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LANDEWEDNACK WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial stand in the grounds of the church. There is also a World War 1 plaque within the church. Another memorial inside the church lists the crew of one vessel which was sunk in World War 2.

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© George Pritchard 2005

"Lest We Forget"
This memorial is erected in honoured memory
of the men of this parish who fell in
the Great War 1914 - 1918

No loved one stood around them
To bid a fond farewell
No words of comfort could they leave
To those they loved so well

DENNIS

William Howard

Private 240880, 1st/5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 14th April 1918. Aged 27. Born Helston, enlisted Penzance, resident The Lizard. Son of Joseph and Mary Dennis, of The Lizard, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 6.

HARRIS 

Richard G S

No further information currently available

HOOPER

William C

No further information currently available

JOSE

Richard Henry

Petty Officer 236246, H.M.S. "Defence", Royal Navy. Died 31st May 1916. Aged 26. Son of Richard and Ellen Jose, of Veronica Cottage, The Lizard, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 11.

McCARTHY

Nicholas E

No further information currently available

STEVENS

William

Private 31218, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 20th July 1916. Aged 37. Born The Lizard, enlisted Pentre, resident Rhondda, Glamorganshire. Son of James Stevens, of Carnarvon Cottage, The Lizard, Cornwall; husband of Mabel Stevens, of 33, Gelli Crossing, Ystrad-Rhondda, Glam. Formerly 41989, Royal Army Medical Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A.

TRERISE

Walter Thomas Llewelyn

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th April 1918. Aged 29. Son of Mrs. N. Trerise, of 1, Glenville Terrace, Ellacombe, Torquay, and the late J. H. Trerise. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 2 and 3.

TRIGGS

John Francis

Private 240568, 1st/5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds 20th March 1918. Born Landewednack, enlisted Bodmin, resident The Lizard. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot IX. Row G. Grave 1B.

TYACK

Harry

Private 240425, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light INfantry. Killed in action 30th August 1918. Born Breage, enlisted Helston, resident The Lizard. Buried in VAULX HILL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, FRance. Plot I. Row D. Grave 25.

1939-1945

BRAY

Arthur Ernest

Cook, M.V. Narragansett (London), Merchant Navy. Died 25th March 1942. Aged 20. Son of Herbert and Hilda Mary Bray, of The Lizard, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 72.

JOHNS

William Henry

Lance Corporal 7629270, 17th Unfantry Brigade Workshops, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). Died 20th December 1943. Aged 29. Son of John and Minnie Johns; husband of Elsie Melita Johns, of Mullion, Cornwall. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot X. Row D. Grave 43.

KEEGANS

James

Warrant Officer Class I (R.S.M.) 4258448, 148th (9th Battalion, The Loyal Regiment [North Lancashire]) Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 8th August 1944. Aged 47. Husband of Florence Maud Keegans, of The Lizard, Cornwall. Buried in RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 15.

OATES

[Samuel] Ernest

Volunteer, 8th Cornwall (Helston) Battalion, Home Guard. Died 20th October 1940. Aged 57. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Emily Oates; husband of Mabel Gertrude Oates. Also served in the 1914-18 War. Buried west of the church tower in ST. WINWALLOW CHURCHYARD, LANDEWEDNACK, Cornwall. Grave 96.

To the glory of God and in honoured memory of those who gave their lives in the service of their country when the first M.V. Polperro was lost with all hands after an attack by enemy E-Boats in Mounts Bay in the early hours of
7th Jan. 1944

Note: The Gunners were all from H.M.S. President III.

HAWKINS

Roy Mathers

Master, M.V. Ploperro (Fowey), Merchant Navy. Died 6th January 1944. Aged 36. King's Commendation for Brave Conduct. Son of Arthur C. and Mary E. Hawkins; husband of May Hawkins. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 82.

GEORGESON

Joseph

Able Seaman, M.V. Ploperro (Fowey), Merchant Navy. Died 6th January 1944. Aged 42. Son of James Georgeson, and of Joan Georgeson, of Brae, Zetland. Brother of Arthur, below. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 82.

CLARK

Thomas

[Mate] Chief Officer , M.V. Ploperro (Fowey), Merchant Navy. Died 6th January 1944. Aged 42. No known grave. Son of John and Kate Clark; husband of Catherine Clark, of St. Keverne, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 82.

DENHOLM

Daniel [Richardson]

Able Seaman, M.V. Ploperro (Fowey), Merchant Navy. Died 6th January 1944. Aged 32. Son of William and Annie Richardson Denholm, of Aberdeen; husband of Eveline Berry Denholm, of Aberdeen. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 82.

SEAR

Ernest

Chief Engineer, M.V. Ploperro (Fowey), Merchant Navy. Died 6th January 1944. Aged 38. Son of James and Ellen Sear; husband of Beatrice Ann Sear, of Splott, Cardiff. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 82.

HALL

William

[Cook] Able Seaman, M.V. Ploperro (Fowey), Merchant Navy. Died 6th January 1944. Aged 20. Able Seaman, No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 82.

CORNISH

Alan Roy

Second Engineer, M.V. Ploperro (Fowey), Merchant Navy. Died 6th January 1944. Aged 24. Son of Albert Oliver Cornish and Rhoda Cornish; husband of Alexandria Cornish, of Inverness. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 82.

ELLIS

Jack

Gunner D/JX 248834, H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy. Died 6th January 1944. Aged 28. Son of Jack and Elizabeth Ellis, of Liverpool; husband of Edith Ellis, of Liverpool. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 86, Column 2.

GEORGESON

Arthur

Boatswain, M.V. Ploperro (Fowey), Merchant Navy. Died 6th January 1944. Aged 29. Son of James and Joan Georgeson; husband of Kathleen E. Georgeson, of Aith, Zetland. Brother of Joseph, above. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 82.

KIRKPATRICK

John [Robert William]

Gunner D/JX 336272, H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy. Died 6th January 1944. Aged 21. Son of John Kirkpatrick, and of Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, of Brigham, Cumberland. Buried in PENZANCE CEMETERY. Cornwall. Section F. Row A. Grave 17.

WHITELAW

William

Gunner P/JX 527816, H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy. Died 6th January 1944. Aged 18. Son of James and Mary Whitelaw, of East Calder, Midlothian. Buried in PENZANCE CEMETERY. Cornwall. Section F. Row A. Grave 14.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.

Buried in the churchyard

HAMPSHIRE

Robert Frederick

Radio Officer, S.S. Gaursoppa (Glasgow), Merchant Navy. Died 6th February 1941. Aged 18. Buried in south-east side of ST. WINWALLOW CHURCHYARD, LANDEWEDNACK, Cornall. Grave 109i.

ANOTHER

1

A Sailor unknown

ANOTHER

2

Two Sailors unknown.

13 November 2005

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