liberated by the Welsh & Scots Guards at 10:30 pm on the 27th of April 1945 – they were a highly welcome sight to Davies, who was Welsh and spoke that language.


 
  22 Aug 2023
Fortitude
Fortitude
Brian Hambleton's WW2 story concerning his mother and a time bomb. 
  17 Oct 2020
Ellender's Bakery, Sandwich, Kent 1863-1933
Business Fixtures and Fittings for just £6
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.) 
  17 Oct 2020
Air Raid On Croydon Airport
Air Raid On Croydon Airport
62 Civilians killed 
  17 Oct 2020
A Trunk and Letters in a Canvas Cutlery Holder
A Trunk and Letters in a Canvas Cutlery Holder
Surviving letters written in 1854/5 by Colour Sergeant George Clarke and sent to his wife Mary Anne in Corfu and England, which sparked the research into a family history.  
  17 Oct 2020
Herbert Theodore Ghent and Eliza Strutton
Herbert Theodore Ghent and Eliza Strutton
Not cut out for the military. 
  17 Dec 2013

CWGC WW1

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Ernest Ellender
Ernest Ellender
CWGC Commemoration 
  25 Jun 2024
Henry Ellender
Henry Ellender
CWGC Commemoration 
  24 Jun 2024
Albert Ellender
Albert Ellender
CWGC Commemoration 
  24 Jun 2024
James William Evans
James William Evans
CWGC Commemoration 
  13 Nov 2023
George Price Davies
George Price Davies
CWGC Commemoration 
  23 Oct 2023
John Thomas Davies
John Thomas Davies
CWGC Commemoration 
  23 Oct 2023
Jeffrey Victor Harvey
Jeffrey Victor Harvey
CWGC Commemoration 
  4 May 2022
James William Gerhard
James William Gerhard
CWGC Commeration 
  4 May 2022
Henry Frederick Peet
Henry Frederick Peet
CWGC Commemoration 
  28 Jan 2021
Charles William Stanley Irving
Charles William Stanley Irving
CWGC Commemoration 
  18 Nov 2020
Ernest James Ghent
Ernest James Ghent
CWGC Commemoration 
  18 Nov 2020
Thomas Alfred Good
Thomas Alfred Good
CWGC Commemoration 
  17 Nov 2020
Wilfred Richard Kempson
Wilfred Richard Kempson
CWGC Commemoration 
  17 Nov 2020
Arthur George Moat
Arthur George Moat
CWGC Commemoration 
  16 Nov 2020
Frederick William Margetts
Frederick William Margetts
CWGC Commemoration 
  30 Sep 2020

CWGC WW2

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Isaac Todd
Isaac Todd
CWGC Commemoration 
  11 Jun 2024
Walter Fox
Walter Fox
CWGC Commemoration 
  8 Jun 2024
John Peter Reed
John Peter Reed
CWGC Commemoration 
  31 Oct 2022
Albert John Mantle
Albert John Mantle
CWGC Commemoration 
  31 Oct 2022
Harold Ernest Mantle
Harold Ernest Mantle
CWGC Commemoration 
  7 Oct 2022
Roy Littlewood Couves
Roy Littlewood Couves
CWGC Commemoration 
  11 Sep 2021

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born/Christened   Location   Last Modified 
I2186 
COKER, Lee John 
   15 Jul 2024
I14515 
HURLEY, William 
b. 27 Jun 1869  9, Dublin Terrace, Notting Hill, London  14 Jul 2024
I14516 
HURLEY, Charles 
b. 1874  Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales  14 Jul 2024
I14514 
HURLEY, Christine Elizabeth 
b. 10 Apr 1866  Westminster, Middlesex  14 Jul 2024
I14513 
HURLEY, Joseph Curnow 
b. 1864  Westminster, Middlesex  14 Jul 2024
I14512 
HURLEY, George Henry 
b. 1861  Westminster, Middlesex  14 Jul 2024
I14511 
HURLEY, James Thomas 
b. 23 Jan 1856  Locomotive Street, Boston, Lincolnshire  14 Jul 2024
I14510 
HURLEY, Edwin Roberts 
b. 1857  Westminster, Middlesex  14 Jul 2024
I14509 
HURLEY, Richard John 
b. 1852  Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales  14 Jul 2024
I14508 
HURLEY, Martha 
b. 1850  Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales  14 Jul 2024
I14507 
CURNOW, Jane Elizabeth 
b. 1830  St Ives, Penzance, Cornwall  14 Jul 2024
I14506 
HURLEY, William 
b. 1816  North Petherton, Somerset  14 Jul 2024
I13963 
HURLEY, Rose Louisa 
b. 7 May 1867  Westminster, Middlesex  14 Jul 2024
I14505 
MALTHOUSE, Henry William 
b. 1874  Greenwich, London  13 Jul 2024
I14504 
MALTHOUSE, William Arthur 
b. 1873  Greenwich, London  13 Jul 2024

Families
               
 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
 F3338 
 I14506  William HURLEY  I14507  Jane Elizabeth CURNOW  28 Aug 1848  14 Jul 2024
 F2309 
 I8235  Charles MALTHOUSE  I8236  Ann TAYLOR  1865  13 Jul 2024
 F3337 
 I14501  Alexander GEDDES  I14502  Margaret Clark KINLOCH  20 Nov 1909  13 Jul 2024
 F3336 
 I8337  James Charles JONES  I14500  Eleanor Charlotte SMITH  1937  13 Jul 2024
 F3335 
 I8337  James Charles JONES  I14499  Euphemia Macdonald GEDDES  1931  13 Jul 2024
 F3334 
 I14498  George HART  I14495  Maria BREEZE  1853  11 Jul 2024
 F3333 
 I14494  Not KNOWN  I14495  Maria BREEZE    11 Jul 2024
 F3331 
 I14488  William Charles STANLEY  I4978  Mary Matilda BREEZE  1904  10 Jul 2024
 F3332 
 I14491  William Henry ARROWSMITH  I14489  Hilda STANLEY  1933  9 Jul 2024
 F1409 
 I4967  Charles BREEZE  I4968  Matilda HOLLAND  1855  8 Jul 2024
 F3330 
 I14483  Alfred James HOLMES  I14482  Mary Ann ELLENDER  24 Jul 1904  6 Jul 2024
 F2535 
 I2164  Daniel ELLENDER  I9053  Sarah TERRY  1856  6 Jul 2024
 F3329 
 I14481  Stephen ANSELL  I2160  Jane ELLENDER  14 Oct 1868  2 Jul 2024
 F3328 
 I14479  John ALLEN  I9055  Emily ELLENDER  1888  1 Jul 2024
 F0614 
 I2158  William ELLENDER  I2159  Frances SCOTT  13 Apr 1833  30 Jun 2024