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TUCKINGMILL WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © George Pritchard 2005

The Tuckingmill memorial is in the form of a cross with a column leading to a square plinth with three steps leading to it. It stands outside the entrance to the parish church

Photographs Copyright © George Pritchard 2005

To The Glory Of God And To The
Grateful Memory Of The Church and Parish
Of Tuckingmill Who Laid Down Their Lives
In The Great War 1914 – 1918

"Make them To Be Numbered With Thy Saints In Glory Everlasting.”

ADAMS

[Carl] Harry [Bowden]
Shipwright 2nd Class 343427 (Dev), H.M.S. Amphion, Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 6 August 1914. Aged 33. Born 27 August 1881 in Camborne. Son of John and Grace Adams, of Tuckingmill, Camborne, Cornwall; husband of Adelaide M. Adams, of 5, Third Avenue, Camel's Head, Devonport. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 4.

BEER

C Gordon
probably William Gordon BEER, Serjeant 202672, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 23 March 1918. Born and enlisted Camborne. Formerly 2472, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

BENNALLACK

William Frederick
Second Lieutenant, 446th Field Company (Territorial), Royal Engineers. Killed in action 17th October 1918. Aged 29. Son of Thomas Bennallack, of Pendarves St., Tuckingmill, Camborne, Cornwall. Buried in QUIETISTE MILITARY CEMETERY, LE CATEAU. Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 17.

BENNETT

Arthur Hugh
Second Lieutenant, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 18th August 1916. Aged 28. Son of Mr. E. J. and Mrs. C. Bennett, of Roskear House, Camborne, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B.

BENNETT

J Francis
probably John Francis BENNETT, Second Lieutenant. 9th (Cyclist) Battalion (Territorial), Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 26th August 1918. Buried in MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 13.

BENNETT

Maurice Porter
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds 6th Ocotber 1917. Aged 20. Son of William Francis and Mildred Amy Bennett, c/o The Cornwall Club, Truro. Native of Tuckingmill, Camborne. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row N. Grave 20.

BINGLEY

Thomas
Private 40220, 15th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th September 1918. Aged 39. Born Hayle. Formerly 9099, Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Son of William John Bingley; husband of Grace Bingley, of Back 74, Pendarves St., Camborne, Cornwall. No known grave. Commmeorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 61 to 63.

BRAY

James Albert
Private 200979, 2/4th Battalion, Duke of Corwall's Light Infantry/ Died in India 26 October 1918. Born Bolenowe, Cornwall, enlisted Camborne. Buried in DELHI WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 9. Row B. Grave 21.

BROWN

John H
No further information currently available

CHINN

Patrick William
Private 37267, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment).Killed in action 22 July 1917. Aged 18. Born and resident Camborne, enlisted Bodmin. Son of Phillip and Margaret Chinn, of 65, Camartheu St., Camborne, Cornwall. No known grave. Commmeorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37.

COLLICK

John [Thomas James]
Rifleman A/202726, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 2nd September 1918. Aged 20. Born and resident Camborne, enlisted Bodmin. Son of Mr. J. T. J. and Charlotte Collick, of Bartles Row, East Hill, Tuckingmill, Camborne, Cornwall. Formerly 57994. WKS, Devonshire Regiment and 103889, Labour Company. Buried in BEAURAINS ROAD CEMETERY, BEAURAINS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 38.

COLLINS

William James
[Listed as WC COLLINS on CWGC] Private 16758, 1/5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 31 March 1918. Born Tuckingmill, enlisted Camborne. Buried in TORONTO CEMETERY, DEMUIN, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 22.

EATHORNE

A A
No further information currently available

EDWARDS

[Edward] John
Private 2811, 2nd/4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died in Mesoptamia 16th January 1916. Aged 25. Enlisted Camborne. Son of Edward John and Sarah Ann Edwards, Lower Pengegon, Camborne. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 20 and 63.

EDWARDS

William George
Private 3502, 57th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Forces. Killed in action near Armentieres, Western Front, 15th July 1916, aged 30 years. Born Helston. Son of Edward John and Sarah Ann Edwards, of Lower Pengegon, Camborne. Enlisted Cobar, New South Wales. Miner by trade. Educated at Crowan School, Cornwall. Arrived in Australia aged 26. Buried in RUE-DU-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 5. Listed on the Australian Roll of Honour.

EVANS

[Frederick] Norman
Private 2nd Class 249051, Royal Air Force. Died 27th September 1918. Aged 20. Son of Frederick and E. J. Evans, of 14, South Roskear Terrace, Tuckingmill. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, TUCKINGMILL, Cornwall.

EVANS

William Joseph
Gunner 98623, 57th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 30th November 1917. Born St. Day, enlisted Redruth, resident Tuckingmill. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 1.

FOSTER

Edward T
No further information currently available

GILBERT

George
No further information currently available

HARRIS

Arthur
Private 459251, 25th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force). Killed in action 8 July 1917. Born Beacon, Cornwall, enlisted Camborne. Buried in MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row R. Grave 6.

HARRIS

Edward
Private 4119, 1/6th Battalion (Territorial), Devonshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 20 July 1916. Born and enlisted Camborne. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot IX. Row D. Grave 2.

HITCHENS

Bertie
[Spelt HICHENS on CWGC] Leading Seaman 179658, H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy. Died 28th Janau8ry 1918. Aged 39. Son of John and Sarah Hichens; husband of Myra Lilian Maud Hichens, of 74, Camarthen St., Camborne. Born at Helston. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, TUCKINGMILL, Cornwall. Row K. Grave 27.

JARMAN

Evan W
Private 38412, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 18 July 1916. Born Llanidloes, Monmouthshire, enlisted Camborne. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 A and 10 A.

JEFFREE

Richard James
[Listed as JEFFREC on SDGW] Driver T4/084754, 33rd Reserve Park, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 18 October 1917. Born Illogan, Cornwall, enlisted and resident Camborne. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 24.

JENKIN

Joseph
lance Corporal 19246, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 22 March 1918. Born and enlisted Camborne. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 45.

JOHNSTONE

Edward Musgrave
Lance Corporal 8595, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died of wounds 15 April 1915. Aged 24. Born St George's, Bodmin, enlisted Dublin, Ireland, resident Camborne. Son of John Maxwell Johnstone and Annie Johnstone. Formerly 7755, Cheshire Regiment. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 88.

KEMP

W John
No further information currently available

MANUEL

Harry
[Spelt MANUELL on SDGW & CWGC] Gunner 213537, 173rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 1st November 1918. Aged 23. Born Illogan, enlisted Redruth, resident Tuckingmill. Son of William and Elizabeth Ann Manuell, of East Hill, Tuckingmill, Camborne, Cornwall. Buried in CAUDRY BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 15.

MATTHEWS

Charles Leonard
[Listed as MATHEWS on memorial] Sapper 104899, 183rd Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 1 Decmeber 1915. Aged 20. Born and resident Camborne, enlisted London. Son of Mrs. Mary Matthews, of Pengegon Moors, Camborne, Cornwall. Buried in CITADEL NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, FRICOURT, Somme, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 10.

ODGERS 

Albert
No further information currently available

OSBORNE

Albert Charles
Private 682285, "B" Company, 2/22nd (County of London) Battalion (The Queen;s), London Regiment. Died of wounds 11 March 1918. Aged 22. Born Bodmin, enlisted and resident Camborne. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Osborne, of 53, Roskear Rd., Camborne, Cornwall. Formerly 1788, Wessex Field Artillery. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section S. Grave 84.

PROSSER

Henry Edward aka Ted
[Listed as E PROSSER on CWGC] Private 7669, 2nd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.) Killed in action at Ypres 24 April 1915. Born 26 July 1884, Walthamstow, London. Son of Morris Prosser. The Prosser family came to live in the Camborne area when Ted's father - Morris - came to work as an accountant at Stevenson's Factory at Tuckingmill (later Climax Rock Drill and Engineering) and for a while Ted also worked there before emigrating to Canada. Machinist by trade. Unmarried. Pass fit 26 August 1914 and enlisted 22 September 1914 at Valcartier, Canada as Edward Prosser, aged 28 years 1 month, height 5 feet 7 inches, girth 37 inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair light; religious denomination Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 10 - 18 - 26 - 28. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8002 - 9

PRYOR

Joseph Henry
Private 20354 [SDGW] or 29354 [CWGC], 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 19 October 1917. Aged 19. Born and resident Camborne, enlisted Redruth. Son of Mr. J. H. and Mrs. P. A. Pryor, of 28, Dolcoath Rd., Camborne, Cornwall. Formerly 8/8884, Training Reserve Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 80 to 82 and 163A.

RASHLIEGH

A G
No further information currently available

REECE

William John
Private 4651, 1/5th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 27 July 1916. Enlisted Truror, resident Camborne. Formerly 2099, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 7.

ROBERTS

Richard
Sapper 132311, 170th Tunnelling Company, Royal Enginners. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 26. Enlisted Cambormne. Son of Richard Roberts, of Sunnyside, Pengegon, Camborne, Cornwall. Formerly 21502, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

ROBERTS

William
Lance Corporal 21047, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 6 Novmber 1917. Aged 19. Born camborne, enlisted Redruth, resident Beacon, Cornwall. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Luke Roberts, of 61, Pendaryes St., Beacon, Camborne, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 80 to 82 and 163A.

RULE

John
Sapper 132034, 251st Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 10 December 1916. Born and enlisted Camborne. Buried in CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Sectgion E. Grave 5.

SHEPHERD

Richard James
Private 104177, 174th Company, Labour Corps. Died 15 December 1917. Born Camborne, enlisted Bodmin, resident Beacon, Cornwall. Formerly 57995, 9th Labour Company, Devonshire Regiment. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot V. Row Q. Grave 48.

SHUGG

James
No further information currently available

SHUGG

William [Henry]
Private 34612, 9th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 22nd March 1918. Aged 37. Born Gwinear, Cornwall, enlisted Camborne. Husband of Annetta Shugg, of 61, Pendarves St., Tuckingmill, Cornwall. Formerly 179833, Royal Engineers. Buried in BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 19.

SPURR

Howard
Gunner 162759, H.Q. 9th Mountain Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 20th November 1918. Aged 20. Son of William Henry and Elizabeth Jane Spurr, of 47, Pendarves St., Tuckingmill, Camborne, Cornwall. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section DD. Grave 28.

STEVENS

Frederick George
Private G/61447, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 19. Born Truro, enlisted Redruth, resident Camborne. Son of George and Emily Stevens, of Pengegen, Camborne, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 14 and 15.

TAYLOR

Percival Horace
Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class M/6362 (Devon), H.M.S Erin, Royal Navy. Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action 26th September 1917. Born 27 June 1892 in Watchet, Somerset. Husband of Teresa Rachael Taylor, of 3 Bellevue Place, North Road, Plymouth. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, TUCKINGMILL, Cornwall. Row S. Grave 27.

THOMAS

Gordon
No further information currently available

TREVENA

William
Private 10103, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 9th September 1914. Born Tuckingmill, enlisted Falmouth, resident Camborne. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

WALE

Sidney John
Serjeant 321085, 6th (City of London) Battalion (Rifles), London Regiment. Killed in action 21 May 1917. Aged 25. Enlisted London, residemt Stamford Hill. Son of John and Mary Wale, of Lynn, Wootton, Isle of Wight; husband of Evelyn Wale, of 28, South Terrace, Camborne, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9 and 10.

WARE

Chas W
No further information currently available

WILLIAMS

William Henry
Private 26554, 10th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 29 July 1916. Born and resident Camborne, enlisted Redruth. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B.

WILLIAMSON

Hugh Stephen
Private 121752, 14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 19 April 1917. Born 27 March 1893 in Exeter. Next of kin his mother Mrs E j Williamson, Mawgan Gouse, Camborne. Engineer by trade. Unmarried. Enlisted 24 September 1915 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, aged 23 years 10 months, passed fit 1st December 1915 at St John, height 5 feet 6 inches, girth 38 inches, complexion fair, eyes grey, hair brown, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in BOIS-CARRE BRITISH CEMETERY, THELUS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 9. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10414 - 24

WILLS

Herbert Cecil
Private 74769, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 12th April 1919. Aged 24. Son of Mary Hannah Wills, of 68, Pendarves St., Tuckingmill, Camborne, and the late John Wills. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, TUCKINGMILL, Cornwall. Row T. Grave 32.

WOODYATT

Richard Lory Pengilly
Engine Room Artificer 4th Class M/17615, H.M.S. Vivid, Royal Navy. Died 23rd September 1918. Aged 26. Son of Joshua and Elizabeth Mary Woodyatt, of Eny's Rd., Camborne, Cornwall. Served over two years on H M.S. "King Alfred." Native of Hereford. Buried in FORD PARK CEMETERY (formerly PLYMOUTH OLD CEMETERY), PENNYCOMEQUICK, Devon. Church Section P. Row 15. Grave 37.

That A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends

1939-1945

ANDREW

Maxwell
No further information currently available

BAWDEN

[Joseph] Alfred
Electrical Artificer 4th Class D/MX 62521, H.M.S. Valentine, Royal Navy. Died 15 May 1940. Aged 23. Son of William and Emily J. Bawden, of Tuckingmill, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 42, Column 1.

BAWDEN, OBE

Frederick Henry
Major 43349, Pioneer Corps. Died 16th November 1946. Aged 56. Son of Frederick William and Elizabeth Anne Bawden; husband of Ethel May Bawden, of Gunnislake. Awarded the Order of the British Empire. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, TUCKINGMILL, Cornwall. Row M.M. Grave 28.

BARTLE

P G H
No further information currently available

BRITTON

Eric
No further information currently available

CHEGWIDDEN

John H
No further information currently available

COCK

Albertus
[Listed as Alberties on CWGC] Armourer D/M 7223, H.M.S. Arden, Royal Navy. Died 8 June 1940. Aged 46. Son of W. J. and Lucy Cock, of Camborn, Cornwall; husband of Martha J. Cock, of Tuckingmill, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 42, Column 1.

EATHORN

Ronald
No further information currently available

EDWARDS

Alan Clarence
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1339917, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th March 1944. Aged 19. Son of Arthur and Jane Tremayne Edwards; husband of Everelda May Emily Edwards, of Mutley Plymouth. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, TUCKINGMILL, Cornwall. Row B.B. Grave 27.

HARRIS

Herbert Maxwell aka Max
Private 5442072, 5th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 27 June 1944. Aged 29. Son of Herbert and Emily Harris, of Camborne, Cornwall; husband of Olive May Lille Harris, of Tuckingmill, Camborne. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XXIV. Row E. Grave 19.

HARRIS

Raymond H
Engine Room Artificer 4th Class D/MX 61469, H.M.S. Drake, Royal Navy. Died 21 April 1941. Aged 28. Husband of Florence Gwendoline Harris, of Tuckingmill, Camborne, Cornwall. Buried in PLYMOUTH (WESTON MILL) CEMETERY, Devon. Section C. Comsecrated grave 17952.

HASSWELL

Kenneth E
No further information currently available

JOHNS

Joseph Henry
Private 4131176, 6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 25 December 1943. Aged 23. Son of Thomas Reed Johns and Annie Johns; husband of Phyllis Rosalind Johns, of Tuckingmill, Cornwall. Buried in MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row A. Grave 15.

JOHNSTONE

Charles W
No further information currently available

KNEEBONE

Joseph H
No further information currently available

LEE

Alfred
No further information currently available

MERRIFIELD

John Thomas
Aircraftman 2nd Class 167660, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th January 1940. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, TUCKINGMILL, Cornwall. Row F.F. Grave 18.

MITCHELMORE

Alfred John
Corporal 5440055, 1dt Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Died 5 March 1944. Aged 26. Husband of E. A. L. Mitchelmore, of Tuckingmill, Cornwall. Buried in BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, Italy. Plot VI. Row H. Grave 3.

OPIE

Ronald George
Ordinary Seaman D/JX 306104, Royal Navy. Died 13th December 1943. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, TUCKINGMILL, Cornwall. Row I.I. Grave 7.

PASCOE

Kenneth H
No further information currently available

ROBERTS

Thomas
No further information currently available

RULE

Albert H
No further information currently available

SIBTHORPE

Donald
No further information currently available

SPARKS

Raymond
No further information currently available

SWEET

Alfred Louis
Private 13032695, Pioneer Corps. Died 16th April 1941. Aged 25. Son of William Frederick and Ethel Bertha Sweet, of Tuckingmill. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, TUCKINGMILL, Cornwall. Row H.H. Grave 21.

THOMAS

Cecil
No further information currently available

THOMAS 

Thornley
Aircraftman 1st Class 906135, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30th March 1941. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, TUCKINGMILL, Cornwall. Row F.F. Grave 21.
Buried in the churchyard but not on memorial

BARTLE

James Henry
Private 14950937, General Service Corps. Died 26th April 1945. Son of William Henry and Lilian Jane Bartle, of Pool. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, TUCKINGMILL, Cornwall. Row P. Grave 33.

FLOYD 

C
Private 682311, 22nd Battalion, London Regiment. Died 4th December 1918. Aged 31. Husband of Angelina Floyd, of Tehidy Mill Streams, Roscroggan, Camborne. Buried in ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, TUCKINGMILL, Cornwall. Row S. Grave 30.

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