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BREAGE, GERMOE & GODOLPHIN WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - detailed information
Compiled and copyright © George Pritchard 2005

The Breage Royal British Legion memorial takes the form of a Roll of Honour, decorated with poppies with some letters illuminated, the whole mounted on red card with a black frame, inside St Breaca Church, Breage. There are 24 names listed for World War 1 and 16 for World War 2. In the grounds of St Breaca Church is rhe Breage, Germoe and Godolphin Memorial Cross which is a granite, wheel cross, on a square tapered column mounted on a plinth with a two-stepped base. The inscription appears in black, incised lettering, on the plinth, the names for World War 1 are listed in black lettering down the shaft and an additional stone has been placed in front of the cross, at its base, with the names of those who died in World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © George Pritchard 2005

The Memorial Cross

THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED BY PAST AND PRESENT INHABITANTS OF THE PARISH OF BREAGE TO THE HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF BREAGE, GERMOE AND GODOLPHIN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
(List of names as below)
DEATH HATH NO MORE DOMINION OVER THEM
ALSO OF THE FOLLOWING WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945
(List of names as below)

The Memorial Scroll

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
BREAGE BRANCH
1914 - 1918

ANGOVE

Stephen
Private 36890, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 2 April 1918. Born and resident Breage, enlisted Helston. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 45.

ANDREW

Ernest Charles
[Listed as ANDREWS on memorial] Private 24532, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 28. Born Kenneggie, enlisted Helston, resident Coppernon. Son of Joseph Andrew, of Coppernoon, Germoe, Marazion, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 80 to 82 and 163A.

BEARE

Joseph henry Maurice
Private 19383, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 21 April 1916. Aged 36. Born and enlisted Helston. Husband of Lilly May Beare, of 5, Godolphin Rd., Helston, Cornwall. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 23.

CARLYON

Leslie
Private 28357, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 23 August 1917. Aged 23. Born Breage, enlisted Helston and resident Ashton, Cornwall. Son of George and Alfreda Carlyon, of Rinsey Cross, Ashton, Helston, Cornwall; husband of Elizabeth Jane Carlyon. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 80 to 82 and 163A.

COLLICK

Edward
Private 24522, 10th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 27 July 1916. Aged 26. Born Breage, enlisted Helston, resident Godolphin Cross. Son of Thomas Collick, of Godolphin Cross, Breage, Helston, Cornwall, and the late Mary Collick. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B.

CURNOW

William Henry
Gunner 57529, 201st Anti-Aircraft Section, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 24 October 1918. Aged 31. Born herland Cross, enlisted Hayle, resident Breage. Son of James and Ann Curnow; husband of Honor Jane Curnow, of Coppernoon, Germoe, Marazion, Cornwall. Formerly 22017, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 6.

HOARE

Edward George
Private 266895, 2/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 22 August 1917. Born and resident Breage, enlisted Helston. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 96 to 98.

LAITY

Leonard Henry
Sapper 2006972, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Engineers. Died 25 October 1918. Aged 27. Born 2 January 1891 in Germoe, Cornwall. Son of Mrs. Jane Rosetta Laity, of Newtown Cottage, Germoe, Marazion. Living in Globe Arizona, USA. Tunneller by trade. Unmarried. Attested and passed fit 7 January 1918 at North Vancouver, British Columbia, aged 27, heioght 5 feet 5¾ inches, girth 35½ inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair black, vision 20/20, hearing normal; religion Methodist. Buried in GERMOE CHURCH CEMETERY, Cornwall. Grave 65. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 5317 - 36

MARTIN

Howard
Private SP/3125, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 31 July 1916. Born St. Breze, Cornwall, enlisted and rsident St Austell. No known grave, Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

MINERS

George Gerance
Private 11283, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 2 March 1916. Aged 26. Born Sithney, helston, enlisted Redruth, resident Porthleven. Son of Richard and Honour Jane Miners, of Chapel Row, Porthleven, Cornwall. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row F. Grave 13.

MOYLE

James Arthur
Private 30583, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 Octoberm 1917. Born St Brigg, Cornwall, enlisted Helston. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 to 40.

PASCOE

Frederick William
Private 68463, 3rd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 21 November 1918. Formerly Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Enlisted 16 August 1916. In the 1911 census he was the son of William and Mary Pascoe, aged 21, a Farm Labourer, born Flamouth, resident Carnmeal, Helston, Cornwall [probably Carnmeal Farm, Breage, Carnmeal, Helston, Cornwall]. Buried in ST SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot 11. Row Z. Grave 25. Also named on the Sithney War Memorial

PRYOR

Richard
probably Richard PRYOR, Private 48516, 25th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion, Northumberrland Fusiliers. Killed in action 28 April 1917. Born Cornwall, enlisted Bristol, Gloucestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2 and 3.

RICHARDS

Edward Ernest
Corporal 12894, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 17 October 1917. Aged 24. Born Breage, enlisted Falmouth, resident Marazion. Son of Mr. W. H. and Mrs. M. A. Richards, of Rinsey Cross, Ashton, Breage, Helston, Cornwall. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot LIX Row E Grave 26.

RICHARDS

Henry B
Private 2nd Class 242588, 215th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 27 September 1918. Aged 36. Son of Edward and Mary Jane Richards, of Breage, Helston, Cornwall; husband of Agnes Winifred Richards, of 32, Kingston Rd., Southall, Middx. Buried in CHARMES MILITARY CEMETERY, ESSEGNEY, Vosges, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 8.

ROWE

George Stephenson Washington
Private 200308, 1/4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action in Palestine 6 November 1917. Aged 21. Born Breage, enlisted Truro, resident Marazion. Son of John and Ann Rowe, of Breage, Cornwall. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot VII. Row C. Grave 4.

STEPHENS

Francis
Private G/7813, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's OWn (Middlesex Regiment). Died 30 September 1918. Aged 28. Son of Francis and Caroline Stevens, of Breage, Cornwall. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot II. Row E. Grave 19.

STEPHENS

John Stanley
Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 27. Brother of Mr. T. F. Stephens, of Tremearne, Breage, Helston, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

TREVENEN

Henry
Driver 87921, 20th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 14 January 1919. Buried in BREAGE CHURCH CEMETERY, Cornwall. Grave 122.

TREVENEN

John
Private 28451, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 28 October 1917. Aged 21. Born Crowan, Cornwall, enlisted Helston, resident Post Office, Nancegollan, Cornwall. Son of the late William and Alice Trevenen, of Crenver Farm, Crowan, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 80 to 82 and 163A.

TYACKE

Charles Noel Walker
Captain, 5th (Territorial) Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 23 March 1918. Aged 34. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Walter Tyacke; husband of Phoebe Mary Cicely Tyacke, of Breage Vicarage, Helston, Cornwall. Born at Helston. Buried in HAM BRITISH CEMETERY, MUILLE-VILLETTE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 7.

WILLIAMS

Maurice
Corporal 11286, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds 30 July 1915. Aged 21. Born Breage, Porthleven, enlisted Redruth, resident Portleven. Son of Mrs. H. M. T. Williams, of The Runs, Porthleven, Cornwall. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 4.

WILLIAMS

William
In the 1911 census he was 16, the son of John and Calara Williams, Farming, born Helston and resident Helston Downs, Cornwall. No further information currently available

RICHARDS

Samson
In the 1911 census Samson Richards was aged 18, son of Thomas and Eliza Richards, a Farmer's Labourer, born Portleven, resident Bay View Terrace, Porthleven. No further information currently available

1939-1945

ANDREWS

Edwin
No further information currently available. Note the ANDREWS listed for WW1 are actually ANDREW

BARNES

Stanley
No further information currently available

BRYANT

Gordon Henry
Corporal 536957, Royal Air Froce serving in H.M.S. Courageous. Died 17 September 1939. Aged 24. Son of Philip H. and Carrie Bryant, of Godolphin, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. panel 2.

HARRY

Reginald aka Reggie
Aircraftman 2nd Class 1092859, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 31 August 1941. Son of Joseph William and Rosaline Clara Harry; husband of Olive Mary Harry, of St. Keverne. Buried in the South side of new portion to south of church in SITHNEY (ST. SITHNEY) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall.

HARVEY

Wilfred
probably Wilfred HARVEY, Private 5444959, 2/5th Battalion, The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 3 October 1943. Aged 28. Son of Joseph Henry and Alice Mary Harvey; husband of Alice May Harvey, of Newlyn, Cornwall. In the 1911 census his parents Joseph and Alice had been married 2 years, bother bron St Hilary, Cornweall and resident Plain-An-Gwarry, Marazion. Buried in NAPLES WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IV. Row M. Grave 1.

JOHNS

Stanley
Private 10686124, 7th Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment). Died 23 March 1945. Aged 21. Born and resident Cornwall. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 52. Row B. Grave 10.

PHILLIPS

A Michaes
No further information currently available

RICHARDS

Ernest
No further information currently available

TREDINNICK

Francis B
No further information currently available

TREDINNICK

Cyril
No further information currently available

VARKER

Kenneth
[Listed as YARKER on memorial] Sapper 14356631, 796 Mechanical Equipment Company, Royal Engineers. Died 1 January 1944. Aged 34. Husband of Lois Mary Varker, of Breage. Buried in HELSTON (PORTHLEVEN) CEMETERY, Cornwall. Section B. Grave 660.

VARKER

Thomas Gordon
[Listed as YARKER on memorial] Gunner 1714654, 74 Barttery, 23 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died m9 JUune 1945. Aged 36. Son of Thomas Alfred and Thomasine Varker, of Breage, Cornwall; husband of Emily Sophia Varker, of Breage. Buried in KIRKEE WAR CEMETERY, India, Plot 4. Row A. Grave 5.

WILLIAMS

William A
No further information currently available

WILLIAMS

Griffith H
No further information currently available

WORLEDGE

Charles W
No further information currently available

WILLEY

William
No further information currently available

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