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World War 1
World War 1
Bomb de-fused in Chapel Lane. 1921
A press cutting from the Dover Express in 1921 of the de-fusing of a bomb found in the pond in Chapel Lane by a Mr James.
British Red Cross (St Margaret's Branch) activities 1917 to 1918
A typewritten sheet listing activity and donations to the British Red Cross Society during 1917 and 1918.
Centenary Commemoration of the Deployment of the British Expeditionary Force 1914
The programme for the centenary Commemoration of the deployment of the British Expeditionary Force in WW1. It contains information about the WW1 Swingate airfield which is in the Parish.
Certificate of Registration for E C Goldfinch permitting the sale of flour during WW1
The certificate of registration permitting E C Goldfinch of St Margaret's at Cliffe to retail flour at his bakery during WW1.
Channel Fleet off St Margaret's Bay. 1906
Two small black and white photographs taken from the beach at St Margaret's Bay. Four vessels can be seen out at sea. A handwritten caption on each states: 'Channel Fleet. The Moorings on beach.' Daisy Watts Album
Col. W R A Dawson, War Service and death
A photocopy from an unknown publication of the war service and death of Colonel W.R.A. Dawson, together with a copy of entries from records of the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. There is a plaque ...
Dedication of the WW1 Memorial in St Margaret's Church. 1920
Press reports of the Service of Dedication of the WW1 memorial in the church of St Margaret of Antioch.
Details of WW1 bomb damage to the village
A typed extract from the St Margaret's Visitors Guide, published in 1925 by K J Madge, detailing how the village was affected during WW1.
Discovery of an unexploded bomb in Chapel Lane Pond. 1921
A typewritten note of the unexploded bomb discovered in the pond in Chapel Lane during cleaning in 1921.
Exemption from Military Service applications from St Margaret's. 1917
A copy of exemption hearings relating to St Margaret's residents reported in the Dover Express 20 April 1917.
Extract from St Margaret's Visitors' Guide 'St Margaret's and The Great War'
From the St Margaret's Visitors' Guide, an article entitled 'St Margaret's and the Great War' (WWI), in which it is noted that the Royal Fusiliers were billeted at Portal House. [ Undated - 1930s?]
Letter from Mr G S Johnson with items concerning Oxney Court. 2 May 1965
A letter from Mr G S Johnson to Mr C Downes of Townsend Farm, 2 May 1965 in which he details certain items of interest concerning Oxney Court. Includes references to Oxney in WW1 and the ...
List of awards to St Margaret's Special Constables in WW1
A typewritten list of those Special Constables from St Margaret's at Cliffe, Westcliffe and East Langdon awarded medals for service during World War 1.
List of men volunteering for enlistment WW1; Notes on War Work Committees formed in the village in WW1
Typewritten notes of a meeting to set up committees in the village to assist in war work and help the troops. A number of men also volunteered to enlist at this meeting in the regulars or ...
List of Special Constables who enlisted during WW1
A typewritten list of villagers sworn-in as Special Constables.
Military Motorcyclist S Hughes
Two sepia photographs of an army motorcyclist with the name S Hughes written on the reverse of one of them. Any further information gratefully received.
Names on the WW1 Memorial in St Margaret's Church
A typewritten list of the names inscribed on the World War 1 memorial erected in the church of St Margaret of Antioch in St Margaret's at Cliffe. The memorial was destroyed by shelling from France during ...
Notes on L/Col W R A Dawson who died in WW1
Handwritten notes taken from Debretts 1917 of L/Colonel W R A Dawson. There is a memorial to him in the village church in the form of a brass plaque erected by his fellow officers.
Notes on some of the names on the WW1 Memorial in St Margaret's Church
Notes relating to some of those remembered on WW1 memorials. ( Dinwiddy, Mills and Dawson )
Notice about prohibited areas during WW1. September 1915
A public notice published during WW1 detailing areas near to the village from which the public are excluded.
Order of Service for the Commemoration of the Deployment of the British Expeditionary Force in WW1. 2014
An order of service for the Commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the deployment of the British Expeditionary Force in WW1 and specifically for Squadrons 2,3,4 and 5 of the Royal Flying Corps arriving at ...
Pictures of WW1 Army Personnel
One black and white and two sepia photographs of unidentified army personnel from WW1. These may have links to St Margaret's. Please let us know if you have any information about them.
Postcards and notes relating to Stanley Gordon Goldsack in WW1
a) Postcard comic illustration about Lloyd George's Land Tax, sent to SG Goldsack serving on ss Minneapolis 01/04/1915. b) Postcard showing ss Minnetonka, which was torpedoed & sunk in January 1918. SG Goldsack was one of ...
Shelling and bombing in St. Margaret's Bay during WW1
A copy of a page from a St Margaret's Visitors Guide of unknown date giving examples of the shelling and bombing which occurred during WW1.
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