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PRAZE AN BEEBLE AND CROWAN WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Praze An Beeble and Crowan memorial takes the form of a Celtic Cross with a three stepped base within a railed enclosure and stands at a road junction on the B393 at Praze An Beeble, Kerrier, Cornwall. Their are 23 names listed for World War 1 and 10 for World War 2. The names have been sorted into order for ease of reading.

Photographs Copyright © George Pritchard 2005

In Memory Of The Men Of Crowan Who Gave Their Lives For their Country
In the Great War 1914 - 1918
This Monument Is Erected In Deep Gratitude By The People of Crowan

BERRIMAN

William
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BLEWETT

Joseph
Private 27489, 14th (Service) Battalion (West of England) [SDGW] or 15th [CWGC], Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 24 August 1916. Aged 29. Born Crowan, enlisted Bodmin. Son of Benjamin and Mary Grace Blewett, of 4, Lanes, Redruth, Cornwall. Buried in CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot 2. Row B. Grave 94.

BODINNAR 

James [Henry]
Private PO/1625(S), 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 8 June 1917. Aged 29. Husband of Beatrice Mary Bodinnar, of Railway Villas, Blowing House, Redruth, Cornwall. Buried in STE. CATHERINE BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 9.

CHOWN

Francis Jack
Second Lieutenant, 1st Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and General List. Died 20 September 1917. Aged 19. Born 12 May 1898 in Townshend. Son of Francis Chown, M.B., of Townshend, Hayle, Cornwall. Received a Greart Britain, Royal Aero Club Aviators Certficate. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVI. Row H. Grave 15.

COREY

[William] Maurice
Private 31669, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Died 30 October 1916. Aged 22. Son of William and Minnie Corey, of Releath, Crowan, Cornwall. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 10.

DALLEY

Albert
Private 2416, 1/5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 8 August 1916. Born and enlisted Camborne. Son of Mr. J. Dalley, of 230, Pilgrim Avenue, Highland Park, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, son of Eliza Dalley, a Fitter's Assistant, born Camborne, resident Crowan, Praze I S O, Praze near Camborne. Buried in LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, Nord, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 13.

DONEY

Charles Wesley
[Listed as Wesley on the SDGW] Private 108602, 59th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 5 May 1918. Born Bodmin, enlisted Redruth, resident Parze. Formerly 65862, Devonshire Regiment. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 47.

GOLDSWORTHY

William J
Private 159325, 29th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 3 October 1918. Aged 21. Born Crowan, enlisted Camborne, resident Praze. Son of Samuel and Ada Goldsworthy, of Releath Crowan, Praze, Cornwall. Formerly 23875, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A.

HOSKIN

John
[Spelt HOSKING on CWGC & SDGW] Private 28916, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Died 17 January 1917. Aged 24. Born Crowan, enlisted Helston, resident Horse Downs, Crowan. Son of John Hosking, of Horsedowns, Praze, Cornwall, and the late Annie Hosking. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B.

JAMES

John Henry
Private 33361, 1st/5th (P.O.W.) Battalioon (Territorials). Killed in action 23 November 1917. Aged 25. Born and resident Crowan, enlisted Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Son of Annie James, of Carzise, Leedstown, Hayle, Cornwall. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section D. Grave 5.

JENKIN

John
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JOLLY

William
Private 18093, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Aged 28. Born Redruth, enlisted Bodmin, resident Camborne. Son of Mrs. Eliza Jolly, of Camborne; husband of Ethel Jane Jolly, of Townshend, Hayle, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B.

MEEK

Frederick Charles
Private 43617, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27 May 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Camborne, Cornwall, enlisted Redruth. Son of Henry and Emma Jane Meek, of Fore St., Praze, Cornwall. Formerly 38508, Duke of Cornwall's light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

MITCHELL

Josiah
Private 2355556, 18th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 27 August 1918. Aged 30. Born 23 March 1888. Son of William Henry and Marina Mitchell, of Townshend, Hayle, Cornwall, England. He attested and passed fit 1 November 1917 at London, Ontario, Canada, aged 29 years 7 months. He was resident ar 83 E. Baltimore Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, born Hayle, Corwall. Next of kin Mrs Marian Mitchell, of Townshend, Hayle, Cornwall. Hammerman my trade. Unmarried. Height 5 feet 53/8 inches, girth 38½ inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair fair, religious denomination Methodist, lIn the 1901 census Josiah was aged 13, son of William Henry and Marina Mitchell, born Crowan, resident Crowan. Buried in WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 21. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6259 - 9

MOYLE

Stanley
Gunner 321663, First Army Pool attached 2nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 23 May 1917. Aged 20. Born Crowan, enlisted Camborne. Son of Mrs. J. Moyle, of Cargenwen, Praze, Cornwall. Buried in LA TARGETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-ST. VAAST, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 24.

OSBORNE

William H
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STEPHENS

William
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TREGENZA

John
Private 34282, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Died in the Balkans 19 December 1918. Born St. Hilary, Cornwall, enlisted Heleston, resident Praze. Son of James and Elizabeth Tregenza, of Fore St., Praze, Crowan, Cornwall. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 1020.

TREMAYNE

Nicholas
Private 33316, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15 June 1917. Aged 20. Born Wendron, Cornwall, enlisted Redruth, resident Praze. Son of Mr. W. R. and Mrs. A. J. Tremayne, of Church Town, Wendron Cornwall. Buried in ERVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 11.

TRETHOWAN

Alfred
Private 38434, 3rd Battalion, Duke of Cornall's Light Infantry. Died in United Kingdom 11 March 1918. Aged 18. Enlisted Truro, resident Hayle. Son of Mr. W. G. and Mrs. G. Trethowan, of Townshend, Hayle, Cornwall. Buried in PARKHURST MILITARY CEMETERY, Isle of Wight. PLot XII. Row A. Grave 107.

TREVITHICK

Frederick Henry aka Fred
Private 16741, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds 20 November 1917. Born St. Gluvias, Penryn, Cornwall, enlisted Camborne. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, son of |Richard and Annie Trevithick, born Penryn, Cornwall, an above ground Tin Miner, resident Churchtown, Crowan, Praze S O, Cornwall. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 25.

TRIGGS

Samuel John
Private 44574, 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 4 September 1918. Born Crowan, enlisted Redruth. Formerly 3308, Royal North Devon Dragoons. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, , Pas de Calais, France. Plot XI. Row A. Grave 1.

WATTERS

Sidney
Sapper 21187, 179th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 13 July 1917. Aged 19. Born Crowan, enlisted Helston, resident Praze. Son of E. M. and the late Joseph James Watters, of Praze, Crowan, Cornwall. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVI. Row B. Grave 5.

Great War 1939-1945

COOK

John K
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DILLEY

Peter James
Senior Ordinary Seaman, S.S. Fort Pelly (London), Merchant Navy. Died 20 July 1943. Aged 19. Son of Gladys May Quintrell, of Crowan, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 51.

DOWNING

Richard
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HAMPTON

George N
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JAMES

Geoffrey W
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KARN

Malcolm
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KARN

Theodore D
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LUZMOOR

Dennis Jeffrey
Supply Assistant D/MX 61123, H.M.S. Lawford, Royal Navy. Died 8 June 1944. Son of Lylie Luzmoor, of Leeds Town, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 91, Column 1.

RUNDLE

William F L
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SKEWES

Henry
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Last updated 3 November, 2015

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