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POWDERHAM WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Martin Edwards 2006

The Powderham memorial is located outside the main gate to the churchyard. It takes the form of a stepped base with plinth upon which is mounted a granite cross. There are nine names for World War 1 and four for World War 2.
Photograph Copyright © Richard Taylor 2006

1914 - 1918
1939 - 1945

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918
AND ESPECIALLY OF

ATHERTON

Alfred

probably Alfred ATHERTON, Private 11660, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in aaction 1st July 1916. Born Westown, Bristol, enlisted Exeter, resident Bristol. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A.

DEALY

[John] Bertram

[Spelt DEALEY on CWGC] Private 10347, "D" Company, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th July 1916. Aged 20. Born Eden Bridge, Kent, enlisted Exeter. Son of William and Julia Dealey. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.

EDMUNDS

Edward

No further information currently available.

ELLIOTT

Harold [Bernard Ralph]

Private 28629, 7th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 2nd September 1918. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Kenton. Son of Edwin and Isabella Elliott, of High St., Kenton, Exeter. Formerly 8/21108, Training Reserve Battalion. Buried in VAULX HILL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 18.

HARRIS

George

Private 13440, 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte's Own). Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born Starcross, enlisted Exeter, resident Powderham, near Kenton. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 2.

HOLE

Robert George

Private 7275, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 14th January 1915. Aged 28. Born and resident Kenn, enlisted Exeter. Son of Richard and Ann Hole, of Kenn, Bristol; husband of Susannah Hole, of Powderham, Exeter. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

SOPER

Archibald

Private 10533, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Exeter, resident Powderham. Son of John Henry and Mary Jane Soper, of Discombes, Powderham, Exeter. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 35 to 37.

SOPER

Frederick [Henry]

Private 29611, 1st/1st Battalion (Herefordshire Regiment), King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 4th September 1918. Born and enlisted Powderham. Formerly 8/11668, Devonshire Regiment. Buried in WYTSCHAETE MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row D. Grave 5.

WARREN

Francis 'Frank' [Henry]

Private 36966, 1st Battalion, Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Killed in action 24th March 1918 [SDGW] or 14th April 1918 [CWGC]. Aged 19. Born Maidstone, Kent, enlisted Exeter, resident Powderham. Son of Eva Mary Warren, of Church House, Powderham, Exeter, and the late Joseph Warren. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.

1939 - 1945

BLUCK

Harry George

Leading Aircraftman 1201580, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th March 1945. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAl, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 452.

GILBERT

Michael Sidney

Sergeant (Pilot) 1385416, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30th October 1942. Aged 19. Son of Sidney and Helen Katharine Gilbert, of Kenton. Buried north-east of the church in ST. CLEMENT CHURCHYARD, POWDERHAM, Devon.

SOPER

Dudley John

Guardsman 2738948, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Died 14th February 1945. Aged 19. Son of Nielius John and Ella Soper, of Powderham, Devon. Buried in MOOK WAR CEMETERY, Limburg, Netherlands. Plot II. Row A. Grave 16.

WATSON

Rupert Hartley

No further information currently available.

Last updated: 27 December, 2006

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