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SALTASH – ST. STEPHEN BY SALTASH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Dave & Paula Kennington - 2004

This memorial is situated in the grounds of St. Stephens Church, Church Road in Saltash. Those for the Second World War are also to be found on the memorial at St. Nicholas & St. Faith’s Church.

Photograph Copyright © 2004 -Dave & Paula Kennington

To the honoured dead 1914-1919

1914-1919

BLIGH

William John
Private 69750, 1/5th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 4 March 1919. Aged 21. Son of John and Annie Bligh, of Trehan, St. Stephens-by-Saltash, Cornwall. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot III. Row B. Grave 13.

BOND

Frederick
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BOSANQUET

Amytage Percy
Captain, 3rd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry attached to 5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 January 1917. Aged 23. Born at Lowdham, Notts. Son of the Rev. Claude C. C. and Millicent P. Bosanquet, of The Vicarage, St. Stephens-by-Saltash, Cornwall. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XVIII. Row E. Grave 5.

BROCK

William Henry
Private 25465, 10th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 31 July 1916. Bortn St Juliot, Cornwall, enlisted Salrash, resident St Stephens by Saltash. Buried in A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, Somme, France. Plot XV. Row C. Grave 34.

CALLAGHAN

Arthur Francis
Private 56355, 1/5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died in Palestine 3 November 1918. Aged 22. Born St Stephen, Cornwall, enlisted Liskeard, resident Saltash. Son of John Henry and Mary E. Callaghan, of Burraton Cross, St. Stephen's, Saltash, Cornwall. Formerly 65509, Devonshire Regiment. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section A. Grave 174.

CALLAGHAN

Sidney
Serjeant 9378, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 April 1917. Born Saltash, enlisted Devonport. Buried in VILLERS HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-GUISLAIN, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 29.

CHENERY

William Henry
Stoker 1st Calss K/18005, H.M.S. Indefatigable, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 24. Born 18 September 1892 in Saltash. Son of William and Sarah Mary Chenery, of 23, Homer Park, St. Stephen's, Saltash, Cornwall. Enlisted for 12 years 5 February 1913. Height 5 feet 3¾ inches. chest 36 inches, hair brown, eyes blue, complexion fresh. Seaman by trade. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 15.

CLAYDON

William A
Leading Seaman 171700, H.M.S. Goliath, Royal Navy. Died 13 May 1915. Aged 39. Son of William and Martha Claydon, of Glastonbury; husband of Maria Claydon, of Coombe Farm, St. Stephens-by-Saltash, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 5.

COLES

John
Rifleman 652618, 1/21st (County of London) Battalion (First Surrey Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 10 June 1917. Aged 24. Born Ashwater, Devon, enlisted Bodmin, resident Saltash. Son of John and Margaret Coles, of 3, Tavy View, Burraton, Saltash, Cornwall. Formerly 24721, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54.

COOK

Edwin J
Bombardier 150352, "D" Company, 103rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in Italy 15 June 1918. Aged 22. Enlisted Saltash, resident St Stephens by Saltash. Husband of Linda Cook, of Saltash, Cornwall. Buried in GRANEZZA BRITISH CEMETERY, Italy. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 3.

COOMBE

William
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CROOK

Samuel
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DAYMOND

Samuel Arthur George
Able Seaman J/16013, H.M.S. Indefatigable, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Born 22 February 1896 in Saltash. Son of Alice Daymond, of 15, Russell Terrace, Cross Park, Saltash, Cornwall, and the late John Thomas Daymond. Wnlisted 22 February 1914 for 12 years, aged 18. General labourer by trade. Height 5 feet 7 inches, chest 32 inches, eyes brown, eyes grey, complexion fair. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 11.

DEWENEY

Richard
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DYER

Herbert H
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EDGCOMBE

Walter
Stoker 2nd Calss K/21246, H.M.S. Amphion, Royal Navy. Killed when his ship accidentally struck a mine off the Thames Estuary 6 August 1914. Aged 24. Born 12/13 October 1889 in Saltash. Son of James and Jane Edgcombe, of St. Stephen's, Saltash; husband of Nellie Edgcombe, of 17, Alfred Rd., Ford, Devonport. Mason's Labourer by trade. Enlisted 3 November 1813 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 39, hair brown, eyes blue, complexion fresh. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 3.

GORMAN

Frederick
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HARRIS

William
Lance Corporal 2909, 1/5th Battalion, Duke of Cornall's Light Infantry. Died 17 December 1916. Aged 25. Born and resident St Stephens-by-Saltash, enlisted Saltash. Son of Levi and E. Harris, of Trematon, Saltash, Cornwall. Buried in AVELUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section L. Grave 36.

HEATH

Robert Mc I
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HODGE

Collins Horace
Gunner 128261, 211th Siege Battery. Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 25 June 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident St Stephens, Cornwall. enlisted Saltash. Brother of Ida Hodge, of Antony Passage, St. Stephen's, Saltash, Cornwall. Formerly 623, Cornwall Royal Garrison Artillery (Territorial Force). Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row D. Grave 8A.

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.

HODDER

Edgar James
Gunner 847, Cornwall Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in United Kigdom 15 September 1916. Born Saltash, enlisted St Ives. Buried in ST. STEPHEN'S-BY-SALTASH (ST. STEPHEN) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall. Grave 1424.

HODDER

William [George]
Stoker 2nd Class K/29408, H.M.S. Defence, Royal Navy. Lost withn his ship when it was sunk during the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 19. Born 9 November 1896 in Saltash. Enlisted 16 November 1915 for the duration of hostilities. Gardener by trade. Height 5 feet 7 inches. chest 38 inches, hair brown, eyes grey, complexion fresh. Son of John and Emma J. Hodder, of 3, King's Cottages, Burraton, Saltash, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 16.

JANE

Albert George
Private 19597, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 31 August 1918. Aged 26. Born and resident St Stephen-by-Saltash, enlisted Redruth. Son of Robert and Emily Jane, of I, Baden Terrace, Saltash Passage, Devonport. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.

KEEN

Ernest Sydney Robert
Private 462745, 621st Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died in United Kingdom 8 November 1918. Aged 29. Born Burraton, Cornwall, enlisted Liskeard, Cornwall, resident Saltash. Buried West of the church in HARBERTONFORD (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Devon.

KITT

James Martin
[Martin James KITT on SDGW and SDGW] Private G/17098, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 26 February 1918. Born St Stephens-by-Saltash, enlisted Saltash. Buried in VILLERS HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-GUISLAIN, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 17.

KITT

Robert Francis
Stoker 1st Class K/25413, H.M.S. Indefatigable, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 20. Born 13 February 1896 in Hatt, Cornwall. Son of Thomas and Lucretia Kitt, of Notter Cottage, Hatt, Cornwall. Enlisted 12 April 1915 for 12 years. General Labourer by trade. Height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 37 inches, hair fair, eyes blue, complexion fair. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 16.

KNIGHT

William John
Stoker 2nd Class K/21305, H.M.S. Amphion, Royal Navy. Killed when his ship accidentally struck a mine off the Thames Estuary 6 August 1914. Aged 20. Born 18 October 1893. Son of James A. and Elizabeth Knight, of Forder, St. Stephen's, Saltash. Farm labourer by trade. Enlisted 17 November 1913 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 2½ inches, chest 35 inches, hair black, eyes blue, complexion fresh. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 3.

MANNELL

Ernest John
Private 16790, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 23 July 1916. Born and resident St Stephens (Saltash), Cornwall, enlisted Saltash. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B.

MARKS

Ernest George
Leading Stoker K/5640, H.M.S. Pheasant, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when it was sunk by a mine off Orkney on 1 March 1917. Aged 25. Born 21 July 1891 in Saltash. Husband of Clara Marks, of Trehan House, Trehan, St. Stephens, Saltash. Grocers Assistant by trade. Enlisted 21 February 1910 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 4 inches. chest 37 inches, hair brown, eyes grey, complexion fresh. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 22.

MOORSHEAD

Cyril Victor G
[Oriignally transcribed as MOONSHEAD] Private 93887, Labour Corps. Died 28 March 1918. Born Princetown, Devon, enlisted Saltash. Son of Emma Moorshead, of 13, Brookdown Terrace, St. Stephen's, Saltash, Cornwall, and the late John Moorshead. Formerly 41391, Devonshire Regiment and 31959, 12th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot VII. Row H. Grave 7B.

OUGH

Edward Francis
Leading Stoker K/5203, H.M.S. Valkyrie, Royal Navy. Died in Shotley Sick Quarters 23 December 1917 from burns received when his ship was damaged by explosion. Born 25 December 1891. Son of Carriel Ough, of 2, Limberley Cottages, Lower Burraton, St Stephen by Saltash, Cornwall. Farm labourer by trade. Enlisted 11 January 1910 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 6inches, chest 34½ inches, ahir light brown, eyes grey, complexion fesh. Buried on the south side of LANDRAKE (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall.

PAWLEY

John Thomas
[Listed as PAWLEY J F on memorial] Petty Officer Stoker 279644, H.M.S. Brisk, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 2 October 1917. Aged 41. Born 1 January 1876 in Ford St Stephens, Cornwall. Brother of Jane Heath, of 2 Albert Villas, Burratown, Saltash, Cornwall. In the 1891 census he was aged 14, an agriculutral labourer (farm servant), born St Stephen's Ciornwall, resident with his Uncle at Cumbletor Farm, Trehan, St Stephens, St Germans, Cornwall. Buried in LONDONDERRY (OR DERRY) CITY CEMETERY, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Section G. Military Grave 2.

RICKARD

Arthur Richard Carter
Private 57010, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 September 1918. Born and resident Saltash, enlisted Liskeard. Buried in LA TARGETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-ST. VAAST, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 7.

TOULL

William C
Private 30527, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 16 March 1917. Aged 20. Son of James Frederick and Sarah Ann Toull, of Staddon Cottage, Burraton Cross, Saltash, Cornwall. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 2.

WORDEN

William Lewis
Leading Seaman 209280, (RFR/DEV/B/5640), S.S. Ascanius, Royal Navy. Victim of a gun accident onboard S.S. Ascanius. 18 August 1917. Born 12 October 1883 in Tavistock, Devon. Farm boy by trade. Enlisted 12 October 1891 for 12 years, aged 18. Heght 5 feet 5 inches, hair brown, eyes blue, complexion ruddy. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 17.

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In grateful memory of the men and women of Saltash who gave their lives in the second world war

1939-1945

ALLEN

John Wallace
Leading Stoker D/KX 92200, H.M.S. Bonaventure, Royal Navy. Died 31 March 1941. Aged 23. Son of Charles Henry and Emma Amelia Allen (they were killed the next month - 28 April 1941 - during a bombing raid on Saltash - see Saltash – St. Nicholas & St. Faith – War Memorial). No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 52, Column 1.

ALLEN

Sydney
Private 14708469, 7th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died 15 February 1945. Aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Allen, of Saltash, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on GROESBEEK MEMORIAL, Gelderland, Netherlands. Panel 4.

AMOS

Cecil Clifford
Stoker LT/KX 166750, H.M.S. Moy, Royal Naval Patrtol Service. Died 12 Nobe,ber 1945. Son of Sydney and Tilly Amos; husband of Enid Susan Amos, of Burraton, Saltash. Buried in the extension to the S.E. of the church in ST. STEPHEN'S-BY-SALTASH (ST. STEPHEN) CHURCHYARD, Saltash, Cornwall. Grave 3518.

ASHTON

Gerald John
Leading Airman FX. 90585, H.M.S. Condor, Royal Navy. Died 12 NOvember 1942. Aged 19. Son of John Francis and Clare Ashton, of Saltash. Buried in ST. STEPHEN'S-BY-SALTASH (ST. STEPHEN) CHURCHYARD, Saltash, Cornwall. Grave 3243.

BARRABALL

Norman S
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BROOKING

Francis Joseph
Civlian, Leading Fireman, Saltash A.F.S. Died 22 April 1941. Aged 44. Husband of Lucy Brooking, of 12 Warfelton Crescent, Saltash, Cornwall. Died at King Street, Devonport. IN the 1939 register it gives his birth date as 19 November 1895, his occupation as General Labourer H.M. Dockyard, married, resident 12 Warfelton Crescent, Saltash, Cornwall. In the 1911 census he is a the hephew of Erisey Brooking, aged 14, at school, born Chatham, Kent, resident Rodney Cottage, Cross Park Near Saltash, St Stephen, Cornwall. Listed by PLYMOUTH, COUNTY BOROUGH, Devon.

CRABB

Stanley Richard
Civilian, Fireman, Saltash A.F.S. Died 22 April 1941. Aged 26. Husband of Irene May Crabb, of Dehra Dun, Glebe Avenue, Saltash, Cornwall. Died at King Street. Listed by PLYMOUTH, COUNTY BOROUGH, Devon.

CRABB

[Lawrence] Terence
Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air) 3025459, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18 January 1945. Aged 20. Son of Richard James Crabb and Mabel Francis Crabb, of Burraton, Saltash. Buried in ST. STEPHEN'S-BY-SALTASH (ST. STEPHEN) CHURCHYARD, Saltash, Cornwall. Grave 85.

CRAPP

Alfred John
Civilian, Fireman, Saltash A.F.S.; of 2 The Haven, Saltash, Cornwall. Died at King Street 22 April 1941. Aged 33. Listed by PLYMOUTH, COUNTY BOROUGH, Devon.

CUMMINS

Donald [Noel]
[Spelt CUMMINGS on Memorial] Civilian War Dead. Killed on duty 28 April 1941 at Great Western Railways (G.W.R.) Goods Station, Saltash. Aged 18. Fireman, A.F.S; Boy Scout Bronze Cross (posthumously awarded)- Troop Leader 2nd Saltash Boy Scouts. Son of Sig. Bosn. A. Cummins, R.N. and Mrs. Cummins, of 18 Homer Park, Saltash. Buried in St. Mary Churchyard Churchyard, Botus Fleming.

DINGLE

Arthur G
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FANNING

Michael
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FORSTER

Joseph
Boatswain (Bosun). H.M.S. Stag, Royal Navy. Died 28 April 1941. Aged 47. Husband of Sarah Ann Doris Forster, of Saltash; father of Joseph Maurice Forster (see below). No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 45, Column 1.

FORSTER

Joseph Maurice
Able Seaman D/JX 149529, H.M.S. Glorious, Royal Navy. Died 8 June 1940. Aged 19. Son of Boatswain Joseph Forster (see above), R.N., and Sarah Ann Doris Forster, of Saltash. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 37, Column 3.

GLOVER

Herbert F
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GREET

Lionel
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GUPPY

Lionel
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HARDS

Richard J
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HARRIS

Sidney J
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HOLMAN

Arthur William
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1317897, 101 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16 April 1942. Aged 31. Son of John Holman, and of Effie Susan Holman, of Cross Park, Saltash. Buried in CHARLEROI COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Row U. Grave 1F.

LACEY

Charles L
Warrant Officer Class II (Battery Serjeant Major) 1053999, Royal Artillery. Died 18 June 1942. Buried in ST. STEPHEN'S-BY-SALTASH (ST. STEPHEN) CHURCHYARD, Cornwall. Grave 3236 .

MILLS

William Henry John
Sergeant 1313639, 37 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5 May 1944. Aged 21. Son of William Horace Clemo Mills and Pearl Mills, of Saltash. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 15, Column 1.

MITCHELL

Robert
Petty Officer D/J 73414, H.M.S. Bonaventure, Royal Navy. Died 31 March 1941. Aged 38. Son of James and Mary Mitchell; husband of Harriett Mitchell, of Saltash. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 45, Column 3.

MUSTO

Thomas Eric
Sergeant 1316142, 458 Squadron, Royal Air Force Violunteer Reserve. Died 27 April 1943. Aged 21. Son of Thomas and Annie Louise Musto, of Saltash. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 9, Column 1.

STANLAKE

John Robert [Hoskins]
Civilian, Fireman, Saltash A.F.S. Died 22 April 1941. Aged 28. Husband of Barbara M. J. Stanlake, of 11 St. George's Road, Saltash, Cornwall. Died at King Street. Listed by PLYMOUTH, COUNTY BOROUGH, Devon.

STONEMAN

Archie
Leading Seaman D/226637, H.M.S. Rawalpindi, Royal Navy. Died 23 November 1939. Aged 55. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Stoneman; husband of Annie M. Stoneman, of Saltash. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 22, Column 1.

SUMMERFIELD

Austin John
Sapper 2161544, 55 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 27 October 1943. Aged 21. Son of Samuel Austin Summerfield and Susanna Mary Summerfield, of St. Stephens, Saltash. Buried in MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 13. Row A. Grave 19.

THOMSON

Edward John T
Chief Petty Officer D/J 21547, H.M.S. Defiance, Royal Navy. Died 14 June 1946. Aged 48. Resident 71 Warfelton Crescent, Saltash; husband of Florence Thomson. Buried in PLYMOUTH (WESTON MILL) CEMETERY, Devon. Section C. Consecrated Grave 3909.

WILLIAMS

George A
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