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SALTASH ST JOHN WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Peter Clements 2017

The Church was at various times dedicated to St. John the Evangelist and St. John the Baptist but at some time after 1912 the dedication was changed to St. John the Baptist, to whose dedication the church remains. The memorial is to be found in the chapel and takes the form of a wooden shrine affixed to the far wall, by the altar. An addiitonal name if to be found on a brass plaque. The names are sorted into order here for ease of reading and rsearch.

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FOR GOD, KING AND COUNTRY

ALFORD Robert Azoff
Private 140501, 14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Killed in the fighting for Mont Sorelnr Ypres 26th June 1916. Aged 28. Born, 18th April 1887, and raised in Saltash, emigrated to Canada in 1908. Passed fit and enlisted in 14th Battalion, Royal Montreal Regiment 6th August 1915 in Toronto, aged 34 tears 4 months, 75th Battalion, transferred to 23rd Battalion. Joined 14th Battalion January 1916. Son of Thomas S. and Susan A. Alford, of 6, Symons Rd., Saltash. Bridgeman by trade. Unmarried. Height 5 feet 8 inches, girth 36 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair brown. Religion Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 84 - 47 See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
BANCROFT Arthur
Late Artificer Engineer, Royal Navy. Died in Yarmouth 13 December 1918. Aged 41. His birth was registered September Quarter 1878 at Leeds. In 1899 he married Beatrice Eleanor STANLEY at Saltash – marriage registered June Quarter at St. Germans. Beatrice Eleanor Stanley was the daughter of Charles & Anne Stanley of Tamar Street, Saltash. In the 1901 census he was aged 24, living at 2, Home Park Villas, Saltash with wife & one yare old son Arthur Harold. His occupation was Engine Room Artificer, Royal Navy. Entitled to the 1914-15 Star, Victory & British War Medals. Medals sent to his widow Mrs, B. E. Bancroft. In the 1911 Census he was aged 33 on board HMS MEDEA as an Artificer Engineer- HMS Medea was a Marathon class second class cruiser launched in 1888 and sold in 1914. His wife Beatrice E Bancroft, was aged 33, living at 4 Sea View Terrace, Saltash, Cornwall, with two children Arthur Harold age 11 and Beatrice May age 5. He is on the Register of Seaman Services, Official Number 269249, born Leeds, Yorkshire, 30 January 1877. His death was recorded in the October-December Quarter 1918 in Yarmouth Registration District, Norfolk. Buried (19 December 1918) in ST. STEPHEN'S-BY-SALTASH (ST. STEPHEN) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith

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BAZLEY Willy Alpheoe
No further information currently available
BEALES Arthur Watson
Warrant Electrician, H.M.S. Indefatigable, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Son of William Beales; husband of Dorothy Beales, of 3, Park Villas, Saltash, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 11. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
BEER William John
Bugler 240148, 1/5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 31st March 1918. Born and enlisted Saltash. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 45. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
BISHOP Bernard Bennett
Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps and 5th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 9 September 1917. Born 27 May 1894, baptised 17 June 1894 at Devonport, St Michael, son of Thomas Henry Bertran and Louisa Caroline. Bishop. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Devonport, resident with his parents at 203, Balmoral Road, Gillingham, Medway, Kent. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, a scholar, at boarding school, born Devonport, resident Christ Hospital School, West Horsham, Sussex. Buried in ZUYDCOOTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 5. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1918:

BISHOP Bernard Bennett of Vescovo Saltash Cornwall second-lieutenant Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry died 9 September 1917 in France on active service Administration London 13 March to Thomas Henry Bertram Bishop engineer captain R.N. Effects £531 7s. 5d.

BLAKE Nicholas William John
Ordinary Telegraphist J/32553, H.M.S. Hornet, Royal Navy. One of five crew killed in action 22nd April 1918 when H.M.S. Hornet while attacking German ships carrying out raids to interrupt Allied shipping between Italy and Albania south of Valona. Aged 19. Born 14 February 1899 in Saltash. Birth was registered March Q 1899 at St. Germans was baptised on the 8th of March 1899 at Saltash. His parents were Nicholas and Beatrice Doris of 16 Fore Street Saltash, then of 12, Lockyer Terrace, Saltash, Cornwall. His father was a stoker in the Royal Navy. He enlisted 14 February 1917 for 12 years. Height 5 feet, chest 30½ inches, light brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 1617. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
BUCKINGHAM Charles
Corporal 7393, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 January 1916. Born Launceston, Cornwall, enlisted Plymouth. Buried in Y FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BOIS-GRENIER, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 9. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
BUCKINGHAM John Bartlett
Petty Officer 293892, H.M.S. Brisk, Royal Navy. Killed in action when his ship was hit by one torpedo amidships causing a catastrophic explosion which broke her in two 2nd October 1917 in Rathlin Sound. Born 14 March 1880 in Collington, Cornwall. In 1911 he was living at 117 Fore Street, Saltash, Leading Stoker, Royal Navy, aged 31, husband of Annie Rebecca Buckingham, father of Dora Frances and John, both born Saltash. He enlisted 2 November 1899 for 12 years and then re-enlisted 2 November 1911. He was a labourer by trade, height 5 feet 6 inches, dark brown haor, blue eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 22. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
CHARLESTON Ebenezer
Second Lieutenant, 11th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 20 September 1917. Aged 36. Son of William John Charleston, of 8, May Terrace, Plymouth; husband of Ernestine Charleston, of Greenbank, Saltash. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 115 to 119 and 162A and 163A. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
CHIVERS Albert Edward
Private PLY/6874. H.M.S. Carysfort, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died 13 December 1917. Aged 40. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sarah Chivers, of Bradford-on-Avon, Wilts; husband of Mary Ellen Chivers, of 38, Fore St., Saltash, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 23. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
ELLIOTT Joseph Victor
Sergeant 9306, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 18th August 1916. Born and resident Saltash, enlisted Bodmin, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
FREEMAN Gilbert Edmund
Private 16373, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Aged 22. Died 16 September 1916. Born Freshford, Somerset, enlisted Stroud, Gloucestershire. Baptised 22 April 1894, at Hinton Charterhouse, Somerset, son of William Osborne and Matilda Charlotte Freeman, resident Freshford Mills. Son of Matilda Charlotte Freeman, of Queen's Rd., Stonehouse, Glos., and the late William Osborne Freeman. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, Assisting his father as a Nurseryman Fruiterer Seed Merchant And Florist, born Freshford, Somerset, resient with his parents at 87 Fore ST, Saltash, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 D. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
GARD Frederick
Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 28 June 1918. Age 34. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gard, of Devonport. Husband of Winifred Rose Gard, of Collingwood Cottage, Saltash, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, married to Winifred Rose, father of Gladys Elizabeth Gard (new born), born Devonport, Devon, resident 9 Coombe Villas, Saltash. Buried in THIENNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row D. Grave 9. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
GIBSON Alfred St Aubyn Scobell
Private 34952, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds 2nd October 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Saltash. Son of Mr. Gibson, of 5, Fore St., Saltash, Cornwall. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row H. Grave 7. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
GOULD Sidney Edward
Driver 30011, No 3rd Depot, 97th, 11th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died in the October to December Quarter 1919. Born Saltash 1885. Son of Edward and Susan Gould of 20, Tmar Street, Saltash. Attested 1916, aged 35, resident St. Austell, Cornwall. Re-enlisted 6 August 1914. Discharged of termination of first period of engagement 18 January 1916, aged 31 years 3 months, height 5 feet 5½ inches, weight 116 lbs, chest 37 inches, sallow complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes, profession Carman. Formerly served as 30011, 'E' Battery, Royal Field Artillery, discharged 21 November 1910 on expiration of his period of Army Service, enlisted 6 January 1903, aged 18 years 2 months. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, born Saltash, a General Labourer, unmarried, resident with his parents, Edward and Susan Gould, at 26 Tamar Street, Saltash, Cornwall. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
HARDING William George
Private 78869, 1/5th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 5th october 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Saltash. Son of Mrs. E. E. Harding, of 29, Tamar St., Saltash, Cornwall. Formerly 297365, Royal Army Sevice Corps. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, Germany. Plot III. Row A. Grave 2. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
HARRIS Henry [Francis]
Private 36116, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 24th April 1918. Aged 20. Born St. Stephen's, enlisted Saltash. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Harris, of Springfield, Saltash, Cornwall. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 12. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
HARRIS Horace Albert Rawlings
[Listed as Alfred Rowland Horace HARRIS on SDGW] Private 85095, 2nd (Garrison) Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died in Salonika 13th October 1917. Born Saltash, enlisted and resident Briton Ferry, Glamorganshire. Son of Mrs. H. Taylor, of 14, Tamar St., Saltash, Cornwall. Buried in LAHANA MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot III. Row D. Grave 34. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
HAYNE Frederick James
Private 40076, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 30th August 1918. Aged 19. Born Plymouth, enlisted Liskeard, resident Saltash. Son of Mr. W. G., and Mrs. A. A. Hayne, of 4, Brazacott Terrace, Saltash, Cornwall. Buried in ETERPIGNY BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Section B. Grave 16. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
HODGE Percy William
Armourer's Mate 346344, H.M.S. Goliath, Royal Navy. Died 13 May 1915. Aged 32. Husband of Hilda Mary Hodge, of 130, Fore St., Saltash, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 7. See also Saltash St Stephen
JAMES Benjamin Pryor

Petty Officer 189105, H.M.S. "Monmouth.", Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action on 1 November 1914. Aged 36. Born 8 October 1878 at Saltash. Husband of Jessie James, of 25 James Street, Devonport. In the 1881 census he was aged 1, born Salrash, Cornwall, resident with his six siblings and widowed mother, Anna James, at 12, Tamar Street, Saltash, St Germans, Cornwall. In the 1891 census he was aged 11, a scholar, born Cornall, resident with four siblings and widowed mother, Anna James, at Silver Street, Saltash, St Germans, Cornwall. Body not recovered for burial. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 1. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith

Note: H.M.S "Monmouth" - Built London and Glasgow, Glasgow, laid down August 1899, completed December 1903. Assigned as part of 5th Cruiser Squadron, Atlantic. Involved in the hunt for the Admiral Graf Spee in the South Atlantic. Sunk during the naval battle off the coast of central Chile, at Coronel 1st November 1914 (Battle of Coronel). With the seas difficult (to the disadvantage of the British) Spee reacted by moving his faster vessels out of Cradock's firing range; at sunset - 7pm - with the moon clearly silhouetting Cradock's fleet, he began to shell the latter's force, with Scharnhorst's third salvo crippling the flagship Good Hope; both Good Hope and Monmouth were destroyed shortly afterwards, Monmouth under repeated battering.

KELLY Norman
Private 3424, 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Killed in action 12th October 1915. Aged 30. Enlisted London, resident Forest Gate. Born 13th June 1884 at Portsmouth was baptised at Saltash 3rd April 1891. Father John William mother Emily. Fathers occupation Warrant Officer Carpenter R.N. In the 1891 Census age 6 living with widowed mother at 2, Brunel Terrace Saltash. In the 1901 census age 16 boarding at 15, Gladesmore Road, Tottenham. Occupation Clerk City of London Court. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 132. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
MARSHALL Theodore Samuel Simon
Second Leiutenant, Royal Engineers. Died 31st July 1917. Born 19 Feb 1884 at Devonport and baptised at Saltash 18 Oct 1829. Father Robert mother Priscilla of Hamoage Terrace, Saltash. Father’s occupation Gentleman. In the 1891 Census age 7 living with parents at Underhill Cottage, Portland Road, Devonport. In the 1901 Census Age 17 visiting at 50, Chelsham Road, Clapham, London. Occupation Electrical Engineer. In the 1911 Census he was living at 4 St John Street, York, as an Electrical Engineering Draughtsman. Buried in ST. STEPHEN CHURCHYARD. ST. STEPHEN'S-BY-SALTASH. Cornwall. Grave 454. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
MASEY Charles Keefe
Private 11526, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 12th March 1915. Aged 23. Born Dawlish, Devon, enlisted Barnstable, resident Saltash. Son of Elizabeth Clements Masey, of Bethel, St. Austell, Cornwall, and the late James Masey. In the 1881 census he was aged 11, a Scholar, born Southampton, boarder at Christs Hosptl School, Newgate Street, City of London. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8 and 9. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
MILES Irving Brock
Commander, H.M.S "Vivid", Royal Navy. Died 29 January 1917. Aged 47.Baptsied 11 January 1871 at St Michael, Chester Square, Middlesex, son of Irving Brock and Elizabeth Miles. Husband of Florence A. Miles, of "Tregays", Avondale Rd., Exmouth. Buried in KENSAL GREEN (ALL SOULS') CEMETERY, London. Grave reference 112. PS.S. 45441. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
MILLER Charles Henry
Private 866, 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales's). Killed in action during the Affair at Nery, in France, 1st September 1914. Born, enlisted and resident Saltash. Grocers apprentice aged 17 years in 1901. Buried in VERBERIE FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Oise, France. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
NEWTON Cyril
Stoker 1st Class K/17335, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Died 1 November 1914. Aged 21. Son of Erving and Bessie Newton, of 3, Essex Terrace, Saltash. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 3. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
NICHOLSON Edward John
Stoker 2nd Class K/28406, H.M.S. Defence, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 20. Born 9 June 1895 in Saltash, Cornwall. Son of Edward John and Selina Nicholson, of 2, Culver Road, Saltash, Cornwall. Enlisted 21 October 1915 until the end of hostilities. Fisherman before enlisting. Height 5 feet 9 inches, chest 36½ inches, brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 16. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
OLVER Charles Robert Paul
Lance Corporal 28877, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 30th November 1917. Aged 21. Born 9 June 1895 in Saltash, Cornwall, resident Saltash, enlisted Bodmin. Son of Thomas and Rosabella Olver, of 21, Albert Rd., Saltash, Cornwall. No iknown grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 6. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
ORGAN Frederick Charles
Lance Corporal 28877, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 30th November 1917. Aged 21. Born 9 June 1895 in Saltash, Cornwall, resident Saltash, enlisted Bodmin. Son of Thomas and Rosabella Olver, of 21, Albert Rd., Saltash, Cornwall. No iknown grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 6. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
PEARN Edward Warwick
Gunner (T) 152830, H.M.S. Princess Irene, Royal Navy. Killed 27 May 1915 when his ship exploded and sank off Sheerness, Kent with the loss of 352 lives. Aged 42. Born Saltash 25 Fenruary 1874, entered Royal Navy 14 January 1890, first ship H.M.S. Impregnable. Son of Edward Thomas and Mary Pearn, of Saltash; husband of Blanche Mary Pearn, of Dunheved Villa, Saltash, Cornwall. Gained seniority as a Gunner 24 July 1904. In the 1911 census he was married to Blanche, aged 37, Gunner in the Royal Navy, born Saltash, resident 36 Fore Street, Saltash, Cornwall; he had two sons and a daughter resident with him. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon, Panel 5. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
PEARN Harry George Stephen
Private 13463, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Born Saltash, enlisted Exeter. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 104 to 105. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
PORTER Roderick Spicer Russell
Second Lieutenant, Indian Army Reserve of Officers attached 130th King George's Own Baluchis (Jacob's Rifles). Died 9 June 1916. Aged 26. Son of Roderick Porter (Solicitor), of Glenside, Saltash, Cornwall, and the late Ellen Loveday Porter. A Solicitor. Gazetted Nov.,1914. Buried in TANGA EUROPEAN CEMETERY, Tanzania. Plot V. Row B. Grave 2. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
PORTER Roger Philip Russell
Private 50422, 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 3 February 1920. Aged 21. Son of Roderick Porter (Solicitor), of "Glenside," Port View, Saltash, Cornwall, and the late Ellen Loveday Porter. Buried in ST. STEPHEN'S-BY-SALTASH (ST. STEPHEN) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall. Grave 1787. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
PREEDY Alban
Captain, 2nd Battalion [CWGC] or 3rd Battalion [SDGW], Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 23. Son of the Rev. Canon Arthur Preedy and Beatrics J. Preedy, of Saltash, Cornwall. No known grave. Commmeorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C. He is also mentioned in the Roll of Honour at Lutton, Lincolnshire where his brother-in-law was the Vicar at the time. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
PRESTON Robert Arthur

Commander, Royal Navy. Died 5 March 1919. In the 1911 census he was aged 43. Lieutenant in Royal Navy, born Kinson, Dorset, married to Grace Ethel Marguerite Preston, resident Sturston Essa Road, Saltash, Cornwall. Buried in St. Stephens-by-Saltash Churchyard. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith

To the Glory of God.
In Loving Memory.
ROBERT ARTHUR PRESTON.
Commander Royal Navy.
Who entered into rest
March 5th 1919.
“In sure and certain hope of
a joyful resurrection”

PRYN William Reginald
Lieutenant, 9th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died due to accidental burning 27 June 1915. Aged 22. Son of William Wenmoth Pryn and lsabella Kate Pryn, of Yeoland, Yelverton, Devon. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Ascension Island, a Medical Student, resident 143 Grange Road, Bermondsey, London, living with his Aunt Amy Maria Marshall who was born in St Stapbeasby Saltash, Cornwall. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 12. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith

Extract from British Army, Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1916, Volume 2, page 381:

LIEUTENANT (temp.) WILLIAM REGINALD PRYN, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS, was the eldest son of Deputy-Surgeon-General W. W. Pryn, R.N., and Mrs. Pryn, Royal Naval Hospital, Gibraltar, and a grandson of the late Major John Cotter, The Buffs.

Lieutenant Pryn was born in Ascension Island on the 28th September, 1892, and was educated at Kelly College, Tavistock, and Guy's Hospital, London. When the war broke out he was House Surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, but he immediately offered his services to the War Office, and in August, 1914, he was gazetted Temporary Lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps. At first he served in No. 11 General Hospital, Rouen, and St. Nazaire, and in September, 1914, he was attached as Medical Officer to the 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. That appointment terminated in May, 1915, when Lieutenant Pryn was attached to No. 9 Field Ambulance. lie died on the 27th June, 1915, at No. 10 Casualty Clearing Station. His death was due to accidental burning while he was on temporary duty with the Wiltshire Regiment, which was at that time in the firing line. He was buried in the Military Cemetery near Poperinghe, Belgium.

PRYOR Edgar Harry
Private 22694, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 22nd October 1916. Aged 21. Born Balaghat, India, enlisted Warminster, Wiltshire, resident Saltash. Son of Joseph Pryor, of Westbourne, Saltash, Cornwall; brother of Joseph (below). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
PRYOR Joseph Stoneman

Second Lieutenant, 228th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action near Bapaume 25 March 1918. Aged 38. Son of Joseph Pryor, of Westbourne, Saltash, Cornwall. Brother of Edgar (above). Formerly with the University of London (O.T.C.). In France June to Novemebr 1917; in Italy November 18917 toMarch 1918; France March 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on POZEIRES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 10 to 13. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith

Extract from National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1918:

PRYOR Joseph Stoneman of Westbourne House Saltash Cornwall died 25 March 1918 in France Probate London 19 July to Joseph Pryor retired mining engineer and Harry Rich merchant. Effects £1048 2s. 8d.

PYM, DCM John Scarlett
Second Lieutenant. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died 5 December 1916. Aged 25. Son of Walter H. J. Pym (Paymaster Capt., R.N.) and Flora (his wife), of "Sherwood," Saltash, Cornwall. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) Buried in WAILLY ORCHARD CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 11. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
RALPH Charles Sidney
Private SP/3049, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) attached 2nd Division A.P.M. Died of wounds 5th April 1918. Aged 36. Born Stoke Dawsell, Devon, enlisted Plymouth, resident Saltash. Son of the late A. H. Ralph, of Stoke, Devonport; husband of Matilda Ralph, of The Railway Hotel, Saltash, Cornwall. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXXII. Row B. Grave 8A. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
REDMAN Charles Edward
Able Seaman 181465, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 1 November 1914. Age 35. Born 28 June 1879 in Bermuda. Son of Emmanuel and Margaret Ann Redman, of Saltash, Cornwall. Brother of William A, of 20 Fore St, Saltash, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 2. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
REEVES George
Private 202021, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 24th March 1918. Born St Austell, enlisted Saltash. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 45. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
REMICK Jonathan
Petty Officer 188412, H.M.S. Monmouth, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 1 November 1914. Aged 34. Born 27 October 1880 in Port Isaac, Cornwall. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Remick, of Port Isaac, Cornwall; husband of Emily M Remick, of 9 Greendale Terrace, Saltash, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, married to Emily with one daughter, Helena, Petty Officer, born St Endellion, Cornwall, resident 78 Fore Street, Saltash, Cornwall. Body not recovered for burial. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 1. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
RICHARDSON Quintin Hume
Lieutenant-Commander Surgeon , H.M.S. Dragon, Royal Navy. Died 23 June 1919. Aged 34. Born 14 March 1885, baptised 15 April 1885 at St James the Great, Devonport. Son of Deputy Insp. Gen. Henry Anthony Wills Richardson, R.N., and Mildred Josephine Richardson, of "Pentamar," Saltash; husband of Winifred Caroline Richardson, of 4, Coombe Villas, Saltash. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, a boarder, Physician and Surgeon, born Keyham, Devonport, resident 4 Doddington Grove, St Mary Newington, London. Buried in ST. STEPHEN CHURCHYARD, ST. STEPHEN'S-BY-SALTASH, Cornwall. Grave 272. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
ROSEVEARE, MC Leonard
No further information currently available
SCREECH William
Able Seaman J/66673, H.M.S. Pegasus, Royal navy. Died 12th November 1918. Aged 31. Husband of Gertrude Cook (formerly Screech), of 3, Ferguson St., Motherwell, Lanarkshire. Buried in ST. STEPHEN CHURCHYARD, ST. STEPHEN'S-BY-SALTASH, Cornwall. Grave 1308. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
SEED Randolph Henry
No further information currently available. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
SMALE Eddy
No further information currently available. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
SMITH James Stanley
Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. Died 30th April 1920. Buried in ST. STEPHEN CHURCHYARD, ST. STEPHEN'S-BY-SALTASH, Cornwall. Grave 98. probably from the 1901 census James S Smith, born circa 1889, at St. Stephens, Cornwall sone of William (a farmer) and Jessie, Smith living at Slannings, St Stephens, Trematon, Saltash. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
TABB William Victor
Private 220031, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 7th June 1917. Aged 27. Born, resident and enlisted Saltash. Husband of Daisy Louisa Tabb, of 48, Monument St., Devonport. Formerly 2970, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 53. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
THORN Benjamin Crapp
Private 480494, Devonshire Regiment transferred to 64252, Labour Corps. Died in United Kingdom 27th October 1918. Born and resident Saltash, enlisted Liskeard. Formerly 40489, Royal West Surrey Regiment. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
TRETHEWEY James Bassett
Clerk 3rd Class, Royal Air Force. Died 5th November 1918. Aged 42. Husband of Emily L. A. Trethewey, of Dunheved, St. Stephen's Rd., Saltash. Buried in CALSTOCK CEMETERY, Cornwall. Section L. Grave 3A. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
VEALE Richard
Gunner 64990, Hughli Defences, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in United Kingdom 24th September 1918. Aged 33. Born St Giles on the Heath, Devon, enlisted Saltash. Son of Annie Adams (formerly Veale), of 16, Tamar St., Saltash, Cornwall, and the late Isaac Veale, of Boxe's Shop, St. Giles in the Heath, Launceston. Buried in EFFPR|D CEMETERY, PLYMOUTH, Devon. General section C. Grave 4326. Buried in ST. STEPHEN CHURCHYARD, ST. STEPHEN'S-BY-SALTASH, Cornwall. Grave 1307. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
VOSPER Albert Ernest
Private 785206, 3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 28th September 1918. Aged 26. Born 28th May 1891 in Saltash. Son of Frederick L. and Hannah Vosper, of 2, Trelawny Villa, Saltash. Gardener by trade. Umarried. Enlisted 21st March 1916 at Dundas, aged 24 years 10 months, height 5 feet 2½ inches, girth 33 inches, complexion fresh, eyes brown. hair dark brown. Religion Methodist. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 26. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9968 - 40 See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
WALTERS, DSM Albert
Petty Officer 213782, H.M. Submarine H10, Royal Navy. Died 19th January 1918. Husband of Frances Watters, of 116, Fore St., Saltash, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 26. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
WHITE George Alfred Warren Forbes
Sick Berth Steward 351134, H.M.S. Vivid, Royal Navy. Died from disease 1st November 1918 in United Kingdom. Born 20 May 1881 in Walthamstow, Essex. Husband of Henrietta White, 15 Wall End Barking Road, East Ham, Lobndon E. Buried in FORD PARK CEMETERY (FORMERLY PLYMOUTH OLD CEMETERY) (PENNYCOMEQUICK), Plymouth, Devon. Church Section P. Row 10. Grave 1. See also Saltash SS Nicholas and Faith
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