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LANDRAKE WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Paula & Dave Kennington 2006

This memorial is located beside St. Michaels Parish Church. The memorial is in the form of a square pillar in three sections including the plinth which is set on a 4 stepped base, on the top if a shallow capping stone. On the memorial face appears both a crown and a lurel wreath. The names are listed for the First World War according to the year that they were killed but have been sorted here into alphabetical order for ease of searching. There are also 2 names for the Second World War and one for he Falklands.

Photograph Copyright © Paula & Dave Kennington 2006

In honoured and grateful memory of

1914-1918

BRIGHT

William John Bassett

[Listed as BRIGHTON on SDGW and as 1917 on memorial] Private 38736, 2nd/4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 3rd April 1918. Born and resident Landrake, enlisted Saltash. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 56 and 57.

CLATWORTHY

Francis Wallace

Lance Corporal 200677, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 31st August 1918. Aged 20. Born Landrake, enlisted Bodmin, resident St Germans. Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. B. Clatworthy, of Landrake, St. Germans, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.

CLATWORTHY

Harold Edward

Able Seaman 236966, H.M.S. Rifleman, Royal Navy. Died 26th December 1914. Aged 26. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 1.

Note: HMS RIFLEMAN, H (Acorn ) Class Destroyer, 720 to 760 tons, Turbine 135000 shp + 27 knots, armed with 2 x 4 inch , 2 x 12 pounders, 2 x 21 inch torpedo tubes. Pendant No H82 (1914) H97 from January 1918. Built by Whites and launched 22nd August 1910, sold 9th May 1921. RIFLEMAN and her sister ships were oil burners. The whole class made up the 2nd Destroyer Force in the Grand Fleet 1914 to 1915: six were sent to the Mediterranean in 1915 and five more in 1916. All were in the Mediterranean by 1918.

DANIELS

William John

Gunner 152960, 260th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Landrake, enlist Saltash. Son of W. J. and C. Daniels, of Landrake St. Germans, Cornwall. Formerly 2920, 4th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Buried in HANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 6.

DAWE

George Herbert

Private 235137, 2nd/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 14th April 1918. Aged 31. Born Meary, Devon, enlisted Saltash, resident Paignton, Devon. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dawe, of Essex House, Saltash, Cornwall. Formerly 45733, Devonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7.

GARLAND

Charles (Charlie)

Private 352940, 7th (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 16th September 1917. Enlisted Saltash, resident St Germans. Formerly 24363, 9th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panels 52 to 54.

HIGMAN

William John

Petty Officer Stoker 303992, H.M.S. Nasturtium, Royal Navy. Died 27th April 1916 when the ship was mined and sunk in the Mediterranean.. Aged 33. Son of Tobias and Mary Higman, of Landrake, St. Germans, Cornwall; husband of Alberta K. Higman, of Pellaton Mill, St. Mellion. Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 14.

JAMES

[William] Thomas

Private 23087, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 2nd April 1918. Aged 42. Born and enlisted Landrake. Brother of Mrs. Alice Stevens, of 52, Town Quay, Portsmouth. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 45.

LAUNDRY

Philip John

Private 241044, 1st/5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 31st March 1918. Born Landrake, enlisted Saltash, resident St Germans. Buried in HAM BRITISH CEMETERY, MUILLE-VILLETTE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 19.

MILDREN

Joseph M

Private 240097, 1st/5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 12th April 1918. Aged 22. Born and resident St germans, enlisted Saltash. Son of Mrs. Martha Jane Mildren, of Cuttivett, Tideford, St. Germans, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 6.

OLVER

Charles Henry

Petty Officer Stoker 307131, H.M.S. Amphion, Royal Navy. Died 6th August 1914 when his ship was sunk by a mine. Aged 29. Son of Harry and Bessie Olver, of Landrake, St. Germans, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 3.

Note: HMS Amphion, British, Active class Scout Cruiser - Sunk by mine from the German auxiliary mine-layer König Luise in the English Channel. Amphion had sunk the German ship the previous day. Mine exploded under the bridge and soon after the ship was abandoned a magazine exploded sinking the ship. 132 British sailors were killed, as were all of the German prisoners rescued from König Luise.

OLVER

Ewart George

Rifleman S/38761, 1st/7th Battalion posted to the 17th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 1st September 1918. Aged 19. Born Landrake, enlisted Liskeard, resident St Germans. Son of Harry and Bessie Olver, of Hooper's Cottage, Landrake, St. Germans, Cornwall. Formerly 8/20860, 34th Battalion, Training Reserve. Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot V. Row L. Grave 23.

OUGH

Edward

Leading Stoker K/5203, H.M.S. Valkyrie, Royal Navy. Died 23rd December 1917. Buried on south side of ST. MICHAEL CHURCHYARD, LANDRAKE, Cornwall.

Note: HMS Valkyrie was a V. Class Flotilla Leader destroyer. Displacement: 1188 tons normal, and 1400 tons deep load, Speed: 34 Knots Compliment: 115 Armament: Four 4-inch Guns two 2 pdr pompoms and Four 21-inch Torpedo Tubes. Launched 13th March 1917, sold for scrapping in 1936.

ROBERTS

Edgar J

1915 - No further information available - CWGC and SDGW have =been searched

RUNDLE

Francis

Chief Stoker 144757, H.M.S. Europa, Royal Navy. Base Depot Cruiser, Mudros. Died 28th December 1915. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 21.

Note: HMS Europa was built by Thompson, Clydebank, laid down January 1896, completed November 1899 as a Diadem Class First Class Protected Cruiser. In 1914 she was part of the 9th Cruiser Squadron Atlantic. In July 1915 she was in Mudros. Sold for scrap in 1920.

STEED

Frederick Albert

Armourer's Mate 345868, H.M.S. Indefatigable, Royal Navy. Went down with his ship 31st May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland. Aged 34. Son of Frederick and Clara Steed, of Rose Cottage, Landrake, St. Germans, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 17.

Note: HMS Indefatigable was an Indefatigable Class Battlecruiser. Built Devonport Dockyard, laid down February 1909, completed April 1911, cost £1,520,591. She was with the 2nd Battlecruiser Squadron as flagship of the British Mediterranean fleet. Then in August 1914 spent time unsuccessfully hunting SMS Goeben and Breslau. On 18th August she became the flagship of Dardanelles squadron. On 3rd November 1914 she bombarded the Dardanelles forts. Then on 24th January 1915 left for refit at Malta. After the refit, on 14th February 1915, left Malta for home waters where, on 20th February she joined the 2nd Battlecruiser Squadron of the Grand Fleet. On 31st May 1916 she sunk by SMS Von der Tann at the Battle of Jutland.

STEED

Albert E

Petty Officer Stoker 301682, H.M.S. Defence, Royal Navy. Went down with his ship 31st May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland. Aged 30. Son of John and Sarah Steed, of Landrake, St. Germans, Cornwall; husband of Clara Millicent Stidwell (formerly Steed), of Barn St., Liskeard, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 14.

Note: HMS Defence was a Minotaur Class Cruiser. Built by Pembroke Dockyard, laid down January 1905, completed February 1909, cost £1,362,970. She was part of the 1st Cruiser Squadron Mediterranean Fleet. In August 1914 she was involved in hunt for SMS Goeben and Breslau then in November 1914 she was sent to the South Atlantic in the hunt for Admiral Graf Spee. In January 1915 she was part of the 1st Cruiser Squadron Grand Fleet. On 31st May 1916 Sunk at the Battle of Jutland.

WILLCOCKS

Frederick George

Lance Corpoal 27203, 15th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9th August 1918. Aged 37. Born Brickley, Devon, enlisted Saltash, resident Landrake St Germans. Son of W. and A. Willcocks; husband of O. M. Willcocks, of Landrake, St. Germans, Cornwall. Born Bickleigh, Tiverton. Formerly 28035, DUke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XX. Row F. Grave 22.

Of this parish who fell in the Great War 1914-1918. Their names liveth for evermore

1939-1945

BARRETT

Charles [Alfred]

Stoker 1st Class D/KX 96149, H.M.S. Repulse, Royal Navy. Died 10th December 1941 when torpedoed by the Japanese off the coast of Malaya. Aged 21. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Barrett, of Landrake, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Plymouth, Devon. Panel 52, Column 2.

Note: HMS Repulse, a 26,500-ton Renown Class Battlecruiser, was built at Clydebank, Scotland. Completed in August 1916, she joined the Grand Fleet following post-trials modifications and operated in the North Sea for the remainder of World War I. In 1933-36, Repulse was modernised, emerging with improved deck armour, a hangar and catapult for aircraft, and a greatly increased anti-aircraft gun battery. She operated with the Home Fleet in the North Sea and Atlantic during the first two years of the Second World War, taking part in the pursuit of the German battleship Bismarck in May 1941. Later in the year she was sent to the Far East, accompanying the new battleship Prince of Wales. The two ships arrived at Singapore just before Japan began the Pacific War. As soon as hostilities commenced, both sailed northwards to intercept a reported invasion force. While returning to Singapore on 10th December 1941, Repulse and Prince of Wales were attacked by Japanese high-level bombers and torpedo planes. Repulse was moderately damaged by bombs early in the action and was later hit by several torpedoes. After receiving this heavy underwater damage, she sank rapidly, followed less than an hour later by the Prince of Wales.

JAMES

Raymond [Foot Oliver]

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 3025339, 178 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6th November 1944. Aged 19. Son of Susie E. James, and stepson of George H. Aire, of Landrake, Cornwall. Buried in BELGRADE WAR CEMETERY, Serbia and Montenegro. Plot 7 Row B Collective grave 1-8.

Falklands 1982

EVANS

Andrew (Andy)

Sergeant, 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron, Royal Marines. Shot down in his Gazelle helicopter near Port-San–Carlos by small arms fire 21st May 1982.

Note: On 21st May 982 two Gazelles of C Flt, 3 CBAS shot down by small arms fire near Port San Carlos (circa 8.45 am). Pilot Sgt Evans RM killed in the first incident and pilot Lt Francis RM and crewman L/Cpl Griffin RM in the second.

Last updated 11 March, 2006

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