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TOTNES WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishaman 2015

The memorials is to be found in the grounds of St Mary’s Church, High Street, Totnes. It takes the form of an octagonal cross of sacrifice,a copy of a Blomfield cross, on octagonal plinth and octagonal two-stepped base with a bronze sword of sacrifice on the front face, the whole being made from Portland stone. There are 103 names listed for World War 1 and 38 for World War 2; the names have been sorted into alphabetical order here for ease of reading and research. It was first unveiled 4 June 1921.
Photograph Copyright © Gill Cannell & Andrew Dishaman 2015

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
AND IN
SACRED MEMORY
OF THE 103
TOTNES MEN
WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE
GREAT WAR.
1914 - 1918

ALMOND W H J
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ANTHONY P L
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ARSCOTT William Charles
Private 10514, "C" Company, 8th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 November 1915. Aged 29. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Exeter. Son of Mr. C. and Mrs. E. Arscott, of 6A, South St., Totnes, Devon. Buried in BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 10.
BEER M
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BENNETT J
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BINDON Frank
Private 10524, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Exeter. Son of Mrs. C. Bindon, of 19, Cistern St., Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 35 to 37.
BOWDEN Charles [John]
Private 9075, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Aged 25. Born Newton Abbot, enlisted Totnes, Devon. Son of John Jeffery Bowden and Mary Jane Bowden, of 27, Bridgetown, Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 3.
BROWN John Henry
Private 10339, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 2 November 1914. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Exeter. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Addenda Panel 60.
CALLARD John H
Private M2/117269, Royal Army Service Corps attached to 1st New Zealand Ammunition Supply Park. Died on service 23 December 1917. Born Totnes, Devon, resident Paignton, Devon, enlisted Exeter, Devon. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 18.
CARPENTER F
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CHOWEN John Francis
Lance Corporal 85120, Royal Fusiliers posted to 1st/3rd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Died 8 August 1918. Aged 19. Son of John and Emma Chowen, of 3, Weston Rd., Bridgetown, Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.
CLARKE A
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COCKWILL Reginald D
[Listed on SDGW as COCKWELL] Private 15147, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 March 1918. Born Plymouth, enlisted Totnes, Devon. Buried in ROSIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Grave 41.
COLE William [John]
Private 27379, 14th (Service) Battalion (West of England), Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 July 1916. Aged 28. Born Totnes, Devon, enlisted Newton Abbot. Son of Samuel and Mary Cole, of 89, High St., Totnes, Devon. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 8.
COLE William H
Acting Corporal 10648, 8th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Born and resident Totnes, enlisted Exeter. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 35 to 37.
COLEMAN David
Able Seaman 193564, H.M.S. "Vernon", Royal Navy. Died from disease 2 July 1917. Aged 37. Born 7 March 1880 in Howestrand, Cork, Ireland. Son of J. Coleman, of Killbrittain, Ireland; husband of Florence Syms (formerly Coleman), of 2, New Walk., Totnes formerly 5, Priory Terrace, Totnes. Buried in TOTNES CEMETERY, Devon. Section A. New part. Plot 5. Grave 75.
CUDMORE Frank
Leading Stoker K/2252, H.M.S. "Monmouth", Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 1 November 1914. Born 4 March 1891 in Totnes, Devon. Son of Emily Allison, of 2, Keyham St., Winton Mill, Devonport, Devon. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Totnes, Devon, Stoker 1st Class, based in Portland, Dorset aboard H.M.S. Pincher. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 3.
CUDMORE Thomas Henry
Private 18431, 11th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 21 September 1918. Born Torrington, Devon, resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Exeter. Formerly 5401, Devonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 38 and 39.
EASTERBROOK Francis Dick
Private 17019, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 September 1916. Aged 28. Born Buckfastleigh, Devon, resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Plymouth. Son of Elias and Eliza Agnes Easterbrook; husband of Lilian L. Easterbrook, of 2, Wellington St., Plymouth. Native of Totnes, Devon. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 16.
EDMONDS Edward Torre
Rifleman 303202, 2nd/5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade), London Regiment. Killed in action 20 September 1917. Aged 29. Born Guildford, resident "Strathmore," Totnes, Devon, enlisted London. Son of Thomas and Caroline Augusta Edmonds, of "Strathmore," Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52 and 54.
EGERTON Thomas Henry
Private 28957, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 29 March 1918. Aged 39. Born Bicester, Oxon, enlisted Totnes, Devon. Husband of Edith M. C. Egerton, of 93, Farmstead Rd., Bellingham Estate, Catford, London. Formerly 24807, Devonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 45.
EMMETT Samuel John
Private 26082, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 34. Born Harberton, Devon, resident Harberton, Devon, enlisted Newton Abbot. Son of James and Maria Emmett; husband of Annie Winter Emmett, of 19, Leechwell, St., Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
FARLEY Sidney [Herman]
Private 9579, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 March 1915. Aged 24. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Exeter. Son of John Farley, of 51, High St., Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8 and 9.
FICE Charles Horace Lewis
Private 290295, 701st Company, Labour Corps. Died on service at 4:00 a.m. of Nephritis at 16 Casualty Clearing Station, France, 19 October 1918. Aged 47. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted London. Husband of Emma Fice (nee Cole), of 11, New Passage, Totnes, married 16 May 1894 in Ivybridge, Devon; father of William (below) and Charles Frederick William FICE who died in the Second World War (see below). Formerly 111196, Royal Engineers. In the 1901 census he was aged 29, born Totnes, a Stoker Gas Works, married to Emma, with three children, resident 15, Moorashes, Totnes, Devon. In the 1911 census he was aged 39, born Totnes, a Labourer at Gas Works (Lamp Lighter), married to Emma, with five children, resident 20 New Passage, Totnes, Devon. Enlisted in Royal Engineers as Pioneer 111196 9 August 1915 in London, aged 43 years 248 days, resident 11 New Passage, Totnes, Devon, a Labourer, heght 5 feet 2 inches, chest 36 inches, religious denomination Wesleyan. Buried in DELSAUX FARM CEMETERY, BEUGNY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 28.
FICE William Frederick Charles
Private 3/6559, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 May 1915. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Totnes, Devon. Son of Mrs. Emma Fice, of 11, New Passage, Totnes, Devon; son of Charles FICE (above), brother of Charles Frederick William FICE who died in the Second World War (see below). No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
FOALE Samuel
[Listed as FOALS on SDGW] Gunner 145303, 137th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on service 4 November 1918. Born Blackhawton, Devon, resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Torquay. Buried in PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 3.
FOSTER John
1st Class Waiter, S.S. "Lusitania" (Liverpool), Mercantile Marine. Died 7 May 1915. Aged 41. Born in London. Son of Sarah Foster, and the late William Foster; husband of Mary Alice Weymouth Foster of 23, Leechwell St., Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.
FROST Sydney
Private 5801, 1/4th Battalion (Territorials), Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 29 January 1917. Aged 34. Resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Newton Abbot. Son of Mrs. Edgecombe (formerly Frost), of Bowden, Kingsbridge, Devon; husband of Nelly Frost, of 4, Clyst St. George, Exeter. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row L. Grave 5.
GIBSON, DSO Harold
Captain Acting Lieutenant Colonel, 71st Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 17 October 1917. Aged 33. Son of Lt.-Col. G. J. Gibson, A.M.S. (retired), of Totnes, Devon; husband of Maude M. Gibson, of Broadmead Rd. South, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXVIII. Row B. Grave 9.
GOSS Alfred John
Private 27323, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 6 September 1916. Aged 27. Born Rattery, Devon, resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Newton Abbot, Devon. Son of William Henry and Mary Grace Goss, of Mount Cottages, Staverton, Devon; husband of M. M. J. Goss, of 6, Cistern St., Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France . Pier and Face 6 B.
GRIBBLE John [Henry Hodge]
Petty Officer Stoker K/1946 (Dev.), H.M.S. "Indefatigable", Royal Navy. Killed in action when his ship was sunk 31 May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland. Born 31 December 1890 in Totnes, Devon. Husband of Emily Gribble, of Coarswell Cottage, Ugborough, Devon. Before he enlisted he worked for ther G.P.O. (Totnes). Enlisted 22 February 1909 for 12 years. Heioght 5 feet 9½ inches, chest 37 inches, brown hair, grey eyes, pale complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 14.
HAMBLY D G
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HANNAFORD Arthur Richard
Private 10434, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 March 1918. Aged 36. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Exeter. Son of Mrs. Ellen Penwill, of Church Close, Totnes; husband of Beatrice Hannaford, of Week, Dartington, Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 24 and 25.
HANNAFORD-HILL C
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HANNAFORD-HILL George [Henry]
Private 32069, 21st (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 9 June 1917. Aged 33. Born Stoke Gabriel, Devon, enlisted Totnes, Devon. Husband of Maud M. Hannaford Hill, of 9, Bridgetown, Totnes, Devon. Formerly 067929, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row H. Grave 20.
HANNAFORD-HILL W J
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HEATH Ernest
Private 16665, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 August 1916. Aged 22. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Newton Abbot. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Heath, of 4, Cistern St., Totnes, Devon. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row N. Grave 6.
HODGES George
Private 5197, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died 27 April 1915. Aged 33. Son of the late Solomon and Elizabeth Hodges; husband of Victoria Louise Farrington (fommerly Hodges), of 25, Bridgetown, Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
HORSWELL A J W
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HORSWELL Charles Frederick
Private 1382, 5th (P.O.W.) Battalion (Territorials) attached to 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died on service in Mesopotamia 12 September 1915. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Totnes, Devon. Son of J. Horswell, of 10 Warland, Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 22 and 63.
HORSWELL Francis William
[Listed as HORSWILL on CWGC] Private 66257, 99th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds (gas) 3 November 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Exeter. Son of William Henry Horswill, of 18, Cistern St., Totnes, Devon. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 19.
HORSWELL Owen Stanley
[Listed as HORSWILL on CWGC & SDGW] Private 43886, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 22 August 1918. Aged 20. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Newton Abbot. Son of Samuel and Sarah Horswill, of 2, St. John's Terrace, Totnes, Devon. Formerly 316049, Devonshire Regiment. Buried in MEAULTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row F. Grave 5.
KING William Richard Edwards
Private 9275, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 January 1915. Aged 20. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Exeter. Son of James J. E. King, of 18, Leechwell St., Totnes, Devon. Buried in AUBERS RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY, AUBERS, Nord, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 14.
KNOTT Elmer Ernest
Private 49760, 2nd Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died 15 April 1918. Aged 19. Son of Thomas Henry and Florence Annie Knott, of Totnes, Devon. Buried in CROUY BRITISH CEMETERY, CROUY-SUR-SOMME, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 27.
KNOTT Charles Frederick
[Transcribed as G F KNOTT] Private 10398, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 June 1916. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Exeter. Buried in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVII. Row L. Grave 23.
LORIMER H G
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LORIMER Kenneth
Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Canadian Machine Gun Corps. Died 8 August 1918. Aged 29. Son of Robert C. and Susie Lorimer, of 59, Fore St., Totnes, Devon Buried in BEAUCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row B. Grave 4.
MADDICK Frederick Richard
[Listed as Richard Frederick MADDICK on CWGC and SDGW] Gunner 75617, 172nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 2 February 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Totnes, Devon. Son of Mrs. Emma Maddick, of 18, Fore St., Totnes. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 A.
MAERS W
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MARKS Jack
Private 42558, 165th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 6 November 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Exeter. Son of Burton and Mary Marks, of 5, Fore St., Totnes, Devon. Formerly 3080, Devon Yeomanry. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section O. Plot I. Row F. Grave 6.
MARLEY R P
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MISEMAN W F
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MITCHELL G
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MITCHELL Joseph [Richard]
Leading Seaman 160987, H.M.S. "Monmouth", Royal Navy. Died 1 November 1914. Aged 38. Son of Richard and Mary Mitchell, of Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 1.
MORTLEY Sidney John
Private 1962, 1st/5th (P.O.W.) Battalion (Territorials) attached to 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 28 September 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Plymouth. Son of William Edward and Anna E. Mortley, of 1, Radnor Terrace, Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 11.
NARRAMORE George [Henry]
Private 27023, 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 24 June 1917. Born Harberton, Devon, resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Newton Abbot, Devon. Buried in NOREUIL AUSTRALIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row A. Grave 13.
NORRISH William Alfred
Boy 1st Class J/37467 (Dev), H.M.S. "Queen Mary", Royal Navy. Killed in action when his ship was sunk at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Born 25 June 1898 in Totnes, Devon. Son of Alfred Norrish, c/o Mrs Newings, of North Street, Ashburton, South Devon. Boy Seaman, enlisted 25 June 1916 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 2 inches, chest 31½ inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 13.
PERRING T H H
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PESSELL J G
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PHILLIPS G E
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PHILLIPS Percy James
Corporal 240432, 1st/5th 5th (P.O.W.) Battalion (Territorials), Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 15 September 1918. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Plymouth. Son of Mr. W. H. Phillips, of 26, Fore St., Totnes, Devon. Buried in SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, BOISLEUX-ST. MARC, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 30.
PHILLPOTTS Henry [Herniman]
Private 28476, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 March 1918. Aged 20. Born Slapton, Devon, resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Newton Abbot. Son of James and Annie Phillpotts, of 5, New Walk, Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 24 and 25.
PIPER T T
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POMEROY Albert
Leading Signalman 195300, H.M.S. "Vivid", Royal Navy. Died 2 September 1915. Aged 33. Son of Susanna Pomeroy, of 8, Parklands, Station Rd., Totnes, and the late William Henry Pomeroy. Buried in TOTNES CEMETERY, Devon. Section A. New Part Row 3. Grave 49.
POOLMAN E G
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POTTER J E
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PUGSLEY Edmund [Charles]
Private 28996, 1st/4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died on service in Egypt 17 December 1917. Aged 39. Born Torquay, Devon, enlisted Totnes, Devon. Son of Jane Ann Pugsley, of 5, Leechwell Lane, South St., Totnes, Devon, and the late Edmund Hill Pugsley. Formerly 24761, Devonshire Regiment. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section D. Grave 270.
REED William James
Corporal 5864, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action 26 October 1914. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Totnes, Devon. Son of Elizabeth Reed, of 1, South Crescent, Totnes, Devon, and the late Robert Reed. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11.
REVELL Leslie Matthew
Private 34373, 8th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 July 1917. Aged 21. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Plymouth, Devon. Son of Matthew and Frances Elizabeth Revell, of Totnes, Devonshire. Formerly 23134, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVI. Row C. Grave 16.
ROE Francis Leslie
Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Prince Of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Died of wounds 7 January 1916. Aged 21. Born 6 April 1896 in Totnes, Devon. Son of Francis Leonard and Mary Roe, of Totnes, S. Devon. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 18.
ROE Joseph Leonard
Private 3414, 10th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died of wounds in the United Kingdom 4 April 1916. Aged 24. Born Totnes, Devon, resident Wallasey, Cheshire, enlisted Liverpool. Son of Francis Leonard and Mary Roe, of Totnes. Buried in TOTNES CEMETERY, Devon. Grave 205.
ROE J L
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ROWDEN Robert Adams
Private 16777, 9th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 6 October 1917. Aged 22. Son of Mrs. Sarah Adams Rowden, of 10, Coldharbour, Bridgetown, Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 to 40.
ROWDEN Sidney John
Private 27042, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 24 April 1918. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Torquay. Buried in LE VERTANNOY BRITISH CEMETERY, HINGES, Pas de Calais, France. Row A. Grave 21.
SALTER William Henry
Private 6903, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 6 November 1914. Aged 31. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Exeter. Husband of Winifred Emma Burgess (formerly Salter), of Trannack Mills, St. Erth, Hayle, Cornwall. Buried in ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row I. Grave 15.
SCOBLE Lewis Samuel
Private 240745, 1st/5th (P.O.W.) Battalion (Territorials), Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 7 November 1917. Aged 33. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Newton Abbot. Son of the late Samuel Cousins Scoble, and of Caroline Jane Scoble; husband of Elizabeth J. Scoble, of II, Bank Lane, Totnes, Devon. Buried in GAZA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Plot VII. Row G. Grave 16.
SEAWARD Reginald Alfred
Private 30003, 8th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 28 April 1917. Aged 21. Born Plymouth, resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Exeter. Son of Alfred Alma Seaward and Nellie Louise Seawood, of "Tower View", South St., Totnes, Devon. Formerly 2188, Devonshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. bay 4.
SETTER Herbert
[Listed as Henbert Setters on SDGW] Private 36606, 9th Battalion, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Aged 26. Born Totnes, Devon, enlisted Newton Abbot, Devon. Son of George and Susan Setter, of Windsor Villa, Bridgetown, Totnes, Devon. Formerly 35877, Hampshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 59 and 60.
SHERRIFF Charles [Albert]
[Listed as C A SHERIFF on CWGC] Private 2742, City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders). Died in United Kingdom 18 July 1915. Resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Putney. Buried in EAST DEREHAM CEMETERY, Norfolk. Plot XII. Row T. Grave 192.
SHINNER Edwin John
Private 45491, 1st/4th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Died 5 December 1918. Aged 21. Son of James and Leah Shinner, of 38, Fore St., Totnes, Devon. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section A. Grave 47.
STENTIFORD Edwin
Corporal 84072, Royal Fusiliers (City Of London Regiment) posted to 2nd/4th Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 19 September 1918. Aged 19. Resident and enlisted Chelsea. Son of Mrs. Beatrice Hannaford, of Week, Dartington, Totnes, Devon. Formerly R/43011, 8th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Buried in VILLERS HILL BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-GUISLAIN, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 32.
STEPHENS Frederick George
Sapper 495183, 20th (T.F.) Depot, Royal Engineers. Died 20 October 1919. Aged 27. Son of Harriett A. Stephens, of 8, Ticklemore St., Totnes, and the late Frederick Stephens. His brother Reginald also fell (see below). Buried in BRIDGETOWN AND BERRY POMEROY CHURCH CEMETERY, Devon. Grave reference 4. 5.
STEPHENS Reginald
Corporal 220422, Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry. Died 26 August 1918. Aged 19. Son of Harriett A. Stephens, of 8, Ticklemore St., Totnes, and the late Frederick Stephens. His brother Frederick George also fell (see above). Buried in BRIDGETOWN AND BERRY POMEROY CHURCH CEMETERY, Devon. Grave reference 4. 6.
STEPHENS William H
Lance Corporal 25288 [SDGW] or 45288 [CWGC], 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 23 September 1918. Aged 23. Born Totnes, Devon, enlisted Exeter. Son of George and Elizabeth Maria Stephens, of Matford Cottage, Alphington, Exeter. Formerly 202452, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.
STOYLE Arthur James
Private PLY/10410, H.M.S. "Princess Alberta", Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 21 February 1917. Aged 34. Born 10 April 1882 in Totnes, Devon. Son of Joseph and Mary Stoyle, of 7. South St., Totnes, Devon; husband of Lily Stoyle, of 3, Butts Rd., Ilminster, Somerset. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 23.
TALL John Jeffery
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died 15 February 1918. Aged 28. Son of George Jeffery and Elizabeth Jane Tall, of 4, Albert Place, Maudlin Rd., Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 to 40.
TALL William Aubrey
Private 2255, 1st/4th Battalion (Territorials), Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 16 June 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Exeter. Son of Mr. G. J. and Mrs. E. J. Tall, of 4, Albert Place, Maudlin Rd., Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 11.
TAPLEY Arthur James
Private 205432, 2/4th Battalion (Territorials), Devonshire Regiment. Died on service 30 December 1917. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Newton Abbot. No known grave. Commemorated at CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.
TAPLEY James
Pioneer 110534, 1st Labour Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 8 October 1916. Aged 50. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Londeon. Son of Thomas and Agnes Tapley, of Totnes. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot B. Row 16. Grave 56.
THOMAS J
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TOLLIT W E
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TUCKER Ralph Clifford
Rifleman 222, 1st/5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade), London Regiment. Killed in action 26 April 1915. Born Totnes, Devon, resident Catford, London, enlisted London. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 52 and 54.
WARNE Alfred Joseph
Private 48838, 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 14 April 1918. Aged 34. Born Totes, Devon, resident Teignmouth, Devon, enlisted Torquay, Devon. Husband of Frances Ellen Shepherd Warne, of 66, Fore St., Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 5.
WARNE William Benjamin
Private 7430, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 March 1917. Born and enlisted Totnes, Devon. Step-son of Mrs. Mary J. Warne, of Steps Cottage, South St., Totnes, Devon. Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row L. Grave 11.
WARREN D T
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WATTS Arthur Francis
Private 3/6202, "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 25. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Exeter. Son of Sarah Mary Watts, of 45, High St., Totnes, Devon, and the late Alfred Watts. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2, Somme, France. Plot XV. Row C. Grave 8.
WELLACOTT Arthur Cecil Baber
Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died 16 February 1919. Aged 21. Born at Totnes.Son of the Rev. W. T. Wellacott and Mrs. A. M. B. Wellacott, of Rockhaven, West Horsley, Surrey. Buried in TOTNES CEMETERY, Devon. Section C. New part Row 17. Grave 27.
WELSMAN George [Kenwood]
Private 41854, 1st Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died of wounds 2 September 1918. Aged 19. Born Woodbury, Devon, resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Plymouth. Son of George and Ann Elizabeth Welshman, of Woodbury, Devon. Buried in LIGNY-ST. FLOCHEL BRITISH CEMETERY, AVERDOINGT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 9.
WHITE Arthur [James]
Private 241141, 5th (P.O.W.) Battalion (Territorials), Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 28 July 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Plymouth. Son of Charles J. and Mary J. White, of St. John's Villa, Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
WILLCOCKS John Gordon
[Transcribed as J C WILLCOCKS] Private 3/6199, "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 February 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Newton Abbot. Husband of Edith Mary Watts (formerly Willcocks), of 2, Heals' Cottages, Fore St. Totnes. Devon. Buried in AUBERS RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY, AUBERS, Nord, France . Plot V. Row F. Grave 2.
WILLIAMS Harold
Private 3651, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Killed in action 1 December 1917. Aged 29. Born Totnes, Devon, enlisted Barry, Glamorganshire. Husband of Emily Williams, of "Radnor", Avenue Rd., Torquay. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 3.
WILLIS Francis John Harry
Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Died 20 September 1918. Aged 25. Son of William George Willis and Susannah Willis, of Bay Villa, Plymouth Rd., Totnes. Buried in TOTNES CEMETERY, Devon. Section A. New part Row 8. Grave 127.
WOTTON J E
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YEOMAN William Henry
Private 7484, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 December 1914. Aged 29. Born Halberton, Devon, resident Totnes, Devon, enlisted Exeter. Husband of Elsie M. K. Yeoman, of 53, High St., Totnes, Devon. Employed as a Shunter at the Traffic Department, Plymouth, Great Western Railway; joined the GWR in August 1911, as a porter at Plymouth and was appointed as shunter there a year later. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.
AND OF THEIR
FELLOW TOWNSMEN
WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE
SECOND GREAT WAR.
1939-1945
BINDON Herbert
Gunner 1714676, 276 Battery, 66 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 20 November 1943. Aged 35. Husband of Daisy Bindon, of Totnes, Devon. Buried in SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot I. Row A. Grave 1.
BIRD Harold Arthur [Sergeant]
Trooper 14287347, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 13 May 1943. Aged 19. Son of Mark and Jessie Bird, of Totnes. Buried in TOTNES CEMETERY, Devon. Section F. Consecrated Grave 253.
CLARK Robert
Corporal EX/4507(T), R.M. Engineer Commando, Royal Marines. Died 6 Junje 1944. Aged 25. Son of Robert and Emily Sarah Clark, of Bridgetown, Totnes, Devon; husband of Irene E. Clark. Buried in HERMANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot 3. Row D. Grave 8.
CRANWELL Wilfred [B]
Chief Petty Officer Stores D/MX45442, H.M.S. "Exeter", Royal Navy. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 12 January 1944; taken prisoner by the Japnese after the Battle of the Java Sea. Aged 36. Son of Richard and Minnie Cranwell, of Totnes, Devon. Buried in AMBON WAR CEMETERY, Indonesia. Plot 29. Row F. Grave 15.
CUMING Harold John
Private 1532687, Pioneer Corps. Died 14 February 1945. Originally attested as a Territorial 767172, Royal Artillery on 21 December 1925, aged 18 years 7 months, for 4 years. Born 1907 in Totnes, Devon, attested Totnes, Devon. Gardener prior to enlistment. Discharged 20 December 1929 on completion of service. Buried in VILLENEUVE-ST. GEORGES OLD COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Val de Marne, France. Grave 109B.
CUMING Richard William
Flight Sergeant 1339994, 31 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22 May 1945. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. S. W. Cuming, of Paignton, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 450.
DOLLEY William Henry [Uriah]
Aircraftman 2nd Class 648552, 204 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 8 April 1940. Aged 18. Son of Ernest Henry Dolley, and of Mabel Frances Dolley, of Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 26.
DYER Reginald Stanley
Private 14369022, 2nd Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Died 8 November 1944. Aged 20. Son of George Gordon Dyer and Amy Louise Dyer, of Totnes, Devon. Buried in MELDOLA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row D. Grave 8.
EASTABROOK R J
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EASTERBROOK William
Chief Petty Officer D/236260, H.M.S. "Drake", Royal Navy. Died 21 April 1941. Aged 53. Son of James and Sarah Easterbrook; husband of Beatrice Mary Easterbrook, of Totnes. Buried in PLYMOUTH (WESTON MILL) CEMETERY, Devon. Section C. Consecrated Grave 17924.
ELLERY Albert James
Gunner 5622295, 5 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action at sea 12 May 1943. Aged 27. Born Maesteg, Glamorganshire, resident Totnes, Devon. Son of Harry and Mary Ellery; husband of Ivy Ellery, of Bermondsey, London. No known grave. Commemorated at CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 74, Column 2.
FICE Charles Frederick William
[Transcribed as G F W FICE] Able Seaman D/J17314, H.M.S. "Euphrates", Royal Navy. Died of Cebrebral Malaria in R.N. Sick Quarters, Khorramshahr, Iran, Persia, 22 August 1943. Born 10 April 1895 in Totnes, Devon, baptised 8 May 1895 in Totnes, Devon. Married Doris K Gidley in Winchcomb, Gloucestershire in 1925. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Totnes, Devon, resident with his parents Charles Horace Louis and Emma Fice, at 15, Moorashes, Totnes, Devon. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Totnes, Devon, a gardener's lad, resident with his parents, Charles Horace Lewis and Emma Fice, at 20 New Passage, Totnes, Devon. His father and brother both died in the First World War (see above). Buried in TEHRAN WAR CEMETERY, Iran. Plot 2. Row D. Grave 14.
FOOT William Wilfred John
Leading Aircraftman 1290409, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 17 November 1942. Aged 23. Son of Herbert John and Alice A. Foot, of Totnes, Devon. Buried in YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY, Japan. british Section Plot N. Row B. Grave 5.
GARRETT W J
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GILL Norman Henry
Gunner 1426792, 8 Coast Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 1 and 2 October 1942 while being transported from from Hong Kong to Shanghai in the Lisbon Maru (Hold 3), 6 miles from Tung Fusham Island, off the China coast. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Gill, of Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on SAI WAN MEMORIAL, China, (including Hong Kong). Column 4.
HALL G
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HARVEY Thomas Henry
Gunner 1833263, 242 Battery, 48 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 21 January 1943. Aged 36. Husband of Harriet May Harvey, of Totnes, Devon. Buried in LABUAN WAR CEMETERY, Malaysia. Plot F. Row D. Grave 5.
HOOPER C
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KEITH A
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KING Donald John Henry
Stoker 1st Calss D/KX 95809, H.M.S. "Glorious", Royal Navy. Died 8 June 1940. Aged 19. Son of Harriet Kate King, of Hazelwood. Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 41. Column 2.
LANE S P
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LEE Ruseel Henry
Lieutenant 311005, 150th (10th Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment) Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died as a Japanese Prisoner of War 8 February 1945. Aged 20. Son of Sidney Herbert Lee, and of Irene Vera Lee, of Totnes, Devon. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 26. Row A. Grave 20.
LINDON John Davis Pearson
Bombardier 805425, 44 Battery, 13 Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 31 May 1940. Aged 27. Husband of Doris Irene Lindon, of Totnes, Devon. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 46. Row B. Grave 13.
PALMER William Herbert
Sergeant 5620022, 86 (5th Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 10 July 1944. Aged 23. Son of Herbert Owen Palmer and of Maude Palmer (nee Lorey), of Totnes, Devon; nephew of Edith May Pengilby, of Bridgwater, Somerset. Buried in ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX, Calvados, France. Plot X. Row G. Grave 9.
REVELL R R
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ROBJOHNS William Harding
Able Seaman D/J 82081, H.M.S. "Ardent", Royal Navy. Died 8 June 1940. Aged 39. Son of Herbert Henry and Amy Louisa Robjohns; husband of Lilian Julia Holmes Robjohns, of Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 38, Column 2.
SALTER S J
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SETTER Robert William George
[Transcribed as R W C SETTER] Second Lieutenant 346947, Royal Engineers. Died 14 September 1945. Aged 22. Son of William Henry and Mabel May Setter, of Totnes. Buried in centre part of BRIDGETOWN AND BERRY POMEROY CHURCH CEMETERY, Devon.
SMART Victor Harold
Marine PLY/X1131, H.M.S. "Prince of Wales", Royal Marines. Killed when his ship was sunk by the Japanese 10 February 1942 off the east coast of Malaya. Aged 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Smart; husband of Nancy Smart, of Torpoint, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated at PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 103. Column 2.
SMITH L F J
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TAYLOR Arthur Henry Colin
Leading Supply Assistant D/DX 116, H.M.S. "Hermes", Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 9 April 1942. Aged 22. Son of Artye C. and Mabel Taylor, of Totnes, Devon. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 77, Column 1.
TAYLOR Colin Hewson
Staff Sergeant 806554, Royal Army Veterinary Corps. Died 11 September 1945. Aged 35. Son of Arthur John and Margaret Eleanor Taylor; husband of Edna Doris Taylor, of Totnes, Devon. Buried in BOLOGNA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row B. Grave 1.
VARIAN Desmond Victor
Flight Lieutenant 89330, 500 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27 December 1942. Aged 22. Son of Dr. A. G. Varian and Dr. H. M. Varian; husband of Betty A. Varian, of West Brompton, London. B.A. (Oxon.). No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 2, Column 2.
WALDRON L
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WALDRON S F
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WILLIAMS J G
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WILLIAMS L J
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WYATT John Henry
Sergeant 845683, 1 Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, Royal Artillery. Died 21 September 1944. Aged 30. Son of Edward and Edith Agnes Wyatt, of Totnes, Devon; husband of Valerie Wyatt, of Little Kempston, Devon. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 21. Row B. Grave 15.

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