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TORPOINT-HORSON CEMETERY WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial is situated within the grounds of Horson cemetery and does not contain any names, as it is located amongst the graves of those who died during the bombing of HMS Raleigh on 28/04/1941.

Photograph Copyright © 2004 -Dave & Paula Kennington

GLORIOUS MEMORIES

TO
ALL WHO LOST
THEIR LIVES
THROUGH ENEMY, ACTION
IN H.M.S. RALEIGH
29TH APRIL 1941.
FROM ALL OFFICERS
C.P.O.'S AND SEAMEN,
MAINTOP DIVISION.

For details of the Plymouth raids and Torpiont
see Plymouth Blitz, Second World War (1939-45)


List of graves within the cemetery

ANNETTS

Ronald James

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 253946, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 19. Grave 29.

BARKER

Leslie

Ordinary Seaman C/JX 254064, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941 Grave 37.

BOWMAN

George A. F.

Stoker 1st Class D/KX 113119, Royal Navy. Died on 24 October 1941. Aged 19. Row 7. Grave 932.

BRIMBLE

Reginald Oliver

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 254073, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 29. Grave 30.

BROADHEAD

Frank Kesteven

Ordinary Seaman C/JX 254070, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 19. Grave 15.

BROGDEN

Jack

Sapper 1907866, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 21. Grave 59.

BROOM

John Leonard

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 254048, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941 Grave 1.

BRYAN

Jack

Driver 1940919, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 30. Grave 57.

BUTTLE

Arthur

Ordinary Seaman C/JX 254060, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 18. Grave 23.

BYERS

James

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 253965, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 27. Grave 31.

CARTER

George Henry

Driver 1940915, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 31. Grave 60.

CHAPMAN

Donald Mckenzie

Sapper 2192787, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 20. Grave 62.

CLARKE

Harry Cecil

Sapper 1909513, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 22. Grave 48.

COCKBURN

Thomas

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 253050, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941 Grave 11.

COULTER

James Lawson

Sapper 1896434, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 25. Grave 58.

CRANSTON

Arthur Mcgill

Ordinary Seaman C/JX 253383, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 20. Grave 22.

CURTIS

Thomas Henry

Ordinary Seaman C/JX 146182, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 26. Grave 32.

DOREY

John Baudains

Private 5120510, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died on 14 January 1946. Aged 28. Sec. C. Grave 844.

DUFFY

Thomas Gerald

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 254053, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 28. Grave 4.

EGAN

Patrick James

Sapper 2066764, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 22. Grave 51.

EMERY

Stanley

Driver 2119112, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941 Grave 49.

FINDLEY

Arthur Mills

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 253980, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 27. Grave 35.

FISHER

William Ernest

Ordinary Seaman D/SSX 35871, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941 Grave 13.

FITZPATRICK

James

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 253387, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941 Grave 6.

FORTH

Sydney

Ordinary Seaman LT/JX 253986, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died on 28 April 1941 Grave 14.

FOSTER

William Henry

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 254071, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941 Grave 9.

GILES

James Francis

Driver 1940995, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 29. Grave 46.

GILLESPIE

Harry Woolridge

Ordinary Seaman LT/JX 254052, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 27. Grave 27.

GOODMAN

Harold

Ordinary Seaman LT/JX 254061, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died on 28 April 1941 Grave 18.

GRATTON

William Ivor

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 254049, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941 Grave 19.

GROTH

William Henry

Sapper 2016300, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941 Grave 50.

GYPPS

Albert Edgar

Sapper 2194168, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941 Grave 50.

HARVEY

Ronald Hunter

Lance Corporal 2110327, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 24. Grave 54.

HENDER

Horace

Leading Seaman D/JX 136237, Royal Navy. Died on 14 July 1940. Aged 25. Sec. B. Grave 747.

HIGGINS

Frank

Ordinary Seaman C/JX 254062, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941 Grave 5.

HODGES

William Raymond

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 253971, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 19. Grave 36.

HOLMES

James Cyril

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 253959, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 19. Grave 21.

HORNE

Ronald

Sapper 2079794, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 18. Grave 65.

HUGHES

William Ernest

Sapper 1883074, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941 Grave 56

LANGRIDGE

Royston Mervyn

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 254058, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 20. Grave 24.

LESTER

Reginald Frederick

Sapper 2016698, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 21. Grave 47.

MARSHALL

Albert Victor

Sapper 2016702, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 21. Grave 61.

MARTIN

Riley Arthur

Chief Petty Officer D/237760, Royal Navy. Died on 8 February 1944. Aged 52. Row 10. Grave 903.

MEAD

Archibald Thomas

Chief Petty Officer D/230844, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941 Grave 33.

PARKER

William Harry

Chief Yeoman of Signals D/SX 20, Royal Navy. Died on 8 March 1944. Aged 57. Row 10. Grave 905.

PARNELL

Ernest Edgar

Driver 1940895, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 32. Grave 42.

PATERSON

James Duncan

Lance Corporal 2014466, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 26. Grave 55.

PICKERING

Edward

Petty Officer D/J 8469, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 47. Grave 17.

PINCHIN

William Sidney

Sapper 1909751, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 21. Grave 43.

RANDY

George

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 254072, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941 Grave 26.

READING

Thomas

Ordinary Seaman LT/JX 253957, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 18. Grave 34.

SCHOFIELD

Jack

Ordinary Seaman LT/JX 254068, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 20. Grave 20.

SEARLE

Ernest F. T.

Leading Seaman D/J 98113, Royal Navy. Died on 3 December 1942. Aged 37. Row 36. Grave 761.

SELLICK

William Walter Joseph

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 254052, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 28. Grave 38.

SHARRATT

Robert

Sapper 2014580, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 21. Grave 64.

SHOUBRIDGE

Kenneth Ray

Sapper 5727484, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941 Grave 44.

SLEEP

William C. Horace

Chief Petty Officer D/J 9471, Royal Navy. Died on 22 February 1942 Sec. C. Grave 454.

SOMERS

William Ambrose

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 254047, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 25. Grave 2.

SYKES

Ronald

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 254069, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 18. Grave 8.

THOMAS

Cecil Holt

Lieut-Commander , Royal Navy. Died on 17 November 1941 Grave 1000.

THOMAS

Howell

Sapper 2187859, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 25. Grave 52.

TORDOFF

Jonathan Hudson

Ordinary Seaman C/JX 254066, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 18. Grave 28.

TUNNAH

John

Chief Petty Officer D/219995, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 54. Grave 16.

WALKER

John Chambers

Ordinary Seaman LT/JX 254051, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 26. Grave 10.

WATERS

Cyril Henry

Aircraftman 1st Class 865245, Royal Air Force (Aux. Air Force). Died on 17 January 1941. Aged 35. Row 7. Grave 469.

WATSON

Albert

Sapper 1942501, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 20. Grave 45.

WEARING

Ronald William

Sapper 2076488, Royal Engineers. Died on 28 April 1941 Grave 63.

WHEELER

Allen Earlsman Frederick

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 254057, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 27. Grave 41.

WHITE

Edward Joseph

Ordinary Seaman C/JX 243347, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 26. Grave 40.

WHITNALL

Donald

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 253953, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 18. Grave 25.

WILLIAMS

Frederick John

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 254050, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 16. Grave 7.

WOODHAM

Thomas Jesse

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 254059, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941 Grave 3.

YEARNSHIRE

William Richard

Ordinary Seaman C/JX 254055, Royal Navy. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 26. Grave 39.

YOUNG

John Hunter

Ordinary Seaman LT/JX 254056, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died on 28 April 1941. Aged 27. Grave 12.

10 November 2004

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