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SANCREED WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - detailed information
Compiled and copyright © George Pritchard 2005

The Sancreed War Memorial stands just outside the parish church grounds in Village Street and covers those who died in World War 1 and 2. It takes the form of a two-stepped base surmounted by a plinth, tapering shaft and stylised Celtic Cross. Thre is an inscription on one side of the shaft and plinth; on the face of the cross is a wreath and the words `PRO PATRIA' inside; there is Celtic tracery on the cross.

Photographs Copyright © George Pritchard 2005

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL INT HE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918

FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH
THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR JUSTICE AND RIGHT

1914-1918

BOLITHO    

William Harry

Gunner 65330, 242nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 11th May 1917. Aged 24. Born Culval, enlisted Bodmin, resident Newbridge, Cornwall. Son of George and Grace Ellen Bolitho, of Newbridge, Penzance. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 16.

CHAPPLE

James

Private 30317, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 12th October 1917. Aged 35. Born Sancreed, enlisted Penzance. Husband of Louisa E. Pidwell (formerly Chapple), of 37, Fore St., Redruth, Cornwall. Formerly 202480, Middlesex Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 to 19.

CHAPPLE 

William John

Private 24776, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 2nd April 1918. Born Sancreed, enlisted Penzance. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 45.

GRENFELL 

William Henry

Private, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry transferred to 215008, Labour Corps. Died 22nd March 1919. Aged 29. Son of William Henry and Mary Elizabeth Grenfell; husband of Geraldine Victoria Rowe (formerly Grenfell) of 1, Chapel Row, Madson. Buried outside west window of south aisle in SANCREED CHURCHYARD, SANCREED, Cornwall.

HOSKEN  

Arthur

Private 27041, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th September 1916. Aged 19. Born Sancreed, enlisted Penzance, resident Buryas Bridge, Devon. Son of Simon Symons Hosken and Marianne Hosken, of Lafrowda Villa, Drift, Buryas Bridge, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B.

KESSELL  

Frederick John

Gunner 321675, Cornwall (Duke of Cornwall's - Territorial) RGA, 93rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 1st June 1917. Aged 19. Born Maddorn, enlisted Penzance. Son of Walter and Susan Kessell, of Catchall, Burvas Bridge, Cornwall. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XII. Row C. Grave 6.

LAWRY   

John

Private 33670, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Ifantry. Killed in action 8th May 1917. Aged 34. Born Sancreed, enlisted Penzance, resident Newbridge. Son of John and Mary Lawry, of Sellan, Sancreed, husband of Amelia Lawry, of Chapel Place, Sancreed, Newbridge, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

LAWRY

William [Francis]

Private 44546 [SDGW] or 42546 [CWGC], 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 6th June 1918. Aged 19. Born 5th September 1898, St Just, enlisted Penzance. Son of Francis Lawry and Elizabeth Jane Lawry (nee Tonkin). Formerly 3286, Royal North Devon Hussars. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

PAUL

Benjamin James

Private 30824, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 6th September 1917. Born St Buryan, enlisted Penzance. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 14A.

RICHARDS  

Sydney

Private 30874, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30th October 1918. Aged 20. Born Sancreed, enlisted Penzance. Only son of William and Agnes Richards, of Sancreed, near Penzance, Cornwall. Buried in GIAVERA BRITISH CEMETERY, ARCADE, Italy. Plot 5. Row D. Grave 3.

THOMAS  

Albert [Ernest]

Gunner 150364, 02nd Battery, 17th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 16th April 1917. Aged 38. Born Sancreed, enlisted Penzance. Son of John and Ellen Jane Thomas, of Little Sellan, Sancreed, Newbridge, Cornwall; husband of the late Clara Thomas. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, france. Plot V. Row A. Grave 13.

THOMAS

Percy

Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Died 6th February 1919. Aged 22. Youngest son of Robert and Mary Elizabeth Thomas, of Tregonebris, Cornwall. Enlisted 1914, served also with 6th D.C.L.I. and R.A.V.C. Buried SANCREED CHURCHYARD, SANCREED, Cornwall.

WARREN

Harry Wilson

Private 16886, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 18th August 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Sancreed, enlisted Penzance. Son of Mrs. Mary Hannah Warren, of Rose Valley, Sancreed, Newbridge, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B.

1939-1945

CLARKE  

J M

probably Jack Mortimer CLARKE, Sergeant 1386277, 39 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 270.

MILDREN 

James Henry

Private 5434782, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 19th May 1940. Aged 29. Husband of Irene Mildred. Buried in AVELGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Avelgem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row B. Grave 3.

Last updated 1 April, 2007

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