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BLACKWATER WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

The memorial is a granite wheel cross osurmounting a two stepped plinth surrounded by eight granite posts holding a chain link fence. The memoRial stands by the roadside. There are 8 men who died in World War 1 and 8 men who died in World War 2, in addition there are 76 names of those who served in the First World War and returned. The memorial was unveiled on 24th June 19120 by the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall and the dedication was by the local clergy and dignitaries; reported in the Royal Cornwall Gazette & County news 30th June 1920.

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IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
1914-1919

OATES John Stanley
Captain, 9th Battalion attached 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds 11th December 1917. Aged 29. Son of John and Mary Oates, of Rock Cottage, Blackwater, Scorrier, Cornwall. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 16.
BAWDEN, MM Fred
Private 267367, 2nd/5th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25th April 1918. Born Scorries, Cornwall, enlisted Truro. Awarded the the Military Medal (M.M.) . No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 60 to 64.
COCKING Thomas

Private 345454, 16th (Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry and Royal North Devon Hussars) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Buried in STE. EMILIE VALLEY CEMETERY, VILLERS-FAUCON, Somme, France. Special memorial 6A.

Note: Emilie Valley Cemetery contains 513 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. 222 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 21 casualties believed to be buried among them.

CORTIS James
Bombardier 57993, 29th Battery, 42nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 14th August 1917. Born Cusgarne, Cornbwall, enlisted Exeter, Devon. Husband of Mrs. Cortis, of Blackwater Hill, Blackwater, Scorrier, Cornwall. Buried in LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 8.
JENKIN James
Gunner 207040, 277th Brigade Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 30th November 1917. Aged 28. Enlisted Truro, resident Scorrier. Son of Thomas and Emma Jenkin, of Railway Farm, Blackwater, Scorrier, Cornwall. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 2.
PHILLIPS Charles [Samuel]
Private 202342, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 30th November 1917. Born Torquay, Devon, enlisted Penzance. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 6.
POLLARD George
Private 45637, 1st Battalion Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Aged 20. Born Kea, Cornwall, enlisted Exeter, resident Blackwater. Only son of Mary L. Pollard, of Centerville Farm, Penstrase, Truro, Cornwall, and the late George Pollard. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.
SANDERCOCK [Percy James] William Parnell
Private 28205, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 22nd September 1918. Aged 26. Born Camborne, Cornwall, enlisted Truro, resident Three Burrows, Scorrier, Cornwall. Son of John and Eliza Sandercock, of Three Burrows, Truro, husband of Hilda I. Sandercock, of Treswithian Downs, Camborne, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.
SPARCO [John] Harold
Private 2173577, 78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died 28th July 1918. Aged 29. Born 15th July 1889 at St. Agnes, Cornwall. Son of Mr. William and Mrs. E. A. Spargo, of Penstraza, Blackwater, Scorrier, Cornwall. Resident 126 S. Curry Street, Ironwood, Michigan, U.S.A. Fireman by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 20th october 1917 at Winnipeg, Canada, aged 28, height 5 feet 5 inches, girth 33½ inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair black, religion Methodist. Buried in ANZIN-ST. AUBIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 20. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9169 - 45
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE 1939-1945 WAR
COCKING G
probably James Goldsworthy COCKING, Petty Officer Stoker D/K 65931, H.M.S. gloucester, royal Navy. Died 22nd May 19141. Aged 34. Son of Josiah and Julia Cocking; husband of Florence Cocking, of St. Agnes, Cornwall. No known grave Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 51, Column 3.
COOPER F
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COLE D
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CARPENTER P
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KNIGHT J H
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PARRIS Albert
Ordinary Seaman O/JX 273283, H.M.S. Cornwall. Royal Navy. Died 5th April 1942. Aged 33. Son of Arthur Charles and Ann Elizabeth Parrish; husband of Nancy Eileen Parrish. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAl, Hampshire. Panel 66. Column 1.
SEABROOK Leonard
Gunner 819840, 24 Heavy Battery, 12 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 8th December 1941. Aged 25. Son of William Reginald and Ida Ellen Seabrook, of Westbury, Wiltshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SAI WAN MEMORIAL, Hong Kong. Column 6.
WARE Austin Kinver
Lance Bombardier 14247530, 53 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 8th June 1944. Aged 26. Son of Samuel and Beatrice Irene Ware; husband of Mary Irene Perrow Ware, of Redruth, Cornwall. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XIV. Row E. Grave 4.
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOUR OF
THE BLACKWATER AND DISTRICT MEN
WHO SERVED THEIR KING AND COUNTRY
1914-1919
BAWDEN W J
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BAWDEN R
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BILLING H
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CASEY J
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COAD G
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COCKING H E
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COLLINS S
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CANNON J
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DABB F H
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DAVEY C
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FAULL F O
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FAULL J T
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FOWLER H
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GRAINGER S J
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GILLARD F
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GILLARD W K
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GILLARD A
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GILL H
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GERRANS W
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HOOPER J J
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HOOPER W
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JONES J H
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JENKIN S P
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JENNINGS W
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JENKINS S H
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JENKINS T
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JOHNS H E
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JOSE G
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KEMP S
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LANYON A
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LANYON R
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MITCJELL H
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MUGFORD J
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MANUEL S
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MORDFORD V G
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MOYLE W
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MADDERN G L
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MEWTON W
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NORTHEY J
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NOTT W
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OATES W R
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OATES E H
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PAULL H
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PAULL R F
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PEARCE S J
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PEARCE H
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PETERS W
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PERRYMAN B
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PRYOR G
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PRYOR J
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PRIEST F
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PHILLIPS J
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POOLEY J C
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POOLEY H
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RICHARDS S J
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ROBERTS A H
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ROBERTS S J
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ROSEWALL E
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SANDOE S C
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SANDERCOCK J H
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SYMONS W
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SYMONS M
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STEPHENS W
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SKINNER W
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SCOBLE H
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SCOBLE W
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SPARGO R
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TIPPET S
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THOMAS E A
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TREGAY J
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THOMAS W
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TREVAINS E J
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UREN A
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VERCOE J C
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WARD A P
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WARD A A
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WIGLEY F
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WHITFORD E
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JENKINS C M
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Last update: 21 January, 2006

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