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LANHYDROCK WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2010

The memorial is in the form of a wall-mounted plaque inside Lanhydrock St Hydroc Parish Church, Bodmin, Cornwall that is within the National Trust estate of Lanhydrock. It is a white marble tablet with incised painted lettering in Roman caps encased by a red and white mottled marble, nowy-headed, surround, that is set on a white backboard with two plain brackets at base; a laurel wreath sits in relief within nowy-headed top of the frame. There are eleven names listed for World War 1 only.

Photograph Copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishman 2010

To the Glory of God and in memory of
The courage and devotion of the men of Lanhydrock, who gave
Their lives for their country in the War of 1914-1918

AGAR-ROBARTES the Hon. Thomas Charles Reginald
Captain, commanding no. 2 Company, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died of wounds 30 September 1915. Aged 35. Baptised 19 June 1880 in Lanhydrock, Cornwall (twin son). Eldest son of Thomas Charles, 6th Viscount Clifden, and Mary, Viscountess Clifden, of Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall. Educated at Eton (left Eton College in 1899) and matriculated 1899, Christ Church, Oxford. Member of Parliament (M.P.) for St. Austell and Mid-Cornwall since 1908. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 33. For further biographical information see Wikipedia
BEARE William [John]
Sergeant 29740, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 15 April 1918. Aged 26. Born Egloshayle, Cornwall, enlisted Wadebridge, Cornwall, resident Bodmin. Son of Edwin and Selina Beare, of Hingham Mill, Egloshayle, Wadebridge; husband of Emily Beare (nee Rusk), of Treffry Cottage, Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall, married 1913 in Bodmin, Cornwall. Formerly 9362, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Egloshayle, Cornwall, resident with his parents at Lemail Mills, Egloshayle, Bodmin, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Wadebridge, Cornwall, unmarried, a Private, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, billeted at Gravesend, Kent. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 38 and 39.
BLAKE Frank
Private (Trooper) 345430, 16th (Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry and Royal North Devon Yeomanry) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 December 1917. Born St. Winnow, Cornwall, resident Lostwithiel, Cornwall, enlisted St. Osyth, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born St Winnow, Cornwall, resident with his widowed mother, Jane Blake, at Waterlake Cottage, St Winnow, Bodmin, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born St Winnow, Cornwall, unmarried, a Domestic groom, resident Colgear Stables Lanhydrock Bodmin, Lanhydrock, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated at JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panel 15.
COAD Joseph Walter
[Listed as Trooper, Royal Devon Yeomanry on memorial] Private 45730, 9th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 October 1917. Aged 28. Born and resident Lostwithiel, Cornwall, enlisted Lanhydrock, Cornwall, baptised 25 December 1892 in Lanhydrock, Cornwall. Son of William Henry and Mary Coad, of Trebyan, Lanhydrock, Bodmin; husband of Olive Coad, of 22, Queen St., Lostwithiel, Cornwall, married 1909 in the East Stonehouse Registration District, Devon. Formerly Trooper, Royal Devon Yeomanry. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Lanlivery, Cornwall, resident with his parents at Trebyan, Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Lanlivery, an Assistant Butcher, resident with his wife Olive and mother-in-law, Ada Stevens, at 12 North Street, Lostwithiel, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 to 40.
FEWELL Thomas Richard
Corporal 8970, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Killed in action 28 July 1916. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Chelmsford, Essex. Husband of Sarah Annie Bettison (formerly Fewell, nee Rusk), of 87, Marlborough Rd., Falmouth, Cornwall, married 1915 in Falmouth, Cornwall. In the 1891 census he was new born, born Essex, resident with his parents, Thomas E and Emily E Fewell, in Baddow Road, Chelmsford, Essex. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Chelmsford, Essex, resident with his parents at 8, Wolseley Road, Moulsham, Chelmsford, Essex. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B.
HAWKEN Clarence Ewart
[Listed as Clarence Hewart on CWGC] Private 491173, 4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action by enemy shell fire during an advance made by his battalion near Courcelette 9 October 1916. Aged 25. Born 21 October 1892 in Lanhydrock. Son of James Hawken, of The Gardens, Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall, and the late Jane Hawken. Gardener by trade. Attested 22 June 1915 in London, Ontario, Canada, aged 22 years 8 months, unmarried, height 5 feet 6 inches, 145 lbs, chest 35 inches, dark complexion, blue eyes, black hair, religious denomination Methodist. Embarked Canada 17 March 1916, arrived England 25 March 1916. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Lanhydrock, Cornwall, resident with his parents, James and Jane Hawken, at Garden House, Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall. Sailed to Quebec, Canada, from Plymouth, 19 April 1912 aboard the Sicilian, of the Allan Line, Plymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4163 - 15
JOHNS Charles
Sergeant 200519, 2/4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Died in India 27 April 1917. Enlisted Bodmin, Cornwall, resident Tywardreath, Cornwall. In the 1901 census he is listed as William Charles Johns, aged 8, born Tywardreath, Cornwall, resident with his parents, William and Kate Johns, at 3, Ashley Place, Tywardreath, St Austell, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Tywardreath, Cornwall, a Garage Motor Car Driver, resident with his mother, Kate Johns, at 42 North Street, Tywardreath, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 20 and 63.
ROBERTS William
Second Corporal 340, 1st Field Company, Australian Engineers. Killed in action 19 August 1916. Aged 29. Born Liskeard, Cornwall. Son of William Roberts, of "The Firs", Carminow, Bodmin, Cornwall, England, and the late Amelia Roberts. Emigrated aged 25 years. Educated at Cruncie School (sic - as per documents). No known grave. Commemorated on VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Australian War Memorial - Circular
SMITH Sidney
Private, Labour Battalion.
VANDERWOLF William
Private 35498, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15 April 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Lantrydoch, Cornwall, enlisted Bodmin, Cornwall, baptised 17 January 1899 in Lostwithiel, Cornwall. Son of Jane Vanderwolf, of Cutmaddock, Lanhydrock, Bodmin, Cornwall, and the late James Vanderwolf. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born St Winnow, Cornwall, resident with his parents at Quarry Parks Cottage, St Winnow, Bodmin, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born St Winnow, Cornwall, at school, resident with his parents, James and jane Lander Venderwolf, at Quarry Park, Lostwithiel, St Winnow, Cornwall. Buried at WESTOUTRE BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave lost. Special memorial 4.
WALKLEY Alfred
Private 4763, 1st/23rd (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Resident and enlisted Bodwin (sic - Bodmin), born Cheltenham. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.

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