INFORMATION FOR DYMCHURCH WAR MEMORIAL
HOPER: Alfred Edgar HOPER and Arthur HOPER who are commemorated on the war memorial in Dymchurch were brothers. Arthur’s name is also inscribed on a plaque inside St. Mary the Virgin, the parish church of St. Mary’s in the Marsh, Kent. Alfred and Arthur were sons of Richard HOPER and Mary WHITEHEAD of Dymchurch and are a paternal Great Aunt and Great Uncle to the provider of this information.
Percy HOPER–WHITEHEAD who died in WW2 is also listed on the Dymchurch memorial. His parents were Charles HOPER-WHITEHEAD and Hannah Nellie TREE-FOORD. Charles was an elder brother of Alfred and Arthur.
INFORMATION FOR FOLKESTONE WAR MEMORIAL
HOPER: Abraham HOPER, the youngest son of Stephen HOPER and Eliza HILLS, was born in St. Mary’s in the Marsh. He served with the 6th Battalion of the Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) in the South African Campaign. Sergeant HOPER was killed in action on 2 July 1918 in France and Flanders. He was married to Harriet Kate HOPER and lived in Sidney Street, Folkestone. (click here for their common ancestry)
Researched by Diana M. Ward