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LUDGVAN WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © George Pritchard 2005

The Ludgvan memorial stands in the grounds of the parish church and is a stone cross on a plinth approached by three steps.

Photograph Copyright © George Pritchard 2005

IN MEMORY OF LUDGVAN MEN
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 -1918
MAKE THEM TO BE REWARDED WITH THY SAINTS EVERLASTING.

BAILEY
Frederick
No further information currently available
BAILEY
Howard
Private 25529, 1st Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 29th October 1916. Born Ludgvan, enlisted Penzance. Formerly 3335, Royal Fusiliers. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL,Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 D.
BENNETTS
John
Private 69545, 136th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 25th November 1917. Born Ludgvan, enlisted Plymouth. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 9.
BENNETTS
Reginald John
[Listed as John Reginald on CWGC] Private 4076, 3rd/4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 28th March 1916. Aged 22. Son of Edmund and Mary Jane Bennetts, of Lowergurker, Ludgvan, Long Rock. Buried in ST. LUDGVAN CHURCH CEMETERY, LUDGVAN, Cornwall. Section L. Grave II.
BOASE
William Henry
Private T/254834, 37th Railhead Supply Detachment, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 8th April 1917. Aged 37. Born Ludgvan, enlisted Penzance, resident Longrock. Husband of C. Boase, of 20, Trescoe St., Long Rock, Cornwall. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row P. Grave 19.
BREWER
Richard Henry
Private 27550, 10th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 12th July 1917. Born and resident Ludgvan, enlisted Penzance. Buried in RAMSCAPPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, Nieuwpoort, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row B. Grave 8.
CURNOW
James
Petty Officer 1st Class 204807, Royal Navy. Died 23rd April 1915. Buried in ST. LUDGVAN CHURCH CEMETERY, LUDGVAN, Cornwall. Section D. Grave 21.
CURNOW
William Hosking
Private 201766, 2nd/4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died in India 24th April 1918. Born and resident Ludgvan, enlisted Penzance. No known grave. Commemorated on KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, India. Face D.

The KIRKEE MEMORIAL commemorates more than 1,800 servicemen who died in India during the First World War, who are buried in civil and cantonment cemeteries in India and Pakistan where their graves can no longer be properly maintained.

DANIEL
John [J]
Stoker 1st Class K/31711, H.M.S. "Blake", Royal Navy. Died 10th November 1918. Buried in ST. LUDGVAN CHURCH CEMETERY, LUDGVAN, Cornwall. Section M. Grave 21.
EDWARDS
Leonard [James]
Private 24216, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 4th October 1917. Aged 21. Born Ludgvan, enlisted Penzance, resident Long Rock. Son of Edward and Susan Jane Edwards, of Long Rock, Penzance, Cornwall. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XI. Row H. Grave 8.
GIBBONS
Sidney [Lawrence Montague]
Private 28932, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Aged 37. Born Croyden, Surrey, enlisted Pontypridd, Glamorgan, resident Ludgvan. Son of Stephen Henry Gibbons, of 3, King George St., Newcastle-on-Tyne; husband of Emma Gibbons, of Canons Town, Lelant, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 80 to 82 and 163A.
GLASSON
John Thomas
Sapper 112521, 251st Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 22nd September 1916. Born Ludgvan, enlisted London. Buried in CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Section E. grave 5.
GLASSON
Robert
Sapper 104938, 175th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Died 27th September 1916. Aged 35. Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Glasson, of 8, Godolphin Rd., Long Rock, Cornwall. Buried in ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 12.
HALL
James
No further information currently available
HOCKING
Henry
Private 3/5554, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 23rd April 1915. Aged 24. Born Ludgvan, enlisted Penzance. Son of Simon and Emily Hocking, of Church Town, Ludgvan, Long Rock, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 20.
INCH
[James] Redvers
Able Seaman J/59249, H.M.S. "Vehement", Royal Navy. Died 2nd August 1918. Aged 21. Son of Thomas and Christiana Inch, of Castle Gate, Ludgvan, Long Rock, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 27.
JOHNS
Benjamin
No further information currently available
JOHNS
John Henry
Private 23838, 10th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds 6th August 1916 in United Kingdom. Aged 22. Born Ludgvan, enlisted Callington, resident Long Rock. Son of Edward Henry and Margaret Jane Johns, of 4, Oak St., Garden Village, Gorseinon, Swansea. Buried in NETLEY MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire. Church of England Grave 1834.
JONES
Richard John
Private 10214, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds 25th November 1914. Aged 19. Born and resident Ludgvan, enlisted Penzance. Son of Richard and Annie Jones, of Menerdue, Carnmenellis, Redruth. Buried in DRANOUTRE MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row K. Grave 13.
KESSELL
Walter
Private 201623, 2nd/4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died in India 30th October 1918. Born and resident Lelant, enlisted Hayle. Buried in DELHI WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 9. Row A. Grave 5.
LEAH
William Thomas
Stoker 1st Class K/30991, H.M.S. "Sprightly", Royal Navy. Died 19th October 1918. Aged 22. Son of Mr. W. T. and Mrs. E. J. Leah, of Castle Rd., Ludgvan. Buried in St. LUDGVAN CHURCH CEMETERY, LUDGVAN, Cornwall. Section M. Grave 16.
MANN
Robert
Private 28477, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds 21st August 1917. Aged 20. Born Lelant, enlisted Penzance, resident Ludgvan. Son of William and Annie Mann, of Curcurian, Ludgvan, Long Rock, Cornwall. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 19.
MARTIN
Edwin
Driver 970932, 60th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Palestine 3 November 1917. Aged 24. Born Gulval, Cornwall, enlisted Bodmin. Son of John and Lavina Martin, of Castle Gate, Ludgvan, Long Rock, Cornwall. Buried in BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section O. Grave 74.
MATHEWS
Richard Henry
Private 66012, 1st/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Redgiment. Killed in action in the Italian arena 23rd October 1918. Aged 25. Enlisted Penzance, resident Ludgvan. Son of John and Elizabeth J. Matthews, of Manwinion, Ludgvan, Long Rock, Cornwall. Buried in POMMEREUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Section B. Grave 19.
MILDREN
William James [Pengelly]
Gunner 120746, 20th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 28th April 1917. Born and resident Ludgvan, enlisted Marazion. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XV. Row H. Grave 7.
MORSE
Sidney Charles
Private 23039, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 3rd October 1917. Born Mylor, enlisted Penzance, resident Long Rock. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot LIX. Row E. Grave 24.
PERRY
Lambert [Ernest]
Private 23175, 10th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 25th March 1918. Born Ludgvan, enlisted Penzance. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 25.
PROWSE
George Henry
[Spelt PROUSE on SDGW] Private T.F. 241860, 1st/8th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own 9Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 9th April 1917. Born St. Buryan, enlisted Bodmin, resident Ludgvan. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-VITASSE, Pas de Calais, France. Commemorated on Neuville-Vitasse Military Cemetery Memorial, Panel 4. 318 of the burials are unidentified and on a screen wall are panels bearing the names of casualties buried in four cemeteries in the neighbourhood, whose graves were destroyed by shell fire.
PENBERTHY
John
possibly John James PENBERTHY, Private 916358, 3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 30th August 1918. Aged 21. Born 25th August 1897 in Cornwall. Son of John and Annie Penberthy, of 357, Carew Avenue, Toronto. Enlisted and apssed fit at Toronto, Canada, 16th March 1916, aged 18 years 6 months, while living at 68 Tiverton Avenue, Toronto, Canada. Labourer by trade. Unmarried. Height 5 feet 9 inches, girth 35 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair auburn; religion Church of England. Buried in SUN QUARRY CEMETERY, CHERISY, Pas de Calais, France. Section B. Grave 3. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7713 - 44
ROACH
Matthew
probably Matthew ROACH, Captain, 225th Yunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 2nd July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.
ROWE
Frederick William
Sapper 150705, Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers. Died in Mesopotamia 11th july 1917. Born Lelant, enlisted Penzance, resident Ludgvan. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot IV. Row J. Grave 15.
ROWE
John Thomas
No further information currently available
STEVENS
James Frederick
Private 30869, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 4th October 1917. Aged 19. Born and resident Ludgvan, enlisted Bodmin. Son of James F. and Grace Stevens, of Cockwells, Ludgvan, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 to 40.
THOMAS
[William] Edgar
Private 24038, 10th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 25 March 1918. Born and resident Canons Town, Cornwall, enlisted Hayle, Cornwall. Formerly 24038, 6th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry, transferred 6 December 1915. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Ludgvan, at school, living with his parents, Peter and Elizabeth Mary, at Canons Town, Back Rowe, Canonstown, Ludgvan, Penzance, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born canons Town, unmarried, a mason, still living with his parents, resident Canonstown Lelants, Ludgvan, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
TILLEY
George Henry
[Spelt TILLY on SDGW and CWGC] Sergeant 137997, 173rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 21st April 1917. Aged 26. Born Ludgvan, enlisted Bowles, Ludgvan, resident Long Rock. Son of Charles and Margaret Tilly, of Frythens, St. Erth, Hayle, Cornwall. Formerly 759, Cornwall, Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried in BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 5.
WALTERS
Chesney
Leading Seaman 219477, H.M.S. Defence, Royal Navy. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 29. Born 9 August 1886 in Gulval, Comrnwall. Son of R. H. and E. Walters, of Long Rock; husband of Josephine Walters (nee Oates), of "Ponion," Long Rock, Cornwall, married in the October to December Quarter 1915 in Gulval, Cornwall. Enlisted 9 August 1904 for 12 years. Heght 5 feet 5½ inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fair complexion. Carpenter by trade. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 13.
WILLIAMS
Bertie
No further information currently available
WILLIAMS
Cecil
No further information currently available
WILLIAMS
James Henry
Sapper 112716, 172nd Tunnelling company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 23rd June 1916. Aged 27. Born Ludgvan, enlisted Camborne, resident Penzance. Husband of Lillian Williams of 7, Clement St., St. Pauls, Bristol. Buried in ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY, MONT-ST. ELOI, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 27.
YOUNG
William James
No further information currently available
Not on memorial
EDDYVEAN
Michael Henry
Private 202677, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 2nd April 1918. Aged 30. Born and resident Ludgvan, enlisted Penzance. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Eddyvean, of "Hillside", Ludgvan; husband of Annie Eddyvean, of Ivy Cottage, Mount View, Ludgvan, Cornwall. Buried in STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot III. Row C. Grave 5.
TAYLOR
Frederick
Private 28192, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds 19th November 1916 in the Balkans. Born and resident Ludgvan, enlisted Marazion. Formerly 148794, Royal Field Artillery. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 45.

ALSO IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE WAR
1939-1945

BENNETTS
Howard Vivian
Corporal 5445294, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 12th May 1944. Aged 28. Son of George and Susan Jane Bennetts; husband of Ethel Muriel Bennetts, of Ludgvan, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 7.
EDDY
William John
Able Seaman D/J 95504, H.M. Submarine Union, Royal Navy. Died 22nd July 1941. Aged 37. Husband of Elisabeth Jane Daniel Eddy, of Ludgvan, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 47, Column 1.
FRY
Joseph Leslie
No further information currently available
GILES
William Aubrey
Private 5439190, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Died 20th May 1940. Aged 21. Son of John and Mary Giles, of Hayle, Cornwall. Buried in SALOUEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row C. Grave 2.
GLASSON
Robert Hedley
Able Seaman D/JX 165340, H.M.S. Gloucester, Royal Navy. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 47, Column 1.
POPE
James Donald
Petty Officer D/MX 51169, H.M.S. Glorious, Royal Navy. Died 8th June 1940. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 42, Column 2.
SEMMENS
Louis John
Private 1764651, 6th Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 12th September 1944. Aged 32. Son of Simon and Ada Semmens, of Ludgvan, Cornwall; husband of Annie Semmens, of Ludgvan. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XX. Row F. Grave 4.
SMART
Stanley George
Petty Officer Stoker D/KX81418, H.M.S. Tamar, Royal Navy. Died 1st February 1943. Buried in YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY, Japan. British Section Plot F. Row C. Grave 15.
STEVENS
Richard John [Jack]
Corporal 7644638, al Army Ordnance Corps. Died 28th August 1944. Died 28th August 1944. Son of Stephen and Therenia Stevens, of Long Rock. Buried in St. LUDGVAN CHURCH CEMETERY, LUDGVAN, Cornwall. Section H. Grave 5.
STEVENS
Nicholas Charles
Able Seaman P/JX 358538, H.M. Submarine Sickle, Royal Navy. Died 18th JUne 1944. Aged 20. Son of James Henry and Bessie Stevens; husband of Ivy Margaret Stevens, of Rock Ferry, Cheshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 83, Column 2.
UREN
William Trevorrow
Petty Officer Stoker D/KX 77861, H.M.S. Gipsy, Royal Navy. Died 21st November 1939. Aged 30. Son of James B. Uren and Alice Uren; husband of Winifred Uren, of Penzance, Cornwall. Buried in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, SHOTLEY, Suffolk. Section N. Grave 17. See also Lelant

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