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SCILLY ISLES, ST MARY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Howard Clarke - 2005

The church of St Mary the Virgin in Hugh Town is now the Anglican parish church of the Islands (OS Grid square SX907106). The war memorial stands in the churchyard. Although the names on the memorial are listed under the conflict they died in there appears to be no logical order to the entries. For the purpose of this page, and for ease of searching, the names have been sorted into alphabetical order.

Photograph Copyright © Howard Clarke 2005

TO THE HONOUR OF THE
SONS OF THESE ISLANDS
WHO SERVED IN THE
GREAT WARS
1914-18
1939-45

   1914-1918
ADDISON Geoffrey
Private 81003, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died between 26th and 27th September 1916. Born 18th February 1894 in Tenterden, Kent. Son of William Bragg Addison, and Edith Addison, of St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly. Farmer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 18th December 1914 at Winnipeg, Canada, aged 21 years and 9 months. Height 5 feet 8½ inches, girth 36¾ inches, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair black. Religion Church of England. No known grave. commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 43 - 6
ASHFORD Frederick
Private 25187, No. 5 Company, 3rd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died 28th March 1917. Aged 27. Son of Timothy and Honor Ashford, of Middle Town, St. Martin's, Scilly. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCH CEMETERY, HURSLEY, Hampshire. [Note: The SDGW lists him as Private R310541, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 29th march 1917. Born Scilly Isles, enlisted and resident Leeds.]
ASHFORD Thomas [John]
Sapper 4/1401, Tunnelling Company, New Zealand Engineers. Died 2nd July 1916. Aged 30. Son of Timothy and Honor Ashford, of Middle Town, St. Martin's, Scilly Isles. Buried FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 23.
BANFIELD Cyril Barnet
Second Lieutenant, 8th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 21. Son of Eldred Wilks Banfield and Ellen Harvey Banfield, of Holy Vale, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly. Commemorated on ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
BANFIELD Eldred Cole
Private 1903, 1st/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), London Regiment. Killed in action 1st November 1014. Aged 19. Born Penzance, enlisted London, resident Dulwich. Son of Eldred Wilks Banfield and Ellen Harvey Banfield, of Holy Vale, St. Mary's, Scilly Isles. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54.
BOASE Frank Thorpe
[CWGC lists him as Frank Thompson Boase] Private 25441, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th August 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Scilly Isles, enlisted Penzance. Son of Charles and Agnes Boase, of Maypole Farm, St. Mary's, Scilly Isles. Buried in VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HAUCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row F. Grave 13.
BURTON Frank
Sapper 4/492, New Zealand Engineers. Died 9th May 1915. Aged 46. Son of Thomas and Maria Burton (nee Simonds); husband of Agnes Cecilia Fanny Burton, of Carn Friars, St. Mary's Island, Scilly Isles. Born at Eastbourne, England. Previously served 9 years in Grenadier Guards. Six years a settler in New Zealand and eight years in Norfolk Island. No known grave. Commemorated on LONE PINE MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 72.
DICKFORD Norman
No further information currently available
DORRIEN-SMITH Cicely F
No further information currently available
EDWARDS Arthur A
No further information currently available
ELLIS Wilfred George
Lance Corporal 16580, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 4th June 1917. Aged 23. Born St MAry's Scilly Isles, enlisted Penzance, resident Scilly Isles.
FRANKLIN Walter
Private 28055, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 17th January 1917. Born Chesham Vale, Buckinghamshire, enlisted penzance, resident Trescoe, Scilly Isles. Son of William George and Rovena Jane Ellis, of Isles of Scilly; husband of Ethel Mary Ellis, of Rose Hill, St. Mary'S, Isles of Scilly. Buried in HENINEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Row B. Grave 14.
HARRISON George
No further information currently available
HOUNSELL Lewis
Gunner, 85th Anti-Aircraft Section, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 21st December 1918. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Row A. Grave 2.
JENKINS Frederick
Trooper 1368, Royal Horse Guards (The Blues), Household Cavalry. Died of wounds 16th November 1914. Born Tresco, Scilly Isles, enlisted St Pancras, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 3.
KELLOWAY Archibald
[AKA Archie] Acting Corporal 2865, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died in India 20th January 1915. Aged 21. Enlisted Penzance, resident Tresco, Isle of Scilly. Son of Robert and Annie Jane Kelloway, of Trescoe, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall. Buried in Karachi Cemetery. A/D. M. 24. Commemorated on DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE), India. Face 1.
LAKEY Cyril [Martin]
Private 24702, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds 30th November 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Tresco, Isle of Scilly, enlisted Renny, Plymouth. Son of Mrs. Mary Watts Lakey, of Tresco. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 23.
LAKEY Peter
Private 21028, 2nd Battalion, Auckland Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Died 21st February 1917. Aged 25. Son of Mary Watts Lakey, of Tresco, Scilly Isles, England, and the late Richard Augwin Lakey. No known grave. Commemorated on CITE BONJEAN (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL, Nord, France.
MACKLIN John James Malcolm
Lieutenant, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) attached to 12th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 12th March 1918. Son of Thomas Thornton Macklin and Janet Hepburne Macklin, of Moor Villa, Lancaster. Native of St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY< greece. Plot I. Row D. Grave 10.
McDONALD Ernest
Rifleman 471690, 12th (County of London) Battalion (The Rangers), London Regiment. Killed in action 27th November 1917. Aged 24. Enlisted London, resident St Mary's, Isle of Scilly. Son of Edward and Eva McDonald, of The Laurels, St. Mary's, Isle of Scilly. Commemorated on Special Memorial C. 5. in MOEUVRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. [Note: 263 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials are erected to 31 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials commemorate three casualties buried in Boursies Communal Cemetery German Extension, whose graves could not be found.]
McFARLAND Malcolm
Paymaster, H.M.S. "Cowslip", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 25th April 1918. Aged 27. Son of Francis and Frances M. McFarland, of St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly; husband of Dorothy Evelyn McFarland. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hamsphire. Panel/Column 20.
MORTIMER Wilfred
Able Seaman Bristol Z/2018, H.M.S. "President III", Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 30th October 1918. Son of Mr. W. G. Mortimer, of St. Agnes, Scilly Isles. Buried in GIBRALTAR (NORTH FRONT) CEMETERY, Gibraltar. Row/Plot C. Grave 4150. [Note: The cemetery was used throughout the 1914-1918 War for the burial of sailors and soldiers who died on ships passing Gibraltar, or in the Military Hospital.]
NANCE Thomas
No further information currently available
NICHOLLS [Arnold] Frederick
Private 61451, 13th (Works) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom, 28th April 1917. Enlisted Tresco, Isle of Scilly. Buried in ST. NICHOLAS CHURCHYARD, TRESCO, Scilly Isles, Cornwall.
NICHOLLS John H
probably James Henry NICHOLLS, Private 28940, "D" Company, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 6th January 1917. Born and enlisted Wadebridge, Cornwall. Formerly 1385, West Somerset Yeomanry. Buried in SAILLY-SAILLISEL BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 5.
NICHOLLS William Alfred
Corporal T.F. 3267, 1st/7th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 16th September 1916. Enlisted Hornsey, Middlesex, resident Kilburn, Middlesex. Son of William and Jane Nicholls, of "Dolphin," Tresco, Isles of Scilly. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.
NOBLE Edward W
No further information currently available
O’LEARY Michael
No further information currently available
PENDER Sidney
[Spelt Sydney PENDER on CWGC] Deck Hand 10865DA, H.M. Trawler "St. Ives", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 21st December 1916. Aged 30. Son of Joshua and Eliza Mary Pender, of Bryher, Scilly Isles; husband of Janie Stevens Pender, of Tresco, Scilly Isles. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel/Column 19.
PENDER Thomas Francis
[Fancis Thomas on CWGC] Private 255744, 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 28th october 1917. Aged 28. Born 22nd February 1890 in Hugetown (sic - Hugh Town), Scilly Isles, Son of Mr. William Henry Pender, of Maypole, Scilly Isles. Farmer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted and passed fit 27th June 1916 at Moose Jaw, Saskatawan, Canada, aged 26 years 4 months. Height 5 feet 5 inches, girth 35½ inches, complexion fresh, eyes blue, hair drak brown; religion Church of England. Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 21. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7714 - 1
PHILLIPS Alfred George
Private 12988, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 8th May 1917. Aged 26. Born St Mary's, Scilly Isles, enlsited Penzance September 1914, resident Strand, Scilly Isles. Son of John H. and Sarah Phillips, of Anglesea House, Strand, St. Mary's, Scilly Isles. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, france. Bay 6.
STEEL Arthur George
Corporal G/2583, 8th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 28th March 1918. Aged 23. Born and resident Tresco, Scilly Isles, enlisted London. Son of Frederick and Alice Louisa Steel, of The Cottage, Withyham Grange, Withyham, Sussex. Native of Tresis, Isle of Scilly. Buried in NAMPS-AU-VAL BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 30.
STEVENS Thomas Charles
Able Seaman J/8306, H.M.S. "Monmouth", Royal Navy. Son of W. H. and Martha Stevens, of Tresco, Scilly Isles. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel/column 2.
STRANGE William
No further information currently available
TAYLOR John
No further information currently available
TRENEAR Eric Rogers
Private 41747, 3rd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal berkshire Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 18th April 1918. Born Scilly Isles, enlisted Penzance, resident St Mary's, Scilly Isles. Buried in OLD CHURCH CEMETERY, ISLES OFSCILLY, Cornwall.
TRENEAR Thomas Henry
Private 241026, 1st/5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds 3rd June 1917. Born Scilly Isles, enlisted Redruth. Buried in TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY, TILLOY-LES-MOFFLAINES, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 7.
TRENWITH Henry Tiffen
Private 45409, 9th Battalion, Northumberland Fusliers attached 183rd Light Trench Mortar Battery. Died of wounds 20th October 1918. Aged 28. Enlisted Exeter, Devon. Son of Henry and Mary Jane Trenwith, of The Bank, St. Mary's, Isle of Scilly. Formerly 16716, A.C.C. Buried in AWOINGT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 7.
VENN Edward
Private 5793 [Listed as 3200 on SDGW], 1st/4th (Territorial) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died in India 17th September 1916. Enlisted Scilly Isles. No known grave. Commemorated on KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, India. Face C.
VICKERY Herbert
No further information currently available
VINGOE Hubert [Francis]
Second Steward, S.S. "Marquette" (West Hartlepool), Mercantile Marine. Died 23rd october 1915. Aged 37. Son of Joyse Vingoe, of 19, Alma Place, Heamoor, Penzance, and the late Thomas Vingoe. Born in Scilly Isles. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
WATTS William J
No further information currently available
WILLIAMS Charles Woodruff
Gunner 21648, 13th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in United Kingdom 22nd February 1918. Born and residnt St Mary's, Scilly Isles, enlisted Dover. Buried in HENDON CEMETERY, Middlesex. Grave D. 9. 23825.
WOODCOCK Reginald John
Private 28029, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 12th April 1918. Aged 24. Born Tresco, Scilly Isles, enlisted St Mary, Scilly Isles, resident Bay Tresco, Scilly Isles. Son of John G. and Mary Woodcock, of Tresco, Isles of Scilly. Formerly 23632, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Buried in STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot IX. Row A. Grave 4.
WOODCOCK Sidney
Private 3306, 5th (P.O.W.) Battalion (Territorial), Devonshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 6th februry 1915. Born and enlisted Tresco Abbey, Scilly Isles. Buried in WESTON MILL CEMETERY, PLYMOUTH, Devon. Grave C. 3551.
“FORGET NOT THEM, O LAND
FOR WHOM THEY DIED.”
1914-1918
ROLL OF HONOUR
1939-1945
BACKWAY Henry George
Sergeant 1586864, 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th January 1945. Aged 21. Son of Henry Ernest and Violet Helena Backway, of Plymouth. No nown grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 273.
BARRETT Edward G
probably Edward George BARRETT, Sailor, S.S. Sulaco (Liverpool), Merchant Navy. Died 19th october 1940. Aged 30. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
BENNETT John Thomas [Frederick G] Sullivan
Able Seaman D/SSX 22379, H.M. Tug Wo Kwang, Royal Navy. Died 9th March 1942. Aged 21. Son of Harry and Kathleen Bennett, of Porthlow, St. Mary's, Scilly Isles. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 64, Column 2.
BRACE Roy [Albert Samuel]
Drummer, 5184163, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 7th March 1942. Aged 23. Son of Albert and Lilian Brace. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, (Burma). Face 12.
DORRIEN-SMITH Algernon Robert Augustus
Captain 44981, 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 20th May 1940. Aged 30. Son of Arthur Algernon and Eleanor Salvin Dorrien-Smith; husband of Rosemarie Helen Dorrien-Smith, of Nether Wallop, Hampshire. His brother Francis Arthur also died on service. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 12. Row A. Grave 10.
DORRIEN-SMITH Francis Arthur
Major 186294, 1st Battalion, Rifle Briagde. Died 20th June 1944. Aged 22. Son of Major Arthur Algernon Dorrien-Smith and Eleanor Salvin Dorrien-Smith, of Tresco, Isles of Scilly. Buried in BAYEUX EASTERN CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot 9, grave 3.
DORRIEN-SMITH Lionel Roger
Pilot Officer 72501, 79 Sqadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20th May 1940. Aged 21. Son of Major Arthur Algernon Dorrien-Smith, D.S.O., D.L., J.P., and Eleanor Salvin Dorrien-Smith, of Tresco, Isles of Scilly. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 8.
ELLIS John
Sergeant 5438447, 45th Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 2nd May 1944. Aged 30. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Ellis, of st. Mary's, Scilly Isles; husband of Winifred Gwendoline Ellis, of St. Mary's. Buried in MAYNAMATI WAR CEMETERY, Bangladesh. Plot 1. Row F. Grave 11.
HAYWARD Jack
possibly Jack Edward HAYWARD, Gunner 770985, 11 (Honourable Artillery Company) Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery. Died 13th June 1942. Buried in TOBRUK WAR CEMETERY, Libya. Plot 2. Row F. Grave 13.
HAYWARD William
No further information currently available
HICKS Francis
No further information currently available
JENKINS Sylvia Banfield
Civilian. Daughter of Richard and Jane Banfield Jenkins, of Old Town, St. Mary's. Died at Bona Vista, St. Mary's 26th August 1941. Aged 29. Listed under the ISLES OF SCILLY, RURAL DISTRICT, Civilian War Dead.
KESSELL John
Signalman D/JX 143560, H.M. Trawler Ouse, Royal Navy. Died 20th February 1941. Aged 21. Son of Thomas and Beatrice Kessell, of Higher Town, St. Martins, Scilly Isles. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 50, Column 2.
LEGG Leslie
Ordinary Seaman P/JX 428612, H.M. Motor Torpedo Boat 671, Royal Navy. Died 24th April 1944. Aged 19. Son of Richard Grenfell Legg, and Beatrice Legg, of St. Agnes, Scilly Isles. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 84, Column 1.
NANCE Charles [Edward Kimberley]
Able Seaman, H.M.S. Philante, Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy). Died 20th October 1941. Aged 39. Son of William Charles and Lavinia Nance, of St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly; husband of Elizabeth Mary Nance, of St. Mary's. Buried at the northern end of terrace 2 in OLD CHURCH CEMETERY, ISLES OF SCILLY, Cornwall.
PAIGE Dorothy [Agnes]
Civilian. Nurse; of Bona Vista, St. Mary's. Daughter of Gerald and Agnes Paice. Died at Bona Vista 26th August 1941. Aged 22. Listed under the ISLES OF SCILLY, RURAL DISTRICT, Civilian War Dead.
PHILLIPS Stanley Osborne
Chief Petty Officer D/JX 150260, H.M.S. "Cilicia", Royal Navy. Died 9th January 1944. Aged 44. Son of William and Amelia Phillips, of St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly. Buried in FREETOWN (KING TOM) CEMETERY, Sierra Leone. Plot 4. Row E. Grave 14.
PROWSE Henry
Corporal 528188, Royal Air Force. Died 11th April 1942. Aged 26. Son of Weymouth Henry Prowse and of Annie Forester Prowse (nee McDonald), of St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly; nephew of Charles Forester McDonald, of St. Mary's. Buried in Shellers plot in OLD CHURCH CEMETERY, ISLES OF SCILLY, Cornwall.
RAINE Foster
Signalman, H.M. Trawler Kelt, Royal Navy. Died 6th December 1942. Aged 26. Son of the Revd. Foster Raine and of Ida May Raine, of st. Martin's, Scilly Isles; nephew of Harry Barker Cass, of Crookes, Sheffield. Chartered Accountant by trade. Buried in YABA CEMETERY, Nigeria. Plot 4. Row B. Grave 4.
ROSCHOLAR Richard [James]
Private 5438468, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 12th December 1942. Aged 24. Son of Richard James Roscholar and Edith Roscholar. Buried in ANCONA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row C. Grave 1.
RYAN Francis
No further information currently available
STIDEFORD John Roger
Pilot Officer 104417, 229 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23rd November 1941. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 241.
TAYLOR Arthur
No further information currently available
TAYLOR Herbert
No further information currently available
TRENEAR Marcus [Neal Templeman]
Able Seaman, S.S. Octane (Cardiff), Merchant Navy. Died 2nd March 1945. Aged 34. Son of George Henry and Marion Templeman Treneary, of St. Mary's Isles of Scilly; husband of Ethel Maud Treneary, of St. Mary's. Buried in North square plot in OLD CHURCH CEMETERY, ISLES OF SCILLY, Cornwall.
WATTS Barbara
No further information currently available

26 April 2005

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