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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 graveyeard of St John the Baptist parish church.

Photographs Copyright © George Pritchard 2005

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:

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BONE 

Samuel H
probably BONE, S H - Private 1873, 4th Regiment, South African Infantry. Died 18 December 1916. 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.

DAVY 

John H
No further information currently available

EDDY

William
Missing - No further information currently available

ELLIS 

William M
No further information currently available

GILBERT 

William G
No further information currently available

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 Cornall'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.

LANYON 

James
No further information currently available

LAWRY

Edward T
No further information currently available

MATHEWS 

Benjamin
No further information currently available

MATHEWS 

William Thomas Grenfell
[Spelt MATTHEWS on CWGC & CWGC] 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
[Listed as TRENBATH on memorial transcription] 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
No further information currently available

TRUDGEON 

Gregory
No further information currently available

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

CRENON 

Theodore
No further information currently available

SOWERBY 

Ian B.
No further information currently available

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 H.
No further information currently available

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 P.C.
No further information currently available

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR. 

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