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Dover Civic War Memorial Remembrance Garden 2012, Kent, England, UK

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After the Remembrance Day service held on Sunday, November 11, 2012, there was a parade from Dover Civic War Memorial to the church of St Mary the Virgin in Cannon Street via Biggin Street. The figure of Youth statue was designed by Richard Goulden. On the left is Maison Dieu House and the Town Hall is behind. See more Dover statues, memorials, and monuments.

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John Latter on November 17, 2012

The 2012 Remembrance Sunday service contained an address by the Reverend David Ridley, Vicar and Area Dean of St Mary's CofE Church. A This is Kent news article reported:

Special mention was made of Lieutenant Edward Drummond-Baxter and Lance Corporal Siddhanta Tunwar, both from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles, who were killed in Helmand Province on October 30.

Reading a report of the first ever Remembrance service in 1919 Rev Ridley said: "I wonder whether on that first Remembrance Day whether they anticipated people still gathering nearly 100 years later to pay their respects to the fallen."

Among those laying wreaths at the town war memorial was MP Charlie Elphicke, Dover District Council chairman Sue Nicholas, and town mayor Anne Smith.

Others included members of Kent Police, Kent fire service, Dover Harbour Board and service associations such as the Royal British Legion and the Royal Engineers Association. The inscription on the figure of Youth sculpture reads:

To the Glorious Memory of the People of Dover who gave their lives in the Great Wars 1914-1919, 1939-1945.

One of the panels on a side column to the memorial plinth is inscribed with "Bruce, H. K." about whom the Dover War Memorial Project states:

Harry Kendall Walpole Bruce was an Indian Major, in the 2nd King Edward's Own Gurkha Rifles (Sirmoor Rifles). He was 37 when he died on 1st February 1917, and is buried at Amara in Iraq. He was the son of Lieutenant General Le Geyt Bruce, KCB, and Lady Bruce.

Sir Henry Le Geyt Bruce, KCB, was a Victorian Knight who once lived at 1 East Cliff close to the former home of Charles Lightoller, the most senior officer to survive the 1912 RMS Titanic iceberg disaster who began living at number 8 East Cliff after being posted to the Royal Navy's "Dover Patrol" in 1916.

Other Dover war memorials include:

Channel Dash War Memorial 1, Marine Parade, Dover Seafront

Dover Merchant Navy War Memorial

We Will Remember Them..., Dunkirk War Memorial, Dover Seafront

Indian Mutiny Rifles Monument, Camden Square, Dover

Old St James the Apostle Church

The Jacobean Maison Dieu House was built in 1665 (year of the Great Plague of London) and is now a Listed Building. According to Dover Town Council, it is possibly the oldest domestic building in the town.

An Urban Dover History, World War I (First World War, The Great War), and World War II (Second World War) photo.

John Latter

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John Latter on December 10, 2012
John Latter on December 27, 2012

"The Jacobean Maison Dieu House was built in 1665"

This should read:

"The Queen Anne architectual style Maison Dieu House was built in 1665"

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