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NEWTON ST CYRES WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial is located inside the parish church of St. Cyr and St. Julitta. It takes the form of a plaque next to the main lecturn. Those remembered are separated into the force in which they served. The list is not alphabetical and does not distinguish between the wars. An attempt has been made to separate the for the First and Second World Wars into two lists which has left a thrid of unknowns.

Photograph Copyright © Paula & Dave Kennington 2006

The names above are those of the men
belonging to the parish who gave their l
ives in the Great War 1914-1918 a
nd also 1939-1945.
R.I.P.

Surname Forenames
War
Details

BOLES

Noel Henry

I

[Memorial states Devonshire Regiment attached RFC] Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment attached Royal Naval Air Service. Died 11th January 1916. Aged 23. Son of the Rev. Canon Richard Henry Boles, Vicar of Newton St. Cyres, Devon, and Florence Lucy Boles. Buried in LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, Turkey. Plot/Row/Section K. Grave 68.

BOND

Frank

I

Acting Bombardier 76618, 128th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died 15th September 1917. Aged 21. Son of John Bond, of Lower Living, Shobrooke, Crediton. Native of Newton St. Cyres, Exeter. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row C. Grave 7.

BOWDEN

Herbert

I

Private 26040, 2nd/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died 9th September 1917. Aged 26. Son of John and Sarah Bowden; husband of Eva Bowden, of Higher Washford, Taunton. Buried in WIELTJE FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 31.

BREALY

William Henry [John]

I

Private 14389, 8th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 25th September 1915. Aged 19. Son of John and Jessie Brealy, of Batten Court, Fore St., Cullompton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 35 to 37.

CRUMP

Hedley Thomas

I

Able Seaman J/1272 *Dev.), H.M.S. Cumberland, Royal Navy. Died 3rd October 1918. Buried north-west of the church in SS. CYR AND JULITTA CHURCHYARD, NEWTON ST. CYRES, Devon.

FARR

Charles Henry Coombes

I

Able Seaman 204611 (RFR/DEV/B/4490), H.M.S. Majestic, Royal Navy. Died 27th May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVALA MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 5.

HARDING

Henry

I

Gloucestershire Regiment - probably Private 44373, 12th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 30th June 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 5.

HEAMAN

Robert George

I

Private 15510, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 28th August 1915. Husband of F. J. Heaman, of 1, Spinning Path, Bath Rd., Exeter. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row U. Grave 3.

HEWITT

William John

I

? Royal Navy - no further information currently available

JACKSON

Wilfrid Henry

I

? Royal Army Service Corps - no further information currently available

KNOWLES

Leslie

I

Private 18984, 8th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died 3rd October 1916. Aged 24. Son of James Knowles, of St. Sidwell, Exeter; husband of Evelyn May Knowles, of Laburnum Cottage, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A.

KNOWLES

Walter

I

Driver 24327, 23rd Brigade H.Q., Royal Artillery. Died 24th February 1917. Aged 39. Born at Newton St. Cyres. Son of the late James Knowles; husband of Lily Knowles, of Stoke Gabriel, Totnes, Devon. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row R. Grave 31.

LUXTON

Alfred John

I

Lance Sergeant 49475, 73rd Field Ambulance, Royal Army medical Corps. Died 14th August 1916. Aged 26. Buried in BRONFAY FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BRAY-SUR-SOMME, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 40.

MEARS

Walter Henry

I

Sergeant 1727, 8th Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Died 15th November 1916. Aged 24. Son of William Mears, of "Venney Cleave", Newton St. Cyres, Exeter, Devon. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 8.

NICHOLLS

Francis Thomas

I

? Devonshire Regiment

QUICKE

Edward Owen St. Cyres Godolphin

I

Captain 3rd Battalion attached 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 25th october 1914. Aged 27. Son of the late Ernest Henry Godolphin Quicke, of Newton House, Newton St. Cyres, and of Adelaide Mary Quicke, now of Pulleton, Newton St. Cyres, near Exeter. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8 and 9.

REW

John Frederick George

I

Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 1st July 1916. Aged 25. Son of Harry and Lina Rew, of "Elmdale," Uxbridge Rd., Hampton Hill, Middx. Buried in DEVONSHIRE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 3.

RICHARDS

Ernest

I

Devonshire Regiment - there are two entries and either could be the correct one at present.

SANDERS

Frederick L J

I

? Winnipeg Rifles Canadian Army

STEVENS

Frank

I

? Kings Royal Rifles

1939-1945

TEMPLEMAN

Frederick George

I

? [Listed as Devonshire Regiment on memorial] Private 113450, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 21st October 1918. Aged 21. Born at Upton Pyne. Son of Emma Amanda Stanbury (formerly Templeman), of Bidwell Barton, Upton Pyne, and the late Samuel Templeman. Buried south of the chancel in OUR LADY CHURCHYARD, UPTON PYNE, Devon.

 

HALSE

Gilbert [H]

II

Corporal 12427, 25 Field Company, South African Engineering Corps. Died 25th October 1942. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot XI. Row. E. Grave 9.

Last updated 19 April, 2006

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