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RAME WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Paula & Dave Kennington 2006

The memorial is in a beautiful location overlooking Cawsand Bay. It is in the form of an obelisk mounted on a lipped plinth resting on three steps. A Sword of Sacrifice is carved into the obelisk.

Photograph Copyright © Paula & Dave Kennington 2006

To the Glory of God
and the unperishable memory of
our heroes of the parish of Rame
who fell in the Great War 1914-1918.

ANDREW

John [Meirs]
Shipwright 2nd Class M/6504, H.M.S. Queen Mary. Died at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 24. Son of John and A. L. Andrew, of The Haven, Kingsand, Plymouth. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, son of John and Ann Louisa Andrew, born Cawsand, resident Millpool Cawsand Plymouth, Rame, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 20.

BENNETT

Samuel [Hancock]
Shipwright 1st Class 341034, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 1 November 1914. Aged 40. Born 22 August 1874 in Cawsand. Son of Richard Thomas and Mary Ann Bennett, of Cawsand, Plymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 4.

CARNE

Harold Ernset
Private 27637, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14 June 1917. Aged 26. Born Rame, enlisted Devonport, resident Cawsand. Son of Albert and Eliza Carne, of The Square, Cawsand, Plymouth. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXV. Row K. Grave 4A.

DOWKES

Thomas [William]
Boy 80987, Royal Air Force. Died 20 February 1919. Aged 17. Son of Kate Webb (formerly Dowkes) of 'Jarmini' Staddiscombe Rd, Higher Plymstock, Plymouth; and late Thomas Stamper Dowkes. Buried south-east of the church in RAME (ST. GERMANUS) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall.

EKINS

John [R W]
Cadet 68739, Royal Flying Corps. Died 1 April 1917. Aged 18. Death registered in Franham, Surrey, Registration District, Buried south-west of the church in RAME (ST. GERMANUS) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall.

HARVEY

William
Chief Officer, Wireless Telegraph Station (Rame Head), H.M. Coastguard. Died in Plymouth Hospital 15 March 1920. Aged 48. Husband of Louisa Treunouth Harvey, of Fore St., Kingsand, Plymouth. Buried south of the church in RAME (ST. GERMANUS) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall.

HOCKING

Godfrey [William]
Leading Seaman 224194. H.M. Submarine C33, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 5 August 1915. Aged 27. Born 26 October 1917 at Cawsand. Son of Joseph and Emily Hocking, of Cawsand, Cornwall; husband of Alice E. Hocking, of 6, Park Terrace, Lower Compton Rd., Plymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 5.

HOOPER

Henry [Clarence]
Chief Petty Officer 154459, H.M.S. Defence, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 31 May 1916. Aged 41. Born 9 March 1875 at Rame. Son of Henry and Priscilla Hooper, of Cawsand, Plymouth; husband of Ellen Hooper, of 1, Gifford Terrace, Mutley, Plymouthand also Grove House, Kingsand, Nr. Plymouth, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 11.

HOWE

Arthur [Roderick]
[Listed as Able Seaman on memorial] Leading Seaman 206051 (DEV), H.M.S. Vivid formerly H.M.S. New Zealand, Royal Navy. Died from tubercle of the lung 15 November 1914 in Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar. Agd 30. Born 15 March 1884 in Clapton or Kilburn, London. Husband of Elizabeth Mary Howe, of Forder, Cawsand, Cornwall. Original occupation shop boy. Enlisted 15 March 1902 for 12 years then re-enlisted 11 September 1912 to completion. Height 5 feet 9 inches. hair light brown, eyes grey, complexion fresh. Buried in HASLAR ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Hampshire. Plot E. Row 21. Grave 21.

HOYLE

William
Shipwright 2nd Class M/7409, H.M.S. Marlborough, Royal Navy. Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action 12 August 1920. Born 11 January 1887 at Sawsand. Husband of Lilian M. Hoyle, of 73, Barton Avenue, Keyham, Devonport, Devon. Buried in HAIDAR PASHA CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot I. Row F. Grave 26.

KINGDON

Henry
Shipwright 2nd Class M/7421, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 1 November 1914. Aged 27. Born 31 october 1887 at Cawsand. Husband of Maud Kingdon, of Fore St., Kingsand, Plymouth and 34, Armada Rd, Cawsand, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 4.

MARDEN

Harry
Chief Shipwright 341561, H.M.S. Defence, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 31 May 1916. Aged 40. Born 12 January 1876 at Cawsand. Birth registered in the January to March Quarter 1876 in the St. Germans Registration District. Son of James and Sarah Marden, of Cawsand, Plymouth; husband of Bessie Eliza Marden, of Belle Vue House, Millbrook, Plymouth. In the 1881 census he was aged 8, a scholar, born Rame, resident Duck Street, Cawsand, Rame, St Germans, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 35, married to Bessie, a Carpenter's Mate, born Cawsand, visiting Dadbrook, Millbrook, Cornwall. At the time of his death his wife was resident at 31 West Street, Millbrook, Cornwall. Commemorated in Millbrook Parish Church Burial Gorund, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 17.

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SKINNER

Walter [Ham]
Leading Seaman 233052, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 1 November 1914. Aged 25. Born 11 May 1889 at Torpoint, Cornwall. Son of George and Kate Skinner, of "Penlee View," Cawsand, Plymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 1.

TAYLOR

Hugo Mascie
[Listed as Hugh on SDGW] Major, 6th Battalion (formerly wst Battalion), Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers). Killed in action 9 August 1915 [listed as 7 August 1915 on SDGW]. Aged 45. Son of Mrs. Mascie Taylor, of Polperro, Cornwall; husband of Josephine De Courcy Robinson (formerly Taylor, nee McCalmont), of 1, Willowbrook, Eton College, Bucks. Served in the South African Campaign. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 178 to 180.

TOPE

Edwin
Stoker 1st Class R/18776 (Devon). H.M.S. Vivid, Royal Navy, Died 31 December 1918. Aged 23. Born at Cawsand. Son of John Herbert and Elizabeth Tope. Buried south-east of the church in RAME (ST. GERMANUS) CHURCHYARD, Coornwall. Section D.

WEBB

John [Henry]
Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class 271444, H.M.S. Defence, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 31 May 1916. Aged 36. Born 4 October 1880 ay Hastings, Sussex. Son of William Clarke Webb and Elizabeth Webb; husband of Kate Elliott Webb, of Sea View House, St. Andrew's St., Cawsand, Plymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 14.

WIDGER

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Petty Officer - possibly Frank Widger, Able Seaman 124641, H.M.S. Hanninbal, Royal Navy. Died from disease 4 February 1919. Aged 52. Born 27 August 1867 in Cornwall. Son of Frank and Jane Widger, of 92, West St., Millbrook, Cornwall. Brother of Laura Hodgkinson, of 6 Gifford Terrace, Mutley, Plymouth. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section C. Grave 173.

And of those who gave their lives
in the war 1939-1945

CHAPPELL

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ETESON

Arthur [Deakin]
Captain 148196, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) attached to 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 19 June 1944. Aged 27. Born Preston, resident Devonshire. Son of Fred and Alice Eteson; husband of Elizabeth Eteson, of Wethersfield, Essex. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) Commemorated in Rame Parish CChurch Burial Ground. Buried in HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XII. Row J. Grave 1.

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HALPIN

[Albert] George [Maurice]
Lance Bombardier 1588190, 396 Battery, 127 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 13 November 1943. Aged 29. Son of Patrick John and Sarah Jane Halpin, of Cawsand. Buried in RAME (ST. GERMANUS) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall.

JONES

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RYDER

[Ernest Richard] aka Ritchie
lance Corporal 10549996, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 6 October 1942. Aged 37. Son of Edwin Charles Ryder, and of Ethel Ryder. of Cawsand. Buried in MAKER (SS. MACRA, MARY AND JULIAN) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall.

THOMAS

Frederick [Harry]
Chief Ordnance Artificer D/M 35619, H.M.S. Courageous, Royal Navy. Died 17 September 1939. Aged 34. Son of George William and Nellie Thomas; husband of Christine Thomas, of Cawsand, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 35, Column 1.

WITT

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