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MADRON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - detailed information
Compiled and copyright © George Pritchard 2005
addiitonal research John Jennings

The Madron memorial takes the form of a stone cross mounted on a stone plinth with one step leading to it. The World War 1 names are on the front face and the World War 2 names on the rear. The names here have been sorted into alphabetical order within conflict for ease of reading.

Photographs Copyright © George Pritchard 2005

These men of ours, unselfish, unafraid, went to the world wide fight.
Forget not how they fought and how we prayed for England and for right.

1914 - 1918

AMOR

Leonard

Sergeant 5483, 2nd/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd August 1916. Born and enlisted Penzance, resident Plymouth. Buried in ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row H. Grave 17.

ANGWIN

George Tregear

probably John Tregar ANGWIN, Private 23291, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 18 August 1916. Aged 19. Born Transvaal, South Africa, enlisted Penzance, resident Heamoor. Son of Mary Ann Matthews (formerly Angwin), of 7, Nevada Place, Heamoor, Cornwall, and the late Andrew Angwin. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B.

BOLITHO

Geoffrey Richard

Second Lieutenant, 4th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps formerly Devonshire Regiment. Died 25th October 1916. Aged 23. Son of Capt. Edward Alverne Bolitho, Royal Navy, and Catherine his wife, of Trengwainton, Heamoor, Cornwall. Buried in QUEENS CEMETERY, BUCQUOY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 5.

BOLITHO, DSO

William Edward Thomas

Lieutenant Colonel, commanding Royal !st Devon Yeomanry. Died 21st February 1919. Aged 56. Son of William Bolitho and Mary H. Bolitho, of Polwithen, Penzance; husband of Ethel Grace Bolitho (nee Macleod), of Trevelloe, Paul, Penzance. Served in the South African Campaign. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO). Buried north-east of the church, beside the path. in ST GULVAL CHURCHYARD, GULVAL, Cornwall.

Extract from The VC and DSO Book - Dstinguished Service Order 1886-1915, page 182:

BOLITHO, WILLIAM EDWARD THOMAS, Major, was born at Penzance 2 July, 1862, son of the late William Bolitho, of Polwithen, He was educated at Harrow, and Trinity College, Oxford. He played for Harrow and Oxford at Lord’s Cricket Ground (two years for Harrow, and two years for Oxford). He joined, as Second Lieutenant, the 1st Royal Devon Yeomanry in May, 1889; served with the 7th Battn. 27th Imperial Yeomanry in the South African War, 1900-1; was wounded at Noitgedacht, Transvaal, Nov. 1900; took part in advance to Pretoria, Battle of Diamond Hill, and holding the Mahaliesburg range of hills. He was mentioned twice in Despatches, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 Sept. 1901]: “William Edward Thomas Bolitho, Major, 7th Battn. Imperial Yeomanry. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa.” The Insignia were presented by the King 29 Oct. 1901. He won the D.S.O. at Noitgedacht, Transvaal, when he led a forlorn hope up the kloof in the early morning, from General Clement’s Camp, to relieve the Northumberland Fusiliers on top of the hill. He was wounded in the thigh, and lay out with his men for two days before being fetched in to an ambulance. He became Captain, 1st Royal Devon Yeomanry, 7 Aug. 1914. He became Acting Lieutenant-Colonel, 2/1st Royal Devon Yeomanry 15 Sept. 1914, and commanded the Regt. until 11 Nov. 1918, when he resigned on account of had health, and went to Bath for treatment, where he died on 21 Feb. 1919. Lieut.-Colonel Bolitho was joint Master of the Foxhounds (Western), and hunted the hounds himself. Hunting was his great passion; he was also a good cricketer and fisherman. He had married, at Iverness (sic), 21 June, 1888, Ethel Grace Macleod, daughter of R. B. AEnaeas Macleod, of Cadboll, and they have two sons: William Torquill Macleod (late 19th Hussars; killed in action 24 May, 1913), and Simon Bruce (who died in 1910); and one daughter, Brenda Grace.

BOLITHO

William Torquill Macleod

Leiutenant, 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars. Killed in action 24th May 1915. Aged 22. Son of Lt. Col. W. E. T. Bolitho, D.S.O., and Mrs. Ethel G. Bolitho, of York House, Trevelloe, Penzance. Served 2 years in the Royal Navy, as midshipman. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

BONE

Samuel H

No further information currently available

BOX

James

Mar. 28th 1918 - No further information currently available

BRIDGEMAN

Samuel

Private 200195, 1st/4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died in Egypt 24 October 1918. Aged 24. Born Madron, enlisted Penzance. Son of William and Lily Bridgeman, of 4, Chyandout Terrace, Penzance. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot XXVII. Row E. Grave 2.

BROAD?

Sidney

(Memorial Date Apr. 8 1917) - No further information currently available

BROCK

Francis Dominic

12th Oct. 1916 - No further information currently available

CATTRAN

James P

No further information currently available

CHAPPELL

John James

Private 26311, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Inafntry. Died of wounds in the Balkans 18 November 1916. Born Madron, enlisted Penzance, resident Heamoor.

CHAPPELL

Percy

[Memorial lists June 11th 1917] Acting Corporal 30503, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 November 1917. Born madron, enlisted Exeter, resident Heamore.

CHURCHWARD

Thomas Joseph

No further information currently available

COOK

John F

No further information currently available

CURNOW

John Francis

Private 26719, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Inafntry. Killed in action 8 May 1917. Born and resident Madron, enlisted Penzance.

DENTON

George

No further information currently available

DENTON

Thomas

Apr.2nd 1917 - No further information currently available

DOWNING

John P

No further information currently available

EDE

Richard E

No further information currently available

FRANCIS

John Leslie

Date on Memorial 20th Oct. 1918 - No further information currently available

GUNDRY?

Christopher E

No further information currently available

GUY

Joseph Henry

Gunner 321669, Cornwall (DUke of Cornwall's) RGA (Territorial), Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 22 March 1917. Born madron, enlisted Penzance.

HALL

Richard Thomas

Private 136849, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 21 September 1918. Born Madron, enlisted Penzance. Formerly 43164, Hampshire Regiment.

HARVEY

Thomas

No further information currently available

HOCKING

Herbert C

Aug, 9th 1917 - No further information currently available

HOCKING

James

No further information currently available

HOCKING

Reginald O

No further information currently available

HOSKEN

Arthur U

No further information currently available

HOSKING

Cecil James

No further information currently available

HOSKING

William H

No further information currently available

JACKA

Hugh

Private 28662, 7th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 21 August 1918. Born Madron, enlisted Tolcarne. Formerly 8/11121, Training Reserve Battalion.

JELBERT

William Eric

[William C JILBERT from memorial] Private 21046, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 October 1918. Born Madron, enlisted Truro, resident Penzance.

JORDON

John

Jan. 29th 1915 - No further information currently available

KESSELL

P

Private PLY/18726, Plymouth Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 9th March 1917. Buried in MADRON CEMETERY, PENZANCE, Cornwall. Grave Reference "C" 22BB. 19.

MATTHEWS

Sidney Harold

Private 27691, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 12 May 1917. Born Madron, enlisted Penzance, resident Heamoor. Formerly 23995, Somerset Light Infantry.

MOLLARD

Ernest

Private T/243083, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 11 October 1917. Born Madron, enlisted Penzance, resident Heamoor. Formerly 277137, Essex Regiment.

MOORE

Arthur O

No further information currently available

NICHOLLS

Walter

Private 2219, 1st/4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 28 September 1915. Born and resident Madron, enlisted Penzance.

NICHOLSON

William James

No further information currently available

OSBORNE

Thomas H

No further information currently available

PENGELLY

Edward [Llewellyn]

Private 21689, 10th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Died 28 October 1918. Born Madron, enlisted Newton Abbot, resident Stoke-in-Teignhead, Teignmouth. Formerly M/285165, Motor Transport, Royal Army Service Corps.

POLLARD

Thomas

No further information currently available

POLLARD

Thomas Benjamin

Private 33382, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 21 April 1918. Born and resident Madron, enlisted Penzance.

POOLEY

William

Shoeing Smith 321219, Cornwall (Duke of Cornwall's) RGA (Territorial), Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds in East Africa 1 January 1917. Born Madron, enlisted Penzance.

RADCLIFFE

Thomas

No further information currently available

REMPHRY

Joseph C

No further information currently available

RETALLACK?

William J

No further information currently available

ROWE

Melville Luke

Gunner 95338, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 12 July 1917. Born Madron, enlisted Penzance, resident Heamoor.

SEDGMAN

Thomas J

No further information currently available

STONE

Richard [Treadre Carr]

Private 18340, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 13 September 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Heamoor, enlisted Penzance. Son of Joseph T. and Catherine Stone, of 10, Navada Place, Heamoor, Penzance. Buried in MADRON CEMETERY, PENZANCE, Cornwall. Grave Reference "C."44DD. 20.

SWITHENBANK

Leslie S

No further information currently available

TAYLOR

Archibald P

No further information currently available

THOMAS

Archibald Nelson

Nov. 7th 1917 - No further information currently available

TIPPETT

Norman

Private 203244, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 25 April 1918. Aged 23. Born Madron, enlisted Penzance, resident Heamoor. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Tippett, of 36, Richmond St., Heamoor, Penzance. Buried in MADRON CEMETERY, PENZANCE, Cornwall. Grave Reference "U." 22CC. 8.

TREGEAR

William

No further information currently available

UREN

William George

Private 10806, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died in United Kingdom 15 December 1915. Born Madron, enlisted Penzance, resident Heamoor.

WHITE

Thomas Vivian

Lance Bombardier 322072, Cornwall (Duke of Cornwall's) RGA (Territorial), Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 23 September 1918. Born Madron, enlisted Exeter.

WILLIAMS

Roden N

No further information currently available

WOOLCOCK

William

Private 28917, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds 14 February 1917. Born Madron, enlisted Penzance, resident Heamoor.

1939-1945

BARR

Richard Eugene

Sergeant 1203767, 149 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30th June 1942. Aged 29. Son of Richard and Nellie Barr, of Trenwainton, Cornwall; husband of Lena Marjorie Barr, of Penzance, Cornwall. Buried in AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Plot 69. Row E. Joint grave 2.

BARRETT

D

No further information currently available

BATH

W J

No further information currently available

BENTLEY?

M

No further information currently available

BYCE

D

No further information currently available

CHAPPELL

James Charles

Private 5441975, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 28th July 1941. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Chappell and stepson of Annie Chappell; husband of Jessie Chappell, of Penzance. Buried in PENZANCE CEMETERY, Penzance, Cornwall. Sec. K. Block 11. Grave 12.

DALE

Cyril

Private 14673685, 5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 26th November 1944. Aged 19. Son of Patrick and Bessie Maloney, of Penzance, Cornwall. Buried in LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY, Leopoldsburg, Limburg, Belgium. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 4.

DANIEL

Walter Edward Lionel

Sub-Lieutenant (E), H.M.S. Salvonia, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 14th January 1941. Aged 34. Son of Walter John and Jane Mildred Daniel, of Penzance. Buried in PENZANCE CEMETERY, Penzance, Cornwall. Sec. T. Block 20. Grave 19.

Le GRICE

Andrew

Lieutenant 50798, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 31st May 1940. Aged 27. Son of Charles Henry and Dorothy Isobel Le Grice; husband of Joan Ann Le Grice, of Chiddingfold, Surrey. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 60.

HAYDON, D.S.O.

Peter Hillyard

Captain, No. 41 R.M. Commando., Royal Marines. Died 5th November 1944. Aged 21. Son of Rollo Hillyard Stafford Haydon and Annie Gwendoline Haydon, of Equador. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot 15. Row B. Grave 3.

JENNINGS

Charles Francis

Lance Bombardier 12751, Singapore Royal Artillery, Straits Settlements Volunteer Force. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 28th November 1943. Aged 33. Son of the Revd. Canon Henry Richard Jennings, B.A., and Susan Jennings, of Kenwyn Vicarage, Truro, Cornwall. Buried in CHUNGKAI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 6. Row B. Grave 11.

JENNINGS

D W

(1948) - No further information currently available

JENNINGS

Harold Godfrey

Captain, 4th (Pahang) Battalion, Federated Malay States Volunteer Force. Died 28th March 1942. Aged 37. Son of the Revd. Canon Henry Richard Jennings, B.A., and Susan Jennings, of Kenwyn Vicarage, Truro, Cornwall. Buried in KRANJI WAR CEMETERY, SIngapore. Plot 34. Row C. Grave 20.

LADNER

Monica Jean

Aircraftwoman 1st Class 2068080, Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Died 5th July 1942. Aged 19. Daughter of Arthur Tregoning Ladner and Mabel Ladner of Penzance. Buried in PENZANCE CEMETERY, Penzance. Sec. J. Block 15 A. Grave 20.

NICHOLLS

George Edwin

Photograph © Theo van de Mortel 2006

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 172425, 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27th April 1944. Aged 32. Son of James Edwin and Evelyn Nicholls, of Heamoor, Penzance, Cornwall; husband of Madeline Nicholls, of Heamoor. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 24. Row F. Grave 4.

NICHOLLS

H D

(1949) - No further information currently available

RADCLIFFE

John Donald

Sergeant 1315304, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2nd April 1943. Buried in PENZANCE CEMETERY, Penzance. Sec. J. Block 15 A. Grave 5.

RICH

Cyril Guy

Flight Sergeant 535019, 159 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th April 1943. Aged 25. Son of Sydney Gordon Rich and Beatrice Annie Rich, of Truro, Cornwall. Commemorated on SINGPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 425.

RICH

K J

No further information currently available

RICHARDS

A

No further information currently available

RICHARDS, M.M.

S

(1948) - No further information currently available

RUNDLE

Ronald George

Sapper 1892029, Royal Engineers. Died 23rd June 1947. Aged 28. Son of Walter and Edith Rundle; husband of Dorothy Rundle, of Heamoor, Penzance. Buried in PENZANCE CEMETERY, Penzance. Sec. H. Cons. Block 17. Grave 13.

RUNDLE

Walter Charles Edwin

Telegraphist D/JX 617160, H.M.S. Kite, Royal Navy. Died 21st August 1944. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 88, Column 3.

SLEEMAN?

A E

No further information currently available

STEPHENS

A E

No further information currently available

STRICK

E J

No further information currently available

TREGARTHEN

Edward Richard

Petty Officer Telegraphist D/JX 145407, H.M.S. Nile, Royal Navy. Died 16th November 1945. Aged 26. Son of Edward J. Tregarthen and Mary Jane Tregarthen, of St. Ives, Cornwall. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 6. Row E. Grave 10.

WALL

Eric Frank

Sapper 2198967, 2 Boring Platoon, Royal Engineers. Died 29th September 1945. Aged 32. No known grave. Commemorated on CASSINO MEMORIAL, Italy. Panel 3.

WARE

Austin Kinver

Lance Bombardier 14247530, 53 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 8th June 1944. Aged 26. Son of Samuel and Beatrice Irene Ware; husband of Mary Irene Perrow Ware, of Redruth, Cornwall. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XIV. Row E. Grave 4.

WILLIAMS

Rosie

Leading Aircraftwoman 440653, Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Died 10th January 1946. Aged 23. Daughter of Richard and Adeline Clara Williams, of Heamoor. Buried in PENZANCE CEMETERY, Penzance, Cornwall. Sec. K. Block 13. Grave 15.

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