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ST. AGNES WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2014

The memorial is located in Vicarage Road, St Agnes and takes the form of a two-stepped base upon which sits a plinth and column which is then topped with a small Celtic cross, the whole in dressed granite; the inscription is to be found on the sides of the plinth in black lettering. There are 22 Names for World War 1 and 17 for World War 2. The names here have been sorted into alphabetical order within conflict for ease of reading and research.

Photograph Copyright © Paul Barnett 2014

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN
REMEMBRANCE OF OUR MEN
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918.
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
ALSO THE SECOND WORLD WAR
1939 - 1945.

1914-1918

BENNETTS William Henry
Seaman 2094D, H.M.S. Goliath, Royal Naval Reserve. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 13 May 1915. Born 4 March 1870 at Mousehole, Cornwall. Husabnd of Sarah J.Bennetts, of 7, Wesley Place, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall. No Known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 8.

Note: HMS Goliath was one of the six Canopus-class pre-dreadnought battleships built by the Royal Navy in the late 19th century. On 13 May 1915 Goliath was sunk in Morto Bay off Cape Helles by two torpedoes from the Turkish torpedo boat destroyer Muâvenet-i Millîye, which was manned by a combined German and Turkish crew, taking 570 of the 700-strong crew to the bottom including her commanding officer, Captain Thomas Lawrie Shelford. [Source: Wikipedia: HMS Goliath]

COLBRAN Charles John
Sapper 217401, 504th Field Company, Royal Engineers Died 30 May 1919. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. plot IV. Row B. Grave 2.
CORTIS James
Corporal 57993, 29th Battery, 2nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 14 August 1917. Born Cusgrane, Cornwall, enlisted Exter, Devon. Husband of Mrs Cortis, Blackwater Hill, Blackwater, Cornwall. Buried in LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 8.
CORTIS Stephen
He died in the January to March Quarter 1919 in the Truro Registration District, Cornwall. At this point his death is recorded as a Civil Death and therefore he had left the Services. In the 1911 census he is aged 14, the son of Edward Charles and Annie Cortis, a Tin Miner, born Gwennao, Cornwall, resident Wheal Butson, Scorrier, Cornwall. No further information currently available
COWLING John
Chief Stoker 133124, HMS Vivid, Royal Navy. Died from disease 18 January 1917. Born 14 May 1866 in St Agnes, Cornwall. Mother. Mrs. G. Cowling, of Bank House, Scorrier, Cornwal Pensioner. Buried in ST. AGNES CEMETERY, Cornwall. Plot/Row/Section U. Grave 694.
COWLING Leonard James
Private 40639, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 September 1918. Aged 22. Born Kea, Cornwall, enlisted St Agnes. Son of James Cowling, of Rose Cottage, Trevellas, St. Agnes, Scorrier, Cornwall. Formerly 2309U, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Buried in GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 5.
DAVEY Stephen
Sapper 121844, 183rd Tunnelling Comapny, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 1 December 1915. Aged 42. Born Redruth, enlisted Camborne, resident St Agnes. Husband of Bessie Davey, of British Rd., St. Agnes, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D.

GILPIN Robert
Lieutenant, 63rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 3 July 1915. Aged 25. Son of Major George and Mrs R M Gilpin of Goonown House, St Agnes, Cornwall. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot V. Row W. Grave 17.
GRIBBEN Bernard
Private 2267, "B" Company, 8th Regiment, South African Infantry. Died 31 July 1917. Aged 28. Son of Harry and Bessie Gribben of 1 Goonbell Terrace, St Agnes, Cornwall. IN the 1911 census he is the son of Harriett Gribben, aged 10, at School, born St Agnes and resident Hillside, Goonvrea, St Agnes. Buried in DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY, Tanzania. Plot 1. Row F. Grave 3.
HARRIS Stephen Clarence
Gunner 148789, "C" Battery, 87th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 3 February 1917. Aged 20. Born St Agnes, enlisted Truro. Son of Stephen and Louisa Jane Harris of Water Lane, St Agnes, Cornwall. Buried in PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, Framce. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 25.
HARRIS William Stanley
Private 9101, 3rd Regiment (Infantry), South African Infantry. Died 20th September 1917. Aged 27. Son of the late Thomas Henry and Louisa Harris, husband of Charlotte Jane Webber (formerly Harris) of Alma Cottages, Higher Town, Truro, Cornwall. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 15 - 16 and 16A

HOARE Harold Alfred
Private 30958, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 March 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident St. Agnes, enlisted Bodmin. Son of Kate Hoare of Rose Mundy, St Agnes, Cornwall and the late John Hoare. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 24 and 25.
JONES Edwin Lewis
Private 131868, 17th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 26 May 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident St. Agnes, enlisted Truro. Son of Arthur W and Annie Jones of Peterville, St Agnes, Cornwall. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section Q. Plot II. Row D. Grave 13.
LANGDON John
Private 26596, 10th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 9 October 1916. Born and resident St. Agnes, enlisted Truro. Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 41.
LOBB Arthur John
Private 55269, Labour Corps, Devonshire Regiment transferred to 168th 100456, Labour Company. Died 17 November 1918. Aged 27. Son of John Henry and Mary Lobb of St Agnes, Cornwal. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot III. Row R. Grave 1.
MENADUE Harold Gordon
Armourer's Crew M/19912, H.M.S. Gloucester, Royal Navy. Died from disease 21 August 1918. Aged 22. Born 9 August 1893 in St Agnes, Cornwall. Son of William Thomas and Mary Ann Menadue (aka Minnie), of Tenniside, Perranporth, Cornwall. Mother is listed as next of kin as Mother, Minnie Menadue, of Trevellas, St. Agnes, Scottier, R.S.O. Cornwall. Buried in GIBRALTAR (NORTH FRONT) CEMETERY, Gibraltar. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 3984.
MILLS William John
Acting Corporal 1611, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 24 June 1917. Aged 20. Born St Agnes, enlisted Camborne, resident Scorrier, S.O., Cornwall. Son of Mrs Kate Carveth of British Road, St Agnes, Cornwall. Buried in NOREUIL AUSTRALIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 16.
NANKIVELL Henry
Lance Corporal 132361, 251st Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 20 February 1916. Aged 32. Born St. Agnes, enlisted Redruth. Son of Henry and Frances Nankivell, husband of Annie Gladys Nankivell of Goonown, St Agnes, Cornwall. Buried in CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 5A.
NOALL Alfred Quick
Private 739138, 4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Killed in action 12 September 1917. Aged 22. Born 25 February 1895 in St Ives, Cornwall. Son of A Q and G W Noall of Chapel St, St Ives, Cornwall. Next of kin if his father, Alfred Quick Noall, of No. 1 Coast Guard Station, St Ganes, Cornwall. Labourer by trade. He attested 3 February 1916, passed fit 11 February 1916, aged 20m years and 11 months, height f5 feet 8 inches, girth 36 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair blonde; religion Church of England. Buried in AIX-NOULETTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row Q. Grave 6. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7345 - 38
PARKIN John
Sapper 132366, 251st Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 17 June 1916. Born and resident St. Agnes, enlisted Truro. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4 and 5.
PARKIN Matthew Charles
Private 17123, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Born St Agnes, enlisted Camborne, resident Scorrier, S.O., Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 80 to 82 and 163A.
PEARCE Reginald Spencer
Private 26569, 10th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 3 December 1917. Born and resident St. Agnes, enlisted Truro. Buried in HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 12.
RADCLIFFE Samuel
probably Samuel Radcliffe, Gunner, H.M.S. "Laurel," Royal Navy. Killed in action 28 August 1914. Medals sent to his widown. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 1.
RICKARD Alfred
probably Alfred Rickard, Private 28226, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 22 August 1917. Born and enlisted St Austell, resident St Stephens, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 80 to 82 and 163A.
ROBERTS George
Acting Bombardier 137381, 289th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 11 June 1917. Aged 20. Born St Agnes, enlisted Camborne, resident Scorrier, Cornwall. Son of George and Mary Louisa Roberts, of St. Agnes, Cornwall. Formerly 188, Cornwall Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 1.
ROBERTS Martin James
Private 22974, Royal Army Pay Corps. Died in United Kingdom 3 November 1918. Aged 27. Born St. Agnes, enlisted Truro. Son of Martin George and Clara Roberts of St Agnes Cornwall, husband of Enid Roberts of The Firs, 22 Gladys Avenue, North End, Portsmouth. Formerly 205467, Royal West Surrey Regiment. Buried in PORTSMOUTH (KINGSTON) CEMETERY, Hampshire. Grave reference Timpson's. 12. 1.
ROGERS Harold John
Armourer's Crew M/19252, H.M.S. Discoverer, Royal Navy. Died from disease 1 July 1918. Aged 24.Born 29 May 1894 at Beacon, St Agnes, Cornwall. Son of Mrs. Emily Rogers, of Beacon, St. Agnes. Buried in ST. AGNES CEMETERY, Cornwall. Plot/Row/Section U. Grave 246.
STRIKE Ernest

Ordinary Seaman Bristol Z/621, 4th Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died from disease 12 February 1915. Aged 19. Born 16 June 1896. Son of the late John and Elizabeth Strike of Quay, St Agnes, Cornwall. Buried in BECKENHAM CREMATORIUM AND CEMETERY, Kent. Grave reference W4. 6816.

STRIKE Sydney
Private 240626, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died in the Balkans 27 September 1918. Aged 23. Born St Stephens, Cornwall, enlisted Camborne, resident Scorrier. Son of John and Elizabeth Strike, of Cornwall. Buried in KIRECHKOI-HORTAKOI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 132.
THOMAS Henry Wilson
Sapper 132352, 251st Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 25 December 1917. Aged 23. Born St Agnes, enlisted Redruth, resident Scorrier. Son of Ellen James Thomas of Atlantic View, Trevellas, St Agnes, Cornwall. Formerly 21975, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 65.
TROUNCE William Thomas
Private 29064, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 31 August 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident St Agnes, enlisted Truro. Son of Mrs Bessie Trounce of Peterville, St Agnes, Cornwall. Buried in KIRECHKOI-HORTAKOI MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 2.
TWITE Harold Llewellyn
Lieutenant, 9th Battery, 1st/3rd (London) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery attached to 183rd Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Died 1 December 1915. Aged 36. Son of Charles Septimus Hedley Twite and Anna Twite of St Agnes, Cornwall, husband of Lucy Muriel Twite of 7 Gyllyngvase Terrace, Falmouth. Mining and Consulting Engineer of 65 London Wall, ARSM MIMM. Buried in CITADEL NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, FRICOURT, Somme, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 16.
WHITFIELD William Albert
Serjeant SP/2468, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born St Cement's Town, Cornwall, enlisted Camborne, resident St Annes (sic). Buried in ZOUAVE VALLEY CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Special memorial 1.
WHITWORTH, MC Henry Parks
[Listed as Henry Parker Whitworth on SDGW] Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps attached 6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died of wounds 29 October 1918. Aged 29. Son of Dr W Whitworth of St Agnes, Cornwall. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row I. Grave 11.
WILLCOCKS Thomas John
possibly John WILCOCK, Sapper 132373, 254th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 6 July 1917. Born Newlyn East, Cornwall, enlisted Redruth, resident Scorrier. Son of Francis and Gertrude Wilcock, of Tretherras, St. Allen, nr. Truro, Cornwall. Buried in POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row B. Grave 25.
1939 - 1945
BEARD Frank
No further information currently available
BUTSON Charles Ewart
Trooper 5443136, HQ Squadron, Staffordshire Yeomanry, Royal Armoured. Died 23 March 1945. Aged 31. Son of Arthur and Eliza Dunstan Butson of St Agnes, husband of Gwendolin Ethel Butson of St Agnes. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 46. Row K. Grave 4.
BENNALLACK Richard Henry
Private 14585051, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 8 July 1944. Aged 19. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France . Plot III. Row G. Grave 24.
DONAHUE Dennis
Leading Aircraftsman 1269423, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died whilst training at No. 33 Air Navigation School, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 13 November 1941. Aged 30. Son of Dennis and Ada Elizabeth Donohue of St Agnes, Cornwall. Buried in MOUNT HOPE (ST. PAUL'S ANGLICAN) CEMETERY, Ontario, Canada. R.A.F. Plot. Grave 1.
DYER Thomas John
Sapper 1990866, Royal Engineers. Died 4 June 1946. Aged 33. Son of Thomas and Margaret Dyer, husband of Doris May Dyer of Cubert, Cornwall. Buried in CUBERT CEMETERY, Cornwall. Grave 163.
ELLIS Reginald
Sergeant 1153272, 775 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 1 June 1942. Aged 29. Son of Edward and Annie Maud Mary Ellis, husband of Doreen G Ellis of St Agnes, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on theRUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 82.
FIDDOCK William [Henry]
Aircraftsman 2nd Class 619855, 204 Squadron Royal Air Force. Died 5 October 1939. Aged 18. Son of Henry James Fiddock and Mary Fiddock (nee Jenkin) of St Agnes, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on the RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 3.
FOOTE Edward
No further information currently available
GEAKE Thomas Henry
Major A/1/701, 10th Battalion, Punjab Regiment, Indian Army. Died 6 June 1942. Aged 43. Son of William and Irene M Geake, husband of Jessie Eveline Geake of Killara, Sydney, NSW, Australia. No known grave. Commemorated on the RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 48.
HANCOCK Otho Lewis
Flight Lieutenant 60856, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died during the Japanese invasion of Singapore 14 February 1942. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 412.

JOHNSON William Edward
Chief Stoker D/K/61710, HMS Courageous Royal Nvay. Died 17 September 1939. Aged 39. Son of Albert Edward and Sarah Johnson, husband of Edith Kathleen Johnson of Churchtown St Agnes, Cornwall . No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 34, Column 1.
LUKE William Cecil
probably Private 319502, 2/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 6 December 1943. Aged 29. Son of William and Frances Ann Luke, husband of Dorothy Alberta Luke of Handsworth, Birmingham. Buried in MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row G. Grave 11.
MITCHELL Eric Letcher
Guardsman 2622849, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died 18 July 1944. Aged 22. Son of James Gordon Mitchell and Minnie Gladys Mitchell, of Trevellas, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 12, Column 2.
NEWMAN Frank Stanton
No further information currently available
PASCOE George Edgar
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1585869, 100 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15 April 1943. Aged 20. Son of Mr and Mrs B G Pascoe of Mingoose House, Mingoose, Mount Hawke, Cornwall. Buried in BOHAIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Collective grave.
PESKITT William Henry
[Spelt PESKETT on CWGC] Stoker 1st Class D/K 26020, HMS Courageous, Royal Navy. Died 17 September 1939. Aged 45. Also Peskett Husband of Florence Maud Peskett of St Agnes, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on the PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon Panel 34, Column 3.
RICHARDS William Austin
Lance Corporal 5252387, 8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died between 29 May 1940 and 5 June 1940. Son of Walter Austin Richards and Katrine Clarice James Richards of Mount Hawke, husband of P M Richards. Buried in DUNKIRK TOWN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Special Memorial. Plot 2 Row 8 Grave 2.
SMITH John Greese
No further information currently available
SOLOMON James Henry
Gunner 14377772, 141 (The Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 1 November 1943. Aged 19. Son of Mr and Mrs A E Solomon of St Agnes, Cornwall. Buried in ST. AGNES CEMETERY, Cornwall. Plot B. Unconsecrated Grave 115 X.
THOMAS Thomas Harold
Stoker 1st Class D/K/66439, HMS Bonaventure, Royal Navy. Died 31 March 1941. Aged 44. Son of William Joseph and Elizabeth Jane Thomas, husband of Ellen Elizabeth Thomas of Devonport. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 53, Column 3.
TRELOAR Albert Lewis
Lieutenant. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 17 February 1945. Buried in ST. AGNES CEMETERY, Cornwall. Plot B. Unconsecrated Grave 173 X.
TROTTER Frowyke
No further information currently available

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