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STARCROSS WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Starcross memorial is located on the green next to the railway station. The three stepped base has a plinth mounted on it and upon this is mounted a granite Maltese cross. There are seven names listed for World War 1 and four for World War 2 and one name for Cyprus 1975.
Photograph Copyright © Richard Taylor 2006

IN HONOURED MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF STARCROSS
WHO DIED
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

BAKER

George James

Private 9141, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th August 1916. Aged 24. Born and resident Starcross, enlisted Exeter. Son of Amos and Jane Baker, of New Rd., Starcross, Exeter. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row O. Grave 12.

BOULT

Walter Harry

Sapper 304884, 22nd Fortress Company, Royal Engineers. Died 19th November 1918. Aged 37. Son of Frank and Jane Ann Boult, of Heavitree, Exeter; husband of Sarah Ann Boult, of Strand, Starcross, Devon. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 29.

BOWERMAN

Richard Venvil

Private 92868, "D" Battalion, Tank Corps. Died 29th April 1918. Aged 21. Son of Henry Hayman Bowerman and Mary A. Bowerman, of Staplake, Starcross, Devon. Buried in EBBLINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 25.

GOSS

Ernest Walter

Corporal M2/204760, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 7th November 1918. Born and resident Starcross, enlisted Exeter. Formerly 2394, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Yeomanry.

GRANT

Arthur James

1st Battalion, R.D.V.C. possibly Arthur James GRANT, Acting Corporal 345166, 16th (Royal !st Devon yeomanry and Royal North Devon Hussars) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd September 1918. Aged 24. Born Crediton, enlisted Exeter, resident Ottery St. Mary. Son of Frank Grant, of Escot Lodge, Ottery St. Mary, Devon, and the late Jane Grant. Also served in Egypt and Palestine. Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 7.

HOMEYARD

Reginald

Sapper 145277, "D" Company, No. 1 Reserve Battalion, Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 12th April 1916. Aged 23. Born Exminster, resident Starcross, enlisted Exeter. Son of Mary Ann Homeyard, of The Strand, Starcross, and the late Richard Homeyard. Buriedsouth of the Chancel in ST. PAUL CHURCHYARD, STARCROSS, Devon.

SIZER

Ernest [William]

Private 25650, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 24th April 1918. Born Tunstead, Norfolk, enlisted Exeter, resident Starcross. Buried in ADELAIDE CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX, Somme, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 10.

1939 - 1945

COOKSON

Christopher

either Christopher COOKSON, Flying Officer (Pilot) 42558, 54 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 23rd July 1941. Buried in PIHEN-LES-GUINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row B. Grave 1. or Christopher COOKSON, Private 4347941, 4th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Died 4th June 1942. Aged 29. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 58.

CHANDOS-POLE

Peter

Master, S.S. Pacific (Hull), Merchant NAvy. Died 9th February 1943. Aged 38. Son of Christopher and Constance Chandos-Pole; husband of Hilda A. Chandospole, of Starcross, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London, Panel 78.

Note: British cargo ship SS Pacific (2,816 Tonnes) foundered in bad weather on 8th February 1943 on a journey between Sunderland and London, in convoy together with two more ships. SS Pacifc was part of the 18 ship convoy FS 33 (fast). According to the convoy report she was presumed to have foundered due to bad weather. It seems she received some assistance from H.M. Tug Brightlingsea.

STONEMAN, MM

George [Henry]

Lance Sergeant 2658730, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Died 23rd June 1944. Aged 23. Son of Frederick John and Nellie Stoneman; husband of Yvonne Eileen Stoneman, of Dawlish, Devon. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in BOLSENA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row B. Grave 22.

YOUNG

Charles

No further information currently available.

WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM

R.I.P

ALSO OF

DUMBLETON

D

Lance Corporal. Killed in action 1975 in Cyprus.

Last updated: 27 December, 2006

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