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PLYMPTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Martin Edwards 2007

The Plympton memorial is located inside the church of St Maurice, Castle Street, Plympton, and takes the form of a highly elaborate wooden, oak, wall mounted board which is surmounted by decorative features including St George and the Dragon. The side panels were added later to incorporate the names of those who gave their lives in World War 2. The memorial was unveiled, by Rear-Admiral Maurice Woolcombe, and dedicated on Trinity Sunday 30th May 1920. The memorial bears the names of 28 men who gave their lives in World War 1 and 23 for World War 2.

1914 - 1918

TO THE
GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF

BULLER, DSO

Herbert Cecil

Major, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) temporary Lieutenant-Colonel commanding Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Killed in action 3rd June 1916. Aged 34. Son of the late Admiral Sir Alexander Buller, G.C.B., and Lady Buller. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE No.3, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 7.

CHARLICK

John Axworthy

Private PLY/2974, (R.M.L.I./B37), H.M.S. "Caesar", Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action 6th October 1915. Aged 49. Born 19 March 1866 in Plymouth. Husband of Annie Charlick, of 6, Chaddlewood Avenue, Beaumont Road, Plymouth. Buried in BERMUDA ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Bermuda. Grave 94.

CUMMING

Lionel George

Second Lieutenant, 8th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1917. Aged 22. Son of Mr. J. H. and Mrs. M. E. Cumming, of The Lodge, Plympton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 4.

CUDMORE

Arthur

Corporal 115808, 4th Labour Battalion, Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 4th January 1917. Born Dolton, enlisted London, resident Plympton. Buried in DEVIZES ROAD CEMETERY, SALISBURY, Wiltshire. Grave reference 3. 419.

FARNELL

M

There is only one M FARNELL listed but the details do not seem appropriate, they are:

FARNELL, Maximillian. Driver 35730, "A" Battery, 47th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 23rd April 1917. Born and enlisted Halifax. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row B. Grave 2.

FOLLEY

Arthur William

Gunner 68801, 164th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 4th May 1918. Born and resident Plympton, enlisted The Law Courts, London. Buried in GONNEHEM BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Row 9.

GARDNER

James

[Spelt GARDINER on memorial] Air Mechanic 1st Class 313732, Royal Air Force. Died 1st February 1920. Aged 23. Son of James Gardner, of Chawleigh, and the late E. Gardner. Buried at the south end in PLYMPTON ST. MAURICE NONCONFORMIST BURIAL GROUND, Plympton, Devon.

GODDEN

W D

probably Wallace GODDEN, Private 266431, 11th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 5th October 1918. Born Plymstock, enlisted Exeter, resident Plymouth. Buried in CROIX-DU-BAC BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, Nord, France. Plot I. Row M. Grave 5.

GORMAN

Harold James

Private 89455, 199th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 10th October 1917. Aged 19. Born and resident Plympton, enlisted Plymouth. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Gorman, of Ridgeway, Plympton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A.

GRATTAN

J

No further information currently available

HAMBLY

William Robert

Private 241088, 5th (P.O.W.) Battalion (Territorial), Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th September 1918. Aged 22. Born Plympton, enlisted Plymouth. Son of Robert A. and Rhoda J. Hambly, of 600, West Calhoun St., Macomb, Illinois, U.S.A. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 4.

HAMMICK

Ernest Lumley

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, 73rd Carnatic Infantry. Died 16th May 1916. Son of Stephen and Constance Hammick, of St. Stephen's, Plympton, Devon, brother of Ernerst (below). Buried in BANGALORE (HOSUR ROAD) CEMETERY, India and commemorated on MADRAS 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL, CHENNAI, India. Face 30.

HAMMICK, MC

Eustace

Captain, 17th Indian Infantry (Loyal Regiment). Died 8th October 1918. Aged 29. Chevalier of the Order of the Crown of Belgium. Son of Stephen and Constance Hammick, of St. Stephen's, Plympton, Devon, brother of Eustace (above). Born at Torquay. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section O. Grave 266.

HAWKEN

Alfred George

Gunner, Royal Indian Marine formerly Royal Navy. Died 8th November 1920. Aged 28. Son of Charles Samuel and Mary E.Hawken, of Powderham House, Plympton, Devon. Buried in TEHRAN WAR CEMETERY, Iran. Plot II. Row B. Grave 13.

HAYMAN

Percival Maurice

Rifleman 41179, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) posted tyo 1st/28th Battalion, London Regiment (Artists' Rifles). Killed in action 21st August 1918. Born and resident Plympton St Maurice, enlisted Plymouth. Formerly 8/20408, 34th Training Reserve Battalion. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 20.

HELLINGS

Frederick William

Sapper 6388, 12th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 9th August 1915. Aged 36. Born and resident Plympton, enlisted Devonport. Son of John and Clara Hellings, of 10, South Devon Place, Ridgeway, Plympton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9.

HORTON

W H

probably William Henry HORTON, Stoker 1st Class K/26425, H.M.S. Indefatigable, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 31st May 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 16.

HOSKIN

F

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HUNT

W H

No further information currently available

HURRELL

Percy S B

Private 44096, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 31st July 1917. Born and resident Plympton St Maurice, enlisted Plymouth. Son of Joseph John Hurrell, of 8, Woodbine Villas, Plympton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

KENSHOLE

Thomas Claude

Driver 347, 159th Heavy Battery (Devonshire RGA Territorial), Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 2nd October 1916. Born and enlisted Plympton. Buried in GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 19.

LAVIS

J W

No further information currently available

LEE

A

Private 21150, 8th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 22nd July 1920 at home. Buried west of the church in PLYMPTON ST. MAURICE CHURCHYARD, Plympton.

LEWIS

E V

No further information currently available

MARSHALL

Ernest William Sanford

Private 28899, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 16th August 1917. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Plymouth. Son of Mr. W. and Mrs. E. M. Marshall, of 1, Fore St., Plympton St. Maurice, Devon. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 29.

NEWSON

Alfred John

Private 9861, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 8th September 1914. Aged 25. Born Plympton, enlisted Devonport. Son of Emma Newson, of 6, Stenlake Terrace, Prince Rock, Plymouth, and the late George Newson. No known grave. Commemorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

PEARSE

Harry

[Spelt PEARCE on mmeorial] Corporal 337, Devonshire RGA (Territorial), Royal Garrison Artillery. Died in United Kingdom 12th May 1916. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Plympton. Son of Harry and E. M. Pearse, of 2, Glynn View, Fore St., Plympton; husband of Emma Maud Pearse, of Blackdown, Ivybridge, Devon. Buried north-west of the church in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, PLYMPTON, Devon.

PILLAGE

Edwin

Private 26690, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born and resident Plympton, enlisted Plymouth. No knowngrave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas Calais, France. Bay 4.

RABLEY

Albert Edward

Private 76075, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) posted to 1st/4th Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 23rd Auguist 1918. Aged 26. Born South Brent, Devon, enlisted and resident Plymouth. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Rabley, of 9, Old Priory, Plympton, Devon. Formerly S/4/109504, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in BOYELLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 5.

ROBERTS

J T

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ROBERTS

W B

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ROBINSON

W H

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SEYMOUR

W P

No further information currently available

SHEPHEARD

Richard Albert

Leading Stoker 312335, H.M.S. Defence, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 31st May 1916. Aged 26. Son of Richard Albert and Amy Saunders Shepheard, of Church St., Plympton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 15.

SOPER

E F

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SPURR

Frederick James

Private 33690, 1st/1st Buckinghamshire Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 11th October 1917. Aged 40. Born and resident Plympton, enlisted Plymouth. Formerly 41315, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Husband of Florence I. Spurr, of Heath Down, Elfordleigh, Plympton, Devon. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row I. Grave 4.

STEPHENS

F J

No further information currently available

TRISCOTT

Philip Charles

Gunner 291592, 9th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 17th October 1918. Aged 30. Born St Mary's, Plympton, enlisted Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset. Son of William and Charlotte Triscott, of Plympton, Devon; husband of Florence E. Triscott, of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. Formerly 43, 129th Bristol heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row H. Grave 4A.

WEBBER

C

Chief Petty officer 145131, H.M.S. Powerful, Royal Navy. Died 25th April ,1920 at home. Buried west of the church in PLYMPTON ST. MAURICE CHURCHYARD, Plympton, Devon.

  

WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR
"THEIR NAME LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE"

THE SIDE PANELS OF
THIS MEMORIAL WERE
ERECTED TO THE GREATER
GLORY OF GOD AND IN
HONOURED & GRATEFUL
MEMORY OF ALL WHO
SERVED IN THE CAUSE OF
FREEDOM IN THE WORLD
WAR 1939 - 1945 & ESPECIALLY
OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THAT NOBLE CAUSE
AND MORE PARTICULARLY
OF THOSE OF THIS PARISH
WHOSE NAMES WE HAVE
INSCRIBED

ANDERSON

Edward Maurice

Petty Officer Telegraphist D/JX 136693, H.M.S. Edinburgh, Royal Navy. Died 30th April 1942. Aged 26. Son of Frank and Lily Anderson, of Plympton, Devon; husband of Stella Anderson, of Plympton. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 68, Column 1.

BAKER

E W

No further information currently available

BEAVER

Stanley George

Stoke 1st Class D/KX 79441, H.M.S. Whitaker, Royal Navy. Died 1st November 1944. Aged 36. Son of William Henry and Eva Mary Elizabeth Beaver, of Plympton, Devon; husband of Ivy May Beaver, of Plympton. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 89, Column 3.

BEAVER

Frederick William

Gunner 877770, 3 Super Heavy Battery, Royal Artillery. Died between 28th May and 2nd June 1940. Aged 27. Son of Henry and Eva Mary Elizabeth Beaver, of Plympton, Devon; husband of Freda Beaver, of Plympton. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 10.

BOWER

William Joseph S

Warrant Officer Class II (B.S.M.), 1663366, 566 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 14th November 1943. Aged 46. Son of Joseph Samuel and Emma Louisa Bower, of Plympton; husband of Frances Mary Bower, of Plympton St. Maurice. Buried in PLYMPTON LONGCAUSE CEMETERY, Plympton. Block B. Grave 188.

BURNETT

R A C

No further information currently available

CAWSE

William Charles

Chief Shipwright D/M 36813, H.M.S. Drake IV, Royal Navy. Died 12th September 1942. Aged 37. Son of William John and Ellen Cawse; husband of Gladys Anne Cawse, of Plympton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 71, Column 1.

DOYLE

Albert Edward

Driver T/878912, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 27th April 1945. Aged 24. Son of Thomas Joseph and Eva Elisabeth Doyle, of Plympton, Devon. Buried in FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IX. Row E. Grave 9.

HEAT

John Christopher Stevens

Chief Petty Officer D/233234, H.M.S. Impregnable, Royal Navy. Died 7th March 1944. Aged 55. Son of John and Elizabeth Heat, of Plymouth; husband of Annie Heat, of Plympton. Buried in PLYMPTON LONGCAUSE CEMETERY, Plympton. Block B. Grave 180.

JANE

Frederick Ernest

Leading Seaman D/J 44708, H.M.S. Escapade, Royal Navy. Died 20th September 1943. Aged 43. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 78, Column 3.

PARSONS

Harry

Petty Officer Stoker D/KX 83933, H.M.S. Repulse, Royal Navy. Died 10th December 1941. Aged 31. Son of Fred and Elizabeth Parsons; husband of Harriet Lilian Parsons, of Plympton St. Maurice, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 52, Column 1.

PULLEN

James

Corporal 5566648, 5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment. Died 16th July 1944. Aged 38. Son of Edwin and Elizabeth Kate Pullen; husband of Winifred May Pullen, of Plympton, Devon. Buried in ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX, Calvados, France. Plot VIII. Row J. Grave 13.

REVELL

Kenneth Sampson

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1380776, 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22nd July 1942. Aged 21. Son of Richard Sampson Revell, and of Eva Gwendolyn Revell, of Plympton, Devon. Buried in BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Plot 1. Row B. Collective grave 12-16.

ROBERTS

A C

possibly Arthur Charles ROBERTS, Sergeant 2065079, 572 Army Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 21st August 1941. Aged 25. Son of William Charles and Ada Emma Roberts; husband of Joan Chappelle Roberts of Laira, Plymouth. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot XXXII. Row H. Grave 26.

ROWSE

Ernest Richard Stevens

Sergeant PLY/X 146, H.M.S. Charybdis, Royal Marines. Died 23rd October 1943. Aged 34. Son of Ernest and Bessie Rowse, of Plympton, Devon; husband of Ivy Rowse, of Plympton. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 83, Column 3.

SANDOVER

Reginald William

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 189653, 158 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th June 1944. Husband of Lilian Sandover, of Higher Compton, Plymouth. Buried in MARISSEL FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, Oise, France. Collective grave 251-256.

SARAH

A H

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TREDUNING

A

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WAKEFIELD

John Aubrey

Warrant Engineer, H.M. Boom Defence Vessel Othello, Royal Navy. Died 11th April 1941. Aged 51. Son of Thomas Bradbury Wakefield and Justina Wakefield; husband of Beatrice Wakefield, of Plymouth. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 46, Column 1.

WEBBER

C

No further information currently available

WINZER

Charles Samuel Adam

Warrant Officer Class II (B.S.M.) 1404396, 158 (Devon) H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 11th March 1941. Aged 47. Son of Charles Samuel Adam and Priscilla Winzer; husband of Mary Winzer. Buried in PLYMPTON LONGCAUSE CEMETERY, Plympton. Block B. Grave 190.

WILLCOCKS

Eddy Samuel Crowle

Able Seaman D/JX 15550, H.M.S. Drake, Royal Navy. Died 14th July 1941. Aged 20. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 48, Column 3.

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