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PAUL WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © George Pritchard 2005

The Paul parish memorial is in the form of a clocktower which forms part of the church it was orginally set to commemorated those from World War 1 who died but has been added to cover those from World War 2 as well.

Photographs Copyright © George Pritchard 2005

THE CLOCK HAS BEEN PLACED IN THIS TOWER IN
PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING
MEN FROM THE PARISH OF PAUL WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918.

ASH

Edmund
Leading Seaman 3247C, S.S. "Dartmoor", Royal Naval Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 16 May 1917. Born 16 December 1879 in Mousehole, Cornwall. Next of kin Mrs Ash, Cherry Garden Street, Mousehole, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 23.

BLEWETT

Cecil
Private 33850, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 August 1918. Born Paul, enlisted Penzance, resident Mousehole, Cornwall. Son of William Henry and Rovena Blewett, of Mousehole, Penzance. Buried in BOIS-GUILLAUME COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 18A.

BLEWETT

Edwin Charles
Seaman 2204/C, H.M.S. "Albion", Royal Naval Reserve. Died from disease. 9 July 1916. Aged 36. Born 10 October 1878 in Mousehole, Cornwall. Son of Frank and Adela Blewett; husband of Nellie Blewett, of Chapel St., Mousehole, Penzance. Born at Mousehole. In the 1911 census he was married to Nellie with one daughter Nellie Mary, aged 30, born Mousehole, fisherman, resident Mill Pool, Mousehole, Paul, Cornwall. Buried in PENZANCE (PAUL) CEMETERY, Cornwall. Grave 1072.

BLEWETT

John Thomas
Seaman 1494C, H.M.S. "Goliath", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 13 May 1915. Aged 36. Son of William and Hester Blewett, of Mousehole, Penzance; husband of M. A. Blewett, 1, Umfula Place, St. Ives, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 8.

BLEWETT

[John] Marrack
Leading Seaman 1488C, S.S. "Alnwick Castle", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 19 March 1917. Aged 39. Son of Francis and Adela Blewett, of Mousehole, Penzance; husband of Rebecca A. Blewett, of 15, Gwavas St., Penzance. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 23.

BODINAR

William
Deck Hand 11434DA, H.M.M.S. "Blackmorevale", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 1 May 1918. Aged 20. Son of John and Elizabeth Bodinar, of Gurnick St., Mousehole, Penzance. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 29.

BOLITHO, DSO

William Edward Thomas
Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding, Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry. Died 21 February 1919. Aged 56. born on 2 July 1862. Son of William Bolitho and Mary H. Bolitho, of Polwithen, Penzance; husband of Ethel Grace Bolitho (nee Macleod), of Trevelloe, Paul, Penzance; father of William Torquill Macleod Bolitho (below). Served in the South African Campaign; wounded slightly on 13 December 1900 at Nooitgedacht. Buried in North-East of Churchyard, beside path in GULVAL (ST. GULVAL) CHURCHYARD AND CEMETERY, Cornwall.

BOLITHO

William Torquill Macleod
Lieutenant, 19th (Queen Alexandra's Own Royal) Hussars. Died 24 May 1915. Aged 22. Son of Lt. Col. W. E. T. Bolitho (above), 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, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5.

Extract from Bond of Sacrifice Volume 2:

LIEUTENANT WILLIAM TORQUILL MACLEOD BOLITHO, 19th (QUEEN ALEXANDRA'S OWN ROYAL) HUSSARS, born on the 13th November, 1892, was the only surviving son of Major W. E. T. Bolitho, D.S.O., 1st Royal Devon Imperial Yeomanry, of York House, Penzance, and of Hannaford Ashburton.

He was educated at Warren Hill, Eastbourne, from which he passed into Osborne College, and afterwards Dartmouth, becoming before he left head of each of the latter. Having joined the Royal Navy as a Midshipman, he passed first out of the cruiser H.M.S. " Cumberland," taking three prizes, and while on H.M.S. " Bellerophon " he won the " Stoddart " Cup, presented by Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, for boat-sailing. In 1912 he left the Navy and entered the Special Reserve of the Army, and in May, 1913, received his commission in the 19th Hussars. In August, 1914 he crossed to France with " B " Squadron of his regiment, with which he remained until his death, having been promoted Lieutenant in March, 1915. He was in the engagement at Wieltje, north of Ypres, on the 13th May, and on the 24th May, 1915, after a gas attack at dawn, his squadron was sent to help the 18th Hussars, near the Chateau, Hooge, Ypres where he and five of his men were killed by a shell.

Lieutenant Bolitho was a good rider, was very fond of hunting and polo, and rode in local point-to point races.

CARNE

Richard
Private 31792, 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 April 1918. Born and resident Paul, enlisted Penzance. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 24 and 25.

CHIRGWIN

John [Charles]
Corporal 17031, 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15 July 1917. Aged 29. Born Penzance, enlisted Rugby, Warwicks. Son of Charles and Elizabeth W. Chirgwin, of Trungle Moor, Paul, Penzance, Cornwall. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 27.

CHIRGWIN

Thomas Warren
Private 46088, 12th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 7 January 1918. Aged 34. Born and resident Paul, enlisted Penzance. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Warren Chirgwin, of Parr, Cornwall; husband of Mabel Irene Chirgwin, of Penzer House, Newlyn West, Penzance. Formerly 187805, Royal Engineers. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 25.

DREW

Ernest
Private 391942, Southern Command Labour Centre, Labour Corps. Died in United Kingdom 24 October 1917. Born and resident Paul, enlisted Penzance. Buried in PENZANCE (PAUL) CEMETERY, Cornwall. Grave 114.

FORBES

Alexander
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GAGE

Robert [Hewett Rockwood]
Acting Bombardier 855315, 1st/5th Hants Battery, Royal Field Artillery, Died 22 September 1916. Aged 24. Born at Fleet, Hants, enlistd Newport, Isle of Wight. Son of Uriah Woodard Tregurtha Gage and Martha Gage (nee Hewett), of 6, Lannoweth Rd., Penzance. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Fleet, Hampshire, apprentice engineer, boarding with Kate Corke at Rose Villa, Beckford Road, Cowe,s Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Buried in AGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row L. Grave 11.

GILES

Percy
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HARRY

Josiah
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HARRY

William
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HARVEY

Emmanuel
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HARVEY

John Phillips
Deck Hand 9742/DA, H.M. Trawler "Slebech", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 2 February 1916. Aged 52. Son of Peter Harvey; husband of Emily Pezzeek Harvey, of 15, St. Warren St., Penzance. Buried in PENZANCE (PAUL) CEMETERY, Cornwall. Section/Plot 39 Grave 721.

HARVEY

William [James]
Leading Seaman 4702/A, S.S. "Everilda", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 17 November 1918. Aged 29. Son of William James and Elizabeth Harvey; husband of Minnie Batten Harvey, of 3, Brook St., Mousehole, Penzance. Born at Mousehole. Buried in PENZANCE (PAUL) CEMETERY, Cornwall. Section/Plot 62 Grave 1145.

JENKIN

Richard C
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JENKIN

William John
Deck Hand 15226/DA, H.M. Trawler "Hercules IV", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 5 November 1918. Aged 32. Buried in PENZANCE (PAUL) CEMETERY, Cornwall. Grave 226.

JOHNS

Richard [W]
Corporal 330473, 4th (reserve) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 14 May 1920. Aged 29. Son of Mr. R. W. Johns, of 3, St. Clement's Terrace, Mousehole, Penzance. Buried in PENZANCE (PAUL) CEMETERY, Cornwall. Grave 302.

KEAST

William
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KELYNACK

William [Harry]
Private 44619, 8th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 23 October 1918. Aged 19. Born Paul, enlisted Bodmin, Penzance (sic). Son of John and Annie Kelynack, of Duke St., Mousehole, Cornwall. Formerly 26546, Royal Warwickhire Regiment. Buried in POMMEREUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 8.

LEGG

George
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MADDERN

Herbert
Private 16753, "B" Company, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died in United Kingdom 22 September 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Paul, enlisted Penzance. Baptised 3 March 1895 in Penzance. Son of James and Sarah Maddern, of 4, Parc Terrace, Newlyn. Born at Newlyn. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Newlyn, an Engineer's Assistant, resident with his parents, James and Sarah Jane, in Eden Gardens, Newlyn, Penzance, Paul, Cornwall. Buried in PENZANCE (PAUL) CEMETERY, Cornwall. Grave 1077.

PEARCE

John
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PENPRAZE

Jack
[Listed as PENPRASE, JOHN HENRY on CWGC] Trimmer 3101/ST, H.M.S. "Vivid", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 3 November 1918. Aged 25. Husband of Henrietta Pentreath (formerly Penprase), of 2, Cam Todden Terrace, Mousehole, Penzance. Buried in PENZANCE (PAUL) CEMETERY, Cornwall. Grave 1142.

PENTREATH

Edwin
Seaman 2603/A,H.M.S. "Curlew", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 22 August 1918. Aged 27. Son of John Hocking Pentreath and Ellen Pentreath, of Mount Pleasant St., Mousehole, Penzance. Born at Mousehole. Buried in PENZANCE (PAUL) CEMETERY, Cornwall. Grave 1080.

PERRY

John [James]
Private 24138, 10th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds 19 November 1916. Born Paul, enlisted Penzance, resident Heamoor, Cornwall. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 209.

POLLARD

Joseph
Private 22354, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died of wounds 22 May 1917. Born and resident Paul, enlisted Penzance. Son of Frank and Eliza Pollard, of Trevelloc, Paul, Penzance. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 7.

QUICK

Richard
Chief Stoker 287343, H.M.S. "Vivid", Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 11 June 1916. Aged 36. Born 29 December 1878 in Mousehole, Cornwall. Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Son of William and Margaret Jane Quick, of Mousehole, Paul; husband of Elizabeth Smith Quick, of The Cliff, Newlyn, Penzance. Served in the South African Campaign. Buried in PENZANCE (PAUL) CEMETERY, Cornwall. Grave 1110.

RICHARDS

[Charles] Everett
Leading Seaman 1460C, H.M.S. "Goliath", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 13 May 1915. Aged 35. Son of Nicholas and Margaret Richards, of Brook Terrace, Mousehole; husband of Clarissa Paul Richards, of Sunny Place, Mousehole, Penzance. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 8.

ROACH, MC

Mathew
Temporary Captain, 255th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 2 July 1916. Aged 28. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Towednack, Cornwall, at school, resident with his parents, William and Ann, at Crofthooper, Ludgvan, Penzance, Cornwall,. No known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

de ROUFFIGNAC

Ambrose
Master, "Antinoe", Mercantile Marine. Died 28 May 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

SEMMENS

William Thomas
Private 30496, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 17 May 1917. Aged 19. Born Paul, enlisted Exeter, resident Newlyn. Son of William and Elizabeth Semmens, of Treveneth Vian, Paul. Buried in PENZANCE (PAUL) CEMETERY, Cornwall. Grave 787.

SLEEMAN

Ernest
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SLEEMAN

Sydney
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SYMONS

Phillip Wright
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THOMAS

John
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TREGENZA

Leonard John
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TREVASKIS

John Grose
Private 223026, Cameron Highlanders. Died 1 February 1920. Aged 24. Born Paul, Cornwall. Enlisted 4 May 1914. Discharge 6 June 1919 under Army Order 29 of 1919 Para 392 (xvi) King's Regulation, aged 24. Issued a Silver Badge for wounds no. B289349. Served in the 11th and 3rd Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. Suffered from Pleuresy. Buried in PENZANCE (PAUL) CEMETERY, Cornwall. Grave Reference 426. 23.3.

WALLIS

Mark
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WALLIS

Richard
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WATERS

Fred aka Freddie
Private 34850, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 11 December 1917. Aged 20. Born Paul, enlisted Penzance, resident Mousehole. Son of George and Elizabeth Waters, of Chapel Place, Mousehole, Penzance. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 80 to 82 and 163A.

WILLIAMS

Roden
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WILLIAMS

William King
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WORTH

Phillip
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WRIGHT

Coleman [Carolan]
Able Seaman (Leading Boatman, Coast Guard) 233208, H.M.S. "Monmouth", Royal Navy. Lost in action when his ship was sunk of the Chilean Coast 1 November 1914. Aged 45. Born 13 Augost 1869 in Mousehole, Cornwall. Son of John and Mary Wright, of Mousehole, Penzance; husband of Lily Wright, of 9. Alma Place, Penzance. Height 5 feet 6inches, dark brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 2.

WROATH

William
Able Seaman, S.S. "Coath" (Penzance), Mercantile Marine. Died 13 December 1916. Aged 33. Son of Annie and the late William Wroath; husband of Mary Wroath (nee Polglans) of Vanguard House, Mousehole, near Penzance, Cornwall. Born at Mousehole, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

This Tablet Is Erected To Brave Men

1939-1945

BALLS

Arthur James
Corporal 537877, Royal Air Force. Died in Brunei with the Labuan Party as a Japanese Prisoner of War 19 April 1945 in Sandakan Atrocities. Aged 27. Son of Arthur James and Sarah Balls. No known grave. Commemorated on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cmetery, Singapore. Column 452.

CORNISH

Edwin Trehane
Supply Assistant D/MX 59647, H.M.S. "Courageous", Royal Navy. Died 17 September 1939. Aged 19. Son of James T. and Lorena M. Comish, of Mousehole, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 35, Column 1.

COTTON

Thomas [Matthews]
Seaman D/X 7395C, H.M.S. "Rawalpind"i, Royal Naval Reserve. Died 23 November 1939. Aged 40. Son of Thomas Henry Cotton and Janie Cotton, of Mousehole, Cornwall; husband of Maud Blanche Mary Cotton, of Mousehole. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 35, Column 3.

CURNOW

John Pentreath [Peter]
Sergeant 1392420, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2 May 1944. Aged 22. Son of John and Eliza Jane Curnow, of Penzance, Cornwall, England. Buried in DIEGO SUAREZ WAR CEMETERY, Madagascar. Plot 2. Row G. Grave 2.

DOWNING

Godfrey
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DREW

Ronald
Private 1440570, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry attached to 4th Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died 22 September 1944. Aged 32. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Drew, of Paul; stepson of Lucy Drew, of Paul. Buried in PENZANCE (PAUL) CEMETERY, Cornwall. Consecrated old portion Grave 1159.

GROSE

John [James]
Warrant Shipwright, H.M.S. "Bonaventure", Royal Navy. Died 31 March 1941. Aged 41. Son of John and Florence Grose; husband of Ada Trevavas Grose, of Mousehole, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 45, Column 1.

JEFFREY

Harold
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JOHNS

Sydney [Arthur]
Petty Officer Supply D/MX 52753, H.M.S. "Tynedale", Royal Navy. Died 12 December 1943. Aged 25. Son of Richard Tonkin Johns and Elizabeth Johns, of Mousehole, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 83, Column 1.

KITCHEN

Edward
Private 5436168, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 14 July 1942. Aged 30. Son of Peter and Florence Kitchen, of Newlyn West, Penzance, Cornwall. Buried in CASERTA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row C. Grave 2.

NICHOLAS

Donald
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PENPRASE

John [Henry] aka Jack
Cook (S) D/MX 50514, H.M.S. "Courageous", Royal Navy. Died 17 September 1939. Aged 25. Son of John Henry and Henrietta Penprase, of Mousehole, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 35, Column 1.

PENTREATH

Kenneth [James]
Seaman LT/JX 242277, H.M. Trawler "Tranquil", Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 16 June 1942. Aged 21. Son of James and Henrietta Pentreath, of Mousehole. Buried in PENZANCE (PAUL) CEMETERY, Cornwall. Enlarged Unconsecrated Grave 334.

POLGREAN

William Henry
Flight Lieutenant 137230, 578 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7 March 1945. Aged 24. Son of William Henry and Irene Polgrean, of Mousehole, Cornwall. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, Germany. Plot 5A. Row L. Grave 5.

RICHARDS

Charles [Everett]
Lieutenant (S), H.M.S. "Royal Katherine", Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 30 August 1945. Aged 33. Son of Charles Everett Richards and Clarissa Richards, of Mousehole, Cornwall. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, Germany. Plot 1A. Row G. Grave 5.

SLEEMAN

James [Pascoe]
Stoker LT/KX 101894, H.M. Trawler "Sea King", Royal Naval Patrol Service, Died 23 February 1943. Aged 34. Son of George and Sarah A. Sleeman, of Mousehole, Cornwall; husband of Victoria Gwendolene Sleeman, of Mousehole. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Suffolk. Panel 4, Column 1.

TRAHAIR

Gordon
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TRENOWETH

Romilly
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TREVASKIS

Watson
Sapper 2155745, Royal Engineers. Died 21 March 1942. Aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Trevaskis, of Mousehole. Buried in PENZANCE (PAUL) CEMETERY, Cornwall. Enlarged Unconsecrated Grave 203.

WATERS

George
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WATERS

Henry
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WATERS

Lawrence
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WATERS

Leslie
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WEARNE

William Arthur
Able Seaman D/JX 283080, Royal Navy. Died 23 July 1942. Aged 38. Buried in PENZANCE (PAUL) CEMETERY, Cornwall. Enlarged Consecrated Grave 320.

WROATH

Richard
Lance Corporal 14210108, 203 Provost Company, Corps of Military Police. Died 6 April 1944. Aged 22. Son of Richard Pentreath Wroath and Ethel Wroath, of Mousehole, Cornwall. Buried in MOASCAR WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 4. Row E. Grave 10.

THE YEMEN, SOUTH ARABIA

JEFFERY

Reginald
[Spelt JEFFREY on memorial] Lance Corporal RM 20777, 45 Commando. Royal Marines. Killed in ambush by Yemini Tribesmen after accidentally walking into enemy territory, 23 June 1963. Aged 19. Born 11 July 1943. Buried in Maalla Cemetery, Aden. Grave 134.

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