Churchill, Charles b. February, 1731 d. November 4, 1764 Poet, Satirist. He was educated at Westminster School, London, before entering Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1749. He was then made curate of South Cadbury, Somerset, before succeeding his father as curate of Rainham, Essex, in 1756. In 1758 he was elected to the curacy and lectureship of St. John's, Westminster, and also took a teaching position at a girl's school. It was at this time that he began a life of drunkeness with his friend Robert Lloyd, and only escaped imprisonment for dept with...[Read More] (Bio by: js) Charlton Cemetery, Dover, Dover District, Kent, England
House, William b. October 7, 1879 d. February 28, 1912 Second Boer War Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award on October 7, 1902 for his actions as a private in the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) of the British Army on August 2, 1900 at Mosilikatse, Nek, South Africa during the Second Boer War. Born William John House in Thatcham, Berkshire, England, he joined the British Army in 1896 and was sent to South Africa following the outbreak of the Second Boer War in October 1899. Following his...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) St James Cemetery, Dover, Dover District, Kent, England
Keyes, Adm. Roger John Brownlow b. October 4, 1872 d. December 26, 1945 British Admiral, Politician, Writer. He was educated at a preparatory school at Margate, Kent and began his Royal Navy training aboard HMS Britannia in 1884. In 1887 he joined his first ship, HMS Raleigh, based in South Africa, and in 1890 transferred to HMS Turquoise to take part in anti slavery missions. He then returned briefly to England and worked aboard the royal yacht HMY Victoria and Albert, meeting Queen Victoria before leaving for a four year posting to South America. On his return...[Read More] (Bio by: js) St James Cemetery, Dover, Dover District, Kent, England Plot: Sec. P.W. 1914-21. Zeebrugge Plot. Grave 68.
Mcwheeney, Sgt. William b. 1830 d. May 17, 1866 Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. He served as a Sergeant in the 44th of Foot, Essex Regiment, British Army. At Sebastopol, Russia, October 20, 1854, Sergeant McWheeney with a party of his Regiment were held to cover while being repulsed from enemy sharpshooters. When a fellow comrade of his unit was dangerously wounded, Sergeant McWheeney took the wounded man on his back and carried him to a place of safety under very heavy fire. On December 5, 1854, under fire Sergeant McWheeney saved the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) St James Cemetery, Dover, Dover District, Kent, England
Mummery, Albert Frederick b. September 10, 1855 d. August 24, 1895 Mountaineer, Author. He inherited a successful tanning business from his father, but spent most of his time climbing and studying economics. He wrote "The Physiology of Industry" with John Atkinson Hobson in 1889, but is best known as a mountaineer. With his companions William Cecil Slingsby and J. Norman Collie, he pioneered the practice of climbing without guides. He also invented the "Mummery Tent", and was one of the first to climb without heavy equipment. He made the first successful...[Read More] (Bio by: js) St Peter and St Paul Churchyard, Dover, Dover District, Kent, England Plot: Churchyard.
Wooden, Charles b. March 24, 1829 d. April 14, 1876 Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. He was a Sergeant Major in the 17th Lancers. At Balaklava on October 26, 1854 - one day after participating in the famous Charge of the Light Brigade - Wooden and surgeon James Mouat took part in the rescue of a Lieutenant-Colonel Morris, who was lying seriously wounded in an exposed position. They were instrumental in saving the...[Read More] (Bio by: julia&keld) St James Cemetery, Dover, Dover District, Kent, England