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CLAWTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2007

Clawton is a village and parish on the small river Claw, 4 miles South-East of Holsworthy. The memorial stands by the road side in a recessed area at the junction of Launceston to Holsworthy Road and Clawton Church to Ashwater Road. It takes the form of a Celtic wheeled cross on a shaft, with ornate decoration in relief on the shaft and cross, mounted on a plinth with a two-steeped base. The inscription is on the front face of the plinth and the top step. The memorial contains six names of men who gave their lives and then below there are 34 names of those who served. There are no names for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled in 1924 and cost £65, the masons being John Freeman Sons and Co Ltd.

Photograph Copyright © Jill Trafford 2007

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING
WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1918.

HARRIS

Albert

Private 34364, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 27th April 1918. Born Ashwater, enlisted Exter, resident Holsworthy. Formerly 22823, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Buried in ADELAIDE CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, Somme, France. Plot II. Row N. Grave 9.

HARRIS

Frederick

Gunner 966531, 303rd Briagde, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Egypt 16th January 1918. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Holsworthy. Son of Marwood and Jane Harris, of Horslett Hill Cottage, Clawton, Holsworthy. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 27.

LEY

Llewellyn

[Spelt LEE on SDGW and CWGC] Private 21136, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 4th September 1916. Aged 22. Born and resident Clawton, enlisted Holsworthy. Son of Mrs. B. A. Lee, of Waterloo, Sourton, Bridestowe, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A.

PERKIN

C

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SLEEMAN

Horace [Edward]

Acting Corporal 30353, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th April 1918. Aged 23. Enlisted Barnstaple, resident Holsworthy. Son of Mr. S. J. and Mrs. M. J. Sleeman, of Sellick, Clawton, Holsworthy, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.

STACEY

F

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R.I.P
AND INGRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF
THE FOLLOWING WHO SERVED IN IT.

ALLWIN

W H

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BARKWILL

W H

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BUDGE

W

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CLOAK

A

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CLOAK

R

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COLLACOTT

A

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COLLACOTT

T

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DANIEL

F

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DAVEY

A

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DAW

H C

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GLIDDON

H A?

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GLIDDON

W H

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GRIFFIN

J

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GRIFFIN

W J

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JEFFREY

F A

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HAMBLY

F

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HARRIS

J H

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HEADDON

W F

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HEADDON

W J

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JONES

F

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KERSLAKE

J

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LEY

F

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LOCKETT

E

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MARTIN

H

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MAY

L

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MAY

N J

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MAY

W

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MITCHELL

Cs

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MITCHELL

F J C

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SLEEMAN

E

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SLEEMAN

ED

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SMALE

F

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SMALE

H

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SMALE

W

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Last updated 15 September, 2007

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