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ANTONY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Paula & Dave Kennington 2006
additional detail Graeme Rae and Martin Edwards

The ‘PEN-Y-CROIS’ is beside the main road between Antony and Torpoint. It was erected by Reginald Carew and lists only those from the First World War. The names are listed on the memorial by district and then force in which they served. Those from Sheviock are also mentioned on the memorial at Sheviock.

Photograph Copyright © Paula & Dave Kennington 2006

Placed here by Reginald Pole Carew
in memory of his nephew Wymond
and all of this district who died for
their Country 1914-1918.
God Bless them all.

POLE CAREW

Wymond Nicholas Richard
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 6th November 1917. Aged 21. Youngest son of Charles Edward and Ellen Henrietta Pole Carew, of Parkhill, Totnes, Devon. Educated at Marlborough. A.D.C. to Lord Willingdon (Governor of Bombay, 1915). Gold Medal, Sandhurst, 1916. In the 1911 census he was a boarder at school, aged 14, born Ceylon, resident 12 Bath Road Marlborough. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 80 to 82 and 163A.

Extract from De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914-1918:

POLE-CAREW, WYMOND NICHOLAS RICHARD, 2nd Lieut., 1st Battn. (32nd Foot) The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, yst, s. of Charles Edward Pole-Carew, of Parkhill, Totnes, co. Devon, by his wife, Ellen Henrietta, dau, of William Ayshford Sanford, of Nynehead Court, Wellington, co. Somerset; and nephew of General Sir Reginald Pole-Carew; b. Hatton, Ceylon, 3 Oct. 1896; educ, Marlborough; Wye Agricultural College, and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst; gazetted 2nd Lieut. the Wiltshire Regt. in Oct. 1914, with which he went to India, where he acted as A.D.C. to Lord Willingdon, Governor of Bombay, for six months; transferred to enter Sandhurst, where he was under-officer for a great portion of the time, and on leaving received the King's Gold Medal, and the Anson Memorial Sword on passing out of the Royal Military College ftrst ; gazetted 2nd Lieut. the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry in Oct. 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France from 23 March, 1917, and was killed in action at Polderhock, when in command of D Coy., 6 Nov. following. He had been in command of D Coy. for six weeks. His Commanding Officer wrote: “He was killed In an attack on a strong hostile position on 6 Nov. He was commanding D Coy., and led them to the assault in the early morning. He had gained a reputation for gallantry in previous actions, and he had been recommended for the Military Cross after the operations on 4 Oct." He was mentioned in General Sir Douglas Haig's Despatches of 7 Nov. 1917, for gallantry and distinguished service in the field. He was a keen sportsman, and had shown his prowess in big game hunting; unm.

TORPOINT

NAVY

BASER

Ernest Rendle
Petty Officer Stoker K/3509, H.M.S. Nottingham, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when it was sunk 19th August 1916. Aged 27. Born 23 April 1889 in Antony, Cornwall. Son of the late Mr. C. and Mrs. Mary Baser, of 37, Herbert Place, Morice Town, Devonport. Farm labourer before enlisting. Enlisted 14 July 1909 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 1¾ inches, chest 36¼ inches, hair light brown, eyes grey, complexion fresh. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, living with his parents Charles and Mary E Baser, born Cornwall, resident Macey Street, Antony, St Germans, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 14.

BURNS

Erasmus Joseph
Gunner, H.M.S. Archer, Royal Navy. Drowned when washed overboard by heavy seas 22nd February 1919. Aged 32. Born 15 December 1884 in Torpoint, Cornwall. Enlisted from school 15 December 1902 for 12 years, aged 18. Height 5 feet 5 inches, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Cassey Burns, of 2, Wellington St., Torpoint, Cornwall. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, son of Joseph and Elizabeth C Burns, a scholar, born Torpoint, Cornwall, resident Harvey Street, Antony, St Germans, Cornwall. Commemorated in churchyard of Antony Parish Church. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 31.

CAMPFIELD

J
probably James CAMPFIELD, Private 1632, 7th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died 10th April 1919. Aged 22. Buried in BURWOOD GENERAL CEMETERY, Victoria, Australia. Grave reference Roman Catholic 1. L/4. (GRM/3*).

CARTER

Samuel Bertram
L/6782, H.M.S. Collingwood, Royal Navy. Born 2 February 1894 in Antony, Cornwall. Printer’s Labourer before enlisting for the hostilities. Height 5 feet 4 inches, chest 34 inches, hair dark brown, eyes brown, complexion fresh. Invalided out due to insanity 10 August 1918. Invalided into Greenwich Hospital. Death and service information unknown.

CHARD

William
Commemorated on grave in Antony Parish Churchyard. No further information currently

COLLINGS

Frank [Thomas]
Petty Officer 218555, H.M.S. Indefatigable, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship during the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 32. Born 3 March 1884 in Antony, Cornwall. Son of John and Ellen Collings, of Antony Village, Torpoint, Plymouth; husband of Beatrice Collings of 34, Fore St., Torpoint, Plymouth. Coach boy prior to enlisting. Enlisted 3 March 1902 for 12 years, re-enlisted 3 March 1914 to the completion of the war. Height 5 feet 6¾ inches, hair auburn, eyes hazel, complexion fresh. In the 1911 census he was married to Beatrice Maud Collings, aged 27, a Seaman in the Navy, born Antony, resident 2 the Crescent, Torpoint, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 11.

COX

J F H
In the 1911 census John Francis H Cox was married, aged 48, a Naval Pensioner, born Devonport, Devon, resident Bethany, St Germans, Cornwall. Died October to December Quarter 1916 in St Germans Registration District, Cornwall. No further information currently

DAY

William
Artificer Engineer, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Coronel, off the Chilean Coast, 1st November 1914. Aged 40. Husband of Martha Day, of 12, Waterloo St., Torpoint, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 1.

DONOVAN

Edwin Michael
Stoker First Class 354287, (RFR/DEV/B/3460) Nelson Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Navy. Killed in action in the Dardenelles 23rd May 1915. Born 16 June 1878 in Torpoint, Cornwall. Husband of Mrs. Mary S. Donovan, of 3 Mill Cottages, North Rd., Queensboro', Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 1 and 2.

DREW

William Reginald Caple
Shipwright 1st Class 345737, H.M.S. Hawke, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when it was torpedoed in the North Sea 15th October 1914. Aged 27. Born 1 August 1887 in Penryn, Cornwall. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Drew, of Torpoint, Cornwall; husband of Margaret (aka Maggie) Drew, of 8, Harbour Terrace, Queenstown, Co. Cork. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 6.

HAMILTON

Edward William Peak
Petty Officer First Class 111688, H.M.S. Ambrose, Royal Navy. Died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action 29th April 1915. Aged 51. Born 30 January 1865 in Antony, Cornwall. Son of Jane Hamilton, of 5 Alexandra Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. In the 1871 census he was aged 6, son of Jane Ann Hamilton, born Cornwall, resident Macey Street, Antony, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 46. Son of Jane Ann Hamilton, a Naval Pensioner and Postman, born Torpoint, resident Carbeal Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. Buried in ANTONY CEMETERY, ANTONY. Section 12. Grave 1.

HARRIS

Alfred Thomas [Cline]
Petty Officer 218014, H.M.S. Vivid, Royal Navy. Invalided out of the service with tuberculosis 8 November 1916 and died 12 December 1916. Aged 29. Born 28 June 1886 in Devonport. Son of George and Elizabeth Harris, of Torpoint, Cornwall; husband of Mary Ellen Harris, of 9, Camperdown St., Stoke, Devonport, Plymouth. Enlisted 28 June 1904 for 12 years, re-enlisted 28 June 1916 to the completion of the war. Height 5 feet 10 inches, chest 38, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, fair complexion. Buried in WESTON MILL CEMETERY, PLYMOUTH, Devon. Reference: Church. C. 12542.

HENDER

Charles Richard
Able Seaman J/13098, H.M.S. Amphion, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when it accidentally hit a mine and sank in the North Sea 6 August 1914. Aged 19. Born 12 November 1894 in Torpoint, Cornwall. Son of Richard and Edith Hender, of 1, Elliot Square, Torpoint, Cornwall; brother of William (below). Occupation Butcher prior to enlisting. Enlisted 12 November 1912 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 35 inches. Brown hair, blue eyes, sallow complexion. Baptised 26 December 1894 at Torpoint. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 1.

HENDER

William [Pascoe]
Stoker 1st Class K/11150, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Coronel, off the Chilean Coast, 1st November 1914. Aged 23.Born 6 June 1891 in Torpoint, Cornwall. Son of Richard and Edith Hender, of 1, Elliot Square, Torpoint, Cornwall; brother of Charles (above). Butcher prior to enlisting. Enlisted 2 May 1911 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 5 inches, chest 37 inches, dark brown hair, brown eyes, dark complexion. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, son of Richard and Edith Hender, born Torpoint, resident 1 Elliott Square, Torpoint, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 3.

HENDERSON

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HITCHCOCK

W J
No further information currently

HOAR

George Edwin Rogers
Shipwright 344409, H.M.S. Lady Cory Wright, Royal Navy. Lost when his ship was sunk 26th March 1918. Aged 31. Born 7 December 1886 in Devonport, Devon. Son of William George Hoar and the late Marcella Hoar; husband of Florence E. Hoar, of 13, Wellington St., Torpoint, Cornwall. Enlisted 7 December 1904 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 10 inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, married to Florence Elizabeth Hoar, a Shipwright, born Devon, Devonport, resident 6 Victoria St., Torpoint, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 28.

HOLE

J W
No further information currently

HOSKIN

William Ernest
Able Seaman J/13713, H.M.S. Vivid, Royal Navy. Died 4th July 1915. Aged 20. Son of William Ernest and Florence G. Hoskin, of 2, North Hill Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, son of Wilfred Ernest and Flornce Gertrude Hoskin, an Apprentice Trade Butcher, born Plymouth, Devon, resident 2 North Hill Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. Buried in FORD PARK CEMETERY (FORMERLY PLYMOUTH OLD CEMETERY) (PENNYCOMEQUICK), Devon. Reference: Church LH. 2. 4.

HYNES

James
Leading Seaman 166525, H.M.S. Cressy, Royal Navy. Lost in action when his ship was sunk in the North Sea 22nd September 1914. Aged 38. Born 24 October 1876 in Morice Town, Devon. Son of the late George and Susan Hynes; husband of Lilian Dowell (formerly Hynes), of 16, Hillsboro Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. In the 1901 census he was aged 25, son of George and Susan Hynes, a Royal Navy Seaman born Devonport, Devon, resident 1, Navy Terrace, Torpoint, Antony, St Germans, Cornwall. Commemorated on Special Memorial in THE HAGUE GENERAL CEMETERY, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.

Note: There are 55 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war commemorated here, 22 of which are unidentified. The special memorial denotes that he is buried there but the grave is not know. There is 1 non world war burial.

JAGO

Bertie Houghton
Ship's Steward Assistant M/6971, H.M.S. Natal, Royal Navy. Lost when his ship was sunk 30th December 1915. Aged 22. Born 23 April 193 in Devonport. Only son of Ann Delphine Jago, of 10, Coldstream Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall, and the late Samuel Bewes Jago. Native of Devonport. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, son of Ann Delphine Jago (a widow), a Ship Plate Rivetter, born Devonport, resident 10 Coldstream Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. Prior to enlisting he was a Skilled Labourer in H.M. Dockyard. Enlisted 22 December 1913 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 4 inches, chest 34 inches, hair brown, eyes grey, complexion fresh. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 7.

JASPER

James Stuart
Leading Stoker K/9795, H.M.S. Defence, Royal Navy. Killed in action 31st May 1916. Aged 23. Born 18 October 1892 in Devonport, baptised 4 March 1897 in St James the Great Church, Devonport. Son of James and Eliza Jane Jasper, of 24, Macey St., Torpoint, Cornwall. Bootmaker prior to enlisting. Enlisted 6 January 1911 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 9 inches, chest 36 inches, brown hair, eyes grey, complexion dark. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, son of James and Eliza Jasper, born Ford, Devon, resident Macey Street, Antony, St Germans, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he is unmarried, aged 18, Stoker 2nd Class in the Royal Navy, born Devonport, resident Keyham, Devonport. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 15.

LOWE

Edmund John
Ship's Steward 2nd Class 343313, H.M.S. Triad, Royal Navy. Invalided out 15 June 1915, died 9th October 1916. Aged 32. Born 25 November 1883 in Torpoint. Son of Mrs. Lowe, of Torpoint, and the late J. Lowe; husband of Maud Lucretia Lowe (nee Neale), of 13, Wellington St., Torpoint. Married 15 April 1908 in Princes Street Independent Church, Devonport. Prior to enlisting he was a Clerk. Enlisted 12 November 1901 for years, re-enlisted 22 November 1913 to completion. Height 5 feet 9 inches, black hair, grey eyes, sallow complexion. Buried in ANTONY CEMETERY, ANTONY. Section 12. Grave 11.

LUARD

Herbert Du Cane
Commander, Coast Guard (Plymouth), Plymouth. Died 21st February 1919. Aged 49. Son of Admiral Sir William Garnham Luard and Lady Luard, of The Lodge, Witham, Essex; husband of Bessie Luard, of Keith Cottage, Lee-on-the Solent, Hants (married 1908). In the 1911 census he is aged 41, married, born Devonport, resident Devonport. In the 1901 census he was living with his parents, aged 31, a Commander in the Royal Navy, born Devon, resident The Lodge, Bridge Street, Witham, Braintree, Essex. Buried east of the church in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, WITHAM, Essex.

Extract from Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1919:

LUARD Heerbert du Cane of Porte Rouge Torpoint near Plymouth commander R.N. died 21 February 1919 at 52 Welbeck-street Cavendish-square Middlesex Administration (with Will) London 31 May to Bessie Luard widow. Effects £6599 15s 10d.

MACEY

Robert Henry Gainer
Ship's Corporal 1st Class 190135, H.M.S. Amphion, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when it accidentally hit a mine and sank in the North Sea 6th August 1914. Aged 33. Born 23 July 1880 in Devonport, baptised 12 September 1880 in St Stephen Church, Devonport. Husband of Sarah Macey, of 3, Seymour Place, Millbridge, Devonport. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, son of Robert H and Eva Macey, Seaman H.M.S. Defiance, born Devonport, resident New Inn, Wilcover, Antony, St Germans, Cornwall. In the 1891 census he was living with his parents at 52 Fore Street, Antony, St Germans, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 4.

MAGGS

Ivor Alphonso
[Transcribed as MAGAS] Engineer Lieutenant, H.M.S. Kate, Royal Navy. Killed when his ship was mined off the East Coast 27 March 1918. In the 1911 census he was married, aged 32, born Cardiff, Glamorganshire, with the Royal Navy. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 28.

MAY

Stanley
Leading Seaman J/2794. H.M.S. Gossamer, Royal Navy. Died whilst employed in diving operations 20 March 1918. Aged 26. Born 14 December 1890 in Torpoint, Cornwall. Son of John and Mary May; husband of Bridget May, of Bridge St., Killybegs, Co. Donegal. Mason’s labourer prior to enlisting. Enlisted 14 December 1908 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 6¼ inches. Chest 34¼ inches, grey hair, brown eyes. Fair complexion. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, son of John May (a widower), Able Seaman in the Royal Navy, born Torpoint, resident 20 Macey Street, Torpoint, Cornwall. Buried in OBAN (PENNYFUIR) CEMETERY, Argyllshire. Plot/Row/Section O. Grave 182.

MOGG

Francis Lindsay
Engineer Lieutenant, H.M.S. Invincible, Royal Navy. Killed in action 31st May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, son of Ida M Mogg, born Torpoint, resident 2 Albert Terrace, Torpoint, Antony, St Germans, Cornwall. In the 1891 census he is aged 5, grandson of Mary Freathy, son of Ida M S Mogg, born Torpoint, resident Waterloo Street, Antony, St Germans, Cornwall. In the 1901 census he is aged 15, born Torpoint, resident 2, Albert Terrace, Torpoint, Antony, St Germans, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 11.

NEALE

Edwin Henry
Chief Gunner, H.M.S. Vivid, Royal Navy. Died at his home of asthma and cardiac failure 28 November 1916. Aged 54. Born 28 November 1862, baptised 18 January 1863 at Stoke Damerel, Devon, son of William and Elizabeth Neale. Husband of Eva Neale (nee Heath), of 13, Wellington St., Torpoint; married 1883. Buried in ANTONY CEMETERY, ANTONY. Section 12. Grave 13.

NODDER

Percy
Electrician, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Coronel, off the Chilean Coast, 1st November 1914. Aged 32. Born 25 September 1882 at Torpoint, Cornwall. Husband of Rosina Nodder, of 53, Clarence Rd., Torpoint, Cornwall. Engine Fitter and Turner prior to enlistment. Enlisted 21 September 1905 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 6¾ inches, hair black, eyes grey. Complexion dark. In the 1911 census he was living with his wife Rosina, aged 28, a Royal Navy Engineer Electrician, born Torpoint, resident 43 Clarence Road, Torpoint, Cornwall. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, living with his parents Richard and Mary J Nodder, an Apprentice Engine Fitter, born Torpoint, resident Rowe Street, Torpoint, Antony, St Germans, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 4.

Extract from Probate Calenders of England & Wales 1915:

NODDER Percy of 53 Clarence-road Torpoint Cornwall electrician chief petty officer Royal Navy died 1 November 1914 at sea Administration Bodmin 20 March to Rosina Nodder widow. Effects £160.

NORRIS

Albert
Leading Seaman, H.M. Submarine D5, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 3 November 1914. Aged 33. Born 27 October 1880 in Broadwinsor, Dorset. Son of George and Sarah Norris, of Bridport, Dorset; husband of Bessie Emma Norris (nee Jenkins), of 36, Victory St., Keyham, Devonport; married 1 February 1907 in St John’s Church, Devonport. In the 1911 census he was married to Bessie with two daughters, aged 30, a Sailor in the Royal Navy, born Bridport, Dorset, resident 2 Ker Street, Devonport. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 1.

OLIVER

Harold Ernest
Shipwright 2nd Class 334060, H.M.S. Defence, Royal Navy. Killed at the Battle of Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 34. Born 1 June 1881 at Torpoint, baptised 5 July 1882 at Torpoint son of Joseph and Rebecca Oliver. Son of the late J. E. Oliver (R.N.), of Torpoint, Cornwall; husband of Ellen Oliver, of 25, Victoria St., Torpoint, Cornwall. Married Ellen Barnes 24 April 19090 at Churchstow, Devon, resident Torpoint; he was 26 and she was 31. In the 1911 census he was married with one daughter, aged 30, a Leading Joiner in Royal Navy, born Torpoint, resident 10 Shanbally Terrace. Torpoint, Cornwall. Prior to enlisting he was a carpenter. Enlisted 1 April 1901 for 12 years, re-enlisted 1 April 1913 to completion. Height 5 feet 10½ inches, dark brown hair, eyes blue, complexion fresh. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 17.

PENNEY

George James
[Transcribed as PENNY] Cook's Mate M/13203, H.M.S. Vivid, Royal Navy. Died from disease of the brain 12 May 1917. Aged 20. Born 17 June 1896 in Torpoint. Son of Mrs. Janie Penney, of 8, Winchester Terrace, Swilly Rd., Swilly, Plymouth. Prior to enlisting he was a labourer in H.M. Dockyard. Enlisted 3rd May 1915 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 7 inches, chest 35 inches, fair hair, grey eyes, fair complexion. Buried in ANTONY CEMETERY, Cornwall. Plot/Row/Section 13. Grave 10.

PERRING

Alfred
Leading Seaman 221202, H.M.S. Defence, Royal Navy. Killed in action 31st May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland. Aged 29. Born 22 January 1887 in Totnes, Devon. Son of Eliza Florence Gilbey (formerly Perring), of 59, Fore St., Torpoint, Cornwall, and the late William Perring (Ch. P.O., R.N.); brother of Horace (below). Enlisted 22 January 1905 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 2 inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, son of Jane Penney, born Torpoint, resident 5 Windsor Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. His mother was living at 9 Coldstream Terrace, Torpoint at the time of his death. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 11.

PERRING

Horace
Boy 1st Class J/28208, H.M.S. Tiger, Royal Navy. Died of enteric fever in Linlithgow Fever Hospital 14th May 1915. Aged 17. Born 21 May 1898 in Torpoint, C0rnwall. Son of Mrs. Florence Gilbey (formerly Perring), of 59, Fore Street, Torpoint, Cornwall, and the late W. Perring (R.N.); brother of Alfred (above). In the 1901 census he was aged 2, son of Florence (a widow), born Torpoint, resident 20 Fore Street, Antony, St Germans, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, the son of Florence Gilbey (formerly Perring) and stepson of Arthur Gilbey, at school, born Torpoint, resident 13 Macey Street, Torpoint, Cornwall. Prior to enlisting he was a Butcher’s Boy. Enlisted 21 May 1913 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 9½ inches, chest 29¾ inches, light brown hair, eyes grey, complexion fair. Buried in DALMENY AND QUEENSFERRY CEMETERY, West Lothian. Grave 1352.

REED

Gloster [Levi]
[Listed as Glouster READ on CWGC and as READ in many other documents, either Glouster or Gloster] Leading Seaman 191099, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Coronel, off the Chilean Coast, 1st November 1914. Aged 36. Born 10 March 1878 in Torpoint, Cornwall. Baptised 23 April 1870 in Torpoint, Cornwall. Son of the late Levi and Jessie Read, of Torpoint; husband of Alice May Read (nee Bawden), of 24, Fore St., Torpoint, Cornwall; married 1907. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 1.

RICH

Gerald James
Serjeant PLY/14525, 2nd Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Missing, assumed dead 28 April 1917. Born 18 October 1894 in St. Pauls, Stonehouse, Devon. Enlisted as Bugler at Plymouth 14 May 1909 then transferred to Private 3 October 1913. With draft for Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force 18 August 1915, then joined 2nd Royal Marine Battalion 2 September 1915 until 17 September 1915, bayonet wound to right thumb, joined 8th Entrenching Battalion from Base Depot Etaples 12 September 1916, then rejoined 2nd Royal Marine Battalion 27 November 1916 until his death. With 2nd Royal Marine Battalion, 'C' Company, 9th Platoon when he was killed; he had been appointed Lance Corporal 9 September 1915, then promoted Acting Corporal 28 September 1916, followed by Acting Serjeant 18 February 1917. A Market Gardener when he enlisted. Son of Kate, of 1 Carlisle Rd., Torpoint, later of 6 Stend House, Torpoint. Height 5 feet 10 inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, son of William and Kate Rich, a Royal Marine Drummer, born Stonehouse, Devon, resident 1 Carbeal Road, Torpoint, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

RICHARDS

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ROWE

Henry [John]
Leading Seaman 236935, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Coronel, off the Chilean Coast, 1 November 1914. Aged 24. Born 1 November 1890 in Torpoint, Cornwall. Son of John T. P. and Elizabeth Jane Rowe, of Cambridge Cottage, Tremar Coombe, St. Cleer, Liskeard, Cornwall; formerly 6 Johnstone Terrace, Keyham, Devonport. Enlisted 1 November 1908 for 12 years straight from school. Height 5 feet 6½ inches, light brown hair, hazel eyes, fair complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 1.

SANTILLO

Alfred Ernest
Officer's Cook 1st Class 357386, H.M.S. Goliath, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when it was sunk in Morto Bay off Cape Helles by two torpedoes from a Turkish torpedo boat destroyer 13th May 1915. Aged 35. Born 31 December 1880 in Stonehouse, Devon. Husband of Mabel Santillo (nee Shill), of 58, Cardiff Rd., North End, Portsmouth; married in 1909. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 9.

SANTILLO

Henry Allen
Canteen Server, H.M.S. Majestic, Admiralty Civilian. Died 27th May 1915. Aged 27. Son of Georgina Barrett (formerly Santillo), of 14, Victoria St., Torpoint, Cornwall. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, son of Alfred and Georgenia Santillo, born Devon, resident High Street, East Stonehouse, Devon. In the 1911 census he is listed as Suntillo, a boarder, aged 23, Labourer Contractor, born Stonehouse, Devon, resident 2 Tamar Road, Devonport, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 10.

SHEARMAN

Fred Julian
Shipwright 345751, H.M.S. Black Prince, Royal Navy. Killed in action 31st May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland. Aged 28. Born 21 January 1887 [baptism record] or 26 January 1887 [Naval records] in Devonport, baptised 9 March 1887 in St Michael's, Devonport. Son of Nicholas and Annie Shearman, of Torpoint, Cornwall; husband of Winifred Sweet Shearman (nne Leonard) married 1909, resident 8 Coldstream Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. Enlisted 26 January 1905 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 5¼ inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, married to Winifred, they had one son, a shipwright by trade, born Devonport, resident 214 Fawcett Road Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 20.

SKELTON

Walter Harry
Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class 272218, H.M.S. Seagull, Royal Navy. Killed when his ship was sunk in the Clyde, after a collision with the SS Corrib, while being used as a minesweeper, 30th September 1918. Aged 27. Born 25 January 1891 in Torpoint, Cornwall. Son of Edmund Harry and Jessie Skelton, of 3, Harbour View, Torpoint, Cornwall. Prior to enlisting he was at school. Enlisted 25 January 1909 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 6 inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion. Commemorated in Horson Cemetery, Cornwall. IN the 1891 census he was newly born, son of Edmund and Jessie Skelton, born Torpoint, resident Ferry Street, Antony, St Germans, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 27.

SMITH

John Finch
Chief Stoker 283575, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Coronel, off the Chilean Coast, 1st November 1914. Aged 39. Born 21 August 1875 at Torpoint, Cornwall. Son of John Finch Smith and Jane Smith, of Torpoint, Cornwall; husband of Rose Baggott Smith, of 36, Princes St., Devonport. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 2.

SPARGO

Ernest William
Private PLY/10083, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Coronel, off the Chilean Coast, 1st November 1914. Aged 28. Born 16 December 1885 in Antony, Cornwall. Baptised 18 April 1886 in Torpoint, Cornwall. Son of William and Mary Jane Spargo. Enlisted in London 1 October 1900, formerly a Greenwich School Boy. Height 5 feet 6¾ inches, fresh complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 5.

TABB

Charles Henry
Leading Stoker K/1212140, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Coronel, off the Chilean Coast, 1st November 1914. Aged 24. Born 27 July 1890 in Antony, Cornwall. Son of Samuel Tabb, of 5, The Crescent, Torpoint, Cornwall, and the late Mary Ann Tabb. At the time of his death his mother was living at 12 Gower Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 3.

TRURAN

Arthur Claude [Taylor] Charles
Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class M/379, H.M.S. Defence, Royal Navy. Killed in action 31st May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland. Married Rose H Leonard in 1916 in Devonport. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 14.

WALLICE

Thomas Henry
Engineer Captain, H.M.S. Pembroke, Royal Navy. Died of carcinoma of colon and liver 6th June 1917. Husband of Kate Wallice, of Skelfleet, Ulverston, Lancs. In the 1871 census he was aged 6, son of Catherine, born Cornwall, resident Chapel Row, Antony, St German, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 46, married to Kate, an Engineer Commander, born Torpoint, resident Broad Dale, Ulverston, Lancashire. Buried west of the church in ST. MAURICE CHURCHYARD, PLYMPTON, Devon. Row D. Grave 2.

WILLIAMS

Edward Albert Kelly
Shipwright 2nd Class 346324, H.M.S. Amphion, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when it accidentally hit a mine and sank in the North Sea 6th August 1914. Born 19 January 1889 in Chatham, Kent. Baptised 24 February 1889 in Chatham, Kent, son of James Henry Albert and Eliza Mary Williams. Husband of Beatrice A Williams (nee Lee), of The Crescent, Torpoint, Cornwall. In the 1901 census he was aged 12, son of James and Eliza Williams, born Old Brompton, Kent, resident Ferry Street, Antony, St Germans, Cornwall. Enlisted 19 January 1907 for 12 years from school. Height 5 feet 7 inches, brown hair, brown eyes. Fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 4.

WILLS

William Henry
Sailmaker 200149 (Dev), H.M.S. Rinaldo, Royal Navy. Died from disease 13th February 1918. Aged 35. Born 6 November 1882 in Ardmore, Waterford. Son of Mrs. Fanny Wills, of 9, Shanbally Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he is aged 27, son of William H and Fanny Wills, a Sailmaker in the Royal Navy, born Ardmore, Co. Waterford, Ireland, resident 9 Shanbally Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. Buried in SALDANHA PUBLIC CEMETERY, Western Cape, South Africa. European Section Grave 22B.

WOOLCOCK

Herbert Edmund [Jackson]
Officer's Steward 2nd Class L/4974, H.M.S. Pheasant, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when it was sunk by a mine off Orkney 1st March 1917. Aged 21. Son of Robert and Lilian Woolcock, of 19, Mt. Edgecombe Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 23.

TORPOINT

ARMY

ADAMS

William Elias
Lance Corporal 788, 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte’s Own). Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born St Jude’s, Plymouth. Enlisted Plymouth, resident Torpoint. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 2.

ANDREWS

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AVENT, MM

Joseph
(Lance Corporal in service documents while in Labour Corps) Private 293159, 706th Company, Labour Corps. Formerly Sapper 118291, Royal Engineers. Died of heart disease in Stourbridge Military Hospital 11th May 1919. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Born St Germans, Cornwall. His sister and guardian was Eliza J Tamblin, of Mt. Edgecombe Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. He was a widower (married 1903) and his sister looked after his daughter Florence May Avent, born 17 December 1904. Attested 6 September 1915, aged 40, a general labourer, a widower, resident 17 Mt. Edgecombe Terrace, Torpoint. Height 5 feet 7¼ inches. Weight 154 lbs, girth 40 inches. Buried in ANTONY CEMETERY, ANTONY, Cornwall. Section 11. Grave 18.

BARTLETT

George
Private 91101, 152nd Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action 19th November 1917. Aged 40. Born St Austell, enlisted Saltash, resident Torpoint. Son of John and Jane Bartlett, of Bethel, St. Austell, Cornwall; husband of Bertha Bartlett, of 4, Neath Rd., St. Jude's, Plymouth. Formerly 61016, 13th (Works) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Buried in SOLFERINO FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 4.

BLAGDON

Frederick Thomas
Private 107420, 160th Company, Labour Corps. Died 23rd May 1917. Aged 23. Born and resident Torpoint, enlisted Saltash. Son of John Henry and Sarah Ann Blagdon, of 9, Rowe St., Torpoint, Cornwall. Formerly 35809, Hampshire Regiment. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row L. Grave 4.

CLEMOW

John Henry
Private 42436, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action 15th October 1918. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Devonport, resident Cornwall. Son of Elizabeth Ann Clemow, and the late W. J. J. Clemow; husband of Maggie Clemow, of 47, Kingsley Rd., Mutley, Plymouth. Native of Torpoint, Cornwall. Formerly 57991, Devonshire Regiment. Buried in DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 11.

DAVIS

Arthur J
Private 6660, “E” Company, 6th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 28th February 1919. Aged 32. Discharged 24 November 1915 at Devonport due to ill health (Silver Badge no. 3839, issued 10 October 1915). Enlisted 3 December 1901. Height 5 feet 7½ inches, girth 38 inches, complexion fresh, eyes brown, brown hair, intended place of residence 99 Villa Street, Lozelle, Birmingham. Buried in ANTONY CEMETERY, ANTONY, Cornwall. Section 11. Grave 28.

DOWNING

Frank
Acting Sergeant 22471, 56th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 13th July 1916. Aged 23. Born Torpoint, enlisted Devonport. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Downing, of 7, Chapel Row, Torpoint, Cornwall. Buried in CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 32.

DYER

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ELLIOTT

J
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GILBERT

William Peter Northey
Private 3/7135, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Cambourne (sic), enlisted Devonport, resident Torpoint. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.

GOBY

F W
Probably F W GOBY, Corporal 24045, 38th Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 14 November 1918. Aged 31. Buried in PLYMOUTH (EFFORD) CEMETERY, Devon. Church Row C. Grave 7545.

GOUGH

Thomas William
Company Sergeant Major 7124, 1st Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th July 1916. Aged 31. Born Shifnal, Shropshire, enlisted Hednesford, resident Torpoint. Husband of Kate Smeaton (formerly Gough), of I, Trelawney Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 B.

GREET

Charles
[Listed as G GREET on CWGC] Private 201814, 1st/5th (Territorial) Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th August 1917. Born Torpoint, enlisted Birmingham. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 35.

HAMBLY

[William] Hedley
Private 28513, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Aged 19. Born St Aubyn, Devonport, enlisted Plymouth, resident Torpoint. Son of Theophilus and Mabel Hambly, of 8, Fore St., Torpoint, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

HART

William Reginald
Sapper 22864, 54th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 9th April 1915. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Devonport. Son of Mr. W. J. and Mrs. C. J. Hart, of 27, Western Place, Penryn, Cornwall. Native of Torpoint, Cornwall. Buried in ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 12.

HOBBS

Frederick Percy
[Listed as HOBB, Percy Frederick on CWGC] Private 9604, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died 24th February 1917. Aged 21. Born Torpoint, Cornwall. Son of James and Mary Hobb, of 67A, Duke St., Devonport. Buried in LODGE HILL CEMETERY, BIRMINGHAM, West Midlands. Screen Wall. B10. 5. 409A.

HOOK

George Henry
Corporal 12299, "A" Company, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 21st May 1917. Aged 23. Husband of Mrs. R. Walters (formerly Hook), of 17, Rowe St., Torpoint, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

KIRBY

Cecil Francis
Second Lieutenant, 83rd Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died of wounds 6 September 1918. Aged 19. Born 24 October 1898. Son of Francis John and Ellen Kirby, of 4, Bishop's Place, Paignton, Devon. Batised 11 December 1898 in St Mary Magdelene Church, Denton, Kent, son of Francis John and Ellen Kirby. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, son of Francis John and Ellen Kirby, born Barham, Kent, resident 4 Alexandra Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. Buried in ST. RIQUIER BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 18.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1918:

KIRBY Cecil Francis of 8 Highland-terrace Totnes-road Paignton Devonshire second-lieutenant R.A.F. died 6 September 1918 in France Probate London 30 September to Ellen Kirby (wife of Francis John Kirby). Effects £88 13s 11d.

KNIGHT

George Bernard Hurden
Private 17633, 8th 9Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24th July 1916. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Plymouth (SDGW). Born St Germans, Cornwall in 1894 (from FreeBMD). Son of Elizabeth and the late Frederick William Knight. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 14. Grave 48.

LEACH

Samuel
Private 17693, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th December 1915. Aged 30. Born and resident Torpoint, enlisted Bodmin. Son of James and Mary Leach, of 17, Ferry St., Torpoint, Cornwall. Buried in Y FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BOIS-GRENIER, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section K. Grave 21.

LEAVEY

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LEWIS

C
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MOORE

William Treemare
[Tremeer on CWGC] Private 203004, "B" Company, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th April 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Torpoint, enlisted Plymouth. Son of Alexander and Helena Moore, of 2, Coldstream Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. Buried in ADELAIDE CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, Somme, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 1.

PERKINS

H J
Possibly George Joshua PERKINS, Private 17795, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th September 1916. Born Devonport, enlisted Bodmin, resident Torpoint. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B.

REEP

Alfred Mills
Second Lieutenant, "B" Company, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th September 1916. Aged 19. Son of Lieut. Comdr. Alfred Reep, R.N., and Ada Emma Reep, of 2, Molesworth Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B.

REYNOLDS

Albert Stanley
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 13th April 1918. Aged 25. Son of Albert Edward and Jane Reynolds, of Carbeil Mill, Torpoint, Cornwall. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row AB. Grave 4.

RUNDLE

Edmund Wilfred
Acting Bombardier 279868, 3rd Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in United Kingdom 14th January 1918. Aged 39. Born Talland, enlisted Plymouth, resident Torpoint. Husband of Irene Janet Rundle, of 4, King St., Torpoint, Cornwall. Buried in EFFORD CEMETERY, PLYMOUTH, Devon. Roman Catholic Section Reference C. 3425.

SAMMELS

Sydney Joseph
[Transcribed as SAMMALS] Private 44148, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 March 1917. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Plymouth. Married Flora Gertrude Taylor at St Michael, Devonport 31 July 1915. In the 1911 census he was single, aged 17, son of Frederick S and Bessie Sammuals (sic), born Torpoint, resident 4 Arthur Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.

SMALLWOOD

William Benjamin
Private 9166, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Died of wounds 19th February 1915. Aged 24. Born Birmingham, enlisted Devonport, resident Torpoint. Son of Bessie Stroud (formerly Smallwood), of 10, King's St., Torpoint, Cornwall, and the late John Smallwood. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY (NORD), Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 2.

SMITH

George
Private 19073, XIX Corps Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Died of wounds 16th June 1917. Aged 20. Enlisted Exeter, resident Torpoint. Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Smith, of Fore St., Torpoint, Cornwall. Formerly 161, Wessex Division Cyclist Company. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row F. Grave 7.

SNELL

Reginald Richard
Private 32367, 1st Garrison Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Died in India 11th August 1918. Born and resident Torpoint, enlisted Bodmin. Formerly S/4/039792, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in Agra Cantonment Cemetery. Commemorated on MADRAS 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL, CHENNAI, India. Face 11.

SQUIRE, MiD

Leonard
Serjeant 240041, 1st/5th (P.O.W.)(Territorial) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 29th March 1918. Aged 26. Born Southampton, enlisted Plymouth. Son of John George Storey Squire and Louise Squire, of 3, Greenbank, Torpoint, Cornwall. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Southampton, Hampshire, resident 5 Mount Edgecombe Terrace, Torpoint, Antony, St Germans, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was of John and Louie Squire, aged 19, an Engineer’s Pattern Maker, born Southampton, Hampshire, resident 3 Green Bank, Torpoint, Cornwall. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section O. Grave 142.

TAYLOR

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TRAVERS

Horace Stanley
Corporal S/18099, “A” Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 30 October 1918. Aged 31. Born 9 October 1886, baptised 29 December 1886 in Charles the Martyr Church, Plymouth, son of Edward James and Alice Louisa Travers. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, grandson of Margery Cooper, son of Alice L Travers, born Plymouth, Devon, resident 8 Wellington Street, Torpoint, Antony, St Germans, Cornwall. Medically discharged from service 29 November 1915 at Aldershot aged 29 years 1 month, height 5 feet 6¾ inches, girth 35¼ inches, complexion sallow, grey eyes, black hair, Clerk by trade, intended place of residence Exminister Asylum. He was incoherent in speech and slurring in his speech and has grandiose ideas of wealth and power which he expresses freely (this was probably a case of PTSD), general paralysis, dilated pupils, increased knee jerks, mental confusion and his tongue was tremulous, untidy and careless in his habits not caused but aggravated by strain of active service. Served at home 6 August 1914 to 11 August 1914, with the Expeditionary Force in France 12 August 1914 to 5 December 1914 then at home 6 December 1914 to 29 November 1915.

VIGUS

Francis John
Private 266890, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 13th June 1919. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, son of Thomas E and Catherine E Vigus, a Garden Labourer, born Cornwall, resident Pengelly Cottage, Antony, St Germans, Cornwall. Married Beatrice Alexander Truscott 1910 in St Germans. In the 1911 census he was married to Beatrice, aged 27, a farm labourer, born Antony, Cornwall, resident 2 Grosvenor Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. Buried in ANTONY CEMETERY, ANTONY. Section 11. Grave 19.

WINTER

R B W
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WARNE

Frederick Ernest
Corporal 132372, "Z" Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home from influenza and pneumonia 22nd February 1919. Aged 26. Passed fit for service 15 November 1915 at Plymouth. Height 5 feet 6½ inches, chest 36 inches. Son of Simon and Jessie Warne, of London House, Torpoint. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, son of Simon and Jessie Warne, born Cornwall, resident Old London Iron, Ferry Street, Antony, St Germans, Cornwall. Buried in ANTONY CEMETERY, ANATONY. Section 39. Grave D.

WESTLAKE

George
Private 43915, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 7th May 1918. Born Plymouth, enlisted Yeovil, resident Torpoint. Formerly 67937, Devonshire Regiment. Buried in MAILLY WOOD CEMETERY, MAILLY-MAILLET, Somme, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 12.

WHITE

John Stephen Grantham
Lieutenant, 17th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 31st July 1917. Aged 21. Baptised 8 September 1896 at Torpoint, Cornwall, son of Wilford (sic) Challen and Mary Clatworthy White. Son of Wilfrid and Mary White, of 26, Fore St., Torpoint, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, a boarder at Newquay College, Newquay, born Torpoint. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 21.

YEVEL

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ANTONY

NAVY

SPARKS

Samuel George
Engine Room Artificer 4th Class M/1094, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Coronel, off the Chilean Coast, 1st November 1914. Aged 20. Born 15 March 1894 in Torpoint, Cornwall. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth A. Sparks, of Rose Cottage, Lower Tregantle, Antony, Torpoint, Cornwall. Enlisted from school 15 March 1912 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 7 inches, chest 35 inches, brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 2.

SPEAR

Charles Edward
Able Seaman 189162, (R.F.R. Dev. B/6021). H.M.S. Vivid I, Royal Navy. Died from disease 29th October 1916. Aged 35. Born 17 January 1881 in Tamar, Devon. Husband of Mary Ellen Spear, of 5, Pato Point, Wilcove, Torpoint, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 30, married to Mary Ellen Spear with one son, a harbour man, born Devon, resident 6 King Street, Torpoint, Cornwall. Buried in CAISTER CEMETERY, GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 64.

ANTONY

ARMY

BILLING

Frederick
Private 26326, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Killed in action 18th April 1917. Aged 35. Born Tideford, enlisted Saltash, resident Torpoint. Son of the late George and Mary Billing, of Tideford, St. Germans; husband of Gertrude V. R. Billing, of 4, Park Terrace, Saltash, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

EASTCOTT

J
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ELLENS

Albert
Private M2/166981, 717th Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 6th July 1917. Aged 23. Born Truro, enlisted Devonport, resident Grampound Road, Cornwall. Son of Charles and Anna Ellens, of Hillhead Ladock, Grampound Rd., Cornwall. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXII. Row M. Grave 20.

KELLY

Montague Walter
[Listed as W M KELLY on CWGC] Private 55400, 2nd Depot Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 9th February 1918. Aged 22. Born Okechampton (sic), Devon, enlisted Saltash, resident Torpoint. Son of Thomas and Louisa Kelly, of Antony, Torpoint, Cornwall. Formerly 148521, Royal field Artillery. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXI. Row F. Grave 3.

KITSON

Frederick Neill Edmonstone
Lieutenant, 5th (Angus and Dundee) Battalion (Territorial), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). His date of death differs immensely between the SDGW and CWGC. SDGW states he died of wounds 15th August 1917 and the CWGC states he died 14th September 1916. Aged 30. Son of the Rev. John Francis and Charlotte Henrietta Kitson, late of Antony Vicarage, Torpoint, Cornwall. Born at Antony, Cornwall. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 3.

PARAMOUR

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WILCOVE

NAVY

DAVEY

Gordon Marshall
Petty Officer Stoker K/2554, H.M.S. P.15, Royal Navy. Died from Lobar Pneumonia in Royal Naval Hospital Haslar 22nd June 1918. Aged 27. Born 4 February 1890 in Antony, Cornwall. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, son of George and Elizabeth Ann Davey, born Cornwall, resident 1 Pato Point, Antony, St Germans, Cornwall. Prior to enlistment he was a Market Gardener). Enlisted 13 April 1909 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 3¾ inches, chest 34¾ inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion. Buried in ANTONY CEMETERY, ANTONY, Cornwall. Section 14. Grave 10.

LAVERS

John Ernest Rendle
Petty Officer 185162, H.M.S. Vivid, Royal Navy. Killed 10th October 1915. Aged 36. Born 25 March 1880 in Antony, Cornwall. Son of John and Maria Lavers, of Willcoce, Torpoint; husband of Edith Martin (formerly Lavers), of 2, Gordon Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall, formerly 21 Mouynt Edgcombe Terrace, Torpoint, Cornwall. Married Edith Place in London 1910. In the 1891 census he was aged 11, son of Maria, a scholar, born Cornwall, resident Antony, St Germans, Cornwall. Buried in FORD PARK CEMETERY (FORMERLY PLYMOUTH OLD CEMETERY) (PENNYCOMEQUICK), Devon. Reference: Church S. 5. 4.

MAYLE

William James
Petty Officer 192195, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Coronel, off the Chilean Coast, 1st November 1914. Born 11 June 1879 in Stonehouse, Devon. Son of James and Annie Mayle, of Plymouth; husband of Minnie Jane Mayle (nee Giddy), of 1, Waterloo St., Torpoint, Cornwall; married 1909. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 1.

WILCOVE

ARMY

MAYLE

Harry
Private 8930, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 18th February 1916. Aged 25. Born Plymouth, enlisted Exeter, resident Torpoint. Son of Mrs. A. Mayle, of Merrifield, Devon. Commemorated in LAWNS WOOD CEMETERY, LEEDS, Yorkshire. Screen Wall. W. 447.

ST JOHN

NAVY

DALLEN

Albert James
Shipwright 2nd Class 344578, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Coronel, off the Chilean Coast, 1st November 1914. Aged 30. Born 28 March 1883 in Liverpool. Son of Albert and Emily Dallen; husband of Florence Maud Moodie (formerly Dallen), of 15, New St., Millbrook, Plymouth. Married Florence M Glover 1914 in St Germans. Prior to enlistment a Carpenter. Enlisted 21 October 1901 for 12 years and then re-enlisted 21 October 1913 to completion. Height 5 feet 7 inches, dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, fair complexion. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, son of Albert F and Emily Dallen, a Carpenter’s Apprentice, born West Derby, Lancashire, resident St John’s Village, St John’s, St Germans, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was unmarried, aged 28, aboard CAMAROON, at anchor in Torbay, born Toxteth Park, Liverpool. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 4.

STARK

Alfred [John]
Able Seaman (Commissioned Boatman Coast Guard) 128000, H.M.S. Laurentic, Royal Navy. Killed when his ship struck two mines off Lough Swilly in the north of Ireland 25th January 1917. Aged 49. Born 14 March 1868 in Antony, Cornwall. Husband of Brenda Elizabeth Stark, of 18, Park St., Mumbles, Swansea; married Brenda Hullin in 1896 in Glamorganshire. Native of St. John’s, Torpoint, Cornwall. In the 1891 census he was unmarried, aged 24, son of Richard and Maria Stark, a Seamna in the Royal Navy, born St John’s, Cornwall, resident Cottage Road, St John, St Germans, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 21.

ST JOHN

ARMY

DENNIS

Sydney Albert
Private 33674, 10th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Killed in action 28th December 1917. Born St Dominick, enlisted Plymouth, resident Torpoint. Buried in RUYAULCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 10.

FINNEMORE

E
possibly Percival Edward FINNEMORE, Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th October 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 to 40.

O’CONNOR

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STEVENS

Alfred John
Private 45657, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 5th October 1917. Aged 32. Born Plymouth, enlisted Exeter. Son of Mr. T. H. Stevens, of St. John’s, Torpoint, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 to 40.

WHITE

Walter Henry Holmes
Private 12/3192, 1st Battalion, Auckland Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Killed in action 3rd July 1916. Aged 27. Son of the late George and Eleanor White, of St. John’s, Torpoint, Cornwall. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 22.

SHEVIOCKE

NAVY

CALLAGHAN

Alfred
Chief Petty Officer 172647, "A" Company, 1st Platoon, Hood Battalion. Royal Naval Division, Royal Navy. Wounded and missing, later reported killed in action 4th June 1915. Aged 38. Born 19 February 1877 in St Germans, Cornwall. Husband of Ethel Callaghan, of The Cottage, Crafthole, Cornwall. Married Ethel Channings in 1910 in St Germans, Cornwall. Also served at Antwerp. Awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal without clasp (HMS "Pearl") for Boer War for which a duplicate Queen's South Africa Medal & Royal Navy Long Service & Good Conduct Medals were issued 21st September 1915. Husband of Ethel Callaghan, of The Cottage, Crafthole, St. Germans, Cornwall. 1914 Star issued to widow 10th February 1920. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 1 and 2.

GIDDY

Joseph
Petty Officer Stoker 279642, H.M.S. Cassandra, Royal Navy. Killed in action 5th December 1918. Aged 42. Born 27 April 1876 in Sheviock, Cornwall. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of John and Mary Giddy, of Crafthole, St. Germans; husband of Annie L. Giddy, of Keyham Cottage, Crafthole, St. Germans, Cornwall. Present at Heligoland, Dogger Bank and Jutland in H.M.S. "Lion". In the 1901 census he was aged15, son of John and Mary Giddy, living at home, born Sheviock, resident Crafthole, Sheviock, St Germans, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 34, married, born Sheviock, Cornwall, located at Portland, Dorset. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 27.

OUGH

Reginald George
Leading Stoker K/12437, H.M.S. Defence, Royal Navy. Killed in action 31st May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland. Aged 23. Born 1 May 1893 in St Germans, Cornwall. Son of Harry and Annie Ough, of Sheviock, St. Germans, Cornwall. Prior to enlisting he was a labourer. Enlisted 13 September 1911 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 8½ inches, chest 34 inches, hair light brown, eyes blue, complexion fresh. In the 1911 census he is the son of James Henry and Annie Ough, aged 16, agricultural labourer, born Sheviock, resident Sheviock, St. Germans, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 15.

SHEVIOCKE

ARMY

DAVEY

Harry
Rifleman 5775, 21st (County of London) Battalion (1st Surrey Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 12th September 1916. Aged 28. Born Crythole (sic), enlisted Bodmin, resident St German's, Cornwall. Son of John Henry and Eliza Jane Davey, of Crafthole, Cornwall. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 40.

HOSKIN

[Charles] Leonard
Gunner 152662, 59th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 2 September 1918. Aged 19. Born Sheviock, Cornwall, resident St Germns, Cornwall. enlisted Plymouth. Son of George and Mary Jane Hoskin, of Moorview, Crafthole, St. Germans, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he is aged 13, son of George Hoskin, a school boy, born Parish of Sheviock, resident Crafthole, Sheviock, St Germans, Cornwall. In the 1901 census he is aged 3, son of George and Mary J Hoskin, born Sheviock, resident Crafthole, Sheviock, St Germans, Cornwall. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII Row E. Grave 54.

PEARN

Charlie
Private 200490, 1st/4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action in Palestine 22nd November 1917. Enlisted Bodmin, resident St Austell. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, son of John and Mary Pearn, born Sheviock, Cornwall, resident Crafthole, Sheviock, St Germans, Cornwall. In the following census of 1901 he is aged 13, son of mAry (a widow), a cow boy on farm, born Sheviock, Cornwall, resident Crafthole, Sheviock, St Germans, Cornwall. The following census in 1911 lists him as aged 23, son of Mary, a general labourer, unmarried, born Sheviock, Cornwall, resident Crafthole, Sheviock, St Germans, Cornwall. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 49.

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