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SHALDON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2006

The Shaldon tribute is in the form of a roofed brick memorial in the Town Square with a clock at the top. On the various sides of the memorial are stone tablets for both wars with surnames, initials and units. There are 26 names for the first world war and 9 names for the second plus two for the Malayan Emergency of 1949

Photograph Copyright © Chris Comber 2006

THIS MEMORIAL
WAS ERECTED BY THE
INHABITANTS OF SHALDON
TO COMMEMORATE THE
VICTORIOUS ENDING
OF THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
AND IN THE GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF SHALDON
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY.
"DULCE ET DECORUM
EST PRO PATRIA
MORI"

CARTER

Launcelot Edward

Private 782097 43rd Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment) 4th Canadian Division. Killed in action at Passchendaele 14th November 1917. Aged 32. Son of Mr and Mrs John Carter of Shaldon Husband of Mrs Pearl Carter of Moose Jaw, Sakatchewan, Canada Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium (Canadian Section)

CATES

Arthur Kenneth

Guardsman 12811, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Guards Division. Died 22nd June 1918. Aged 34. Son of Mr Cates and Mary Caroline Cates of Hayes Barton, Shanklin, Isle of Wight. Born in Teddington and enlisted in Liverpool. Buried in St. Amand British Cemetery

COLBRAN

Albert Collis

[Listed on War memorial as A.A.] Private TF/315038, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. 8th Division. Killed in action 24th April 1918. Aged 33. Son of Horace and Mary Colbran of Eastbourne, Sussex. Husband of Martha Colbran of Beach Cottage, Riverside, Shaldon. Enlisted in Newton Abbot. Buried in Adelaide Cemetery, Villers Bretonneaux

CONEYBEARE

Edward Bruce

Captain, 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. 13th Division Killed in action in Mesopotamia 5th April 1916. Aged 23. Son of Henry Crawford Conybeare (Indian Civil Service) and Mrs Amy Conybeare of 'Platway' Shaldon. Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq.

CORNISH

J B

5th New Zealand Ccontingent - No further information currently available

EARDLEY-WILMOTT

C

Royal Flying Corps - No further information currently available

EAST

Cecil Roy

Lance Corporal 1463 1/1st Battalion, Honourable Artillery Company (Infantry). 3rd Division. Killed in action 13th May 1915. Aged 23. Son of Frederick Thomas and Elizabeth Jane East of 17, Tyson Road, Forest Hill, London Enlisted in Armoury House, Tower of London. Buried in Voormezeele Enclosure No 3, Belgium

GRAEME, CMG

Laurence Oliphant

Lieutenant Colonel, 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders. 1st Division. Killed in action 10th March 1916. Aged 43. Served in the South African War. ADC. Durbar Tour. Three times mentioned in despatches. Son of Lt. Col. L. A. M. and Mrs Catherine Graeme, of the House of Inchbrakie (1st Madras Fusiliers). Husband of Mrs Penelope Graeme of Sutton Grange, Wansford. Buried in Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery

HORSHAM

Norman

Lance Corporal 33197, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. 8th Division. Died of wounds in base hospital in Rouen 22nd April 1917. Aged 20. Son of John and Emma Horsham of Clyst Hydon, Devon. Born and enlisted in Collumpton. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension Rouen

LAMBE

James

Private 1143, 2/5th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. 75th Division. Mesopotamia Killed in action 31st December 1916. Son of John and Bessie Lambe of 76, Ringmore Road, Shaldon. Born and enlisted in Teignmouth Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq.

LORAM

Herbert

[Listed as A on the War Memorial] Private 48233, 11th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Formerly TR/7/15838 Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died at home 9th March 1918. Aged 18. Son of Abraham and Ida Mary Loram of 16, Middle Street, Shaldon. Born in Shaldon and enlisted in Exeter. Buried in St. Nicholas Churchyard Ringmore

LUCAS

Clifton Malet

Second Lieutenant 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. 38th Division.Formerly with the South Wales Borderers Killed in action on the Somme 10. 7.16. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial.

LUCAS, DSO

M H

Lieutenant Colonel, 37th Lancers (Baluch Horse). Indian Army. Died on active service in Persia 2nd August 1920. Buried in Tehran War Cemetery, Persia (Iran)

MATTHEWS

Stephen George

Private 68419, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action 23rd August 1918. Aged 19. Son of Thomas Stephen and Susan Matthews of 1, North View, Shaldon. Born in Shaldon and enlisted in Newton Abbott. Commemorated on the Vis En Artois Memorial.

MERCHANT

George Thomas

Private 51302, 1/5th Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment. 56th Division. Killed in action 30th November 1917. Aged 30. Formerly with the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Harriett Merchant of 1, Rose Cottage, Ringmore. Enlisted in Exeter. Buried in Villers Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension

PAYNE

Frederick George

Guardsman 9502, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards 2nd Division Killed in action at Givenchy 17th January 1915. Enlisted in Teignmouth. Resident of Shaldon. Buried in Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg L'Avoue

REED

Richard Barrington

Apprentice, SS 'Torrington', Mercantile Marine. Lost when the ship was torpedoed by U 55 (Werner) off the Scilly Isles on the 9th April 1917. Aged 17. Torringtons Captain (Starkey) was taken on board the submarine, but the 34 crew members were left to drown or were machine gunned in the water. Son of Richard George and Elizabeth Anne Reed. Born on Gravesend, Kent. Connection with Shaldon unknown Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial, London.

SHEPPARD

Lewis Charles Burford

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry attached to Royal Flying Corps. Killed in action 21st April 1917. Aged 20. Son of Herbert Charles and Gertrude Elizabeth Sheppard of 'Undercliffe' Shaldon. Buried in Varennes Military Cemetery.

STEPHENS

Charles

Signal Boy 236/SB, HM Yacht 'Penetia', Royal Naval Reserve. Died 24th August 1917. Aged 17. Son of Frederick and Emily Stephens of Vine Cottage, Ringmore, Shaldon. Buried in Falmouth Cemetery, Cornwall

STEPHENS, MM

Frederick Thomas

Lance Corporal 426188, 46th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). 4th Canadian Division. Killed in action 30th September 1918. Aged 23. Son of Frederick and Emily Stephens of 1, Vine Cottage, Ringmore. Bur, Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux

TAYLOR

Andrew

Private 43648 15th Battalion, Royal Scots 34th Division Killed in action 22nd October 1917. Born Saltcoats, Ayrshire and enlisted in Ardrossan. Shaldon connection unknown Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

TOTHILL

Rolf Francis Cole

Able Seaman J/22350, HMS 'Foresight', Royal Navy. Lost in transit in the Fleet Messenger H.M. 'Princess Alberta' when she struck a mine on passage from Stavros to Mudros in the Aegean Sea 21st February 1917. Aged 19. Son of Henry and Mary Tothill of 25, Dagmar Street, Shaldon. Commemorated on Plymouth Memorial

WINDEATT

William Hamlyn

Guardsman 23663, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Guards Division. Died of wounds 5th October 1916. Aged 36. Son of William Hamlyn and Elza Warren Windeatt of 32, Middle Street, Shaldon Born in Shaldon and enlisted in London. Buried in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension.

WITHEY

Charles Thomas

Deck Hand 2494/SD, SS 'Countess of Mar', Royal Naval Reserve. One of 30 men lost when the ship was torpedoed off Bayonne 4th August 191.7 Aged 26. Son of William Henry and Ellen Gertrude Withey of 'Latona', Middle Street, Shaldon. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial

WITHEY

Sydney Alfred

Private 11484, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. 5th Division. Killed in action near Arras 23rd April 1917. Aged 21. Son of William Henry and Ellen Gertrude Withey of 29, Albion Street, Shaldon. Born in London and enlisted in Exeter Commemorated on Arras Memorial

WOOD

J

Royal Naval Reserve - No further information currently available

ALSO
IN GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF THOSE WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR OF
1939 - 45
WHOSE NAMES APPEAR ON
THE ADJOINING PLAQUE

BRIMILCOMBE

Sidney

Petty Officer D/230527, HMS 'Campeador V', Royal Navy. Died 22nd June 1940 Aged 52. Son o John Edward and Mary Jane Brimilicombe of Ringmore. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial

FIELDEN

Randle

Pilot Officer, Royal Australian Air Force. Killed in an accident near Coltishall, Norfolk 22nd September 1941. Son of Everard and Maude Billson Feilden of Bengough, Saskatchewan, Canada. Husband of Miriam Feilden of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Buried in Scottow Cemetery, North Walsham Nofolk.

HICKS

George Edwin

Trooper, 5th Battalion, Royal Tank Regiment. R.A.C. Killed in action in the Western Desert near Sollum Libya 25th November 1941. Aged 25. Son of George Edwin and Ellen Hicks. Buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery

HOUSTON

James Ivor

Major, Essex Regiment attached to the 3rd, Battalion, Parachute Regiment. Killed in action Arnhem 20th September 1944. Aged 32. Son of Mr and Mrs James Houston. Husband of Mrs Lorna Houston of Weyhill, Hampshire. Commemorated on Groesbeek Memorial, Holland

LONG

John

Stoker 1st Class D/KX/117591, HMS 'Hecla', Royal Navy. Lost when the Depot ship was torpedoed by U515 off Gibraltar 12th November 1942. Aged 40. 282 Lost. Son of Mr Long and Mrs Margaret Long. Husband of Emily Ada Long of Shadon. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial.

PAYNE

Thomas

Private 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action during the siege of Malta 2rd April 1942 Aged 30. Son of Thomas and Eliza Payne. Husband of Ivy May Payne of Dawlish. Buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery, Malta.

SLATER, OBE

Edward Albert

Wing Commander Royal Air Force Died at home 22nd August 1946 Aged 46. Son of Rupert Maxwell Slate and Minnie Slater. Husband of Mrs Minnie Evelyn Slater of Shaldon. Buried in Ryde Borough Cemetery, Isle of Wight.

STOYLE

Reginald Percy

Able Seaman, H.M. Cable Ship 'Alert', Royal Navy. Died 24th February 1945. Son of Percy Frederick and Elsie Maud Stoyle of Shaldon. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial

THEOBALD

Wilfred Murray

Flight Lieutenant, No 78 Bomber Squadron. (Handley Page Halifax's), Royal Air Force. Killed in action. 12th June 1943. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial

MALAYAN CAMPAIGN 1949

ROBERTS

A J

Trooper 19046527, 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars. Died 24th August 1949. Buried in Cheras Road Christian Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur. Row 32. Grave 1217.

Although listed directly below the 1949 casualty the name below appears separated from the entry and may be a different conflict.

BAKER-FAULKNER, DSO, DSC

Roy S

Royal Navy - He was Canadian and was in Special Services when he was lost after ditching his plane off the coast of Norway on 18 July 1944.

Last updated 25 October, 2006

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