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CREDITON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Paula & Dave Kennington 2006

The memorial is located on Crediton High Street (A377) and takes the form of an open sided shelter. There are 135 names for the First World War and 40 for the Second World War, and one for Aden, all carved into stone tablets. The unveiling ceremony took place on 16 May 1923.

Photograph Copyright © Paula & Dave Kennington 2006

Crediton Town and Hamlets War Memorial 1914-1919.
For us they died.

ADAMS

Edward
Private 171583, 3rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 1 January 1918. Aged 56. Born 12 February 1871 in Crediton, Devon. Eldest son of the late Richard and Mary Adams, of Crediton, Devon, England; husband of Agnes Adams, of 13, Burgess Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. Carrier by trade. Passed fit 1 August 1915 at Toronto, attested at Toronto 11 August 1915, aged 44 [CWGC states he was 56 when he died], height 5 feet 4½ inches, girth 34 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair. Buried North-East of Church in CREDITON (HOLY CROSS) CHURCHYARD, Devon. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 25 - 18

AUBER

Charles St. Lo
Second Lieutenant, 4th (Wessex) Brigade, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 29 October 1916. Aged 21. Son of Lewis Edmund St. Lo. Auber and Louisa Jane Auber, of Westholme, Crediton, Devon. Baptised 5 November 1895 in Crediton. In the 1911 census he was the son of Lewis Edmund St Lo and Louisa Jane Auber, aged 15, at school, born Crediton, resident 5 Searle Street, Crediton Town, Devon. Buried in MAROEUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 13.

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BAKER

Edwin James
Private 22131, 2/4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 April 1918. Aged 29. Born Shobrooke, Devon, enlisted Exeter, resident Crediton. Son of Sarah Baker, of 10, Threshers Rd., Crediton, Devon, and the late William Baker. Formerly 3306, Royal Devon Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Panel 30.

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BLATCHFORD

Leslie William
Private 20542, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 August 1918. Aged 19. Born Somerset, enlisted Exeter, resident Crediton. Son of Hannah J. Blatchford, of 11, Exeter Rd., Crediton, Devon, and the late William Henry Blatchford (Australian Imperial Forces), who also fell (see below). No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

BLATCHFORD

William Henry
Australian Imperial Forces

BODDY

Percy
Gunner 226874, "A" Battery, 93rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 29 October 1917. Aged 27. Born Crediton, enlisted Exeter. Son of William and Anne Boddy, of 5, Dean St., Crediton; husband of Edith Emily Boddy, of 7, Threshers Rd., Crediton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 4 to 6 and 162.

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BORNE

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Private 70885, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 9 january 1919. Aged 19. Son of Richard John and Emily Ann Borne, of "Glenthorne," Crediton. Buried In South-East corner of CREDITON (HOLY CROSS) CHURCHYARD, Devon.

BREALY

William [Henry John]
Private 14389, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Born Crediton, enlisted Exeter.

BUBEAR

Walter George
Private 241313, 1st Battalion, Queen's OWn (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 29 August 1918.BAged 24. Born Bideford, Devon, enlisted Exeter, resident Crediton. Son of Mrs. Mary Jane Bubear, of Shobrooke, Crediton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

BUBEAR

William
Private 27097. 15th (Service) Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 September 1917. Born and resident Crediton, enlisted Exeter. Formerly 21666, Devonshire Yeomanry.

BURRIDGE

Bert
[Transcribed as F BURRIDGE] Rifleman 10459, 4th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died in United Kingdom 7 February 1915. Born Crediton, enlisted Newton Abbot.

BURRIDGE

Ernest William
Private 265775, 1/6th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds 27 October 1917. Aged 29. Born Crediton, enlisted Swansea, resident Pontardulais, Glamorganshire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Burridge; husband of Lydia A. M. Burridge, of 1, Wernbwll, Hendy, Pontardulais, Glam. Native of Crediton. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XII. Row C. Grave 4.

CANN

Fredrick aka Fred
Private 8974. 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 23. Born and resident Crediton, enlisted Exeter. Son of Samuel Cann, of 3, East St., Crediton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C

CHAMBERLAIN

William Henry
Private 40315, 4th Battalion, Worcetsershire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 January 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident Crediton, enlisted Exeter. Son of William and Eliza Chamberlain, of Crediton, Devon. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XX. Row O. Grave 3A.

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COLES

Percy James
Private 4445, 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 1 September 1916. Aged 22. Born Crediton, enlisted KIngston-on-THames, Surrey. Son of James and Mary Ann Coles, of 28, Dean St., Crediton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C.

COLES

Robert
Lance Corporal 7043, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 18 September 1914. Aged 27. Son of William and Emma Coles. Born at Crediton, Devon. Buried in VAILLY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 15.

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CONIBEAR

William George [Carpenter]
[Spelt CONABEER on memorial] Private 16821,. 9th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 27 August 1916. Aged 21. Born (1893) and resident St Brannocks Road, Ilfracombe, enlisted Barnstaple. Son of George Edward and Marian Conibear, of Ilfracombe, Devon. Enlisted 29 January 1916. Worked as apprentice joiner in Ilfracombe before enlistment. Buried in BOIS-GUILLAUME COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 1.

COOPER

George
Private 41634, 7/8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Born Crediton, enlisted Exeter.

COURTNEY

James
Private 8100, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 April 1915. Born and enlisted Crediton.

CROSSMAN

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DARCH

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DAVIE

Henry William [Wilson]
Surgeon (Vet), Army Veterinary Corps. Died 23 November 1915. Husband of M. E. Davie, of The Green, Crediton, Devon. Buried in NEWPORT NEWS (GREEN LAWN) CEMETERY, Virginia, United States of America. Old Single Section, Grave 3134.

DELVE

John
Corporal 28669, "X" 4th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 8 April 1917. Aged 27. Son of Esau John and Lucy Delve, of 16, Park St., Crediton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

DODDRIDGE

William Sargent
Gunner 172126, 270th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 13 January 1919. Aged 26. Son of William and Ellen Doddridge, of Crediton; husband of Emily Marian Meffan (formerly Doddridge), of 4, Coopee St., Randwick, Sydney, Australia. Buried near North boundary in CREDITON (HOLY CROSS) CHURCHYARD, Devon.

DYMOND

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EDWARDES

Henry Frederick [Edgecumbe]
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 6 February 1917. Aged 37. Son of Edgecumbe Ferguson Edwardes and Emily Fair Edwardes, of Springfield, Crediton, Devon. B.A. Cantab, St. John's College. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row K. Grave 48.

ELSTON

John
Private 15101, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 41. Born and resident Crediton, enlisted Exter. Son of Uria Elston, of Uton, Crediton, Devon; husband of Mrs. John Elston, of 4, Southwoods Buildings, Cowick St., St. Thomas, Exeter. Served in the South African Campaign, and on the North West Frontier of India Punjab and Tirah Expeditions, 1897-8). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.

ELSTON

Stanley Gordon
Corporal 1583, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 5 February 1921. Aged 30. Son of E. and J. Elston, of Crediton, Devon; husband of Mary A. Elston, of 295, Simonside Terrace, Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Buried in TYNEMOUTH (PRESTON) CEMETERY, Northumberland. Grave J. R. C. 1657.

ERSCOTT

Cecil Henry
Private 2521, 1/6th Battalion (Territorial), Devonshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia (Iraq) 19 July 1916. Aged 23. Born and resident Crediton, enlisted Barnstaple. Son of William and Ellen Erscott, of Allerdown Cottage, Sandford, Crediton, Devon. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row C. Grave 24.

ERSCOTT

Frederick Harold
Private 235136, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 9 November 1917. Born Crediton, enlisted Exeter, resident Coppleston. Formerly 30485, Devonshire Regiment.

FLOOD

Colin John
Private 3302, 34th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 31 March 1918. Aged 26. Son of the late William and Mary E. Flood. Born at Crediton, Devon. Educated Crediton Haywards Boys School. Emigrated aged 20. Farmer by trade. Buried in VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 5/7. Australian Roll of Honour Circular

FROST

Harry
Private 3946, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Died 8 October 1918. Born Crediton, enlisted Plymouth.

FROST

Thomas
Private G/1338, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 29 September 1918. Born Crediton, enlisted Chelsea, Middlesex, resident South Kensington, London.

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GALE

Fred
Private 44197, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Crediton. Son of Mrs. Emily Gale, of 17, Bowden Hill, Crediton, Devon. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XLII. Row F. Grave 8.

GALLIN

Arthur Fursdon
Private 10620, "B" Company, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 24. Born Sandford, Devon, enlisted Exeter, resident Crediton. Son of William H. and Susan Gallin, of Sturridge, Sandford, Crediton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 35 to 37.

GERMAN

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GILLMAN

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GILLMAN

Edward William [Devine]
Private 14865, 7th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died 16 September 1916. Aged 21. Son of Alexander and Ellen Gillman, of 67, East St., Crediton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A.

GILLMAN

Richard Charles
Private 28635, 7th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Died 13 March 1919. Aged 19. Son of Alexander and Ellen Gillman, of 67, East St., Crediton. Devon: Native of Exeter. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot IX. Row D. Grave 20.

GLOVER

Stanley George
Private 42666, 9th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1917. Aged 19. Born Devonport, enlisted Exeter, resident Crediton. Son of Frederick William and Mary Glover, of Woodland Head, Crediton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

GODDARD

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GRANT

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Private 66116, 60th Field Ambulance, Royal Amry Medical Corps. Died 13 October 1918. Aged 40. Husband of Bessie C. Grant, of 1, Underhill Place, Crediton, Devon. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot V. Row H. Grave 5.

GRIBBLE

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Gunner 163352, 31st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 10 March 1918. Aged 40. Son of G. and E. Gribble, of High St., Crediton, Devon; Husband of Olive V. Gribble, of High St., Combe Martin, Devon. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 24.

GRIBBLE

George Laurence
Private 89193, 20th Stationary Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 28 December 1918. Aged 19. Son of George and Laura Gribble, of Rose Cottage, Threshers, Crediton, Devon. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece, Grave 1170.

GUSH

William
Private 205072, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 4 October 1917. Aged 35. Son of S. H. and Charlotte Gush, of Seaton House, Exminster; husband of Mary Thomas Dymond (formerly Gush), of 63, High St., Crediton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 to 40.

HALLETT

Walter J
Serjeant 4872, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 14 September 1914. Born Gittsham, Devon, enlisted Exter, resident Crediton.

HARRY

Francis
Private M2/191945, Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action 5 August 1917. Born Tavistock, enlisted Exeter, resident Crediton.

HATCH

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HAWKER

Josephn George
Private 51670, 26th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 14 October 1918. Aged 36. Born Somerset, enlisted KIngston-on-THames, resident Crediton. Son of Thomas and Annie Hawker, of Wall Cottage, Park St., Crediton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 28 to 30 and 162 to 162A and 163A.

HELLIER

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HENDERSON

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HILL

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HOOPER

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Drummer 200636, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Devonshire Regiment. Died in India 22 October 1918. Born and enlisted Crediton.

HOOPER

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IRELAND

William
Private 265401, 1/6th Battalion (Territorial), Devonshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 1 August 1917. Born and enlisted Crediton.

JEFFRIES

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there is a Stephen Raph JEFFERY, Private 457408, Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force). Killed in action 1 August 1917. Born Crediton, enlisted Exeter.

JOHNS

Charles
Sapper 108165, 124th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 10 July 1916. Born Crediton, Devon, enlisted Ystalyfera, Glamoragnhire. resident Ystradgynlais, Breconshire.

KEEN

Lewis Albert
Private 9131, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 JUly 1916. Aged 24. Born and resident Crediton, enlisted Exeter. Son of Humphrey and Mary Arm Keen, of 18, Dean St., Crediton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.

LAND

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LANG

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LEACH

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LEE

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LONG

Bertie John
Lance Corporal 1086, 1/6th Battalion (Territorial), Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 8 March 1916. Born and enlisted Crediton.

LOOSEMORE

Frank Howard
Private 26262, 9th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 Otober 1917. Born and resident Crediton, enlisted Exeter.

MALLETT

Horace
Corporal 390968, 2/9th (Queen Victoria's Rifles) Battalion, London Regiment. Died 26 September 1917. Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Mallett, of Downes Mills, Crediton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 151.

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MOGRIDGE

Ernest Henry
Rifleman R/20234, 16th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 23 August 1916. Aged 25. Born and resident Crediton, enlisted Exeter. Son of Henry and Emma Mogridge, of 18, Bowden Hill, Crediton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

MONTAGUE

Felix David
Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died 10 March 1915. Aged 20. Son of Leopold and Amy Montague, of Penton, Crediton, Devon; brother of Paul (below). Buried in RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 6.

MONTAGUE

Paul Denys
Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps and Rifle Brigade. Died 29 October 1917. Aged 27. Son of Leopold and Amy Montague, of Penton, Crediton, Devon; brother of Felix (above). No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

MORTIMORE

Archie
Private 2512, 1/6th Battalion (Territorial), Devonshire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 14 August 1916. Aged 23. Born and resident Crediton, enlisted Barnstaple. Son of Samuel Mortimore, of 5, Queen's Place, East St., Crediton, Devon. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq/ Plot XII. Row D. Grave 12.

NARRACOTT

Frederick John
Private 15576, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 31 October 1916. Aged 32. Husband of Elizabeth S. Narracott, of 12, Oxford Terrace, Mill St., Crediton, Devon. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 18.

NEIASS

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NOTT

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ORGAN

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PARKER

Albert
Private 90036, Royal Fusiliers posted to 2nd/4th Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers), Died 25 April 1918. Aged 20. Son of Samuel and Susan Parker, of 2, Mannings, Crediton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 19 to 21.

PARKYN

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PARR

James
Private 8881, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14 March 1915. Born and esident Crediton, enlisted Exeter. Son of Mrs. B. Parr, of "Kiddicott," High St., Crediton, Devon. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 8.

PASSMORE

Daniel
Private 8585, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 December 1914. Aged 20. Born and resident Crediton, enlisted Exeter. Son of William Passmore, of 8, Kiddicott, The Green, Crediton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8 and 9.

PHILLIPS

Alfred John
Private 44956, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 4 October 1917. Aged 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Phillips, of Crediton, Devon; husband of Mrs. A. Lock (formerly Phillips), of 97, Ladysmith Rd., Exeter. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX. Row C. Grave 14.

PHILLIPS

James Cecil
Private 291873, "B" Company, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 October 1917. Aged 37. Born Crediton, enlisted Plymouth. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Mary Phillips, of 115, High St., Crediton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 to 40.

PINEY

Arthur George
Private 34809, 11th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action in Salonika 18 September 1918. Aged 32. Born Axminster, Devon, enlisted Exter, resident Crediton. Son of William and Sophia Piney; husband of Bessie Piney, of 27, Park St., Crediton, Devon. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Section D. Grave 896.

PITTS

Hubert Holway
Acting Lance Serjeant 353727, Labour Corps. Died 1 November 1918 in United Kingdom. Born and enlisted Crediton, Formerly 778, Devonshire Regiment.

POPE

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PORTER

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PURSE

Edgar Charles
Company Quartermaster Serjeant 8911, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 April 1918. Born Ottery, Devon, enlisted Exter, resident Crediton.

PURSE

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RALPH

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REED

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SALTER

James
Private 26180, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 14 December 1916. Aged 26. Born and resident Crediton, enlisted Exeter. Son of John and Sarah Salter, of Holwill Cottage, Crediton, Devon. Formerly 135694, Royal Field Artillery. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A.

SANDERS

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SEARLE

Reginald Arthur
Rifleman C/9216, 20th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 8 July 1916. Born and resident Crediton, enlisted Woolwich, Kent.

SELLEY

Charles L
Lance Serjeant 9178, 8th (Service) Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 2 April 1917. Aged 27. Born Dawlish, Devon, enlisted Exter, resident Crediton. Brother of Mrs. Maude Hawke, of Higher Lodge, Shobrooke Park, Crediton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

SETTER

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SETTER

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SHAPLAND

Percy [Edwin]
Private 359, 8th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died of wounds in Egypt 4 May 1915. Aged 29. Son of Edwin John and Louisa Shapland, of Korumburra, Victoria, Australia; brother of Reginald (below). Born at Crediton, Devonshire, England. Educated Haywards Crediton and Grammar School, Crediton. Emigrated aged 19. Farmer by trade. Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section B. Grave 220. Australian Roll of Honour Circular

SHAPLAND

Reginald [Reed]
Private 968, 6th Light Trench Mortar Battery, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 4 May 1917. Aged 21. Son of Edwin John and Louisa Shapland, of Korumburra, Victoria; brother of Percy (above). Born at Crediton, Devonshire, England. Once in Crediton Boy Scouts. Educated at Haywards School, Crediton. Farm Worker by trade. Emigrated aged 16. No known grave. Commemorated on VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Australian Roll of Honour Circular

SHIPMAN

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SKINNER

Alfred
Private 2342, 1/4th (City of Bristol) Battalion (Territorial Force), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 15 October 1915. Aged 24. Born Tiverton, Devon, enlisted Bristol, resident Crediton. Son of Frank and Alice Skinner, of 27, The Green, Crediton, Devon. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot A. Row 12. Grave 42.

SMITH

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SNELL

Henry
Private 69218, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 26 November 1918. Aged 30. Born and resident Crediton, enlisted Exeter. Son of William and Emma Snell, of High St., Crediton; husband of Sarah Ann Snell, of 67, High St., Crediton, Devon. Buried in DOUAI BRITISH CEMETERY, CUINCY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 18.

SNELL

John
Private CH/16578, Chatham Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action 5 October 1914. Aged 37. Born 20 February 1877 in Crediton. Son of John and Emma Snell; husband of Alice Snell, of 8, Hamilton Terrace, Cemetery Rd., Deal. Prior to enlistment he was a labourer, enlisted Newton Abbott (sic) 19 January 1897. Married 13 August 1908. Height 5 feet 7½ inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair. Formerly PLY/8412 Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry, from 19 January 1897 to 16 November 1910 then transferred to Chatham Division Royal Marine Light Infantry; the Chatham Battalion were at Ostend, Dunkirk and the Defence of Antwerp 1914. Buried in SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot IIa. Grave 98

Extract from the Deal Civic War Memorial book:

"Another Marine fatally shot at Lierre, Pte. J. Snell, had nearly completed 18 years' service, & was for nine years employed as gardener at the Depot. He left a wife and a family of five, one boy being a Marine also in the expedition."

SPEAR

George
Private 204255, 7th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 12 September 1917. Born and resident Crediton, enlisted Exeter. Formerly 5319, Devonshire Regiment.

SPEARMAN

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SPRAGUE

Alfred
Private G/8040, 7th Battalion, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action 28 September 1916. Born crediton, enlisted and resident Edmonton, Middlesex.

SPRAGUE

James
Private 202654, 6th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 18 October 1917. Born Crediton, enlisted Plymouth.

STADDON

Arthur William
Second Corporal 249398, 43rd Broad Gauge Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Died 22 August 1917. Aged 24. Born Templecombe, Dorset, enlisted Okehampton, Devon, resident Crediton. Son of William Edward and Maria Staddon, of 3, Mill Rd., Crediton, Devon. Native of Crediton. Formerly 30646, Devonshire Regiment. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXII. Row Q. Grave 14.

STEMSON

Leslie Harold
Private 102073, 3rd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 26 November 1918. Aged 23. Son of Joseph and Emma Stemson, of 59, Park St., Crediton, Devon. Buried in BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 7.

STENTIFORD

Frank
Private 15494, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 August 1917. Aged 27. Born Morchard Bishop, Devon, enlisted Exeter, resident Crediton. Son of James and Lucy Stentiford, of Fore St., Morchard Bishop, Devon; husband of Florence Stentiford, of 8, Stanbury Place, High St., Crediton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

STIFF

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STRONG

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STRONG

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SUTTON

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SYMES

Charles William
Captain, 1st/4th Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 9 October 1915. Aged 30. Son of the late W. H. Symes, of Manor House, Crediton, Devon. Baptised 29 May 1885 in Crediton, somn of William henry and Mary Symes. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, a solicitor, born Crediton, Devon, resident as a boarder at Stoneville, Salisbury Street, Blandford, Dorset. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, a student, born Crediton, a boarder, living in Old House, Tiverton, Devon. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot V. Row D. Grave 1.

Extract from British India Office Wills and Administrations 1916:

Re: Charles William Symes
---deceased.

The 27th day of November 1916.
----------------------------------------

The last will and testament with a codicil thereto of Charles Symes late of Blandford Forum in the county of Dorset in England Captain in His Majesty's 4th Dorset Regiment European deceased who died a bachelor on active service in Mesopotamia on the 9th day of October 1915 was proved and registered in the Principal Probate Registry of His Majesty's High Court of Justice in England and Letters of Administration with a copy of the said will andecodicil annexed having effect throughout the Province of Bombay of the property and credits of the said deceased were duly granted by His Majesty's High Court of Judicature at Bombay on the 27th day of November 1916 to Richard Andrews one of the duly constituted attorneys of Herbert Eustace Brenan and John Symes the brother of the said deceased two of the Executors named in the said codicil (for their use and benefit and limited until they or Elspie Madge Salmon the Executrix named in the said --- should come in and obtain Probate of the said will--- will/and codicil granted to them or her from this Court) the said Richard Andrews having taken the oath required in such a case and filed the usual Administration Bond.

Under
Rupees 2600 - 0 - 0
Bond in the penal sum of Rupees 5200/-
executed by Richard Andrews the Administrator
and Thomas David Lawson and
Frederick Oscar Clayton Robinson his
sureties.



TOMPKINS

Edmund Edward
Lance Corporal 241933, 2/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 8 January 1918. Aged 31. Only son of Edmund and Mary Tompkins, of 2, Grove Terrace, Crediton, Devon. Born at Forest Gate, London. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot V. Row J. Grave 28.

TOTHILL

Lewis George
Private 278364, Training School (Halton), Royal Air Force. Died 23 August 1918. Aged 18. Son of John George and Hannah Tothill, of 12, Cherry Gardens, Park St., Crediton. Buried North of West end of Church in CREDITON (HOLY CROSS) CHURCHYARD, Devon.

TREMLETT, DSO

Elias
Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment attached 208th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 23 May 1917. Aged 27. Son of William and Grace H. Tremlett, of Hollacombe, Crediton, Devon. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Buried in MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 4.

TREMLETT

Fred
Private 5195, 3rd (City of London) Battalion (Royal Fusiliers), London Regiment. Killed in action 28 September 1916. Born Crediton, enlisted Harrow Road, resident Paddington, London.

TUCKER

S [J]
Private 8/40207, 53rd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 13 December 1918. Aged 18. Son of Charles Henry and Sarah Jane Tucker, of 204, Dean St., Crediton. Buried in South-East corner of CREDITON (HOLY CROSS) CHURCHYARD, Devon.

TURNER

G
No further information currently available

TURNER

Mark
Company Serjeant Major 7293, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 June 1916. Aged 32. Born and resident Crediton, enlisted Exeter. Son of Lewis and Grace Turner, of Uton Village, Crediton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.

VENN

Hubert John
Private 1015642, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Died 10 April 1918. Aged 43. Born 11 September 1875 in Chariton Fitzpaine, Devon. Son of John and Hester Venn, of 117, High St., Crediton, Devon. Dry goods clerk by trade. Unmarried. Passed fit Dawson, Yukon, Canada, 30 May 1916, attested 18 July 1916 at Sidney, British Columbia, Canada. Height 5 feet 9¼ inches, girth 36½ inches, fair complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY, VIMY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 6. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 9928 - 19

WARREN

James
Private 16884, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 April 1917. Born and resident Crediton, enlisted Pangbourne, Berkshire.

WAY

Bernard Walter
Private 11946, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 31 December 1916. Born and resident Crediton, enlisted Cardiff.

WHITE

Arthur Tom
Private 33238, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 20 March 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Crediton. Son of John and Charlotte White, of 56, High St., Crediton, Devon. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 12.

1939-1945

ARUNDELL

George [Frederick Harris]
Lieutenant 235667, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 31 July 1943. Aged 21. Son of the Revd. Wilbraham Harris Arundell, M.A., and Violet Florence Capel Arundell, of Crediton, Devon. Born in Crediton in the September Quarter of 1922. Buried in CATANIA WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot I. Row J. Grave 18.

BALL

Charles
Able Seaman D/J34440, HMS Hermes, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when attac ked by Japanese dive bombers 9 April 1942. Aged 44. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Ball, of Crediton, Devon. Born in Crediton in the September Quarter of 1898. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 64, Column 2.

Note: In February 1941, the ship supported Commonwealth forces in Italian Somaliland during the East African Campaign and did much the same two months later in the Persian Gulf during the Anglo-Iraqi War. After that campaign, Hermes spent most of the rest of the year patrolling the Indian Ocean. She refitted in South Africa between November 1941 and February 1942 and then joined the Eastern Fleet in Ceylon. After the raid on Colombo on 5 April by the Japanese, HMS Hermes was sent to Trincomalee, but had left the harbour when the Japanese attacked it on 9 April. She was spotted near Batticaloa by a Japanese scout plane and attacked by several dozen dive bombers shortly afterwards. The carrier and her escorting destroyer were quickly sunk by the Japanese aircraft. 307 men from Hermes were lost in the attack and most of the survivors were rescued by a nearby hospital ship that the Japanese did not attack. [Source: Wikipedia - HMS Hermes]

BRUETON

George Abbot

Private 5511551, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died 25 June 1944. Aged 23. Son of Alfred and Laura Brueton, of Small Heath, Birmingham; husband of Ellen Brueton. Born in Birmingham in the September Quarter of 1921. Buried in LA DELIVRANDE WAR CEMETERY, DOUVRES, Calvados, France. Plot VI. Row J. Grave 7.

BATTERS

William Fred

Corporal William 5617358, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 13 June 1944. Aged 29. Son of Robert and Elsie Helena Batters; husband of Doris Maria Batters, of Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon. Born in Canada in 1913. Buried in HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VII. Row J. Grave 13.

CHERRY

Arthur John

Sergeant 1852728, 7 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26 August 1944 while night bombing in Lancasters. Aged 19. Son of William Arthur and Edith Caroline Cherry, of Crediton, Devon. Born in Exeter in the March Quarter of 1925. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 227.

Note: No. 7 Squadron - On the outbreak of the Second World War, it was in use as a squadron for training bomber crews, disbanding on 4 April 1940 when it merged with 76 Squadron to form No. 16 OTU. On 1 August 1940 it reformed, becoming the first squadron to equip with the new Short Stirling heavy bomber, the first RAF squadron to operate four engined bombers during the Second World War, flying the first bombing raids with the Stirling against Oil storage tanks near Rotterdam on the night of 10/11 February 1941. It flew on the 1000 bomber raids to Cologne, Essen and Bremen in May and June 1942. It was transferred to the Pathfinder Force in October 1942, with the job of finding and marking targets for the Main Force of Bomber Command bombers. It re-equipped with the Avro Lancaster from 11 May 1943, flying its first mission with the Lancaster on 12 July 1943. It continued in the Pathfinder role until the end of the war in Europe. It flew its last bomber mission on 25 April 1945 against Wangerooge, and dropped food to starving civilians in the Netherlands in May. While it was planned to fly 7 Squadron out to the Far East to join Tiger Force for air attacks against Japan, the war ended before the squadron was due to move.

The squadron carried out 5,060 operational sorties with the loss of 165 aircraft.

CHUDLEY

C George
Private 5623941, 1/5th Battalion, Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 4 August 1944. Aged 27. Son of John and Alice Chudley of Crediton. Born in Crediton in 1917. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XXVI. Row C. Grave 13.

COSSINS

Albert John
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1310087, 97 Squadron (The Pathfinders), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Lost with his aircraft 24 August 1943. Aged 27. Born in Exeter in the December Quarter of 1916. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany. Plot 4. Row F. Grave 1.

Note: 97 squadron, flying Avro Lancaster, moved to Bourn Airfield in April 1943, joined No. 8 (PFF) Group and became a "marker" squadron; June 1943 - marked/illuminated Zeppelin works at Friedrichshafen and Italian naval base at Spezia on occasion of first "shuttle-bombing" raid. "A", "B" & "C" FIights detached to Gransden Lodge, Graveley & Oakington, respectively, during August/September 1943.

On 24 August 1943 Lancaster ED950X was to be crewed by P/O K. Fairlie, Sgts C.E. Addison, W.G. Clutterbuck, K. Prouten, F. Ball, A.J. Cossins, G. Coombes but Clutterbuck and Prouten were replaced by Forrest and Parrott according to 97 Squadron records. Took off 20:38, and the aircraft and crew were posted as missing, it is believed shot down at 04:57 at Klashorne. It was impossible to get through cloud and lightning to primary objective so they bombed the area that was burning and giving off heavy smoke. No markers were seen.

DAVEY

Reginald Arthur
Corporal 2017281, 204 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 25 September 1944. Aged 24. Son of Bertie James and Sarah Davey of Crediton. Born in Crediton in the June Quarter of 1920. No known grave. Commemorated on GROESBEEK MEMORIAL, Gelderland, Netherlands. Panel 2.

DISCOMBE

Christopher [William]
Lance Sergeant 146351, 55 Light AA/Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 2 January 1945. Aged 32. Son of Charles and Emily Discombe. Born in Crediton in the September Quarter of 1912. Buried in IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 4. Row H. Grave 4.

DUMMETT

Sidney Leonard Howard
Private 5628794, 1/5th Battalion, Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 4 August 1943. Aged 31. Son of Ernest and Emily Dummett of Crediton. Born in Tiverton in the June Quarter of 1912. Buried in ANCONA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row G. Grave 11.

DUNN

James William
Sergeant 5181730, 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 26 October 1944. Aged 36. Son of Maxwell and Sabina Dunn; husband of Marjorie Ruth Dunn of Crediton. Born in London in the March Quarter of 1908. Buried in GEEL WAR CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 23.

DAVIDSON

J
No further information currently available - cannot find anybody born or resident in Devon on Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945 or anyone definitive on CWGC

EDWORTHY

Ernest John
Chief Stoker D/K 26352, HMS Rooke, Royal Navy. Died 11 April 1941. Aged 19. Son of Sidney and Gertrude Edworthy of Crediton. Born in Crediton in the December Quarter of 1922. Buried in BACTON (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Norfolk. Section G. Grave 4.

Note: HMS Rooke was the boom defence central depot at Rosyth, a Shore establishment. It was commissioned in 1940 and paid off in 1946, being renamed HMS Safeguard.

EAKERS

Jack (John)
Private 4132836, Cheshire Regiment. Died 15 December 1940 in the United Kingdom. Aged 29. Husband of Dorothy Louisa Eakers of Crediton. Born in Crediton in the June Quarter of 1911. Buried in CREDITON CEMETERY, Devon. Section A. Grave 103.

FARLEY

Cecil
Private 5629629, 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Died between 3 and 4 September 1942. Aged 28. Son of Willoughby and Minnie Farley of Crediton; husband of Margaret Farley. Born in Crediton in the June Quarter of 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 66.

FISHER

Norman Charles
Lance Bombardier 2081501, 28th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 6 November 1944. Aged 26. Son of Charles Sydney and Lydia May Fisher of Crediton. Born in 1918. Buried in CREDITON CEMETERY, Devon. Section B. Grave 372.

GILLARD

Alec Charles
Sergeant 623002, Royal Air Force. Died 19 April 1944. Aged 23. Son of George Henry and Edith Gillard of Crediton. Born in 1921. Buried in COLOMBO (LIVERAMENTU) CEMETERY, Sri Lanka. Plot 2. Row L. Grave 6.

GARNSWORTHY

Sydney
Petty Officer Cook (S) 38151, HMS Repulse, Royal Navy. Died 10 December 1941. Aged 37. Son of John Leigh and Mary Ann Garnsworthy; husband of Gwendoline Florence Garnsworthy of Crediton. Born in Crediton in the September Quarter of 1904. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 55, Column 2.

HUGO

Dennis
Pilot Officer (Pilot) 187677, 66 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 11 April 1945. Aged 21. Son of Dr. F. L Hugo and his wife F. Bessie Hugo. Brother of Peter (see below). Born in Crediton in the March Quarter of 1924. Buried in SAGE WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 13. Row B Rave 4.

HUGO

Peter [John]
Flying Officer (Navigator) 122131, 540 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8 January 1944. Aged 21. Son of Dr. F. L Hugo and his wife F. Bessie Hugo. Brother of Dennis (see above). Born in Crediton in the March Quarter of 1922. Buried in BENSON (OR BENSINGTON) (ST. HELEN) CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Oxfordshire. Row G. Grave 11.

HARVEY

Albert Edward
Private 475818, 4th Battalion, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment). Died 1 September 1941. Aged 21. Son of Edward John and Annie E Harvey of Crediton. Born in Crediton in the June Quarter of 1920. Buried in NICOSIA WAR CEMETERY, Cyprus. Plot 3. Row C. Grave 3.

HARVEY

Edward John
Able Seaman, SS Pacific, Merchant Navy. Lost when his ship was torpedoed 1 March 1941. Aged 59. Son of William and Annie Harvey; husband of Annie Harvey of Crediton. Born in Crediton in the June Quarter of 1881. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 78.

Note: SS PACIFIC, official number 213769, built in 1915 for Union Iron Works, San Francisco CA. In 1940 she was transferred to Ministry of War Transport (Mowt) W.H. Cockerline & Co, Hull. On 2 March 1941 note date difference) she was torpedoed and sunk by U-95 (Schreiber), in the Atlantic 180 miles WSW of Sydero, Faroe Islands, while on a voyage from New York to Grangemouth via Halifax NS 13 February 1941, with a cargo of 9000 tons of steel and scrap, part of convoy HX 109 comprising 37 ships. The Master, Capt Alan Francis King, and 33 crew were lost. One crew member was rescued by Icelandic trawler DORA and landed at Fleetwood 5 March 1941.

JACKMAN

William Henry
Private 5735425, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 11 July 1944. Buried in SECQUEVILLE-EN-BESSIN WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 20.

MILTON

F
No further information currently available. The Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945 shows no one by this name born or resident in Devon. There are two many inclusive records on the CWGC to determine who this man is.

MERRIFIELD

George Victor
Staff Sergeant S/54352, 12 Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died between 8 and 23 December 1941. Aged 23. Son of Charles and Bessie Merrifield of Crediton. Born in 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on SAI WAN MEMORIAL, China (icluding Hong Kong). Column 21.

MADGE

E H
No further information currently available. There is no E H MADGE listed on CWGC but both Eric Arthur Madge, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and Ernest John Madge, Royal Navy both came from Devon.

MILLER

Edward
Apprentice, SS Aracataca (Liverpool), Merchant Navy. Died 29 November 1940. Aged 18. Son of Albert Edward Mingay and Rose Miller of Crediton. Born in Crediton in the September Quarter of 1922. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 9.

PARKER

Bertie James Courtney
Petty Officer Stoker D/KX 77111, Royal Navy, attached to the French ship Medoc. Died 26 November 1940. Aged 34. Son of Charles and Lilian Parker; husband of Emily Francis Annie Parker of Knowle, Copplestone; brother of Charles (see below). Born in Crediton in the June Quarter of 1906. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 40, Column 2.

PARKER

Charles George
Leading Stoker D/KX 86468, HMS Repulse, Royal Navy. Died 10 December 1941. Aged 24. Son of Charles and Lilian Parker; husband of Dorothy M Parker of Crediton; brother of Bert Parker (see above). Born in the Newton Abbot area in the March Quarter of 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 52, Column 2.

POWLESLAND

Victor Morris
Trooper 14368977, 43rd (2/5th Battalion), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 24 June 1944. Aged 20. Son of Charles and Minnie Powlesland; nephew of Mrs. E. Lyne of Credition. Born in Crediton in the June Quarter of 1924. No known grave. Commemorated on BAYEUX MEMORIAL, Calvados, France. Panel 7.

PHILLIPS

Henry Maurice Byrt
Captain 122650, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Died 26 November 1943. Aged 28. Son of Elizabeth Mary Phillips (née Colclough). Born in Crediton in the June Quarter of 1915. Buried in LABUAN WAR CEMETERY. Malaysia. Plot J. Row C. Grave 3.

RADFORD

Ernest George
Private 5623527, 2nd Regiment, Durham Light Infantry, attached 8th Battalion, Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Died 14 April 1945. Aged 27. Born in Crediton in the December Quarter of 1917. Buried in ARGENTA GAP WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row D. Grave 7.

ROWE

Samuel
Private 13105070, 242 Company, Pioneer Corps. Died 13 September 1943. Aged 41. Son of George Henry and Emma Rowe; husband of Edith Ellen Rowe of Crediton. Born in the Tiverton Registration District in the December Quarter of 1902. Resident Devon. In the 1911 census he was a nephew, aged 8, born Bampton, Devon resident at W Thomas, Shobrooke, Crediton. Buried in SALERNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row C. Grave 43.

RICHARDSON

Thomas Alan
Lieutenant 189227, Devonshire Regiment attached to 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died between 20 and 21 March 1943. Son of Arthur and Beatrice May Richardson, of Crediton, Devon. Born in Crediton in the the September Quarter of 1917. Buried in ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot I. Row E. Grave 9.

SPRAGUE

Alan John
Gunner 1645956, 239 Battery, 77 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 25 September 1944. Aged 32. Son of Henry John and Dora Matilda Sprague of Paignton; husband of Dolly Rosina Sprague, of Paignton, Devon. Born in Crediton in the September Quarter of 1912. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Kranji, Singapore. Column 31.

SAUNDERS

Albert Edward
Warrant Officer 531651, 223 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 15 March 1944. Aged 29. Son of Arthur Ernest and Elizabeth Saunders of Crediton. Born in Crediton in the September Quarter of 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 13, Column 2.

Note: In February 1944 233 squadron returned to the UK and converted to the Dakota. It was allocated to the airborne forces and spent the next few months preparing for paratrooper drops and glider towing duties. On D-Day the squadron provided thirty aircraft to tow gliders and fly paratroopers to Normandy. Another twenty one supply sorties were flown later in the day and the squadron lost four aircraft on D-Day. The squadron was used for casualty evacuation from the beachhead, before flying 37 sorties on the first two days of the Battle of Arnhem and 35 supply missions. Albert died before the D-Day landings probably during the preparation time.

VICARY

Dennis John
Ordinary Seaman LT/JX535082, HM Motor Launch 1408, Royal Navy Patrol Service. Died 30 June 1944. Aged 19. Son of Harry and Evelyn Vicary of Crediton. Buried in CREDITON CEMETERY, Devon. Section C. Grave 107.

WAY

J W
No further information currently available possibly John Wilton WAY, Aircraftman 1st Class 926461, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9 June 1943. Buried in AMBON WAR CEMETERY, Indonesia. Plot 4. Row B. Grave 6.

WHITE

George Ernest
[Listed as E G WHITE on memorial] Lance Corporal T/200937, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 15 December 1943. Aged 33. Son of John and Bessie White; husband of Ada Mary White, of Crediton. Buried in KHAYAT BEACH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot D. Row D. Grave 2.

WILLIAMS

E
No further information currently available

ADEN 1965

MILLARD

Derek [George]
Guardsman 24000081, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 14th January 1965. Aged 17. Born 3 May 1947. Buried in CREDITON CEMETERY, Devon.

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