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PENDEEN WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © George Pritchard 2005

The Pendeen War Memorial is in the form of a Celtic Cross standing on a plinth surrounded by a wrought iron link fence that stands in the centre of the overflow graveyeard of St John the Baptist parish church. The builders and designers were Messrs. W.H. Snell & Sons; the memorial was dedicated 19 June 1920 by the Lord Bishop of Truro. The Cornishman 9 June 1920 records that £142 2s. 2d. was raised by public subscription for the memorial.

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO WENT FORTH FROM THE PARISH OF PENDEEN
AND ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR.
1914-1918
For the cause of liberty and righteousness

BENNETTS

Rita Mary
Sister. Died 11 November 1918. Aged 25. Baptised 23 August 1893 in Pendeen, Cornwall, daughter of James and Mary Jane Williams Bennetts. In the 1911 census she was aged 17, born Pendeen, rewsident with her widowed mother, Mary W Bennetts, at Merivale House, Lower Trewellard, Pendeen, St Just, Cornwall. Buried in PENDEEN PARISH GRAVEYARD, Cornwall.

Extract from the Cornishman 27 November 1918:

DEATHS.
BENNETTS.
—On Nov. 11th, at the Welsh Hospital, Netley, of pneumonia, following influenza, Nursing Sister Rita Mary Bennetts, beloved and sixth daughter of Mrs. Bennetts, of Merivale House, Pendeen, aged 25 years.

Extract from the Cornishman 20 November 1918 - Article is in .jpg format, click here to read

BONE 

Samuel H
probably BONE, S H - Private 1873, 4th Regiment, South African Infantry. Died 18 December 1916. Samuel Harvey Bone birth registered in the January to February Quarter 1892, baptised 1 May 1892 in Pendeen, Cornwall. IN the 1901 census Samuel H Bone was aged 9, born St. Just, son of Thomas (a tin miner) and Jane Bone, resident with his parents in Boscaswell, St Just in Penwith, Penzance, Cornwall. Mr S H Bone departed 13 August 1910 for Southampton travelling to Cape Town, South Africa. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 26.

BROOKING 

William [George]
Private 4554, 1/4th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 17 June 1916. Enlisted Pendeen, Cornwall, resident St. Just, Cornwall. Son of Mrs. S. J. Warren (formerly Brooking), of 37, Boscaswell Villa, Pendeen, Cornwall. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 4.

CURNOW

Richard [James]
Private 37268, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Died of wounds 15 August 1918. Born and resident Pendeen, enlisted St. Just, Cornwall. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot XVII. Row B. Grave 5.

DAVEY 

John H
No further information currently available

EDDY

William
Missing - No further information currently available

ELLIS 

William Michael
Private 267376, 2nd/1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 22 May 1920. Buried in the churchayrd in PENDEEN (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD AND CEMETERY, Cornwall.

Extract from the Cornishman 9 June 1920, page 5:

"The internment of the late Pte. William Michael Ellis, son of the late Mr. Thomas Hy. Ellis, and of Mrs. Ellis, of Boscaswell House, Pendeen, who passed away at the above place on May 19th, after some months of illness, took place on the 22nd May, at the church cemetery, Pendeen, amid every token of esteem and respect. Deceased did his part for KIng nd country during the great war. He contracted a chill from which he never recovered. Much sympathy is felt for his widowed mother and members of the family. Deceased was well liked."

GRENFELL

Richard
Private 28341, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornall's Light Infantry attahced to 3rd Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 25 April 1918. Aged 30. Born and resident Pendeen, enlisted Penzance, Cornwall. Son of Richard and Annie Grenfell, of 7 Trewellard Rd., Pendeen, Cornwall; husband of the late Louisa Grenfell. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 45

HARVEY 

Noah
Private 4589, 1/4th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 1 May 1916. Enlisted Pendeen, resident St. Just. Formerly 3849, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 5.

HOSKING  

Nicholas Oats
Private 27881, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action in the Balkans 7 December 1916. Aged 40. Born Ludgvan, Cornwall, enlisted Penzance, resident St. Just, Cornwall. Son of John and Cordelia Hosking, of Bojewyan Stennack, Pendeen, Cornwall. Formerly 24166, Somesert Light Infantry. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 1927.

JAMES

Peter Arnold
Missing - Private 38772, 2/4th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 3 April 1918. Born and resident Pendeen, enlisted Penzance. Formerly 7/14767, Training Reserve Battalion.

JILBERT 

William Charles
[Listed as C JILBERT on CWGC and Charles GILBERT on SDGW] Private 33204, 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 4 August 1918. Aged 29. Born Gulod, Cornwall, enlisted Hilsea, Hampshire, resident Pendeen. Son of John Gilbert, of Higher Keigwin, Pendeen, Cornwall. Formerly 148733, Royal Field Artillery. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVIII. Row E. Grave 1.

LANYON 

James
No further information currently available

LAWRY

Edward Thomas
Discharged 1917 as Private (Tunnellers Mate) 144974, 3rd Provisionl Company, Royal Engineers, aged 22. Born Sancreed, Cornwall. Discharged as no longer fit for military service 1 February 1917, aged 22 years 278 days, height 6 feet, chest 39 inches, blue eyes, dark brown hair, miner by trade, residence Trewellard, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Suffered from Phthisis originatin at La Bassel in June 1916n when he caught a chill while on duty, sent to hospital at Bethune, developed pneumonia, sent to England 6 months 10 days sick furlough, taken ill at home, admiited 22 October 1916 for pneumonia that changed to Phthisis. Served in France 2 January 1916 to 12 July 1916. Attested 8 December 1915. Son of Edward Arnold Lawry of St Just, Cornwall. Death registered in January to March Quarter 1917 in Penance, Cornwall, aged 22. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, a Tin Miner Below ground, born Sancreed, resident with his parents Edward and Ann, at Leswidden Cottage, St Just, Cornwall.

MATTHEWS 

Benjamin
No further information currently available

MATTHEWS 

William Thomas Grenfell
Private 202129, 1/4th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 16 September 1918. Aged 29. Enlisted Newquay, Cornwall, resident St. Just. Son of Mrs. C. Johns; husband of Mary Annie Matthews, of 4, Cain View, Pendeen, Cornwall. Formerly 4821, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Buried in KIRKEE NEW CEMETERY, India, Grave 349.

OATS

Hugh
Corporal 144997, Royal Engineers. Died 18 August 1920. Aged 40. Son of John and Elizabeth Oats; husband of the late Sarah White Oats. Born at Pendeen. Buried in PENDEEN (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD AND CEMETERY, Cornwall. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 20.

PRYOR 

Charles [Alfred]
Serjeant 3118, 2/6th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment attached to 2nd Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died 22 of wounds in December 1915. Aged 25. Born Swanage, Dorset, enlisted St. Just, Cornwall. Son of Charles and Annie Pryor, of 15, Bojewyan, Stennack, Pendeen, Cornwall. Buried in KUT WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Section Q. Grave 18.

RESEIGH 

John O
Private 2906, 7th Regiment, South African Infantry. Died 28 April 1916. Aged 29. Son of William and Mary Reseigh, of Boscaswell Downs, Pendeen, Cornwall. Buried in DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY, Tanzania. Plot 5. Row 6. Grave 17.

RODDA

Mathias Aitken
Lieutenant, South African Infantry. Died 21 March 1916. Aged 34. Husband of Elizabeth Beatrice Rodda; son of Joseph and Sarah Rodda, of Pendeen, Cornwall. Buried in MOSHI CEMETERY, Tanzania. Plot II. Row B. Grave 1.

TRATHEN 

James
Private 33406, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1917. Born and enlisted Pendeen. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

TREMBATH 

William
Private 200915, "B" Company, 1/4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds in Egypt 11 November 1917. Aged 25. Enlisted Penzance, resident Pendeen. Son of John and Nanny Trembath, of Bojewyan, Pendeen, Cornwall. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section E. Grave 6.

TREVERROW 

Harold
[Listed as TREVORROW on SDGW & CWGC] Private 16528, 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8 June 1917. Born St. Just, Cornwall, enlisted Bodmin, Cornwall, resident Hayle, Cornwall. Son of Mary Trevorrow, of Reawala, Gwinear, nr. Hayle, Cornwall. Formerly 48164, Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXV. Row H. Grave 15.

TRUDGEON 

Gregory
Private 12659, 1st Regiment (Infantry), South African Infantry. Died 20 September 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 15 - 16 and 16A.

WARREN

Richard
No further information currently available

WATERS 

William Henry
Private 29986, 13th Labour Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Died 11 December 1916. Aged 30. Born and resident St. Just, Cornwall, enlisted Bodmin. Son of Harry and Nanny Waters, of Boscaswell Village, Pendeen; husband of E. Waters, of Pendeen, Cornwall. Formerly 24794, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 6.

WHITTA 

Garfield
No further information currently available

WILLIAMS 

John Henry
[Listed as Henry John WILLIAMS on SDGW and H Williams on CWGC] Private 72177, 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 24 June 1918. Aged 20. Enlisted Penzance, resident Pendeen. Formerly 3670, Devonshire Yeomanry. Son of Richard and Ellen Jane Williams, of Portherras Farm, Pendeen, Cornwall. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, , France. Section Q. Plot II. Row J. Grave 16.

1939-1945

IN THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE OF

FRASER 

Ian W
No further information currently available

GRENON 

Theodore [Buckland]
Pilot Officer 62000, 107 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7 June 1941, Aged 24. Son of the Revd. Neville Ernscliffe Grenon, and of Norah Grenon, of Higher Town, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 32.

SOWERBY 

Ian Birkbeck
Private 13066867, Pioneer Corps. Died 24 May 1941. Aged 23. Son of Ernest Birkbeck Sowerby and Helena Mary Sowerby, of Chiswick, Middlesex. Cremated, commemorated in MORTLAKE CREMATORIUM, Surrey. Panel 11.

STINTON 

Frederick [Adolphus]
Leading Stoker D/KX 84208, H.M. Submarine Rainbow, Royal Navy. Died 19 October 1940. Aged 26. Son of Adolphus and Hilda Stinton, of Pendeen, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 40, Column 3.

WATERS

Richard Henry
Gunner 1428141, 5/3 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 9 Agust 1941. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 51, Column 1.

WEBBER 

Joseph A
No further information currently available

WHITTA 

William Thomas
Assistant Steward D/LX 26646, H.M.S. Gurkha, Royal Navy. Died 17 January 1942. Aged 29. Son of William and Amelia Jane Whitta; husband of Nanny Whitta, of Pendeen. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 72, Column 2.

WILKINSON 

James Patrick Charles
Sub-Lieutenant, H.M.S. Glen Avon, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 2 September 1944. Aged 24. Son of Dr. Frederick Wilkinson and Muriel Wilkinson; husband of Ruth Wilkinson, of Camborne, Cornwall. Buried in RYES WAR CEMETERY, BAZENVILLE, Calvados, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 9.

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